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The Black Sticks Women scored
in the final minute to defeat Great
Britain 2-1 and move through to
the semi-finals at the FIH World
League Final in Argentina.
New Zealand dominated much
of the game but were in for a
tense finish after Great Britain
were awarded a penalty stroke
and equalised six minutes from
With the game looking destined
for a shoot-out, Olivia Merry
delivered the killer blow with
less than a minute on the clock
courtesy of a stinging reverse
shot which squeezed past the
The result sees the Black Sticks
progress to the Sunday ’s semi-
finals with their opponent to be
determined by other quarter final
results later today.
Captain Anita Punt said it was a
gutsy performance from her side,
who showed determination to
fight until the final whistle.
“Credit to the girls, we fought
really hard throughout the game
and I’m so proud of them all.
Great Britain were after the
shoot-out but we kept battling
and were disciplined with our
structure. I’m just really happy
right now,” she said.
The Black Sticks made a
superb start and created plenty
of opportunities in the opening
quarter in what promised to be a
game full of running.
Pressure on attack led to a
penalty corner for New Zealand
two minutes from quarter time,
but the play broke down at the
top of the circle.
Midway through the second
period the New Zealanders got
onto the scoreboard when Anita
Punt got hold of a deflection in
the circle and rocketed home a
flick into the side net.
Great Britain had the chance
to equalise with a penalty corner
just seconds from halftime but
the shot was snuffed out by
Black Sticks goalkeeper Sally
Six minutes from fulltime Great
Britain levelled the score at 1-1
after a video referral deemed a
tackle from Brooke Neal to have
caused enough stick interference
to award a penalty stroke.
The New Zealanders were not
done and poured the pressure on
in attack which led to a chance
for Olivia Merry to pull off the
game winner from a tight angle.
New Zealand Herald
Silver Ferns coach Janine
Southby has made a bold
statement with the naming of her
first national squad, relegating
Malia Paseka and Phoenix
Karaka to the development team
after the youngsters failed to meet
The athletic pair — Paseka a
shooter and Karaka a defender
were bolters in Waimarama
Taumaunu’s World Cup team in
August but have been dropped
altogether from the wider Silver
Ferns squad after returning poor
results in their fitness testing.
Southby said it was important
that she set the tone with her
first squad naming and the
players know from the outset the
standards that are expected of the
“Neither (Paseka or Karaka)
have come back in the condition
that is required so they have
missed out and they understand
the reasoning for that. We’ve
given them a programme to work
on over the next six weeks and we
will be supporting them through
that so they can get back to where
they need to be,” she said.
“It ’s not just about my
expectations, the girls need to
expect that of each other. The
players need to know that when
it comes down to those final few
minutes that everyone on court is
doing their job and they are not
going to have to carry anyone.”
Southby has left the door open
for the young pair to return to
the squad later in the year ahead
of the international season, filling
just 14 of a possible 18 contracted
The big winners in yesterday ’s
naming were young midcourter
Gina Crampton and defender
Storm Pur vis, who previously
played under Southby at the
Southern Steel, along with Tactix
defender Jess Moulds.
Crampton, who last month
picked up aspiring Silver Fern
award at the inaugural Netball
New Zealand awards, was said to
be particularly impressive over the
three-day trials in Auckland this
week, with her feeding into the
shooting circle a highlight.
Another to impress at trials was
Mystics shooter Cathrine Latu,
who has clearly put in a lot of
work in the off-season after the
disappointment of missing out on
the World Cup line-up in August.
Eight players from this year’s
World Cup team feature in the
2016 squad, while experienced
defender Anna Harrison returns
following the birth of her second
Southby said the squad is an
exciting blend of youth and
“I’ve been impressed with what
I’ve seen this week. There’s still
a long way to go ... but we’ve
selected an exciting mix of
athletes,” Southby said.
“We are at the start of a new
four-year cycle, so while we are
looking ahead to those major
events it is important that we
continue to build on the platform
that was set this year.”
2016 Silver Ferns squad.—
Bailey Mes, Cathrine Latu,
Wells, Gina Crampton, Kayla
Cullen, Shannon Francois, Laura
Langman, Grace Rasmussen,
Leana de Bruin, Katrina Grant,
Anna Harrison, Jess Moulds,
Storm Pur vis.
2016 National Development
Phoenix Karaka, Malia Paseka,
Erikana Pedersen, Te Paea Selby-
Rickit, Samantha Sinclair, Sulu
Tone-Fitzpatrick, Zoe Walker.
PICTURE: NZ Herald
Olivia Merry scored the match-winner to send the Black Sticks
into the World League semis.
Late winner gets Black Sticks into semis
Southby makes mark, Latu back in Ferns
Silver Ferns Storm Pur vis, left, Anna Harrison, coach Janine
Southby, Jess Moulds and Gina Crampton at a press conference
yesterday in Auckland.
The Star United Rugby Clubrooms
based at Anzac Park have new owners, as
the Greymouth Hot Rodders Club took
Hot Rodders club president Pete Smith
said today the sale was going through and his
group finally had a home.
“It has been years and years and years since
we have had our own clubrooms. We used to
have an old derelict building in Peel Street,
Cobden. We sold that and kept the money
aside for new clubrooms.”
He said the Star United rooms came up for
sale and the club put in an offer which was
“O ver the next 12 months we intend to
upgrade the facility — we want to give it a
He said the area was “perfect ” for the club.
“It is not in a residential area and has a big
carpark. We will be able to hold our meetings
there and it gives us a base — we can meet
there before our monthly outings and return
after wards for a barbecue — something we
have not be able to do for a long time. ”
Smith also said having clubrooms was “a bit
like the glue sticking the club together”.
“ It is an awesome facility, nothing like we
have had before and hopefully it will also
attract more members.”
Smith said the club would also welcome
other groups to use the facility as their base
and eventually it would be hired for private
functions as well.
The Star United Rugby Club built the
clubrooms at Anzac Park more than 30 years
Hot Rodders buy Star United Clubrooms
of the New Zealand Herald
New Zealand are on top at lunch on the
second day of the opening test against Sri
Lanka at University Oval today.
Their first innings ended quickly today,
adding 22 for the last two wickets to be all
out for 431, with Doug Bracewell last man
out for a test high score of 47.
Seamer Nuwan Pradeep, the poorest of the
Sri Lankan fast-medium men yesterday, got
both wickets today to finish with the best
figures of the innings, four for 112.
However Sri Lanka, after a steady start,
lost two wickets in quick order to go to the
inter val at 38 for two.
Both new ball bowlers Tim Southee and
Trent Boult found more movement out of
the pitch than Sri Lanka’s seamers did in an
entire first day.
Edges were beaten, false strokes induced
before Boult struke with the last ball of his
Little opener Kusal Mendis pushed gently
at a delivery and gave wicketkeeper BJ
Watling his 100th test dismissal.
He is the fourth New Zealander to the
mark, after Adam Parore (201 dismissals),
Brendon McCullum (179) and Ian Smith
Twenty three balls later, fourth seamer Neil
Wagner doubled the damage, albeit with an
ordinary ball, wide outside off stump which
debutant Udara Jayasundera managed to
reach and edge to Watling.
It is a big test for Wagner, recalled for his
first test since facing Sri Lanka 12 months
ago in Christchurch, with Bracewell having
forced his way into the preferred third
Wagner, on his home ground, was
preferred to offspinner Mark Craig, with
the feeling the pitch will not dry sufficiently
to make a second spinner — allowing for
Mitchell Santner’s left armers providing
some spin — worthwhile.
However, the second test against the Sri
Lankans is in Hamilton, and Craig will
come firmly back into the frame.
Opener Dimuth Karunaratne, who struck
a fine 152 at Hagley Oval last Boxing Day,
was on 21 and Dinest Chandimal on six at
Boult had taken one for 16 from six overs,
Wagner one for nine from three.
Black Caps on
top at lunch
New Zealand’s Doug Bracewell, left, Brendon McCullum and Tim Southee.
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