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Folau saga finally seeps into Super Netball just before World Cup break | Erin Delahunty

With a degree of inevitably, Maria Folau has been dragged into the controversy surrounding her husband, Israel Folau, after reposting a message supporting his legal campaignOn and off the court, the last round of Super Netball before the World Cup brea…

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Spectre of World Cup continues to cast shadow over Super Netball season | Erin Delahunty

Questions raised by the restructuring of Australia’s domestic competition are unlikely to be answered soonIt was always going to be this way. From the moment it was revealed how the 2019 Super Netball season would be structured to accommodate July’s Wo…

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Diamonds look to leader Caitlin Bassett after naming new-look World Cup squad | Erin Delahunty

No room for Gabi Simpson and Kim Ravaillion in Lisa Alexander’s inexperienced squad for LiverpoolWith Gabi Simpson and Kim Ravaillion overlooked in the Australian Diamonds squad for July’s Netball World Cup, the reigning champions are looking light on …

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Tracey Neville has big World Cup calls to make with squad announcement due | Erin Delahunty

Rachel Dunn, George Fisher and Ella Clark could all make the final 12 that will head to Liverpool in the summerTracey Neville has an impressive hand to play at the Netball World Cup in Liverpool this summer but it will be the wildcards added to the Eng…

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Caitlin Bassett finds form at right time with Netball World Cup looming large

The star shooter’s timing could not be better with the Diamonds’ squad for Liverpool to be announced next weekDid you hear that sound over the weekend? A deep, cleansing sigh of relief? It was Lisa Alexander. The Diamonds coach – who will meet with fel…

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Say goodbye to ‘non-contact’ as Super Netball brings extra physicality

Saturday’s season return will see ‘more devastating impact’ says Netball Australia’s CEOOn the back of several ferocious pre-season matches, players and pundits believe the third installment of Super Netball – which begins on Saturday and enters unchar…

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Say goodbye to ‘non-contact’ as Super Netball brings extra physicality

Saturday’s season return will see ‘more devastating impact’ says Netball Australia’s CEOOn the back of several ferocious pre-season matches, players and pundits believe the third installment of Super Netball – which begins on Saturday and enters unchar…

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A whole new ball game: your guide to the 2019 Super Netball season

With a raft of off-season changes to the Super Netball clubs, 2019 is shaping up as the most unpredictable season yetGeva Mentor and Caitlin Bassett as a set of invincible bookends. Sharni Layton prowling the transverse line, bellowing praise at Caitli…

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A whole new ball game: your guide to the 2019 Super Netball season

With a raft of off-season changes to the Super Netball clubs, 2019 is shaping up as the most unpredictable season yetGeva Mentor and Caitlin Bassett as a set of invincible bookends. Sharni Layton prowling the transverse line, bellowing praise at Caitli…

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Caitlin Bassett: big, bad, and better than ever, says skipper

She’s one of the biggest names in world netball and goal-scoring machine Caitlin Bassett is set for an even bigger 2019Memorandum to Super Netball defenders; It’s time to get nervous, real nervous.That’s because one of the league’s most damaging shoote…

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Why playing men’s netball teams can be a double-edged sword | Erin Delahunty

Australia won’t be following New Zealand’s lead in playing a televised match against male opposition – at least for nowAs international sporting rivalries go, they don’t get much fiercer than Australia and New Zealand in netball, but this week the Kiwi…

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‘They’ll be out to get us’: Australia wary of England fire in Quad Series | Erin Delahunty

Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander expects the Roses to use the upcoming series to prove last year’s success was no flukeNever has a Quad Series meant more. Six months out from the Netball World Cup, the first international tournament of 2019 – featuring Au…

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Burnout and unfair advantages: Super Netball’s problematic World Cup break | Erin Delahunty

Plans for Australia’s domestic competition during next year’s tournament raise major concernsSix days. That’s how long the best netballers in the world will have to recharge their batteries between playing a gold medal match at next year’s World Cup in…

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Brash, bold and unique – Sharni Layton joins Diamonds exodus

The netball galaxy has lost four of its brightest stars as Layton, Geitz, Robinson and Pettitt retire after 249 TestsStarting last Monday, three of the sport’s biggest names – Laura Geitz, Madi Robinson and Susan Pettitt – announced their international…

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Super Netball’s ‘galácticos’ finally begin to speak the same language | Erin Delahunty

Collingwood may have sparked a revival that should put the rest of the competition on noticeAfter failing to impress in season one of Super Netball last year and losing four of their first five matches in 2018, Collingwood’s shock win over the Queensla…

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Impassioned rallying cry strikes chord with netball followers | Erin Delahunty

‘Absolutely overwhelming’ reaction to Sue Gaudion’s #wakeupnetball video, which has reached thousands of fansSue Gaudion has a memo for the netball lovers of Australia: “Turn the bloody TV on and watch it.” Gaudion, one of the most respected names in n…

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‘Exciting’ scoring changes to spice up new Super Netball season

Netball’s tectonic plates shifted when England stunned Australia and more change is afoot as Super Netball radically revamps scoring systemThe world’s premiere netball league, which begins with a Melbourne derby between the Vixens and Collingwood on Sa…

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Laura Geitz recall shows parenthood is not an elite sport career-ender | Erin Delahunty

Return for Commonwealth Games proves having kids is now part and parcel of women’s sport Netball doesn’t rate a mention in conventional fairy tales, but Laura Geitz might just be writing one of her own. The 30-year-old Queenslander – who has not played…

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Workload few could shoulder finally takes its toll on ‘exhausted’ Sharni Layton

Netball community rallies around likeable Diamonds goal keeper after announcement that she will take a break from the game

Sharni Layton is many things. She’s a star netballer with a swag of World Cup and Commonwealth gold. She the game’s only true cult figure; complete with a band of fanatical supporters, the Sharni Army. She’s also witty, brash and “unashamedly Sharni”.

This combination makes the 29-year-old a relatable hero to the girls who wait hours after matches for a selfie, a highly marketable commodity to corporate heavyweights and a “walking quote machine” the sports media can’t get enough of.

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Sunshine Coast Lightning blow out Giants to win inaugural Super Netball title

  • Sunshine Coast Lightning 65-48 Giants Netball
  • Caitlin Bassett and Stephanie Wood shine for Lightning in grand final

The Super Netball league may have been designed to cultivate home-grown talent, but it was new franchise, the Sunshine Coast Lightning – with its “United Nations” of netballing talent – that claimed the competition’s inaugural premiership in Brisbane, beating a gallant Giants outfit 65-48, in a surprisingly one-sided contest.

Lightning captain, UK-born goal keeper Geva Mentor, Kiwi star Laura Langman and South African Karla Mostert led their side to glory at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. It helped they had the best goaler in the world, 29-year-old West Australian Caitlin Bassett, in the circle, who shot a game-high 48 from 50 attempts, ending the match with 96% accuracy.

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