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Waimarama Taumaunu will not
be seeking a second term as Silver
Taumaunu announced today
she will finish in her role as head
coach following the four-test
Constellation Cup series against
Australia in October, having
elected not to reapply for her
position, which was advertised
following last month’s World Cup.
Netball New Zealand hope to
announce a new Silver Ferns coach
by mid-November following a
“thorough” appointments process.
Applications for the role close
Having taken on the head coach
role in 2011 after two terms
as assistant coach (1997-1998
and 2008-2011), Taumaunu has
decided the time is right to step
“I am looking for ward to leading
the team for the final four tests
of the year, but after taking some
time over the past few weeks, I
have decided not to apply for the
role going forward,” Taumaunu
“I am, and will always remain
passionate about the Silver Ferns,
but I believe it is the right time for
me to finish up.
“I have enjoyed every moment
as head coach and would like to
acknowledge the massive support
and incredible team who I have
worked with over the last four
Netball New Zealand chief
executive Hilary Poole paid tribute
to Taumaunu saying she guided
the team through a period of great
change and growth over the past
“ Waimarama has left an indelible
mark on our sport.
“She has instilled in the Silver
Ferns a renewed sense of belief
and fearlessness following their
performances at Netball World
Cup,” Poole said.
“ We are confident that she still
has more to give and we are going
to ensure that she remains involved
in the game. As one of our sport’s
great, she will not be lost to netball
in New Zealand; she is hugely
respected by all at Netball New
Zealand, and the Silver Ferns.
“It is important that Netball New
Zealand now works through a very
thorough appointment process for
the Silver Ferns head coach role.”
After taking on the role in 2011,
Taumaunu indicated she was only
interested in a four-year term in
But with her tenure coinciding
with a difficult time for New
Zealand netball after the national
body took their eye off the ball
when it came to player
development, it was thought
Taumaunu may want to stick
around and give it another crack,
particularly after the growth the
Silver Ferns have undergone in the
past 10 months.
But Taumaunu also has career
ambitions outside of netball and
has decided it is now time to
pursue other opportunities.
The four-test Constellation
Cup series against the Diamonds
begins in Christchurch
October 20, with matches also
played in Auckland (October 22),
Melbourne (October 25) and
Perth (October 30).
— New Zealand Herald
The West Coast under-13 boys’
hockey team grabbed second place in
the Woolworths Cup at the weekend,
competing in Blenheim against
Marlborough, Nelson and Buller.
The first game against Marlborough was
the only loss Coast had. When the game
started it was evident that Marlborough
had a score to settle after the Coast boys
beat them less than a month ago, denying
Marlborough a place in the Hatch Cup
tournament to be played later in the year.
Marlborough started the game with a
continuous aggressive attack which meant
West Coast could not get out of their
Mac Williams put his body on the line
and tackled continuously to deny the
Marlborough strikers a goal.
West Coast goalie Hamish Tomlinson
and defenders Josh Levien and Mikey
Wallace scrambled and reached for every
Marlborough were relentless on attack
and Reuben Campbell saved a goal line
shot, and five minutes later Mac Williams
had to do the same.
It took until after half-time for West
Coast to settle. The Coast for wards then
combined well but could not finish. Coast
had a chance to equalise when they were
awarded an attacking penalty corner
with only one minute to play, but the
determined Marlborough side squashed
Against Nelson, West Coast was fired up
and focused, taking the honours 3-0.
Mikey Wallace played as a high back,
which inhibited the Nelson strikers the
ball. Fionn Gallagher and Connor Howe
marked the fast Nelson wingers out of
the game. Passes between Mac Williams,
Mikey Wallace, Guy Wilkins, Connor
Howe and Cooper Haines set Reuben Lee
up for some ball and space to score.
The second goal was also the result of Lee
driving into the circle and putting a shot
at goal, which was deflected off the goalie’s
pads and picked up by Reuben Campbell,
who scored. Cooper Haines scored Coast ’s
The third game against Buller resulted in
a 4-0 win to Coast.
Coast were constantly in the attacking
circle for 12 minutes and missed many
opportunities. Guy Wilkins was the first
to score by driving into the circle and
putting a shot high into the left corner of
the net. Josh Levien was then brought into
the attacking line and the floodgates soon
opened, with Levien scoring and Reuben
Lee then adding two more to the tally.
West Coast then relied on Nelson to
beat Marlborough for them to win the
Woolworths Cup. However, Marlborough
beat Nelson 3-1, which meant West Coast
had to settle for the runner-up spot.
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The West Coast under-13
girls’ hockey team were joint
winners of the Tui Cup
competition, in Blenheim at
After all teams — West
Coast, Nelson, Marlborough
and Buller — had played
each other, West Coast,
Marlborough and Nelson
had won two matches
each and lost one, making
the three teams joint
Coast began the
weekend with a 0-1 loss to
Marlborough, but recovered
to down Nelson 2-10.
In their third outing, Coast
downed Buller 13-1.
The Marlborough game
was tight, the difference
between the two sides being
Marlborough’s ability to
score in the second spell
from a penalty corner.
Molly Williams played
well and received good
support from Alyssa
Blacktopp and centre half
Against Nelson, Coast
settled into their work early.
The half-time score was level
at 0-0, West Coast taking
an early lead in the second
spell with an Emma Boddy
field goal. She also scored a
second goal from a penalty
Player of the day was
fullback Maria Burrell, who
was steady in defence, while
Natalie Morgan also stood
West Coast played as a
team against Buller, with
Boddy in top form scoring
10 goals from field play and
The side’s other goal
scorers were Ella Beirne
and Blacktopp, who netted
West Coast will host
another hockey tournament
this weekend, when
five teams from Nelson,
Marlborough and Buller
compete for the under-15
Top of the South trophies.
West Coast is the current
holder of both the boys’
Supporters Cup and the
girls’ J D Cup, and will be
fighting hard to retain them
against strong opposition.
The draw is. —
11.45am, boys: West
Coast v Buller (C Sinclair,
Marlborough). 1pm, girls:
West Coast v Marlborough
(M Cook, Marlborough).
2.15pm, boys: Nelson v
Marlborough (P Henderson,
4.30pm, girls: Nelson v
Marlborough (K Shaw,
5.45pm, boys: West
Coast v Marlborough (P
Henderson, C Sinclair).
7pm, boys: Nelson v Buller
(M Cook, Marlborough).
9am, boys: Buller v
Marlborough (M Cook, C
10.15am, girls: West
Coast v Nelson (K Shaw, M
11.30am, boys: West Coast
v Nelson (P Henderson,
The West Coast under-13 boys’ hockey team, which took second place in the Woolworths Cup at the weekend.
Coast U13 girls
share Tui Cup
Coast to host U15
Top of the South tourney
Coast U13s second in Woolwor ths Cup
PICTURE: Ben Aulakh
Paroa B goal defence Ann Thomas looks for a pass as Cobden C goal attack Gemma Gold tries to block her,
in the B grade final of the West Coast Netball Centre senior competition, on Saturday afternoon.
Speights Ale House Cobden were
outmuscled by Star United A in the
West Coast premier A final on Saturday,
losing by two, 20-22.
Cobden A coach Karen Doolan said
the Star United defence was tough,
and mixed with the horrible weather,
“The weather was terrible and whoever
sur vived the conditions was going to win
— a nd Star United handled the weather
better than us,” Doolan said.
A couple of umpiring calls towards the
end of the match went Star’s way, which
did not help the Cobden effort.
Doolan said he girls tried their best
to play good netball and worked hard
throughout, but they were unable to beat
Standout players in the Cobden line-
up were Ashleigh Birchfield at goal
attack, who was also named best and
fairest attacking player for the season.
Eilish Burrows was player of the match
and Nicole Doolan did everything she
could throughout. Doolan was in at
goalkeep in the first half and combined
well with her sister Rachel at goal
defence. Nicole Doolan was shifted to
wing attack in the second half in an
attempt to get more ball to the Cobden
Coach Doolan said the move worked,
however Cobden lost a bit of spark down
the defence end.
Star United player-coach Rebecca
Crook praised her side for their
winning effort. The defensive trio of
Anne Paterson, Aimee Soster and Bree
Cumming combined well to get on top
of the Cobden attackers.
“ We all took the court focused and we
stayed that way until the final whistle,”
It was a team performance with
everyone doing what was asked of them.
“ We were down one in the first quarter,
won the second by three and drew the
third and fourth.”
Crook said the game could have gone
either way, but she believed Star United’s
“c almness” throughout gave them what
they needed to take the premier A title.
Jasmine Forsyth, playing in centre,
stood up in the final and got things
running smoothly at both ends.
Cobden B were also beaten in the
premier B final, by Paroa A 12-13.
Cobden Jnr A 14, HSOG Jnr C 18;
HSOG C 19, Kotare C 9; Cobden D 4,
United D 20, Tui Central 15; Cobden
Jnr A 5, CSC Jnrs 12; Star United C
20, HSOG A 25; Paroa Jnr A 30, Grey
Valley Snrs 2; CSC D 22, GHS Blue 15;
Cobden E 6, HSOG D 44; Karoro B
7, Grey Valley Jnrs 2; GHS Green 32,
Tui Central B 9; Paroa B 32, HSOG B
13; Cobden C 14, Kotare A 29; CSC
Greymouth WMC 10; CSC A 17, Star
United B 16; Paroa A 13, Cobden B 12;
Star United A 22, Cobden A 20.
down as Ferns coach
Tim Tim Price has finished second
behind world number one Michael Jung
at Burghley Horse Trials in the United
Kingdom this morning.
In a nail-biting finish, Price and
Ringwood Sky Boy went clear in the
all-important showjumping phase,
finishing on 41.5 penalty points, but
Germany ’s Jung, the reigning Olympic
and European champion, and La
Biosthetique Sam FW were also
faultless, taking the win on 40.
It was all a little deja vu for Price,
who was second to Jung at the Rolex
Kentucky CCI4 in April, albeit with a
Jonelle Price and Classic Moet were
unlucky to take the first of the treble
to slip from third to fifth place, with
Mark Todd and L eonidas II leaving
everything in place to move up to sixth.
Jock Paget and Shady Grey had a rail to
finish in 16th.
Australi n Christopher Burton finished
on a high, taking third and fourth
places with his horses TS Jamaimo and
It was a good day all round for Tim
Price, as well as the 46,000 pounds
sterling as runners-up, his horse won
the Worshipful Company of Farriers’
Best Shod Horse Award, and he also
picked up a $US5000 bonus in the SSG
Go L ow for the Dough Contingency
Bonus Prize Awards.
“He has been a horse who has been
coming along all the time but never
been able to produce it in the ring at this
level, so obviously I am delighted with
him,” he said.
“It is such a great achievement. We
almost got the little fella from Germany
. . . ne xt time. The horse has excelled in
all three phases. I have always said he
has a couple of good days in him at this
level. He is not going to be one of these
out and out champion horses because of
in all three phases.”
Jonelle Price was philosophical about
her fifth place finish.
“It was a good round. She jumped
really well,” she said of Classic Moet.
“Maybe I was a little bit close to the
first of the treble . . . but overall, three
“Fifth place — I can’t complain.”
Cronulla’s habit of losing crucial
clashes continues and Canterbury have
again found a way to win ugly, with
both struggling to impress in their final
regular season NRL fixtures.
Cronulla blew a chance to secure a vital
top-four spot in a 14-12 loss to Manly
at Remondis Stadium yesterday as Sea
Eagles coach Geoff Toovey enjoyed a
victorious farewell in his final game with
The Bulldogs did not fare much better,
producing a sluggish effort to scrape past
the hapless Warriors 26-22 in the final
match of the regular season. But at least
the Dogs tasted victory and can claim
some momentum in notching their fifth
successive win as the Warriors sunk to
their eighth straight loss, a club record.
Dogs coach Des Hasler is a master of
getting his side up for September so it is
hard to read much into their lacklustre
display. Canterbury suffered back-to-
back losses to South Sydney and Gold
Coast before last year’s final series on
their way to the grand final.
“ We have been one of the consistent
sides and we carry a bit of momentum
into the final series this time,” Hasler
“Finals are a different
level of football, I’m
pretty sure this side
realises that we have
plenty of experience in
finals. Obviously with
finals coming around it
is a different mindset
The Sharks, who
are still chasing their
first premiership, it
is a different story.
Losses in recent weeks
to Melbourne and
Manly have cast a dark
cloud over their hopes.
Especially when they
had so much to play for
Having finished sixth,
Cronulla will now host
Sydney in a sudden-
death contest on Sunday
at Allianz Stadium.
After sealing fifth spot, the Bulldogs
will host eight-placed St George
Illawarra at ANZ Stadium on Saturday
evening in the other elimination final.
The Dragons again struggled but
managed to get the better of Wests
Tigers in a 32-30 golden point win on
Sydney Roosters will host Melbourne
in the first qualifying final on Friday
night at Allianz Stadium after thrashing
the Rabbitohs 30-0 on Friday night.
Brisbane 15-8 at Suncorp Stadium on
Thursday night to move ahead of the
Sharks into fourth.
The Broncos host second-placed North
Queensland at Suncorp Stadium on
Saturday night. The Cowboys beat Gold
Coast 42-12 in their final round match.
Newcastle claimed the wooden spoon
after losing to Penrith 30-12.
Semi Radradra scored his 24th try of
the year in Parramatta’s 28-24 golden
point loss to Canberra to eclipse Steve
Ella’s 33-year-old season tryscoring
record for the club.
It is the first time in 11 years Manly
will not feature in the finals series.
limp into finals
Price second at Burghley
The Warriors came close to upsetting
the Canterbury Bulldogs but ultimately
fell short 26-22 in a performance that
coach Andrew McFadden believed was
a reflection of their season.
As they were throughout much of this
year’s terribly inconsistent campaign, the
Warriors were their own worst enemy in
the first half before coming back from
10-points down to lead the Bulldogs 22-
20 inside the final 10 minutes.
McFadden admitted his side again
fell short of what was required, but
took pride in their fighting spirit and
commitment, despite falling to a record
equaling eighth-straight loss.
“ We didn’t get the points in the end
and that is a reflection of our season,
we’re just not quite good enough at the
moment but certainly I’m happy that we
put up a fight,” McFadden said.
“ I’m bitterly disappointed for the
players because one of our themes
around this week was to show some real
team spirit and we didn’t have a lot to
play for but pride and that ’s what drove
The positive was the defiant attitude
of the Warriors, led by their young
brigade of rookies, with rookie centre
Solomone Kata crossing for his 12th try
of the season and his first in 10 matches
and 20-year-old fullback Tui Lolohea
scoring two late tries to steal a two-point
Departing five-eighth Chad Townsend
finished his time at the club strongly
and halfback Mason Lino again looked
to make his mark despite limited
opportunities, while the for wards
physical dominance was only negated by
a slew of first-half handling errors.
Having blown numerous attacking
chances the Warriors trailed 8-6 at half-
time, but after losing 50-16 in their last
two outings, they dug deep to prevent
the opposition from kicking clear. — AP
McFadden happy with fight
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