Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Silver Ferns 72 def Wales 39

Silver Ferns end northern tour with clean sweep over Wales

Media Update

Thursday 9 February, 2017

Silver Ferns 72 def Wales 39

Producing a dominant second half, the Silver Ferns overcame a spirited Wales 72-39 to complete a 2-0 series sweep in Cardiff to claim the Wendy White Trophy on Thursday.

Following their 92-27 win 24 hours earlier, the Silver Ferns had another opportunity to test new combinations, Wales showing considerable enterprise to notch up their equal-highest score against the visitors, achieved in 1998.

The Silver Ferns started with an untried line-up, bookended at both ends by youngsters Maia Wilson, under the shooting ring, making her first Test Match start, and goalkeeper Kelly Jury.

Read the full match report on
Series MVP: Grace Rasmussen (Silver Ferns)

Quarter-by-Quarter Scores
SILVER FERNS Q1: 15 – Q2: 31 (16) – Q3: 51 (20) – Q4: 72 (21)
WALES | Q1: 12 – Q2: 21 (9) – Q3: 30 (9) – Q4: 39 (9)

Shooting Statistics
SILVER FERNS: 68/72 @ 94%
WALES: 38/46 @ 83%

Starting Line-ups
SILVER FERNS GS Wilson, GA Selby-Rickit, WA Rasmussen, C Francois, WD Grant, GD Harrison, GK Jury

WALES | GS Rowe, GA Lewis, WA Dyke, C K. Jones, WD Drane, GD N. Jones, GK Morgan

Positional Changes
Q3 – GS Selby-Rickit, GA Rasmussen, WA Crampton, WD Harrison, GD Grant, GK Watson
Q4 – WD Sinclair

WALES - not available

#WALvNZL | #SilverFans

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>

Howard Davis: Benjamin Ree's The Painter and The Thief

The Norwegian filmmaker had long been fascinated by art thieves who commit high-stakes crimes with a delicate touch when a chance Google search in 2015 uncovered a botched heist in Oslo. More>>

Howard Davis: Anna Coddington Beams

Anna Coddington's thin, wispy vocals fit her songs beautifully, providing a wonderful lilting quality that pervades her latest album, producing instant ear worms. More>>

Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

Howard Davis: Byrneing Down the House - Spike Lee's American Utopia

Lee does an admirable job capturing Byrne's stunning live performance of his latest album, but the real star of the show is the staging. More>>

Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Friend Ship Tour Docks in Wellington

A sense of local pride was certainly running high at the Opera House on Saturday night, as the lads ran through a tasty little set drawn mostly from their latest album Friend Ship (splash out for Xmas on the shocking pink extra-thick vinyl edition). More>>

Howard Davis: Avantdale Bowling Club

Auckland rapper and MC Tom Scott brought his stunning jazz-infused Taite Music Prize-winning project Avantdale Bowling Club to the Opera House headlining Wellington's 2020 Jazz Festival. More>>

Howard Davis: Troy Kingi Rules The San Fran

The award-winning Northland musician performed songs from his new record The Ghost of Freddie Cesar, the fourth installment in his 10/10/10 series - ten albums in ten years in ten genres. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland