2015 Netball World Cup

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2015 Netball World Cup
2015 Netball World Cup logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Australia
Dates7 August – 16 August
No. of nations16
Final positions
Gold medal blank.svg Champions Australia (11th title)
Silver medal blank.svg Runners-up New Zealand
Bronze medal blank.svg Third place England
Top scorer(s) Australia
2011
2019

The Netball World Cup Sydney 2015[1] (NWC2015) was the fourteenth staging of the tournament previously (until 2011) known as the World Netball Championships, the premier competition in international netball, contested every four years. The 2015 tournament, ran from 7–16 August, held in Sydney, Australia, which secured hosting rights after defeating a rival bid from Manchester, England.[1] Matches were played at Allphones Arena and Netball Central. Sixteen nations competed at the championships, including the top six teams from the 2011 World Netball Championships in Singapore. After two rounds in which teams competed in pools of four, Australia, New Zealand, England and Jamaica contested the semi-finals. Australia and New Zealand met in the final, with Australia gaining a narrow 58–55 victory to take the title. The final at Allphones Arena was attended by 16,752 people, a world record for any netball game. Malawian shooter Mwayi Kumwenda was the player of the tournament.

Organisation[edit]

Allphones Arena
Host venue
33°51′S 151°04′E / 33.850°S 151.067°E / -33.850; 151.067 (Allphones Arena)
Allphones Arena.jpg
Location Sydney, New South Wales
Constructed 1997
Capacity 18,200

Hosting rights[edit]

Bids to host the 2015 Netball World Cup were submitted to the International Netball Federation (INF) in 2010. The two candidate cities chosen were Manchester, England and Sydney, Australia. In March 2011, INF delegates convened in Singapore, host nation of the 2011 World Netball Championships, to consider both bids. At the end of the conference, Sydney was announced as the host city for the 2015 tournament.

This is the second time that the World Championships have been held in Sydney, and the third time in Australia. Sydney last hosted the event in 1991, where Australia won a closely contested final against New Zealand.[2]

Venues[edit]

The 64 NWC2015 matches were played at Allphones Arena (formerly known as the "Sydney SuperDome" and "Acer Arena"), and Netball Central in Sydney Olympic Park. The venue was opened in 1999 for the 2000 Summer Olympics, and is the largest indoor sports venue in the country. In 2004, a world-record crowd of 14,339 attended an international netball test match between Australia and New Zealand at Allphones Arena (then known as "Sydney SuperDome").[2] Netball Central, which is the home of Netball Central in NSW, was officially opened in 2015, and served as the training venue for all teams, as well as host 16 NWC2015 matches.

Broadcasters[edit]

This is a list of the broadcasters for the tournament in competing countries and regions.

Country Broadcaster
 Australia Fox Sports (All Matches)
Network Ten (Australian Matches Only)
 Fiji Fiji TV
FBC TV
 Ireland Sky Sports
 Malawi SuperSport
 New Zealand Sky Sport
 South Africa SuperSport
 Uganda SuperSport
 United Kingdom Sky Sports
 Zambia SuperSport
Region Broadcaster
Pacific Islands Fiji TV
Sky Pacific
Sub-Saharan Africa SuperSport

Umpires[edit]

Seventeen umpires from six countries officiated matches at the tournament.[3]

Nation Umpire
 AUS Rachael Ayre
 AUS Josh Bowring
 AUS Paula Ferguson
 AUS Sharon Kelly
 AUS Michelle Phippard
 ENG Gary Burgess
 ENG Ian Fuller
 ENG Jackie Mizon
 ENG Tracy Smith
 JAM Dave Brown
 NZL Jonathan Bredin
 NZL Lisa McPhail
 NZL Yvonne Morgan
 NZL Kristie Simpson
 RSA Theresa Prince
 RSA Marie-Louw Van Der Merwe
 TRI Joel Young-Strong

Teams[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Sixteen teams contested the 2015 tournament.[2] The home nation automatically qualified, along with the next five highest-ranked teams from the 2011 World Netball Championships:

Qualification Tournaments The remaining ten teams were determined by regional qualifying tournaments, with two teams selected from each of the five international netball regions; Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.[4][citation needed]

Region Host Teams Dates Winner Runner up
Europe  Wales 4 30 May – 1 June 2014  Wales  Scotland
Oceania  Cook Islands 4 2–7 June 2014  Fiji  Samoa
Americas  Canada 8 19–28 August 2014  Trinidad and Tobago  Barbados
Asia  Singapore 10 7–14 September 2014  Singapore  Sri Lanka
Africa  Botswana 8 14–20 September 2014  Uganda  Zambia

Draw[edit]

There was no draw for the tournament, instead the 16 qualified teams were allocated into four pools (A, B, C and D) according to their INF World Rankings of 1 July 2014,[5] as per following criteria:[6]

  • Pool A – teams seeded 1, 2, 9, 10
  • Pool B – teams seeded 3, 4, 11, 12
  • Pool C – teams seeded 5, 6, 13, 14
  • Pool D – teams seeded 7, 8, 15, 16
  • Subject to a maximum of two teams from the same region per pool, in case of a third team from the same region, they are switched with the closest ranked team from a different pool. After the original allocation, Sri Lanka and Uganda swapped pools to comply with this rule.[5]

Rankings reflect the teams' rankings in July 2014.

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D

 Australia (1)
 New Zealand (2)
 Barbados (9)
 Trinidad and Tobago (10)

 England (3)
 Jamaica (4)
 Scotland (11)
 Samoa (13)

 Malawi (5)
 South Africa (6)
 Singapore (19)
 Sri Lanka (24)

 Fiji (7)
 Wales (8)
 Uganda (15)
 Zambia (22)

Format[edit]

The 2015 tournament consisted of 64 matches played over ten days from 7–16 August. It included three stages – a preliminary pool stage, a qualifying pool stage, and a knockout series of semi-finals and finals. The 16 participating teams were initially divided into four pools (A, B, C and D) of four teams. During the preliminary pool stage, teams in each pool played each other once. In every pool match, two points were awarded to a winning team, while no points were given to a losing team.[7]

The qualification round consisted of two First Eight pools (E and F), which were formed from two teams with the highest number of points in each of the preliminary matches pools, and two Second Eight pools (G and H), formed from the bottom two teams in each of the preliminary matches pools. In this stage, teams in each pool played each other once.

The two teams with the highest number of points in each of the two First Eight pools advanced to the semi-finals. The winners of the semifinals contested the final, while the losers played for the bronze medal (3rd place). The bottom two teams in each of these pools entered a knockout stage to determine fifth to eighth place. The teams from the two Second Eight pools are similarly divided, eventually entering two knockout stages for 9th to 12th place and 13th to 16th place.

Preliminary round matches[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 199 113 86 6
2  Australia 3 2 0 1 203 100 103 4
3  Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 0 2 125 186 −61 2
4  Barbados 3 0 0 3 83 211 −128 0
7 August
16:50 (AEST)
Report New Zealand  73–28  Barbados    Allphones Arena
Paseka Goals scored 28/38 (74%)
Mes Goals scored 24/31 (77%)
Tutaia Goals scored 12/15 (80%)
Brown Goals scored 9/12 (75%)
Wharton Goals scored 14/16 (88%)
Piggott Goals scored 6/6 (100%)
Sealy Goals scored 4/5 (80%)
Thomas Goals scored 4/6 (67%)
7 August
21:05 (AEST)
Report Australia  73–32  Trinidad and Tobago    Allphones Arena
Thwaites Goals scored 26/32 (81%)
Bell Goals scored 18/19 (95%)
Bassett Goals scored 17/18 (94%)
Medhurst Goals scored 12/15 (80%)
Wallace Goals scored 11/14 (79%)
McCollin Goals scored 10/11 (91%)
Noel Goals scored 6/11 (55%)
Cooper Goals scored 5/7 (71%)
8 August
13:20 (AEST)
Report Trinidad and Tobago  38–74  New Zealand    Allphones Arena
Wallace Goals scored 24/30 (80%)
Cooper Goals scored 9/11 (82%)
McCollin Goals scored 4/4 (100%)
Noel Goals scored 1/1 (100%)
Mes Goals scored 21/25 (84%)
Paseka Goals scored 21/27 (78%)
Brown Goals scored 16/20 (80%)
Tutaia Goals scored 16/20 (80%)
8 August
15:20 (AEST)
Report Barbados  16–83  Australia    Allphones Arena
Wharton Goals scored 7/13 (54%)
Piggott Goals scored 5/11 (45%)
Thomas Goals scored 4/5 (80%)
Bassett Goals scored 30/30 (100%)
Bell Goals scored 21/24 (88%)
Thwaites Goals scored 17/18 (94%)
Medhurst Goals scored 15/19 (79%)
9 August
12:20 (AEST)
Report Trinidad and Tobago  55–39  Barbados    Allphones Arena
Wallace Goals scored 37/42 (88%)
Cooper Goals scored 18/20 (90%)
Wharton Goals scored 23/25 (92%)
Thomas Goals scored 7/8 (88%)
Piggott Goals scored 6/8 (75%)
Sealy Goals scored 3/3 (100%)
9 August
14:20 (AEST)
Report Australia  47–52  New Zealand    Allphones Arena
Bassett Goals scored 38/43 (88%)
Medhurst Goals scored 6/7 (86%)
Bell Goals scored 3/7 (43%)
Tutaia Goals scored 34/48 (71%)
Mes Goals scored 18/21 (86%)

Pool B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  England 3 3 0 0 199 103 96 6
2  Jamaica 3 2 0 1 211 122 89 4
3  Scotland 3 1 0 2 90 167 −77 2
4  Samoa 3 0 0 3 114 222 −108 0
7 August
10:50 (AEST)
Report Jamaica  90–44  Samoa    Allphones Arena
Fowler-Reid Goals scored 39/45 (87%)
Aiken Goals scored 29/32 (91%)
Beckford Goals scored 11/13 (85%)
Griffiths Goals scored 11/16 (69%)
Naoupu Goals scored 21/26 (81%)
Tanimo Goals scored 15/20 (75%)
Too Goals scored 8/11 (73%)
7 August
14:50 (AEST)
Report England  60–19  Scotland    Allphones Arena
Dunn Goals scored 22/23 (96%)
Harten Goals scored 16/22 (73%)
Cookey Goals scored 11/12 (92%)
Housby Goals scored 11/15 (73%)
Sole Goals scored 13/17 (76%)
Pettitt Goals scored 3/6 (50%)
Gallagher Goals scored 3/7 (43%)
8 August
15:20 (AEST)
Report Samoa  36–47  Scotland    Netball Central
Tanimo Goals scored 20/20 (100%)
Naoupu Goals scored 14/14 (100%)
Too Goals scored 2/2 (100%)
Sole Goals scored 19/28 (68%)
Gallagher Goals scored 15/20 (75%)
MacDonald Goals scored 13/14 (93%)
8 August
17:20 (AEST)
Report Jamaica  50–54  England    Allphones Arena
Aiken Goals scored 27/29 (93%)
Beckford Goals scored 17/20 (85%)
Fowler-Reid Goals scored 6/7 (86%)
Harten Goals scored 37/46 (80%)
Housby Goals scored 11/13 (85%)
Cookey Goals scored 6/8 (75%)
9 August
16:20 (AEST)
Report England  85–34  Samoa    Allphones Arena
Harten Goals scored 30/35 (86%)
Housby Goals scored 26/29 (90%)
Cookey Goals scored 17/17 (100%)
Dunn Goals scored 12/16 (75%)
Tanimo Goals scored 17/18 (94%)
Tuipulotu Goals scored 8/10 (80%)
Too Goals scored 7/9 (78%)
Naoupu Goals scored 2/5 (40%)
10 August
19:20 (AEST)
Report Scotland  24–71  Jamaica    Allphones Arena
Pettitt Goals scored 9/15 (60%)
Sole Goals scored 8/14 (57%)
Gallagher Goals scored 7/11 (64%)
Fowler-Reid Goals scored 59/62 (95%)
Griffiths Goals scored 12/14 (86%)

Pool C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Malawi 3 3 0 0 234 100 134 6
2  South Africa 3 2 0 1 209 96 113 4
3  Singapore 3 1 0 2 108 187 −79 2
4  Sri Lanka 3 0 0 3 78 246 −168 0
7 August
11:50 (AEST)
Report Singapore  56–43  Sri Lanka    Netball Central
Soh Goals scored 39/55 (71%)
Chen Goals scored 17/25 (68%)
Algama Goals scored 34/39 (87%)
Alwis Goals scored 9/11 (82%)
7 August
12:50 (AEST)
Report Malawi  58–51  South Africa    Allphones Arena
Kumwenda Goals scored 40/43 (93%)
Simtowe Goals scored 18/24 (75%)
Potgieter Goals scored 43/48 (90%)
Holtzhausen Goals scored 8/14 (57%)
8 August
17:20 (AEST)
Report South Africa  69–21  Singapore    Netball Central
Potgieter Goals scored 39/45 (87%)
du Plessis Goals scored 19/27 (70%)
Holtzhausen Goals scored 11/14 (79%)
Soh Goals scored 11/18 (61%)
Yu Goals scored 6/9 (67%)
Chen Goals scored 4/6 (67%)
8 August
19:20 (AEST)
Report Sri Lanka  18–101  Malawi    Allphones Arena
Alwis Goals scored 7/8 (88%)
Mendis Goals scored 6/11 (55%)
Algama Goals scored 5/9 (56%)
Kumwenda Goals scored 32/36 (89%)
Mvula Goals scored 28/31 (90%)
Chimaliro Goals scored 21/22 (95%)
Simtowe Goals scored 20/22 (91%)
9 August
18:20 (AEST)
Report Malawi  75–31  Singapore    Allphones Arena
Kumwenda Goals scored 39/43 (91%)
Simtowe Goals scored 23/24 (96%)
Chimaliro Goals scored 7/7 (100%)
Mvula Goals scored 6/9 (67%)
Soh Goals scored 23/31 (74%)
Chen Goals scored 5/10 (50%)
Yu Goals scored 3/4 (75%)
10 August
12:20 (AEST)
Report South Africa  89–17  Sri Lanka    Allphones Arena
Potgieter Goals scored 43/46 (93%)
Holtzhausen Goals scored 21/24 (88%)
Lombard Goals scored 14/19 (74%)
du Plessis Goals scored 11/11 (100%)
Algama Goals scored 13/17 (76%)
Alwis Goals scored 3/7 (43%)
Mendis Goals scored 1/4 (25%)

Pool D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Wales 3 3 0 0 179 143 36 6
2  Uganda 3 2 0 1 182 127 55 4
3  Fiji 3 1 0 2 151 171 −20 2
4  Zambia 3 0 0 3 133 204 −71 0
7 August
9:50 (AEST)
Report Fiji  52–59  Wales    Netball Central
Mitchell Goals scored 35/35 (100%)
Rusivakula Goals scored 17/25 (68%)
Lewis Goals scored 31/39 (79%)
Thomas Goals scored 28/28 (100%)
7 August
13:50 (AEST)
Report Uganda  74–38  Zambia    Netball Central
Proscovia Goals scored 56/62 (90%)
Nanyonga Goals scored 10/14 (71%)
Oyella Goals scored 8/9 (89%)
Jere Goals scored 22/24 (92%)
Banda Goals scored 11/11 (100%)
Bwalya Goals scored 5/6 (83%)
8 August
11:20 (AEST)
Report Uganda  61–40  Fiji    Allphones Arena
Proscovia Goals scored 37/45 (82%)
Nanyonga Goals scored 24/29 (83%)
Mitchell Goals scored 27/30 (90%)
Rusivakula Goals scored 8/12 (67%)
Rauluni Goals scored 5/8 (63%)
9 August
10:20 (AEST)
Report Wales  71–44  Zambia    Allphones Arena
Lewis Goals scored 44/49 (90%)
Thomas Goals scored 13/14 (93%)
Rowe Goals scored 12/12 (100%)
Bell Goals scored 2/5 (40%)
Jere Goals scored 31/37 (84%)
Bwalya Goals scored 11/18 (61%)
Banda Goals scored 2/4 (50%)
10 August
15:20 (AEST)
Report Zambia  51–59  Fiji    Allphones Arena
Jere Goals scored 31/39 (79%)
Banda Goals scored 16/19 (84%)
Bwalya Goals scored 4/5 (80%)
Mitchell Goals scored 41/47 (87%)
Rusivakula Goals scored 18/25 (72%)
10 August
17:20 (AEST)
Report Uganda  47–49  Wales    Allphones Arena
Proscovia Goals scored 26/32 (81%)
Nanyonga Goals scored 21/23 (91%)
Lewis Goals scored 35/42 (83%)
Thomas Goals scored 14/14 (100%)

Qualification round matches[edit]

Pool E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 188 130 58 6
2  Jamaica 3 2 0 1 170 164 6 4
3  Malawi 3 1 0 2 170 173 −3 2
4  Uganda 3 0 0 3 133 194 −61 0
11 August
14:20 (AEST)
Report Malawi  59–53  Uganda    Netball Central
Kumwenda Goals scored 48/53 (91%)
Simtowe Goals scored 11/13 (85%)
Proscovia Goals scored 38/39 (97%)
Nanyonga Goals scored 15/18 (83%)
11 August
18:20 (AEST)
Report New Zealand  55–48  Jamaica    Allphones Arena
Tutaia Goals scored 36/43 (84%)
Mes Goals scored 19/25 (76%)
Aiken Goals scored 41/44 (93%)
Beckford Goals scored 7/9 (78%)
12 August
18:20 (AEST)
Report New Zealand  57–49  Malawi    Allphones Arena
Mes Goals scored 33/38 (87%)
Brown Goals scored 16/19 (84%)
Tutaia Goals scored 8/9 (89%)
Kumwenda Goals scored 38/42 (90%)
Simtowe Goals scored 11/13 (85%)
13 August
14:20 (AEST)
Report Jamaica  59–47  Uganda    Allphones Arena
Fowler-Reid Goals scored 23/25 (92%)
Aiken Goals scored 16/16 (100%)
Beckford Goals scored 15/16 (94%)
Griffiths Goals scored 5/7 (71%)
Nanyonga Goals scored 29/34 (85%)
Proscovia Goals scored 18/24 (75%)
14 August
12:20 (AEST)
Report Jamaica  63–62  Malawi    Allphones Arena
Aiken Goals scored 44/48 (92%)
Beckford Goals scored 17/18 (94%)
Griffiths Goals scored 2/3 (67%)
Kumwenda Goals scored 39/41 (95%)
Simtowe Goals scored 23/23 (100%)
14 August
18:20 (AEST)
Report New Zealand  76–33  Uganda    Allphones Arena
Paseka Goals scored 49/55 (89%)
Brown Goals scored 22/29 (76%)
Tutaia Goals scored 5/7 (71%)
Proscovia Goals scored 19/22 (86%)
Nanyonga Goals scored 11/18 (61%)
Amono Goals scored 2/4 (50%)
Oyella Goals scored 1/2 (50%)

Pool F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Australia 3 3 0 0 206 96 110 6
2  England 3 2 0 1 181 130 51 4
3  South Africa 3 1 0 2 145 168 −23 2
4  Wales 3 0 0 3 97 235 −138 0
11 August
12:20 (AEST)
Report South Africa  68–40  Wales    Allphones Arena
Potgieter Goals scored 49/57 (86%)
du Plessis Goals scored 13/16 (81%)
Holtzhausen Goals scored 6/8 (75%)
Lewis Goals scored 29/32 (91%)
Thomas Goals scored 8/11 (73%)
Bell Goals scored 3/4 (75%)
11 August
20:20 (AEST)
Report Australia  51–41  England    Allphones Arena
Bassett Goals scored 28/32 (88%)
Medhurst Goals scored 14/18 (78%)
Thwaites Goals scored 9/13 (69%)
Harten Goals scored 30/33 (91%)
Housby Goals scored 6/9 (67%)
Cookey Goals scored 5/6 (83%)
12 August
16:20 (AEST)
Report England  78–33  Wales    Allphones Arena
Harten Goals scored 28/29 (97%)
Dunn Goals scored 21/31 (68%)
Cookey Goals scored 15/15 (100%)
Housby Goals scored 14/15 (93%)
Rowe Goals scored 16/21 (76%)
Lewis Goals scored 7/8 (88%)
Thomas Goals scored 7/8 (88%)
Bell Goals scored 3/6 (50%)
12 August
20:20 (AEST)
Report Australia  66–31  South Africa    Allphones Arena
Bell Goals scored 33/35 (94%)
Thwaites Goals scored 33/38 (87%)
Potgieter Goals scored 21/27 (78%)
du Plessis Goals scored 7/12 (58%)
Holtzhausen Goals scored 2/2 (100%)
Lombard Goals scored 1/3 (33%)
14 August
16:20 (AEST)
Report England  62–46  South Africa    Allphones Arena
Harten Goals scored 35/39 (90%)
Housby Goals scored 14/15 (93%)
Cookey Goals scored 13/14 (93%)
Potgieter Goals scored 35/38 (92%)
Holtzhausen Goals scored 11/22 (50%)
14 August
20:20 (AEST)
Report Australia  89–24  Wales    Allphones Arena
Thwaites Goals scored 43/46 (93%)
Bell Goals scored 24/26 (92%)
Bassett Goals scored 15/19 (79%)
Medhurst Goals scored 7/8 (88%)
Lewis Goals scored 14/16 (88%)
Rowe Goals scored 8/8 (100%)
Bell Goals scored 1/4 (25%)
Thomas Goals scored 1/4 (25%)

Pool G[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Trinidad and Tobago 3 3 0 0 208 118 90 6
2  Samoa 3 2 0 1 148 159 −11 4
3  Zambia 3 1 0 2 159 157 2 2
4  Singapore 3 0 0 3 107 188 −81 0
11 August
10:20 (AEST)
Report Samoa  46–39  Singapore    Allphones Arena
Naoupu Goals scored 24/27 (89%)
Tanimo Goals scored 17/20 (85%)
Too Goals scored 5/5 (100%)
Soh Goals scored 26/34 (76%)
Yu Goals scored 11/19 (58%)
Chen Goals scored 2/4 (50%)
11 August
12:20 (AEST)
Report Trinidad and Tobago  66–39  Zambia    Netball Central
Wallace Goals scored 30/34 (88%)
McCollin Goals scored 17/19 (89%)
Noel Goals scored 12/15 (80%)
Cooper Goals scored 7/8 (88%)
Jere Goals scored 14/17 (82%)
Banda Goals scored 13/16 (81%)
Bwalya Goals scored 12/18 (67%)
12 August
10:20 (AEST)
Report Trinidad and Tobago  75–32  Singapore    Allphones Arena
Wallace Goals scored 27/31 (87%)
McCollin Goals scored 26/27 (96%)
Cooper Goals scored 14/14 (100%)
Noel Goals scored 8/10 (80%)
Soh Goals scored 17/24 (71%)
Chen Goals scored 8/8 (100%)
Liew Goals scored 4/6 (67%)
Yu Goals scored 3/5 (60%)
12 August
14:20 (AEST)
Report Samoa  55–53  Zambia    Allphones Arena
Tanimo Goals scored 26/30 (87%)
Naoupu Goals scored 23/25 (92%)
Too Goals scored 6/8 (75%)
Jere Goals scored 34/39 (87%)
Banda Goals scored 18/20 (90%)
Bwalya Goals scored 1/1 (100%)
13 August
20:20 (AEST)
Report Trinidad and Tobago  67–47  Samoa    Allphones Arena
Wallace Goals scored 49/59 (83%)
McCollin Goals scored 15/16 (94%)
Cooper Goals scored 3/3 (100%)
Tanimo Goals scored 17/18 (94%)
Tuipulotu Goals scored 15/18 (83%)
Too Goals scored 15/26 (58%)
14 August
14:20 (AEST)
Report Singapore  36–67  Zambia    Allphones Arena
Chen Goals scored 15/24 (63%)
Yu Goals scored 14/22 (64%)
Soh Goals scored 7/13 (54%)
Jere Goals scored 34/36 (94%)
Bwalya Goals scored 17/18 (94%)
Banda Goals scored 16/19 (84%)

Pool H[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Fiji 3 3 0 0 173 110 63 6
2  Scotland 3 2 0 1 138 109 29 4
3  Barbados 3 1 0 2 138 118 20 2
4  Sri Lanka 3 0 0 3 91 203 −112 0
11 August
14:20 (AEST)
Report Sri Lanka  31–77  Fiji    Allphones Arena
Mendis Goals scored 18/29 (62%)
Alwis Goals scored 10/15 (67%)
Abeywickrama Goals scored 2/5 (40%)
Algama Goals scored 1/3 (33%)
Rusivakula Goals scored 32/43 (74%)
Rauluni Goals scored 30/36 (83%)
Mitchell Goals scored 15/15 (100%)
11 August
16:20 (AEST)
Report Barbados  34–37  Scotland    Allphones Arena
Piggott Goals scored 17/21 (81%)
Sealy Goals scored 10/15 (67%)
Wharton Goals scored 7/7 (100%)
Gallagher Goals scored 14/18 (78%)
MacDonald Goals scored 14/19 (74%)
Sole Goals scored 9/14 (64%)
12 August
12:20 (AEST)
Report Barbados  37–48  Fiji    Netball Central
Sealy Goals scored 12/15 (80%)
Wharton Goals scored 12/16 (75%)
Piggott Goals scored 9/12 (75%)
Thomas Goals scored 4/8 (50%)
Mitchell Goals scored 35/40 (88%)
Rusivakula Goals scored 13/19 (68%)
12 August
12:20 (AEST)
Report Scotland  59–27  Sri Lanka    Allphones Arena
Sole Goals scored 25/34 (74%)
McNeill Goals scored 20/29 (69%)
Pettitt Goals scored 14/22 (64%)
Algama Goals scored 23/34 (68%)
Alwis Goals scored 3/4 (75%)
Mendis Goals scored 1/5 (20%)
13 August
16:20 (AEST)
Report Barbados  67–33  Sri Lanka    Allphones Arena
Sealy Goals scored 35/46 (76%)
Thomas Goals scored 15/22 (68%)
Wharton Goals scored 11/14 (79%)
Piggott Goals scored 6/6 (100%)
Mendis Goals scored 17/26 (65%)
Algama Goals scored 13/19 (68%)
Alwis Goals scored 3/4 (75%)
13 August
18:20 (AEST)
Report Scotland  42–48  Fiji    Allphones Arena
Sole Goals scored 26/39 (67%)
MacDonald Goals scored 9/15 (60%)
Gallagher Goals scored 7/10 (70%)
Mitchell Goals scored 32/35 (91%)
Rusivakula Goals scored 16/19 (84%)

Play-off matches[edit]

5th to 8th

15 August
16:30 (AEST)
Report Malawi  71–52  Wales    Allphones Arena
Kumwenda Goals scored 49/53 (92%)
Simtowe Goals scored 15/17 (88%)
Chimaliro Goals scored 6/6 (100%)
Mvula Goals scored 1/1 (100%)
Lewis Goals scored 40/45 (89%)
Thomas Goals scored 7/10 (70%)
Rowe Goals scored 5/5 (100%)
15 August
17:15 (AEST)
Report South Africa  50–40  Uganda    Netball Central
Potgieter Goals scored 36/38 (95%)
Holtzhausen Goals scored 14/17 (82%)
Nanyonga Goals scored 22/29 (76%)
Proscovia Goals scored 18/24 (75%)

9th to 12th

15 August
09:30 (AEST)
Report Fiji  51–54  Samoa    Netball Central
Mitchell Goals scored 33/34 (97%)
Rusivakula Goals scored 18/23 (78%)
Naoupu Goals scored 35/42 (83%)
Tanimo Goals scored 11/14 (79%)
Too Goals scored 8/11 (73%)
15 August
09:35 (AEST)
Report Trinidad and Tobago  57–56
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 Scotland    Netball Central
Wallace Goals scored 49/54 (91%)
Cooper Goals scored 6/9 (67%)
McCollin Goals scored 2/2 (100%)
Gallagher Goals scored 31/40 (78%)
MacDonald Goals scored 19/21 (90%)
Sole Goals scored 6/7 (86%)

13th to 16th

15 August
10:00 (AEST)
Report Barbados  56–39  Singapore    Allphones Arena
Sealy Goals scored 43/49 (88%)
Piggott Goals scored 12/15 (80%)
Thomas Goals scored 1/3 (33%)
Soh Goals scored 28/34 (82%)
Chen Goals scored 7/10 (70%)
Liew Goals scored 3/4 (75%)
Yu Goals scored 1/1 (100%)
15 August
17:15 (AEST)
Report Zambia  70–36  Sri Lanka    Netball Central
Bwalya Goals scored 28/34 (82%)
Banda Goals scored 22/24 (92%)
Jere Goals scored 20/21 (95%)
Algama Goals scored 29/31 (94%)
Mendis Goals scored 7/9 (78%)

Placement matches[edit]

5th place

16 August
11:00 (AEST)
Report Malawi  46–48  South Africa    Allphones Arena
Kumwenda Goals scored 36/41 (88%)
Simtowe Goals scored 10/11 (91%)
Potgieter Goals scored 32/34 (94%)
Holtzhausen Goals scored 16/22 (73%)

7th place

16 August
10:50 (AEST)
Report Wales  64–41  Uganda    Netball Central
Rowe Goals scored 32/38 (84%)
Lewis Goals scored 31/35 (89%)
Thomas Goals scored 1/1 (100%)
Proscovia Goals scored 31/34 (91%)
Nanyonga Goals scored 4/5 (80%)
Oyella Goals scored 6/6 (100%)

9th place

16 August
08:50 (AEST)
Report Trinidad and Tobago  64–51  Samoa    Netball Central
Wallace Goals scored 53/60 (88%)
Cooper Goals scored 11/12 (92%)
Naoupu Goals scored 32/36 (89%)
Too Goals scored 19/25 (76%)

11th place

16 August
08:55 (AEST)
Report Fiji  51–41  Scotland    Netball Central
Mitchell Goals scored 29/31 (94%)
Rusivakula Goals scored 22/26 (85%)
Gallagher Goals scored 22/27 (81%)
MacDonald Goals scored 17/18 (94%)
Sole Goals scored 2/5 (40%)

13th place

16 August
08:50 (AEST)
Report Barbados  53–38  Zambia    Allphones Arena
Wharton Goals scored 22/25 (88%)
Sealy Goals scored 20/23 (87%)
Piggott Goals scored 11/13 (85%)
Bwalya Goals scored 17/24 (71%)
Banda Goals scored 10/15 (67%)
Jere Goals scored 7/12 (58%)
Moono Goals scored 4/8 (50%)

15th place

16 August
10:55 (AEST)
Report Singapore  59–32  Sri Lanka    Netball Central
Soh Goals scored 41/50 (82%)
Chen Goals scored 8/11 (73%)
Yu Goals scored 5/8 (63%)
Liew Goals scored 5/11 (45%)
Mendis Goals scored 15/19 (79%)
Algama Goals scored 11/13 (85%)
Abeywickrama Goals scored 6/9 (67%)

Semi-finals and medal matches[edit]

At the conclusion of qualifying pool play Australia, England, Jamaica and New Zealand advanced into the semi-finals. This was the fifth time in the last five tournaments that the world's top four ranked sides had reached the semi-final stage.[8] New Zealand led England throughout the first semi-final, pulling away in the last fifteen minutes to post a 50 points to 39 win.[8] In the other semi final Australia eased past Jamaica 67 to 56, outpointing them in three of the four quarters.[9]

In the final Australia outplayed New Zealand in the first quarter to lead 16–7. Despite winning each of the next three quarters New Zealand were unable to make up the difference. Australia extended their lead to 12 goals early in the second quarter, before New Zealand played their way back into the game. At half-time the score was 30 to 22 and at the start of the last quarter 43 to 37.[10] With a minute remaining Australia led by just three goals, but were able to hold their nerve to record a 58 to 55 goal victory.[11]

The defensive work of captain Laura Geitz and Julie Corletto along with accurate goal shooting from Caitlin Bassett helped set up the Australian win.[11] New Zealand goal attack Maria Tutaia said they were too complacent in the first quarter and could not handle the defensive pressure from Australia.[12] Geitz praised her attackers for capitalising on every opportunity and also said that the "first quarter set us up nicely."[13] The Australians shooters scored goals at a 91 percent success rate while their defenders held the New Zealanders to just 73 percent.[14] Corletto retired after the game, ending a twelve-year career that includes 53 tests and three world titles.[15] Australia has now won the World Cup three times in a row and eleven times in total.[13] In the bronze medal match England beat Jamaica 66–44.[16]

 
Semi finalsFinal
 
      
 
15 August
 
 
 New Zealand 50
 
16 August
 
 England 39
 
 New Zealand 55
 
15 August
 
 Australia 58
 
 Australia 67
 
 
 Jamaica56
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
16 August
 
 
 England 66
 
 
 Jamaica 44

Semi-finals[edit]

15 August
12:10 (AEST)
Report New Zealand  50–39  England    Allphones Arena
Tutaia Goals scored 35/42 (83%)
Mes Goals scored 15/22 (68%)
Harten Goals scored 31/36 (86%)
Cookey Goals scored 7/10 (70%)
Housby Goals scored 1/4 (25%)
15 August
14:20 (AEST)
Report Australia  67–56  Jamaica    Allphones Arena
Bassett Goals scored 49/52 (94%)
Medhurst Goals scored 18/19 (95%)
Aiken Goals scored 33/36 (92%)
Beckford Goals scored 14/16 (88%)
Fowler-Reid Goals scored 9/10 (90%)

Bronze medal match[edit]

16 August
13:10 (AEST)
Report England  66–44  Jamaica    Allphones Arena
Harten Goals scored 52/59 (88%)
Cookey Goals scored 14/18 (78%)
Aiken Goals scored 26/28 (93%)
Fowler-Reid Goals scored 12/13 (92%)
Beckford Goals scored 6/6 (100%)

Gold medal match[edit]

16 August
15:20 (AEST)
Report New Zealand  55–58  Australia    Allphones Arena
Tutaia Goals scored 38/53 (72%)
Mes Goals scored 17/22 (77%)
Bassett Goals scored 48/51 (94%)
Medhurst Goals scored 10/13 (77%)

Final placings[edit]

Place Nation
Gold  Australia
Silver  New Zealand
Bronze  England
4  Jamaica
5  South Africa
6  Malawi
7  Wales
8  Uganda
9  Trinidad and Tobago
10  Samoa
11  Fiji
12  Scotland
13  Barbados
14  Zambia
15  Singapore
16  Sri Lanka

References[edit]

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