Netball

Watson's blue braids inspired by team-mate

Southern Steel goal keep Jane Watson looks for support.

Jamaican international Jhaniele Fowler-Reid is having an impact on her team-mates.

Steel break record with Stars win

The Southern Steel squad after their victory over the Northern Stars.

The unbeaten Southern Steel have broken a franchise record with their 82-58 national netball league victory over the Northern Stars.

Steel win game of two halves

Southern Steel player Jhaniele Fowler-Reid with the ball against Northern Stars GK Sulu Fitzpatrick, left.

The Southern Steel juggernaut rolls on with an 82-58 win over the Northern Stars.

Jury faces a different challenge

Kelly Jury has stepped up big in her third season with the Magic.

When Kelly Jury defends in the ANZ Premiership, she usually has a height advantage, but that won't be the case on Monday.

Giant killers after ultimate scalp

Veteran defender Leana de Bruin in action for the Northern Stars in the ANZ Premiership.

As netball pundits around the country hail the Northern Stars as "giant killers", captain Leana de Bruin shrugs it off.

Steel shooter at home in defence

Southern Steel shooter Jennifer O'Connell stays on her feet against the Mainland Tactix in an ANZ Premiership warm up ...

Southern Steel shooter Jennifer O'Connell is spending plenty of time in the defensive circle this season to help her selection chances.

Moulds nearing return

Tactix skipper Jess Moulds hasn't played since last August due to a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

Tactix could receive a welcome boost from injured skipper in final rounds of season.

Netballers too young for representative sides

Tactix shooter Ellie Bird has risen to stardom for the Tactix this season despite developing her game at a late age.

Netball authorities and Sport NZ say it is detrimental for players to be exposed to representative netball early on.

A penny for Katrina's thoughts

This picture says plenty about how Central Pulse skipper Kartrina Grant felt about being thrashed by the Southern Steel ...

Defeat to the Southern Steel will reveal true qualities of the Central Pulse.

Silver Ferns named in under-21s

Kelly Jury of the Magic defends a shot from Maia Wilson of the Stars in a ANZ Premiership fixture.

New Zealand under-21 coach Kiri Wills feels they have x-factor for Netball World Youth Cup.

Steel embarrass Pulse

Southern Stell goal shoot Jhaniele Fowler-Reid takes the ball under pressure from the Central Pulse defenders.

 Central Pulse suffer massive home defeat to the Southern Steel.

Cullen's elbow goes unpunished video

The incident wasn't deemed as worthy of punishment.

OPINION: In rugby, an accidental elbow is a serious offence. So why can a Silver Fern get away with it?

Magic 'beaten up' in loss

Magic coach Margaret Forsyth, centre, said her team were 'beaten up' on Monday.

The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic now know what it's going to take to succeed in the ANZ Premiership.

Refreshed Steel keen to avoid upset

Southern Steel player Shannon Francois, left, passes the ball, while Pulse wing defence Claire Kersten looks on.

The Southern Steel are refreshed after a 10-day break and keen to avoid upsets against two of the form sides of the national netball league.

Netball's form seven

Steel import Jhaniele Fowler-Reid is the competition's top goal scorer.

No place for Maria Tutaia, Anna Harrison or Jane Watson in national netball premiership's form team.

Stars shock for a second time

Emma Iversen of the Stars in action.

First the Mystics, now the Magic - the Northern Stars are picking up some big scalps in the ANZ Premiership.

Pulse teacher knows best

Central Pulse wing defence Claire Kersten has had to fight hard for everything she's got in netball.

Claire Kersten doing her best to juggle work and play.

Can the Steel be stymied?

The success of the Pulse's defence relies upon Sara Bayman and the team's other midcourt and attacking players.

The Pulse have a defensive plan for the Steel, the trick is to execute it.

Mystics overpower hapless Tactix

Mystics shooter Maria Tutaia was a standout in the second half as her side overcame the Tactix in Nelson.

 Northern Mystics produce huge second half to keep Mainland Tactix winless.

Magic shooter keeps her cool

Lenize Potgieter has no time for silly little battles.

Lenize Potgieter has no time for silly little battles - she just lets her shooting do the talking.

Losing not an option for Mystics

Michaela Sokolich-Beatson showed her disappointment after last week's surprising loss to the Stars.

Mystics hope some honest words won't lead to a repeat of last week's loss to the Stars.

Defensive depth an issue for Ferns

Silver Ferns coach Janine Southby, left, and assistant Yvette McCausland-Durie want greater consistency and less errors ...

Retirements of Casey Kopua and Leana de Bruin has left the Silver Ferns coach with plenty to ponder.

Central in netball box seat

Netball South's Hayley Crofts, in green, challenges Central's Mila Reuelu-Buchanan for the ball in the national ...

Central have already confirmed a final spot heading into their round nine national development netball league clash against South.

Late bloomer Bird starting to soar

Goal shoot Ellie Bird gives the Tactix franchise optimism for the future.

Ellie Bird has gone from playing second grade netball to starring for the hapless Tactix.

Rotating stars key for Steel

Southern Steel shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid is crucial to her team's ANZ Premiership campaign chances.

OPINION: The Steel will have to manage their stars carefully heading into the hectic final month of the national netball league, with injury potentially derailing their campaign.

Price makes Australian youth team

Jamie Lee Price left New Zealand this year for a season at the NSW Giants.

Kiwi netballer Jamie-Lee Price's move to the Australian Netball League has paid off.

Stars shock Mystics

Maria Tutaia's Mystics battled to overcome the Stars.

Northern Stars shock Mystics 59-53 to turn tables in the second Auckland derby of ANZ Premiership.

Embarrassment of riches

Melbourne Vixens wing attack Liz Watson has been a standout this season.

OPINION: The Silver Ferns' rivals have a host of talent to pick from, writes Liz Ellis.

Pulse add to Tactix misery

Pulse captain Katrina Grant was a handful in the defensive end against the Tactix.

 The Pulse look a top three finals contender, while next season can't come soon enough for the Tactix.

Steel trying to stay ahead of pack

Southern Steel netball coach Reinga Bloxham at team training at Stadium Southland.

The Southern Steel have squeaked home in their last two encounters as they try to stay ahead of the chasing pack.

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