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The 2007 New World Netball World Championships, to be held at The Trusts Stadium, Waitakere in Auckland, New Zealand, 10-17 November.

Pool A
(1) New Zealand
Malawi
Wales
Botswana

Pool B
(2) Australia
Trinidad & Tobago
Samoa
Scotland

Pool C
(3) Jamaica
Fiji
Singapore
Cook Islands

Pool D
(4) England
(5) South Africa
Barbados
Malaysia

The first game is tomorrow with New Zealand vs. Malawi.

Allez the Silver Ferns.



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Wow netball!! Haven't played this in eons... Over the years Trinidad has always had kickass teams

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Can you tell me whether the draw has been setup so that Australia and New Zealand play in the final? Assuming they both win through of course..

Praying that SKY in the UK will televise the final because those matches are always insanely exciting!!!!
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Can you tell me whether the draw has been setup so that Australia and New Zealand play in the final? Assuming they both win through of course..

Praying that SKY in the UK will televise the final because those matches are always insanely exciting!!!!
Yeah, they are seeded to meet in the Final.

This is how the Quarter Finals should look:
New Zealand vs. South Africa
Jamaica vs. Samoa or Trinidad & Tobago
England vs. Malawi
Australia vs. Fiji

I'm a little confused as to why they matched up the #1 seed with the #3 seed, and #2 with #4.

NEW ZEALAND: Television

SKY Sport 1
Host: Stephen McIvor
Commentary Team: Jenny Woods, Lesley Murdoch, Bernice Mene, Andrea McVeigh, Kathryn Harby-Williams, Anna Stanley, Tania Dalton, Garfield Samuels.
SKY’s comprehensive & authoritative coverage of the Championships begins with a preview at 8.00 pm on Friday 9 November, and includes 34 live games on SKY Sport 1 with replays on SKY Sport 3, plus previews, reviews, profiles and features.

Visit SKY's Netball World Championships home page.

TVNZ: TV One
Host: Lavina Good
Commentary Team: Julie Coney, Brendan Telfer, Dean McLachlan, Jenny-May Coffin, Joan Hodson, Anne Sargeant.

Saturday 10 November LIVE
7.30-9.45 pm Opening Ceremony and the Silver Ferns v Malawi
Sunday 11 November
10.50 pm Australia v Samoa - delayed coverage
Monday 12 November LIVE
4.00-6.00 pm Silver Ferns v Wales
Tuesday 13 November
8.30-10.30 pm Silver Ferns v Botswana - delayed coverage
Wednesday 14 November
11.00 pm-midnight Quarter-final preview highlights
Thursday 15 November LIVE
7.30-10.30 pm One quarter-final
Friday November 16 LIVE
7.30– 10.30 pm One semi-final
Saturday 17 November LIVE
7.30 – 10.00 pm Final

Visit One Sport's Netball World Championships home page.


AUSTRALIA: Television

ABC TV – Australian Eastern Standard Times
On ABC
Australia vs Samoa – 10.00 pm Sunday 11 November
Australia vs Trinidad & Tobago - 4:00 pm Monday 12 November
Australia vs Scotland - 12:30 pm Tuesday 13 November
Quarter Final: 2 - 2:00 pm Thursday 15 November
Semifinal: 1 - 4:30 pm Friday 16 November
Play-Off For 3rd & 4th Place - 4:00 pm Saturday 17 November
Final – 10:20 pm Saturday 17 November

On ABC2
New Zealand vs Malawi - 6:00 pm Saturday 10 November
Highlights: Day 1 - 9:30 pm Sunday 11 November
Highlights: Day 2 - 9:30 pm Monday 12 November
Highlights: Day 3 - 9:30 pm Tuesday 13 November
Highlights: Day 4 - 9:30 pm Wednesday 14 November


INTERNET BROADCAST
PlanetStream TV is hosting the world-wide internet broadcast of 34 games from the New World Netball World Championships.
Whole tournament and finals packages will be offered. Prices to be confirmed.


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Yeah, T&T have always been one of the more better teams. Certainly not anywhere near the level of the top 4, but they are always very competitive.

Such a shame they drew Samoa in the same group. Both of these teams should be in the QF's.


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Fiji netball players denied NZ entry


http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/536641/1435131


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England confident of upset win


http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/536641/1435171

"I think because of our performances we'd probably sit at two at the moment and you'd rank New Zealand three," she told ONE News.

It was after the loss to England that van Dyk's form came into question for the first time in her career.
"We do it consistently on Irene," said Caldow.
"I've got a world class backline. We know Irene quite well, we know what she does and they are quietly confident on how they perform on her, so yeah we can do it again."


One win over the Ferns and England thinks they're #2? It was their first win over New Zealand in 32 years.


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Aitken goes with Langman for champs



http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/536641/1439029

Great to see Laura will be fit for the champs. But a bummer that Temepara George won't get into the team. If she and Donna Wilkins had made themselves available, no doubt New Zealand would come away with the trophy.


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Result: New Zealand 85-26 Malawi



This is a massive win considering Malawi is perhaps the best team outside the top 4.


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Silver Ferns maul Malawi


The Silver Ferns have started their 2007 Netball World Championships with a 85-26 mauling of Malawi in Waitakere.
After a bright and colourful opening ceremony, the gulf in class on the court was in evidence straight from the off as Ruth Aitken's side tore into their African rivals.

Irene van Dyk showed once again the threat she possesses with a 100 per cent record of 42 goals from 42 attempts in the three quarters she was on court.
Malawi, who had talked up their chances before the game, were simply several steps behind and showed very little of the exciting play they demonstrated at the Commonwealth Games.
Laura Langman started in centre and lasted the full game, showing no signs of ill effects from her foot injury. Aitken started with a very strong attacking side with van Dyk and Jodi Te Huna up front. Sheryl Scanlan began at goal defence and Joline Henry with the wing defence bib.
The home side went off to a blistering start with a six-goal stretch within four minutes. The Malawi team, who caused a surprise at the Melbourne Games by defeating South Africa, showed flashes of their unusual style of play, passing backwards and sideways trying to find the gap.
The Ferns needed a good start to stamp their authority on the game and they were simply too classy for their African opponents, scoring 10 unopposed goals to open a 19-3 lead on 10 minutes.
Malawi could not get the ball down the court and were punished for every error and at the end of the first quarter the Ferns had opened a 23-5 lead.
The Africans, who had all sorts of visa, plane and accommodation issues before landing in New Zealand, came out fighting in the second stanza but yet again the Ferns squashed their resistance with a six-goal stretch midway through the quarter to lead 35-8.
They had opened up to 45-10 by the end of the quarter.
Aitken rung the chances for the third quarter with Maria Tutaia in for Te Huna, Julie Seymour on for Joline Henry and Leana de Bruin also taking the court at goal keep.
The changes took a little while to settle down and scoring was down slightly in the third quarter with the Ferns only taking it 18-9 for a 63-19 lead.
Youngster Maree Bowden was given a chance to shine in the final quarter, replacing Wilson at wing attack while Te Huna came back onto court to take over from van Dyk.
The one-way traffic continued as the Ferns clocked up the goals and Aitken's side finished comfortably 85-26 ahead. They next face Wales on Monday at 4.10pm in a game LIVE on TV ONE.


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So everybody got a run except Paula Griffin. She shouldn't have even been named in the team, Daneka Wipiiti would've been a much better option.


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Hopefully Australia can beat Samoa tomorrow
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Today's results:

South Africa 67-28 Malaysia
Wales 54-35 Botswana
Trinidad & Tobago 47-39 Scotland
England 87-34 Barbados
Fiji 61-32 Singapore
Jamaica 71-29 Cook Islands
Australia 82-26 Samoa

No big upsets.

Surprised that T&T struggled with Scotland, especially after the form they showed in the Euro qualifiers.

Vilimaina Davu played for Fiji today. Would be great if Fiji could somehow meet the Ferns. Davu vs. Van Dyk.

Catherine Latu must have had a shocker for Samoa today. Didn't expect them to be beaten so badly like that.


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Davu played for Fiji! whoa, having her in defence in the fijian team would of lifted their spirit somewhat, she was and probably still is one of the best defenders of the game.

Your top for are Australia, NewZealand, England and Jamaica.

I tip the Australians for the NWC this year, ofcourse against New Zealand, they have the tools and know how to play better under pressure. Plus they have beaten NewZealand on home ground this year, So thats not going to become to much of a factor.
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Davu played for Fiji! whoa, having her in defence in the fijian team would of lifted their spirit somewhat, she was and probably still is one of the best defenders of the game.

Your top for are Australia, NewZealand, England and Jamaica.

I tip the Australians for the NWC this year, ofcourse against New Zealand, they have the tools and know how to play better under pressure. Plus they have beaten NewZealand on home ground this year, So thats not going to become to much of a factor.
Yeah, it's great to see Vili back out there. Hopefully she gets on court against Jamaica. Be interesting to see how Romelda Aitken handles Vili's physicality.

New Zealand were doomed when Temepara George and Donna Wilkins didn't make themselves available. If those two (and Anna Scarlett) were in the team, no doubt they would win.


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