October 15, 2018
Taurua justfies top spot
The Silver Ferns' first win over Australia in six years is being seen as a indictment of Netball New Zealand's past treatment of coach Noeline Taurua.
The 55-44 scoreline means the team has a chance to pick up the Constellation Cup in the final match in Wellington on Thursday.
Commentator Ken Laban says Taurua has inspired a remarkable turnaround and after some lean years.
"What Noeline has done, doesn't that remind us of the incompetence and ineptitude of the netball organisation and the appointment panel that had the opportunity to put her in that role years ago when she was at the top of the game," he says.
Mr Laban says the Silver Ferns seem to be heading in the right direction despite the handicap of a domestic competition that is far inferior to what the Australians have to draw on.
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