Room for Manoeuvre

Silver Ferns coach Waimarama Taumaunu is calling for youngsters to make a statement and secure a spot for the international season at the start of the team’s four-year cycle. Taumaunu, 49, has acknowledged inexperience in the midcourt is a huge concern for the Silver Ferns, following the retirement of Temepara George and the absence of the experienced Joline Henry. “We have invited players who we feel have a future and have performed well in the ANZ Championship,” Taumaunu said. “We have people wanting to come back in next year so this is an opportunity for the young ones to grab a spot.” Taumaunu was born in Waipawa. She was a member of the Silver Ferns from 1981 to 1991.


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Skyrunner Ruth Croft Prepares for China Race

Skyrunner Ruth Croft Prepares for China Race

The South China Morning Post’s Mark Agnew reports that China might be famous for its food, but two top trail runners are approaching their pre-race meals with contrasting plans. New Zealander…