Silver Ferns Strike Gold

The New Zealand Silver Ferns netball team emphatically shrugged off a decade of being netball’s bridesmaids to beat arch rivals Australia 49 – 47 and win the World Champion title in Jamaica. “Finally,” said relieved Silver Fern’s veteren Lesley Nicol. “It’s absolutely bloody brilliant.” Captain Anna Rowberry: “It feels absolutely amazing.” Australian coach Jill McIntosh: “I think on the night we were just beaten by a better side, slightly better in all aspects of the game.”


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How Middle-Distance Runner Nick Willis Trains

How Middle-Distance Runner Nick Willis Trains

New Zealander Nick Willis, 39, “who has been at the sharp end of middle-distance running for over two decades”, speaks to the UK’s Athletics Weekly magazine about how he trains in…