Netball

England side tough task for Wai's Silver Ferns

Bailey Mes

HAMISH BIDWELL - Sunday News

It's one thing for the Silver Ferns to lose to Australia but would be quite another if they learned nothing from it.

No limits for unbeaten Australian netball team

Lisa Alexander

The Australian netball team are eyeing a long-standing record as they celebrate their unbeaten year.

Australia Diamonds complete perfect season

Australian Diamonds

Australia have capped their first unbeaten year since 2002 with a second netball test win over England.

Diamonds side shines brightly against England

Caitlin Bassett

The Australian Diamonds delivered another ruthless display on Sunday to snuff out any hope of an England upset.

Price the right choice to replace injured Kopua

Jamie-Lee Price

Jamie-Lee Price says there was never much doubt she would pick New Zealand over Australia.

Silver Ferns know they badly need victories

Laura Langman

Laura Langman knows how it sounds but can see positives for the Silver Ferns.

Silver Ferns 'regroup, refocus' for next series

Waimarama Taumaunu

Silver Ferns coach emphasises stability as she names squad to play this month's two-test series against England.

Bailey Mes standout Silver Fern against Aussies

Bailey Mes

Bailey Mes' performance against Australia on Wednesday offers great encouragement for the Silver Ferns.

Australia claim Constellation Cup whitewash

Grace Rasmussen, Laura Geitz

Just as they did in the past nine tests against the Ferns, Australia proved their superiority last night.

Aussie Diamonds keen to dazzle with whitewash

Madi Robinson

LIAM NAPIER - Stuff

Don't expect Australia to take the foot off the Silver Ferns' throat tonight, they want a whitewash.

Fitzgerald backs Kopua to come back strong

Casey Kopua

On court or off, Casey Kopua will play an integral part in the Wai-BoP Magic's next trans-Tasman season.

Diamonds coach comments on sexism in sport

Lisa Alexander

Australian team dominant on-court but, off-court, coach says country lags behind NZ with view towards women.

Replacement Cullen can empathise with Kopua

Kayla Cullen

It's ironic that Casey Kopua's replacement is coming back from a second knee reconstruction.

Coach Hawkins wants a harder edge at Tactix

Sue Hawkins

New Tactix coach Sue Hawkins wants to instil a ruthless, no-nonsense Australian attitude into her players for next season.

Casey Kopua injury challenge for Silver Ferns

Leana de Bruin

Silver Ferns at opposite end of the age and experience spectrum reluctantly relish chance.

Kopua scans to reveal how bad damage is

Casey Kopua

Sliver Ferns captain Casey Kopua faces potentially career-defining scans on her left knee today.

Ferns captain Kopua ruled out for rest of year

Casey Kopua

Inspirational captain ruled out of remainder of NZ's test programme for 2014 with injury.

Casey Kopua puts brave face on knee injury

Casey Kopua

A tearful Casey Kopua was carried from the court on a stretcher, but stoically left the arena on crutches.

Silver Ferns outclassed by Australia once again

Joline Henry

Casey Kopua's record-setting test as Silver Ferns captain ends in despair as NZ go down 47-34.

Bassett a problem, but so too is Medhurst

Caitlin Bassett

Caitlin Bassett a problem for the Silver Ferns to deal with, but so too is Natalie Medhurst.

Ferns know more than improvement required

Ameliaranne Wells

They Silver Ferns have "still got a bit of a Grand Canyon to close down" if they are to beat Australia.

Bidwell: Silver Ferns shooting circle in the dark

Cathrine Latu

HAMISH BIDWELL - The Dominion Post

OPINION: The Silver Ferns still have it in them to beat Australia, but they need to get their shooters firing.

Silver Ferns' Cathrine Latu stands tall in defeat

Cathrine Latu

An upbeat Cathrine Latu reveals she no longer beats herself up after shooting for the Silver Ferns.

Wells makes good first impression with Ferns

Ameliaranne Wells

Bundaberg-born shooter did not look out of place despite the challenges posed by a new playing environment.

Diamonds coach says 'don't forget that we won'

Lisa Alexander

For all the talk of an improved Silver Ferns, Australia coach doesn't want fans and players to miss the key fact.

Silver Ferns gain some 'confidence and belief'

Casey Kopua

Silver Ferns take plenty of positives from Diamonds test despite going down 49-40, captain Casey Kopua says.

Silver Ferns go down fighting in Melbourne

Cathrine Latu

World champions hold their nerve down the stretch to secure a tense 49-40 victory over the Silver Ferns.

Diamonds want to head into World Cup unbeaten

Tegan Caldwell

Tegan Caldwell says Australia have the momentum to beat Silver Ferns tonight, and keep winning all way to World Cup.

Cathrine Latu missing Maria Tutaia partnership

Cathrine Latu

Replacing the legendary Irene van Dyk in the Silver Ferns has proved harder than Cathrine Latu had envisaged.

Grace Rasmussen's new dawn in the black dress

Grace Rasmussen

A dark night in Invercargill had a silver lining for at least one New Zealand netballer.

Silver Ferns acknowledging underdog status

Waimarama Taumaunu

Waimarama Taumaunu admits her side currently resemble the Wallabies in netball's Bledisloe Cup equivalent.

Aussie Diamonds plan more netball pain for NZ

Australian Diamonds

Nailbiters have become more like blowouts but Australia intend to inflict even more pain on netball archrivals NZ.

Defeat a fair reflection of Ferns - Taumaunu

Waimarama Taumaunu

Australia are expected to beat the Silver Ferns comfortably and it pains the Kiwis' coach.

Ferns captain Kopua keeping faith in her team

Casey Kopua

NATHAN BURDON - Sunday Star Times

Silver Ferns captain still believes they can beat Australia, despite a sixth-straight test loss in Invercargill on Thursday.

Bidwell: Silver is about right for Silver Ferns

Casey Kopua

HAMISH BIDWELL - The Dominion Post

OPINION: You'd have to say the lack of success is representative of New Zealand's status as netball's second-best team.

Langman: 'Probably the lowest of the low'

Laura Langman

Silver Ferns vice-captain taking loss to Australia personally, saying it was hard to watch the game-tape.

Naoupu shoots Christchurch to national title

Julianna Naoupu

New Zealand netball discard Julianna Naoupu shoots her side to national provincial title and unbeaten tournament.

Silver Ferns humbled yet again by Australia

Bailey Mes

Mission to inject pride back into black dress remains work in progress after 59-42 loss to Australia in Invercargill.

Taumaunu: Time to earn credibility, confidence

Waimarama Taumaunu

Waimarama Taumaunu trying to remind players that a lot of the stuff the team did in Glasgow was actually alright.

Aussie refreshed for series against Silver Ferns

Kim Green

Australian midcourter Kim Green's preparation for the Constellation Cup hasn't been conventional.

Emotional times for neophyte Silver Ferns pair

Temalisi Fakahokotau

When the flags go up and the national anthems play there's likely to be a tear in Temalisi Fakahokotau's eye.

Diamonds model themselves on the All Blacks

Australian netball

The Australian netball team are taking their inspiration from New Zealand's all-conquering All Blacks.

Chance for Wells to prove her worth with NZ

Ameliaranne Wells

Australia are harbouring no grudges over Ameliaranne Wells' inclusion in the Silver Ferns squad.

Silver Ferns set off on road to redemption

Casey Kopua

The Silver Ferns get a chance to earn back some respect against Australia in Invercargill on Thursday night.

Silver Ferns test win the icing on the cake

Silver Ferns

Birthday wish for a Casey Kopua cake granted. Now Silver Ferns star wants a win over arch rival Australia.

Thompson excited about future despite snub

Anna Thompson

Cantabrian Anna Thompson's international career is at the crossroads after missing out on a Silver Ferns spot.

Silver Ferns discards keen to make their mark

Janine Southby

Fast5 Ferns coach says Shannon Francois and Ellen Halpenny can prove a point in the shorter format.

Irene van Dyk named in the Fast5 Ferns squad

Irene van Dyk

Irene van Dyk will make a brief return from international retirement for November's World Series in Auckland.

NZOC athletes commission for Irene van Dyk

Irene van Dyk

Retired from the international game, netball star elected to the NZ Olympic Committee's athletes commission.

Pulse have talent to burn in shooting circle

Ameliaranne Wells

Two Silver Ferns and the greatest shooter netball has known - but they can't all play for the Central Pulse.
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