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      Trinidad & Tobago

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          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.


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            1st – NEW ZEALAND
            EYRL, Tracy
            FATIALOFA, Rita
            FEAR, Tracey
            FORSYTH, Margaret
            GIBBS, Leigh (Captain)
            HEFFERNAN, Annette
            MALLET, Sandra
            MATENGA, Margharet
            PULE, Angela
            SOLIA, Joan
            TAUMAUNU, Waimarama
            TOWNSEND, Julie
            Coach: Lois Muir

            Eq 2nd – AUSTRALIA
            ATKINSON, Di
            BEEHAG, Lisa
            DEVERY, Keeley
            ELLA, Marcia
            HARRIS, Chris
            IRONMONGER, Sally
            JENCKE, Roselee
            JONES, Michelle
            KENNY, Sue
            PETERSON, Janelle
            SARGEANT, Anne (Captain)
            WILSON, Vicki
            Coach: Wilma Shakespear

            Eq 2nd – TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
            ADAMS, Bridget
            BAILEY, Jeanne
            BLACKMAN, Sherry Ann
            CASTANADA, Sharon
            CHARLEAU, Heather
            FRANK, Jennifer
            HART, Hyacinth
            HERBERT, Cheryl
            HUTCHINSON, Annette
            MITCHELL, Muriel
            OUTRAM, Erica
            TAYLOR, Hazel

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              Round 1 group matches sorted the teams into 4 final groups with teams 1-4, 5-8, 9-12 and 13-17.

              Group A:

              Australia’s matches:
              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

              Group order:
              1. Trinidad & Tobago
              2. Australia

              3. Jamaica
              4. Fiji
              5. Northern Ireland
              6. Canada
              7. Papua New Guinea
              8. Sri Lanka

              Group B:

              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

              Group order:
              1. New Zealand
              2. England

              3. Cook Islands
              4. Barbados
              5. Bermuda
              6. Scotland
              7. Ireland
              8. Malaysia
              9. Wales

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                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


                FINAL PLACINGS:

                1. NEW ZEALAND
                2. Trinidad Tobago
                2. Australia

                4. England
                5. Jamaica
                6. Barbados
                6. Cook Islands
                8. Fiji
                9. Scotland
                10. Northern Ireland
                10. Bermuda
                10. Canada
                13. Wales
                14. Papua New Guinea
                15. Ireland
                16. Sri Lanka
                17. Malaysia

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                  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.”

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                      From stuff.co.nz

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                            From Silver Ferns TV

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                              From Netball Fan – NZ v Australia

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                                From Channel Nine
                                World Cup Memory – 1987 – Glasgow, Scotland https://www.9now.com.au/netball-world-cup/2019/clip-cjwopp9mv000z0gp9cp6uxrzc

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