Live updates: Netball World Cup - Silver Ferns v Uganda from Cape Town

  • 29/07/2023

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Kia ora, good evening, and welcome to Newshub's live updates of the Silver Ferns' second Netball World Cup encounter, facing Uganda in Cape Town.

Just 24 hours after a convincing win over Trinidad and Tobago, Dame Noeline Taurua's side go again, this time against Uganda.

The truncated nature of this tournament sees the Silver Ferns in action again in their penultimate match of the first stage of the preliminaries. 

All 12 players got a run out in Friday's win, and will likely do the same again tonight as Dame Noeline looks to build combinations heading deeper into the tournament.

The Silver Ferns will be wary about Uganda, though, with these two sides meeting at last year's Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

On that occasion, the Silver Ferns were made to work, but ultimately prevailed with a 53-40 victory. 

Nicknamed the 'She Cranes', Uganda also opened their tournament on Friday night, taking a 79-37 win over Singapore, with five different shooters adding to the scoreline. 

TAB odds: Silver Ferns $1.01, Uganda $15


New Zealand: Ameliaranne Ekenasio (c), Grace Nweke, Te Paea Selby-Rickit, Maia Wilson, Gina Crampton, Maddy Gordon, Kate Heffernan, Whitney Souness, Karin Burger, Kelly Jury, Phoenix Karaka, Jane Watson

Uganda: Irene Eyaru (c), Mary Nuba Cholhok, Christine Namulumba Kango, Shadia Nassanga, Sarah Nakiyunga, Annet Najjuka, Norah Lunkuse, Lillian Achola, Margret Baagala, Viola Asingo, Hanisha Muhammad, Stella Nanfuka, Faridah Kadondi, Shaffie Nalwanja

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