Ian HarkinModeratorMarch 30, 2020 at 9:16 amPost count: 2391
FINAL GROUP (Teams 1-4)
Australia 54 def England 41
New Zealand 35 def Trinidad & Tobago 30
Australia 38 def Trinidad & Tobago 32
New Zealand 55 def England 34
Trinidad & Tobago 43 def England 40
Australia 47 def New Zealand 42
1. AUSTRALIA 6pts
2. New Zealand 4pts
3. Trinidad & Tobago 2pts
4. England 0pts
2. New Zealand
3. Trinidad & Tobago
7. Northern Ireland
9. Antigua & Barbuda
13. Hong Kong
14. Sri LankaIan HarkinModeratorMarch 30, 2020 at 9:19 amPost count: 2391
Sport Australia Hall of Fame profile of Anne Sargeant
http://www.sahof.org.au/hall-of-fame/member-profile/?memberID=201&memberType=legendsIan HarkinModeratorMarch 30, 2020 at 9:22 amPost count: 2391
From the NZ Herald (2011)
Where the wild things are https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10736100Ian HarkinModeratorMarch 30, 2020 at 9:23 amPost count: 2391
England at the 1983 World Tournament https://www.ournetballhistory.org.uk/content/events/international-competition/world-cup/1983-world-tournament-singaporeIan HarkinModeratorMarch 30, 2020 at 9:24 amPost count: 2391
From the INF
Trinidad & TobagoIan HarkinModeratorMarch 30, 2020 at 9:24 amPost count: 2391Ian HarkinModeratorMarch 31, 2020 at 8:38 pmPost count: 2391
1987 – 7TH WORLD TOURNAMENT (GLASGOW, SCOT)
The 7th World Tournament in Glasgow was something of a nightmare for the Australian team. They were beset with injuries both before and during the event, including one to captain Anne Sargeant, playing in her last world cup.
But even at full strength, it’s doubtful they could have beaten what was a dominant New Zealand team. No opposition got within 10 goals of the Kiwis for the entire competition.
In the finals round, they defeated Australia 39-28, England 47-37 and Trinidad & Tobago 49-37. Their lineup, led by captain Leigh Gibbs and coached by Lois Muir, included some players who are regarded as amongst the best of all time.
There was Wai Taumaunu and Tracey Fear in defence, shooter Margaret Matenga, and midcourters Rita Fatialofa and Sandra Edge (or Sandra Mallett as she was known then). Edge gained a reputation as the best centre in world netball and her combination with Fatialofa was something special.
Ian HarkinModeratorMarch 31, 2020 at 8:46 pmPost count: 2391
1st – NEW ZEALAND
GIBBS, Leigh (Captain)
Coach: Lois Muir
Eq 2nd – AUSTRALIA
SARGEANT, Anne (Captain)
Coach: Wilma Shakespear
Eq 2nd – TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
BLACKMAN, Sherry Ann
TAYLOR, HazelIan HarkinModeratorMarch 31, 2020 at 8:47 pmPost count: 2391
Round 1 group matches sorted the teams into 4 final groups with teams 1-4, 5-8, 9-12 and 13-17.
Aust 90 v Papua New Guinea 17
Aust 86 v Fiji 30
Aust 85 v Sri Lanka 3
Aust 63 v Canada 15
Aust 69 v Northern Ireland 9
Aust 64 v Jamaica 54
Aust 50 v Trinidad & Tobago 51
1. Trinidad & Tobago
5. Northern Ireland
7. Papua New Guinea
8. Sri Lanka
New Zealand’s matches:
NZ 53 v Barbados 28
NZ 78 v Cook Islands 27
NZ 89 v Bermuda 8
NZ 78 v Malaysia 9
NZ 94 v Wales 13
NZ 67 v Scotland 15
NZ 45 v England 30
NZ 81 v Ireland 16
1. New Zealand
3. Cook Islands
9. WalesIan HarkinModeratorMarch 31, 2020 at 8:47 pmPost count: 2391
FINAL GROUP (Teams 1-4)
New Zealand 39 def Australia 28
Trinidad & Tobago 42 def England 33
Australia 46 drew with Trinidad & Tobago 46
New Zealand 47 def England 37
Australia 47 def England 43
New Zealand 49 def Trinidad & Tobago 37
New Zealand . 6pts
Australia . 3pts
Trinidad & Tobago . 3pts
England . 0pts
1. NEW ZEALAND
2. Trinidad Tobago
6. Cook Islands
10. Northern Ireland
14. Papua New Guinea
16. Sri Lanka
17. MalaysiaIan HarkinModeratorMarch 31, 2020 at 8:48 pmPost count: 2391
From the NZ Herald
World Beating Silver Ferns – Glasgow 1987 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10474864
Brutally honest sports team meetings are all the rage these days, especially when the chips are down. A ground-breaking New Zealand netball team meeting occurred in London 1987, during 10 days of preparation for the World Championships in Glasgow. This was no rescue mission, more a fine tuning for an already fine machine.
The 1987 team stands as our greatest, legends virtually unchallenged as the best in the world, many of them driven by defeat against Australia in the 1983 tournament final. The squad was coached by Lois Muir and included captain Leigh Gibbs, Tracey Fear, Margaret Forsyth, Sandra Edge, Margharet Matenga, Waimarama Taumaunu, Rita Fatialofa, Julie Townsend and Tracey Earl. Enough said, although New Zealand had a rocky 1986, losing five of six games to Australia.
Fear, the lean defender of Australian origin who came to New Zealand in her late teens, readily recalls the London team showdown. Yet it cut so deeply she is still reluctant to provide specific details. “We divulged our inner secrets, about what each of us found really difficult. You were really letting your innermost secrets to your team- mates,” says Fear. She and husband Terry live in Cambridge with their sports-mad kids, 17-year-old daughter Robbie and 15-year-old son Joel, who has represented New Zealand in BMX.
“I had this overwhelming sense of ‘oh my God, it’s hanging out there and woe betide us when we play in the domestic competition because we will all know our innermost secrets’. But it was a character-building moment. The hallmark of great teams is honesty that challenges each other. Only when the brutal facts are revealed can players make their games better.” Fear’s technical weakness was against attackers’ fakes, something her team-mates had already sussed. Beyond this revelation, she would say no more.
The 1987 team blitzed all-comers by at least 10 goals in the bleak Glasgow conditions and on strangely silent rubberised courts. Remarkably, they kept Australia’s shooting aces to three goals in the third quarter of their clash, then pulled away from Trinidad and Tobago in the last final before moving indoors. These great players propelled netball into a high-profile era. But the hallmarks of days gone by remained.
Rather than a grand return, Fear – netball’s high performance manager these days – and other players travelled. The Fears and Leigh and Steve Gibbs went around Europe in a van. Various team members arranged meets in Paris and New York. “The supporters in Glasgow really made it special for us but the sport was only just gaining a profile and there wasn’t anything like the incredible reception for the 2003 team,” says Fear.
But there was an unusual sequel, a 1997 Dunedin rematch against their Australian world championship adversaries. Fear’s ultra-competitive nature meant she had sworn never to play after her 1988 retirement. She trained like mad for the rematch. “There was no way I wanted to lose. The game was fiercely competitive,” she says.
“We looked anything but champions in the warm-up and we were concerned. It was very close but we won – Sandra Edge was spectacular. “I have fantastic memories of 1987. People say it was a team of legends, but you only appreciate the value of the players afterwards.”Ian HarkinModeratorMarch 31, 2020 at 8:49 pmPost count: 2391
From Netball NZ
Profile of NZ captain Leigh Gibbs https://www.silverferns.co.nz/silver-ferns/history/players/leigh-gibbs.html
Profile of Sandra Edge https://www.silverferns.co.nz/silver-ferns/history/players/sandra-edge.html
Profile of Wai Taumaunu https://www.silverferns.co.nz/silver-ferns/history/players/waimarama-taumaunu.html
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