Australia Diamonds beat New Zealand to clinch Constellation Cup again

The Australian Diamonds have farewelled retiring Captain Clare McMeniman by retaining the Constellation Cup with a 49-45 win in Invercargill. “To send Clare out as captain on this fine win tonight, because it was an honourable win as the Silver Ferns really brought it tonight, I am just terribly proud of all the girls,” said Coach Lisa Alexander.

Australian Diamonds shooting statistics
Caitlin Bassett 42/46 (91%)
Gretel Tippett 7/10 (70%)
Nat Medhurst 0/0

New Zealand Silver Ferns shooting statistics
Bailey Mes 19/27 (70%)
Te Paea Selby-Rickit 9/11 (82%)
Maria Tutaia 17/20 (85%)

Australia starting seven – GS: Caitlin Bassett, GA: Gretel Tippett, WA: Madi Robinson C: Kim Ravaillion, WD: Gabi Simpson, GD: Clare McMeniman, GK: Sharni Layton.

New Zealand starting seven – GS: Bailey Mes, GA: Te Paea Selby-Rickit, WA: Grace Ramussen, C: Shannon Francois, WD: Laura Langman GD: Katrina Grant, GK: Anna Harrison

Match MVP: Kim Ravaillion (Australia)

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