Southern 'inhospitable' netball fans give Steel edge

The Southern Steel netball fans get behind their team.

Southland-based former Australian international netballer Natalie Avellino has shed some light on a recent comment by her former national teammate Liz Ellis.

Steel's Purvis returns for Swifts clash

Southern Steel player Storm Purvis with the ball with West Coast Fever goal attack Natalie Medhurst, on right.

Southern Steel goal defence Storm Purvis is back in time for the business end of the season.

Liz Ellis: Oh the irony for Oz

Former Australian netball captain Liz Ellis rates the Steel a strong chance to win the title.

OPINION: It's the dying days of the great netball experiment and the Kiwis are on track to finish on top.

Steel on track for rare achievement

The Southern Steel celebrate another win in the 2016 trans-Tasman netball league.

How does the Southern Steel's unbeaten 2016 trans-Tasman netball league season stack up ?

Scheres' career-ending injury

Elias Scheres' career is at an end after suffering a bad knee injury playing for the Pulse.

A knee injury has ended the netball career of Central Pulse centre Elias Scheres at just 25.

Thompson seeking finals reward

Anna Thompson shoots a goal during the Tactix first game in the competition against the Mystics in 2008.

Mainland Tactix gunning for win and a trans-Tasman netball league finals spot.

Magic undone by 'clinical' Firebirds

Magic midcourter Courtney Tairi says their finishing let them down against the Firebirds on Monday.

71-47 loss on Monday means they will finish winless against sides with better records than them this season.

Magic outplayed by Firebirds video

Magic shooter Paula Griffin had limited opportunities as they lost to the Queensland Firebirds on Monday.

24-goal loss shows just how far behind the trans-Tasman league's frontrunners they are at present.

Netball South win national league

Netball South goal shoot Jen O'Connell.

Southern netball is on a high at the moment as the Netball South development team won the inaugural national league.

Netball fever returns video

Crowd at a Southern Steel game at ILT Stadium Southland this year.

Netball fever is about to take over Southland again as the Steel eye a potential three playoff games.

Mystics run out of steam video

Mystics defender Anna Harrison intercepts a pass during the match against the Swifts.

Mystics collapse in the final quarter as Swifts storm home.

Late call annoys Hawkins in loss

Tactix shooter Mwai Kumwenda slotted 33/36 in their loss to the Adelaide Thunderbirds.

 Tactix pipped by Thunderbirds in trans-Tasman netball league.

Steel star's future in the south uncertain

Southern Steel netball goal shoot Jhaniele Fowler-Reid on target during the Southern Steel v Melbourne Vixens game at ...

Southern netball fans may not have many more chances to see 1.98m goal shoot Jhaniele Fowler-Reid in action.

Magic up against history

Leana de Bruin says it's great to see everyone in the Magic's squad taking their opportunities when they come.

They host the Queensland Firebirds on Monday night, the team they've had the least success against in the trans-Tasman league.

Fever thrash Central Pulse video

Fever goalshooter Caitlin Bassett grabbed 52 goals.

A 52-goal haul from Fever goalshooter Caitlin Bassett helped Fever to a big win.

Steel seal top spot video

Southern Steel player Te Huinga Selby-Ricket challenged by Melbourne Vixens Jo Weston at ILT Stadium Southland.

Steel notch their 11th win of the season to secure home advantage for the finals.

Oz netball keen on two-point shot

Maria Tutaia's ability to shoot the long shot is one of the reasons Netball Australia want to bring in the two-point shot.

Australia's new eight-team league may feature a two-point shot next year but NZ appear lukewarm on the idea.

Recap: Steel v Vixens

Southern Steel attacker Te Paea Selby-Rickit lines up a shot.

The Southern Steel continue their winning ways in the trans-Tasman netball champs.

Selby-Rickit key part of Steel attack

Te Paea Selby-Rickit of the Steel shoots against the Northern Mystics.

Southern Steel goal attack Te Paea Selby-Rickit is a key part of the unbeaten franchise's attack this season.

Tactix out to break Oz drought

Tactix coach Sue Hawkins wants to see her side playing like their season is on the line.

Tactix have one last chance to create history in Australia as they face off with the struggling Thunderbirds.

Fitzgerald to coach 100th game

Julie Fitzgerald surveys a training session with the Magic in 2014.

"To be able to hang around the sport that long, I think I'm pretty lucky."

Steel in pole position to host final

Te Paea Selby-Rickit of the Steel catches the ball against the Magic, with teammate Gina Crampton in support.

The Southern Steel netball franchise are in an excellent position to defy pre-season predictions and host the 2016 trans-Tasman netball league final.

Recap: Magic v Firebirds

Goal attack Jo Harten grabs the ball for the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic.

The Firebirds have been far too strong for the Magic in their trans-Tasman clash in Hamilton.

Recap: Mystics v Swifts

Northern Mystics defender Kayla Cullen.

The NSW Swifts extended their half time lead to beat the Northern Mystics 59-53.

Recap: Tactix v Thunderbirds

Mainland Tactix attacker Julianna Naoupu takes a shot.

Thunderbirds held onto their lead to secure a victory over Mainland Tactix at full time.

Recap: Pulse v Fever

Central Pulse defender Phoenix Karaka.

The Pulse were well beaten on the long trip to Perth.

Steel players available for South video

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

The Netball South development team will have up to three Southern Steel players at their disposal in Sunday's national final.

Hawkins backs senior players to respond

Tactix skipper Anna Thompson is one of the players, coach Sue Hawkins wants more out of.

Tactix coach Sue Hawkins a refreshing change in netball with her honesty.

Dearns relieved with Pulse win

Central Pulse coach Tanya Dearns was much happier with Monday's win over the Tactix.

Central Pulse coach Tanya Dearns is pleased her team put in a full performance to win their second game of the season.

Top award for umpire

Netball Eastern Southland umpire Kristie Simpson won the Official of the Year award at the ILT Southland Sports Awards.

Netball Eastern Southland umpire honoured with award.

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