Split lip resurfaces questions over lack of Super Netball match review process | Megan Maurice

Administrators have been left wondering whether to persist with a ‘what happens on court, stays on court’ policy

Once a non-contact sport, netball has evolved significantly from its roots as an English schoolgirl sport in the late 19th century. Though still sometimes referenced by unenlightened commentators of the various football codes to signify a call in the game was “soft”, netball fans understand those comments are out of touch with the modern game.

Certainly no one watching Saturday’s game between the Queensland Firebirds and Collingwood Magpies could have had any doubt that netball’s non-contact past is further behind it than cricket’s underarm bowling rule.

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