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Diamonds full comeback to say emotional Constellation Cup win over New Zealand


A vibrant third quarter noticed the Diamonds win again towards New Zealand and guarantee a dramatic week for Netball Australia that ended with possession of the Constellation Cup.

Australia led New Zealand by six objectives early on the Gold Coast Conference and Exhibition Centre, and Silver Ferns maintained sturdy depth throughout the sector to take a five-goal lead on the break.

However the third spherical 19-8 was aided by Steph Wooden on purpose and captain Liz Watson turned the sport round because the hosts led 57-53.

Australia’s massive win in Melbourne on Wednesday was sufficient to make sure the Diamonds retain the title on purpose distinction, regardless of dropping their first two video games in New Zealand.

The match comes as Netball Australia (NA) critiques Hancock Prospecting’s choice on Saturday to withdraw its game-changing $15 million funding deal.

It comes after native participant Donnell Wallam was involved concerning the firm’s file of indigenous affairs, courting again 40 years to the derogatory feedback by present proprietor his father Gina Rinehart, Lang Hancock.

Wallam, who will make her debut this week towards England, has the backing of her crew and is alleged to have agreed to put on the corporate’s brand on her uniform after initially asking to be besides.

Jamie-Lee Price catches the ball while surrounded by New Zealand opponents
The Diamonds received the Constellation Cup on purpose distinction after coming again to attract 2-2.(AAP: Dave Hunt)

However anyway the deal has been withdrawn whereas mining firm Roy Hill, which is essentially owned by Hancock, may also withdraw funding for Netball WA and West Coast Fever.

With Wallam and Ryan watching from the sidelines, the Diamonds fought off New Zealand’s stress within the first half however exploded with a tense third.


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