Netball

De Bruin ready to lead

Leana de Bruin is set to make her first appearance of the season for the Waikato-BOP Magic on Sunday.

 The Waikato-BOP Magic captain hopes her return on Sunday will provide a leadership boost as they seek their first win.

Mental resolve crucial to Tactix turnaround

The Tactix are all smiles after upsetting the Mystics on Monday night.

Top two inches pivotal in Mainland Tactix start to trans-Tasman netball league

Steel face their first Aussie test video

Southern Steel coach Noeline Taurua celebrates with her team after a one point win over the Mystics in the trans-Tasman ...

NZ's top team brace for the West Coast Fever, their first Australian opposition of 2016.

Pulse players admit "crap" performance

Katrina Grant said her Pulse team are bringing the physicality in training.

Tanya Dearns deemed the Pulse's latest victory the "ugliest" performance she'd seen.

De Bruin to 'play some part' for Magic

Leana de Bruin isn't expected to play the full game.

Waikato-BOP Magic captain Leana de Bruin is set to make her first appearance of the season on Sunday.

First win only a starting point for Tactix

Tactix defender Jess Moulds, right, pressures Mystics' shooter Maria Tutaia in Monday night's win.

 Mainland Tactix realise one win doesn't make a season.

Tactix pip Mystics video

The Mystics' Cathrine Tuivaiti, left, takes the ball under the challenge of the Tactix's Zoe Walker

Tactix show they can handle pressure and outlast Mystics.

Mainland down South in netball

The Netball South team played Mainland at Stadium Southland.

Time ran out for the fast finishing Netball South development team in the national netball league.

Steel too strong for Pulse video

Central Pulse's Maia Wilson fights for the ball against Southern Steel's Jane Watson.

The Southern Steel showed varied attack to account for the Central Pulse in the trans-Tasman netball league.

Swifts set up blockbuster

Swifts shooter Caitlin Thwaites nailed 39 from 45 attempts.

Swifts proved too strong dismissing the Fever 63-52 to remain unbeaten.

Hawkins calls on Tactix to treasure the ball

Tactix captain Anna Thompson will be in for a busy night in the midcourt against the Mystics

Crunch clash looms for winless Mystics and Tactix

Firebirds break T-birds record

The Firebirds registered their 17th consecutive win.

Queensland were in the end too strong for the Thunderbirds, dismissing them 58-46.

Hadley pleased to be among greats

Paige Hadley on the Fever clash: 'Knowing that we're coming up against a pretty formidable side with good statistics ...

Aussie centre flies under the radar against unbeaten West Coast Fever.

Dearns toughening up Pulse

Central Pulse coach Tanya Dearns has had her thinking cap on.

Pulse will need plenty of their coach's qualities to beat Steel.

Full-strength Mystics talking Tactix

English import Serena Guthrie has been on light duties for the Mystics this year but is cleared to take a full part ...

Midcourters Nadia Loveday and Serena Guthrie fully fit for first time this season.

South team ideal for O'Connell video

Jennifer O'Connell, (back), playing for Waitaki Girls' High School Wildfire, jostles for possession against Ancare ...

The Netball South development team is an ideal fit for young shooter Jennifer O'Connell.

'Rebel yell' within the rules

Tactix shooter Mwai Kumwenda's battle cry on court is within the spirit of the game.

Mwai Kumwenda is free to keep screaming on the netball court.

Pulse pumped about Steel challenge

Winning the ball in the middle of the court will be the best way for the Pulse to avoid Steel goal shoot Jhaniele ...

Pulse want a bit of credit for season so far.

Selby-Rickit faces old team video

Southern Steel netball player Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit.

She started her career in the south, but the Steel defender was once a key member of the Central Pulse.

Live: Tactix v Mystics

Northern Mystics goal attack Maria Tutaia.

Maria Tutaia leads the Northern Mystics to Christchurch where they hope to notch their first win of 2016.

Recap: Steel v Pulse

Central Pulse captain Katrina Grant.

The Southern Steel powered away to a 67-54 victory over the Central Pulse in Invercargill.

Recap: Fever v Swifts

New Zealand netball star Laura Langman is playing for the NSW Swifts in this year's trans-Tasman netball champs.

NSW Swifts continue to lead the way defeating Fever 63-52.

Recap: Thunderbirds v Firebirds

Queensland Firebirds goal shoot Romelda Aiken grabs a rebound.

The Firebirds secured a 58-46 win over Adelaide Thunderbirds.

True sporting all-rounder

St Margaret's defender Lily Marshall disrupts a Waimea College attacker during the South Island schools final in 2014

At 17, Lily Marshall is the only schoolgirl in the national netball league, and she's a talented rower.

Pulse, Mystics in stalemate video

Pulse goal keep Phoenix Karaka really had to battle to turn over the Mystics' ball.

Northern Mystics pummelled the Central Pulse for virtually every minute of the round three trans-Tasman netball league match.

Tactix on the right track - Foster

Tactix shooter Mwai Kumwenda and her side have made an encouraging start to the new season

Tactix will beat some of their Kiwi opponents, Marg Foster says.

Langman relishing move to Swifts

Laura Langman's Swifts have won all three games to start 2016.

Silver Fern Laura Langman has found her groove at NSW Swifts

Back to earth in Perth for Tactix video

Bailey Mes, playing in a 2015 game, shot well for the Tactix against the West Coast Fever on Sunday night but they could ...

A long flight to Perth proved fruitless for the Tactix in a 14-goal defeat to a dynamic West Coast Fever netball side.

Magic outplayed by Steel video

Jo Harten lines up a shot at goal for the Magic during their loss to the Steel.

 The Waikato-BOP Magic have been beaten 63-53 by the Southern Steel in Rotorua.

Mystics under the pump

Phoenix Karaka, left, and the Pulse want to get plenty of hands over the ball when they meet the Mystics on Monday.

Phoenix Karaka definitely her staunchest critic.

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