Silver Ferns' 1967 team reunite, reminisce over first World Cup victory

Former NZ captain Judy Blair and vice-captain Tilly Hirst said the game has drastically changed since their era. Source: 1 NEWS


'That's the plan' – Silver Ferns out for revenge in Taini Jamison Trophy showdown with England

Silver Ferns shooter Bailey Mes has said that the side will be out for revenge when they meet England to compete for the Taini Jamison trophy.

The Roses claimed a 49-45 upset win when the two teams met in their Quad Series match in Auckland last week, before the Silver Ferns claimed series honours with a resounding win over Australia in Invercargill yesterday.

Speaking to 1 NEWS today, Mes spoke of her side's hunger as they look forward to three more Tests against the Roses.

"We want to win obviously," Mes said.

"After that performance against them (England) in Auckland last week, we'll definitely be wanting to put some better stuff out there."

Mes was then asked about the idea of getting revenge for the defeat.

"Potentially! That's the plan."

Bailey Mes says the team are out to improve, having fallen to the Roses last time the two sides met. Source: 1 NEWS


'The stupidest decision ever made' - Aussie great slams Laura Langman's Silver Ferns exile

Australian great Liz Ellis has launched a stinging attack on Netball New Zealand, after continuing to consider midcourter Laura Langman unavailable for selection.

After signing to play for the Sunshine Coast Lightning in Australia's domestic competition, Netball New Zealand's selection criteria deems Langman as ineligible to play for the Silver Ferns, instead choosing to only select those playing within the ANZ Premiership.

Ellis though, says that Langman's continued exclusion from the Silver Ferns will only hurt the game in New Zealand.

"Not having her in your line-up is the stupidest decision a sporting administration has ever made," Ellis told Fairfax.

"She's someone who's beyond reproach. She's outstanding in her position. You put her in the line and suddenly it's far more cohesive. I think the Silver Ferns lack that cohesion."

Langman's absence from the Silver Ferns was noticeable in the 49-45 loss to England this week, with Ellis singling out the midcourter as the missing piece in the jigsaw.

"I watched that game [against England] and I thought she would have been the difference well and truly."

"They don't have someone who wins the ball and organises the midcourt like she does."

The Silver Ferns will be hoping that Langman's continued absence doesn't return to hurt them, when they meet Australia in Invercargill tomorrow night.

Silver Ferns midcourter Laura Langman Source: Photosport