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Netball: New Zealand end the drought and beat Australia in the Constellation Cup

Silver Ferns 55 – Australia 44Great defensive game from the home side 5.46am BST The drought has broken. New Zealand led Australia at every quarter. They defended superbly, attacked with strength and fully deserve their win. Silver Ferns captain Laura …

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Australia tighten grip on netball’s Constellation Cup with win over New Zealand

Australia win 56-47 to take 2-0 lead in four-match seriesNew Zealand suffer ninth straight defeat to AustraliaAustralia have taken a firm grip on netball’s Constellation Cup and spoilt New Zealand star Laura Langman’s landmark night with a 56-47 win ov…

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Australia beat New Zealand to win netball quad title

Diamonds 60-55 Silver FernsAs it happenedFormer basketballer Gretel Tippett has helped Australia wrap up the four-nations netball Quad Series with a 60-55 win over New Zealand at Melbourne Arena.The Diamonds completed a clean sweep to finish ahead of E…

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Australia grind out victory over England to take Quad Series lead

• Australia 52-47 England• Diamonds gain revenge as visitors miss injured Jo HartenAlmost five months to the day since England sensationally beat Australia to claim netball gold at the Commonwealth Games, a less-than-sparkling Diamonds team exacted the…

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‘We don’t want wallflowers’: players to elect New Zealand’s next netball captain

Players to vote on a 3-2-1 basis for preferred candidate‘The people will speak,’ says coach Noeline Taurua New Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua has raised eyebrows by conducting a player vote to determine the team’s captain. Days out from the first ro…

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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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Laura Geitz: a leader of women and inspiration to her ‘sisters’ | Megan Maurice

The Australian great’s retirement from international netball was met with an outpouring of emotionWhen the Australian national side gather in for the final moment before they take to the court for a match, their hands locked together, it’s not “Diamond…

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Caitlin Bassett helps Lightning edge Super Netball thriller

Lightning 58-57 FirebirdsGiants 63-44 ThunderbirdsA last-second goal from Caitlin Bassett has given Sunshine Coast Lightning a dramatic 58-57 Super Netball win over local rivals Queensland Firebirds on Sunday.One week after nailing a late goal to secur…

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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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‘Winning netball gold is a game changer’: Housby basks in surprise win

Goal scorer Helen Housby hopes Commonwealth triumph will lead to boost for her sportIt’s one week on from the sensational last-second goal that could change English netball for ever. Scorer Helen Housby has hardly removed her Commonwealth gold medal. I…

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England’s netball success shines light on thriving UK club scene

Last-gasp Commonwealth gold could inspire more women to don a bib and get fit, clubs hopeIt has often been dismissed as a schoolgirl’s sport, or basketball for women. Football fans scoff at its strict zones, which allow only one player to zip between e…

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England stun Australia with penalty shot on the siren to win netball gold

Thrilling Commonwealth Games final goes right down to the wireFirst time a team other than Australia or New Zealand have winKadeen Corbin did a black flip, Helen Housby sobbed and coach Tracey Neville declared it a dream come true after England won Com…

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Tracey Neville calls on England to use New Zealand win as springboard to gold

• England’s netball team in historic win over New Zealand• Neville: ‘It was guts and a lot of hard work that got us through‘Tracey Neville has urged her England netball team to use the historic victory over New Zealand to spur them to Commonwealth gold…

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Tracey Neville calls on England to use New Zealand win as springboard to gold

• England’s netball team in historic win over New Zealand• Neville: ‘It was guts and a lot of hard work that got us through‘Tracey Neville has urged her England netball team to use the historic victory over New Zealand to spur them to Commonwealth gold…

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Commonwealth Games day seven – in pictures

The best images from the Gold Coast as boxers, divers, gymnasts and athletes are among those going for gloryClick here to check out all our photographic content from the 2018 Games Continue reading…

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Commonwealth Games day six – in pictures

All the latest pictures from the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast as cyclists, boxers, divers and athletes battle for medals Continue reading…

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Commonwealth Games days four and five – in pictures

All the latest images from the past 48 hours of action at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast as gymnasts, swimmers, boxers and weightlifters battle for medals Continue reading…

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Commonwealth Games day two – in pictures

Weightlifting, swimming and gymnastics are some of the sports that the world’s best sports photographers have trained their lenses on during the second day of action on the Gold Coast Continue reading…