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Round 1
Sat 5 Apr – Central Pulse 33–50 Melbourne Vixens
Sun 6 Apr – Queensland Firebirds 48–46 West Coast Fever
Sun 6 Apr – Northern Mystics 44–48 Canterbury Tactix
Mon 7 Apr – Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 46–42 Adelaide Thunderbirds
Mon 7 Apr – New South Wales Swifts 53–42 Southern Steel

Round 2
Sat 12 Apr – Canterbury Tactix 50–44 New South Wales Swifts
Sun 13 Apr – Melbourne Vixens 62–52 Queensland Firebirds
Sun 13 Apr – Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 56–52 Northern Mystics
Mon 14 Apr – Central Pulse 50–52 Southern Steel
Mon 14 Apr – West Coast Fever 41–54 Adelaide Thunderbirds

Round 3
Sat 19 Apr – Northern Mystics 45–49 West Coast Fever
Sat 19 Apr – New South Wales Swifts 50–47 Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic
Sun 20 Apr – Melbourne Vixens 38–39 Adelaide Thunderbirds
Mon 21 Apr – Canterbury Tactix 42–51 Southern Steel
Mon 21 Apr – Queensland Firebirds 56–28 Central Pulse

Round 4
Sat 26 Apr – Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 61–47 West Coast Fever
Sat 26 Apr – Queensland Firebirds 46–40 Northern Mystics
Sun 27 Apr – Adelaide Thunderbirds 54–41 Southern Steel
Mon 28 Apr – Canterbury Tactix 50–58 Melbourne Vixens
Mon 28 Apr – New South Wales Swifts 59–30 Central Pulse

Round 5
Sat 3 May – Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 54–37 Central Pulse
Sat 3 May – West Coast Fever 46–65 Queensland Firebirds
Mon 5 May – Southern Steel 48–50 Northern Mystics
Mon 5 May – New South Wales Swifts 52–53 Melbourne Vixens
BYES: Adelaide Thunderbirds and Canterbury Tactix

Round 6
Sat 10 May – Southern Steel 48–51 Canterbury Tactix
Sat 10 May – Queensland Firebirds 66–52 New South Wales Swifts
Mon 12 May – Northern Mystics 45–59 Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic
Mon 12 May – Adelaide Thunderbirds 66–50 West Coast Fever
BYES: Melbourne Vixens and Central Pulse

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Rachel Dunn selected for ANZ
Daily Express
Mon, May 12, 2008

TEAM BATH and England shooter Rachel Dunn has become the sixth England international netballer to join the ANZ Championship. She will replace pregnant Silver Fern shooter Jodi Brown in the Tactix squad, based in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The 25-year-old joins England squad colleagues Ama Agbeze, Karen Atkinson, Tamsin Greenway, Geva Mentor and Sonia Mkoloma who are already playing in the competition that includes five teams from Australia and five from New Zealand in what is the world’s first professional netball league.

Dunn will take to the court against some of the best netballers in the world, and she says it can only be a positive move for the English game. “It’s great,” she said. “We wouldn’t want to miss out on this sort of competition. Hopefully it will be a good thing for England netball to increase our strength and keep pushing these teams from Down Under.”

Dunn has 25 international caps for England, including playing in England’s first win over New Zealand in 32 years in Manchester last summer. But she was forced to miss out on last year’s Netball World Championships after suffering a serious knee injury in the series win over Jamaica in September 2007.

After a long and intensive rehabilitation period, she returned to the court more than a month ago and was part of England’s training squad for the home series against Malawi. She made her England debut in 2004 against South Africa and toured New Zealand with England in 2005, before being part of the England squad which won bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2006.

She has already travelled south to New Zealand, training twice with her new squad, before watching her side defeat the Southern Sting 51-48 in Invercargill last Saturday. Dunn’s first appearance in the ANZ Championship is likely to be on May 17 against the Central Pulse in Palmerston, New Zealand, where she could meet England team mate Sonia Mkoloma.

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Round 7
Sat 17 May – Central Pulse 50–55 Canterbury Tactix
Sun 18 May – Adelaide Thunderbirds 46–52 Melbourne Vixens
Mon 19 May – Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 56–47 Southern Steel
Mon 19 May – New South Wales Swifts 66–54 West Coast Fever
BYES: Queensland Firebirds and Northern Mystics

Round 8
Sat 24 May – Canterbury Tactix 50–54 Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic
Sun 25 May – Queensland Firebirds 60–51 Melbourne Vixens
Mon 26 May – Central Pulse 48–54 Northern Mystics
Mon 26 May – Adelaide Thunderbirds 44–50 New South Wales Swifts
BYES: West Coast Fever and Southern Steel

Round 9
Sat 31 May – Southern Steel 41–29 Central Pulse
Sun 1 Jun – Melbourne Vixens 57–44 West Coast Fever
Mon 2 Jun – Northern Mystics 50–46 Canterbury Tactix
Mon 2 Jun – Queensland Firebirds 41–47 Adelaide Thunderbirds
BYES: New South Wales Swifts and Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic

Round 10
Sat 7 Jun – Southern Steel 47–46 Melbourne Vixens
Sun 8 Jun – Adelaide Thunderbirds 61–41 Canterbury Tactix
Sun 8 Jun – Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 56–50 Queensland Firebirds
Mon 9 Jun – Northern Mystics 62–64 New South Wales Swifts
Mon 9 Jun – West Coast Fever 33–16 Central Pulse (Match abandoned as a draw)

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Fever feel hard done by after ‘washout’
ABC
Jun 10, 2008

Bizarre circumstances cost the West Coast Fever a near certain victory over the Central Pulse when their trans-Tasman Netball Championship match was abandoned due to ‘indoor weather conditions’ in Perth last night. The Fever led by a convincing 33-16 at the main break when a leaky roof caused the match to be abandoned by the match umpires. Had play resumed in the second-half West Coast would have been declared the winner, instead both sides were given one point each. It would have been the WA side’s first home win and second victory this season while it was the Pulse’s first point for the season.

Fever coach Sue Gaudion says it is a hard result to accept. “It just would have been nice that we tried to get on the court and play. I know rules are rules and we desperately would have loved a result,” Gaudion told Fox Sports after the game.”I think in any circumstance you’ve got to try and play to a result. We certainly had the game in our hands, we don’t get any percentage on the ladder and it has a huge bearing down the track given maybe the next results coming over the next four weeks.”

Sitting in the crowd was the Western Australian Sport and Recreation Minister John Kobelke and Gaudion says the situation is unacceptable. “I guess you just think it would never happen to have a stadium leak determine the result of the game is almost just absurd and I think I’ve used the word a thousand times – diabolical,” she said. Gaudion says her team is the only one in the competition without its own court.

“It’s just imperative that netball has its own stadium, we’re the only team in Australia that doesn’t have its own training facility,” she said. “Whilst Challenge Stadium has been fantastic to us from a show court perspective this is not the first time that the stadium has leaked on us at a netball game this year, so it’s just really disappointing.” Netball Australia says it will work to avoid a repeat of last night’s situation.

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Round 11
Sat 14 Jun – Northern Mystics 47–48 Adelaide Thunderbirds
Sun 15 Jun – New South Wales Swifts 61–60 Queensland Firebirds
Sun 15 Jun – Canterbury Tactix 50–49 Central Pulse
Mon 16 Jun – Southern Steel 58–43 West Coast Fever
Mon 16 Jun – Melbourne Vixens 47–40 Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic

Round 12
Sat 21 Jun – Central Pulse 41–46 Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic
Sat 21 Jun – West Coast Fever 48–54 Melbourne Vixens
Sun 22 Jun – Queensland Firebirds 50–36 Canterbury Tactix
Mon 23 Jun – Northern Mystics 47–41 Southern Steel
Mon 23 Jun – New South Wales Swifts 51–41 Adelaide Thunderbirds

Round 13
Sat 28 Jun – Northern Mystics 42–28 Central Pulse
Sat 28 Jun – Adelaide Thunderbirds 66–47 Queensland Firebirds
Sun 29 Jun – West Coast Fever 50–44 Canterbury Tactix
Mon 30 Jun – Southern Steel 47–43 Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic
Mon 30 Jun – Melbourne Vixens 49–62 New South Wales Swifts

Round 14
Sat 5 Jul – Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 69–44 Canterbury Tactix
Sun 6 Jul – Melbourne Vixens 56–47 Northern Mystics
Sun 6 Jul – Southern Steel 54–52 Queensland Firebirds
Mon 7 Jul – Central Pulse 32–44 Adelaide Thunderbirds
Mon 7 Jul – West Coast Fever 54–63 New South Wales Swifts

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LADDER

( Team … Pts … % )
1 . Magic . . . . 20pts . 114.69%
2 . Swifts . . . . 20pts . 111.50%
3 . T’birds . . . 18pts . 113.00%
4 . Vixens . . . 18pts . 108.55%


5 . Firebirds . 14pts . 107.44%
6 . Steel . . . .. 14pts . 100.16%
7 . Mystics . . 10pts . . 98.12%
8 . Tactix . . .. 10pts . . 89.53%
9 . Fever . . . . . 5pts . . 86.80%
10. Pulse . . . . . 1pt . . 74.06%