New Zealand end title wait as England grab bronze BelfastTelegraph.co.uk New Zealand held off an Australian fightback to win their first Netball World Cup since 2003 with a dramatic 52-51 triumph in Liverpool. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/new-zealand-end-title-wait-as-england-grab-bronze-38332456.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article38333327.ece/dfdf4/AUTOCROP/h342/3367899-_Read-Only_.jpg Email New Zealand held off an Australian fightback to win their first Netball World Cup since 2003 with a dramatic 52-51 triumph in Liverpool. The Silver Ferns’ success completed a recent revival after they had failed to medal for the first time at last year’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Leading by six points midway through the penultimate quarter, the underdogs saw their lead begin to dwindle and a pair of late interceptions from Casey Kopua proved crucial in protecting their lead. Their win, which was greeted by a court invasion from substitutes and team staff, brought immediate retribution for the single-goal defeat they had suffered to the same team in the group stages on Thursday. And it gave them their first world title since their win over the Australians in Kingston, Jamaica in 2003 – since when their opponents had turned the tables with three consecutive crowns. New Zealand coach Noeline Taurua said: “Our country and our clubs all had to be on… Read full this story
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