Stories From the Games

Samoa Take Fifth

Samoa had their best world level netball tournament yet with a hard fought 53 - 50 win over Malawi in the playoff for 5th and 6th place.

Malawi had surprised by finishing third in their Pool and were determined to get into the top five. Samoa were equally determined and hung on despite controlling the Game throughout for a tenacious win.

Fiji Settle for Ninth Place

Fiji had a decisive 69-45 victory over Barbados to finish in ninth position.

In the battle for ninth position Fiji dominated the first half - their defensive combination of Matila Waganidrola and Mere Rabuka making it difficult for Barbados to penetrate the circle.

Fiji finally break the drought

Fiji scored their first win at the expense of St Vincent and the Grenadines 58 - 44 today.

Fiji won all quarters of this match.

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At the end of the Pool 1 Games Fiji is placed 5th out of the six teams

Samoa edge out Barbados in a close contested game

Samoa came out on top to beat Barbados 45-41 in a very tight match this afternoon at the State Netball Centre

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Fiji lose to South Africa 51-56

Fiji Netball Team went down fighting in a very close match against South Africa

Samoa Control Wales in Steady Build Up

Samoa had just too much size and strength for Wales in their preliminary round match and remain undefeated in ther Pool after two matches.

Final Scores

 SAM  - SAMOA  49  [17]  [9]  [12]  [11]  
WAL - WALES 42 [10] [15] [7] [10]

New Zealand Blow Out Against Fiji


New Zealand were just too strong for Fiji in tonights Games at the State Netball Centre.

New Zealand outscored Fiji in all four quarters to win by 80 - 26.

The first quarter score was 17 - 7 follwed by 24 - 4, 17 - 8 and 22 - 7.

Fourth Day Netball Action

19 Mar 06 07:46

The fourth day of the Netball competition continues at the State Netball Hockey Centre with the on-court action featuring gold medal favourites Australia and medal aspirants Samoa, Wales, Fiji, St Vincent, Barbados and South Africa.


The hosts of the 2007 World Netball Championships, Fiji, lost their first match in the Melbourne 2006 Com Games by a scoreline of 60-41.

Fiji were able to win the third quarter 14 - 11 to keep the crowd alive and show glimpses of their potential.

Samoa register their first win of the Games

Samoa Netball Team beat Singapore convincingly by 43 goals

Fiji Attend Games with Two Captains

The Fiji Netball team has departed for Melbourne, and for the first time it will have two captains at the helm as mid-court star Unaisi Rokoura and defender Matila Waqanidrola share the responsibility.

Story From M2006 Website

World's top eight Netball nations confirmed.

The Minister for the Commonwealth Games, Mr Justin Madden, and Games CEO, Mr John Harnden, have joined Netballers from the Australian squad at the State Netball Hockey Centre to announce details of the Netball team draw for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.....
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