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Pulsating finish sees Dunn the hero

A JAW-DROPPING finish to the Round 4 ANZ Premiership clash between Central Pulse and Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic saw the former escape with a one-goal win thanks to a frantic intercept and end-to-end play to win the match. The last 30 seconds of play was as tense as any match in the season, with […]

Pulse bounce back to dispel Magic

AFTER going down in a six-goal loss to the Northern Mystics on Saturday, Central Pulse bounced back with an eye-opening 16-goal triumph (57-41) over Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic yesterday. The 2022 ANZ Premiership clash saw the Pulse blow the Magic out of the water in the first half to race off to a 12-goal […]

Nweke’s return powers Mystics to first win

REIGNING premiers Northern Mystics are on the board in the 2022 ANZ Premiership season, following a six-goal win over Central Pulse yesterday. Both sides were level heading into half-time, but a Mystics shuffling of magnets and an unfortunate injury to a key Pulse defender saw the visitors secure the 66-60 victory. Central Pulse entered the […]

ANZ Premiership preview: 2021 bottom three

IT is not long until the ANZ Premiership kicks off for another season, with Rookie Me Central taking a look at how each team is shaping up ahead of the new year. In this edition of the two-part preview, we look at the bottom three sides. >> 2021 FINALISTS PREVIEW NORTHERN STARS Last season: 4th […]

Fitzpatrick earns top gong at Netball NZ Awards night

MYSTICS and Silver Ferns defender Sulu Fitzpatrick was the star of the New Zealand Netball Awards last night after winning the Dame Lois Muir Supreme Award. The ceremony was an opportunity to highlight the achievements of everyone in New Zealand netball, from the ANZ Premiership right down to the secondary schools competition. Fitzpatrick was well-deserving […]

2021 New Zealand/England test series preview – Which nation will clinch the Taini Jamison Trophy?

THE Cadbury Netball Series between New Zealand Silver Ferns and England Roses has arrived, with international netball gracing the stage for the first time since early 2021. With lockdowns and quarantine restrictions in place, neither team has had a significant amount of preparation heading into the series, set to contend for the Taini Jamison Trophy […]

This week in netball – SSN re-signings kick off with a bang

IT has been another huge week in netball, with Suncorp Super Netball re-signings getting underway and plenty of intrigue surrounding who will be the first official trade announced. Elsewhere, England and New Zealand are  gearing up for a test series with another Cadbury Series in the works for the Silver Ferns and men’s squad while […]

2021 ANZ Premiership: Season Review – Central Pulse

NOW that the ANZ Premiership season is done and dusted Draft Central casts an eye over each team and how they fared throughout their 2021 campaign. The next team under the microscope is Central Pulse, who somewhat suffered a fall from grace finishing in fifth spot on the ladder. Season overview: Missing a couple of […]

Steel star in narrow win over Pulse

WITH finals around the corner it was Southern Steel that stood strong to walk away with a narrow two-goal win over Central Pulse (59-57). In Gail Parata’s final game as head coach, the Central Pulse upped the ante and had their moments of magic but simply could not compete for a full 60 minutes. It […]

Mystics secure grand final position with narrow two-goal win

NORTHERN Mystics secured their standings atop of the table with a hard-fought win over reigning premiers Central Pulse, 56-54. It was a history-making performance by the Mystics who for the first time in their 14 years made it straight through to the grand final thanks to a topsy turvy win to say the least. The […]

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