2015 Constellation Cup

The 2015 Constellation Cup was the 6th Constellation Cup series played between Australia and New Zealand. The series, also known as the New World Netball Series, featured four netball test matches, played in October 2015. The Australia team was coached by Lisa Alexander and captained by Laura Geitz. New Zealand were coached by Waimarama Taumaunu and captained by Casey Kopua. Australia won the first two tests and led 2–0 going into the third test. However, New Zealand won the third and fourth tests to level the series at 2–2. Australia were declared the winners because, having scored 202 goals compared to New Zealand's 200, they had a better aggregate score over the series.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

2015 Constellation Cup
Tournament details
Host nations Australia
 New Zealand
Dates20–30 October 2015
Final positions
Champions Australia (5th title)
Runner-up New Zealand
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Top scorer(s)Caitlin Bassett
Goals scored 139/149 (93%)
2014
2016

SquadsEdit

AustraliaEdit

Australia roster
Players Coaches
Name Pos DOB Height Club Nat Caps
Caitlin Bassett GS (1988-05-23)23 May 1988 (aged 27) 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) West Coast Fever
Erin Bell GA, WA, GS (1985-10-26)26 October 1985 (aged 29) 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Adelaide Thunderbirds
Ashleigh Brazill C, WD (1989-12-29)29 December 1989 (aged 25) 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) West Coast Fever
Laura Geitz (c) GK, GD (1987-11-04)4 November 1987 (aged 27) 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Queensland Firebirds
Paige Hadley C, WA, WD (1992-08-26)26 August 1992 (aged 23) 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) New South Wales Swifts
Renae Ingles (vc)   WD, C (1986-07-18)18 July 1986 (aged 29) 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Adelaide Thunderbirds
Sharni Layton GK, GD, WD (1988-01-06)6 January 1988 (aged 27) 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) New South Wales Swifts
April Letton GK, GD (1990-04-19)19 April 1990 (aged 25) 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) West Coast Fever
Clare McMeniman GD, WD (1985-07-11)11 July 1985 (aged 30) 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) Queensland Firebirds
Natalie Medhurst GA, GS (1984-01-20)20 January 1984 (aged 31) 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) West Coast Fever
Kim Ravaillion C, WD, WA (1993-07-26)26 July 1993 (aged 22) 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Queensland Firebirds
Gabi Simpson WD, GD, C (1992-10-17)17 October 1992 (aged 23) 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) Queensland Firebirds
Caitlin Thwaites GS, GA (1986-12-29)29 December 1986 (aged 28) 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) New South Wales Swifts
Gretel Tippett GA,GS (1993-07-03)3 July 1993 (aged 22) 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Queensland Firebirds
Jo Weston GD, WD, GK (1994-02-14)14 February 1994 (aged 21) 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Melbourne Vixens
Head coach



Notes
  • (c) – Captain
  • (cc) – Co-captain
  • (vc) – Vice-captain
  •   – Injury / maternity leave
  • (TRP) – Temporary Replacement Player
Debuts
Milestones

Sources:[2][10][18][20]

New ZealandEdit

New Zealand roster
Players Coaches
Name Pos DOB Height Club Nat Caps
Jodi Brown GA, GS (1981-05-06)6 May 1981 (aged 34) 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Central Pulse
Leana de Bruin GD, GK (1977-07-09)9 July 1977 (aged 38) 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic
Kayla Cullen GD, WD, C (1992-02-13)13 February 1992 (aged 23) 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Northern Mystics
Shannon Francois WA, C, GA (1990-10-12)12 October 1990 (aged 25) 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) Southern Steel
Katrina Grant GK, GD, WD (1987-05-06)6 May 1987 (aged 28) 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Central Pulse
Phoenix Karaka GK, GD (1993-11-06)6 November 1993 (aged 21) 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Southern Steel
Casey Kopua (c) GD, GK (1985-06-19)19 June 1985 (aged 30) 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic
Laura Langman (vc) C, WD (1986-04-16)16 April 1986 (aged 29) 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Northern Mystics
Bailey Mes GS, GA (1989-05-27)27 May 1989 (aged 26) 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Mainland Tactix
Malia Paseka GS, GA (1994-09-23)23 September 1994 (aged 21) 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic
Grace Rasmussen GA, WA (1988-03-18)18 March 1988 (aged 27) 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic
Ameliaranne Wells GS, GA (1991-01-11)11 January 1991 (aged 24) 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Central Pulse
Head coach



Notes
  • (c) – Captain
  • (cc) – Co-captain
  • (vc) – Vice-captain
  •   – Injury / maternity leave
  • (TRP) – Temporary Replacement Player
Milestones

Sources:[1][22][23]

MatchesEdit

New World Netball SeriesEdit

First testEdit

20 October 2015
Stats
  New Zealand 44–50   Australia    Horncastle Arena
Scoring by quarter: 13–14, 22–26, 34–40, 44–50
Bailey Mes   24/28 (86%)
Jodi Brown   20/25 (80%)
Caitlin Bassett   38/44 (86%)
Natalie Medhurst   12/14 (86%)

Sources:[9][24][25][26]

Second testEdit

22 October 2015
Stats
  New Zealand 48–58   Australia    Vector Arena
Scoring by quarter: 13–14, 27–27, 40–43, 48–58
Bailey Mes   30/32 (94%)
Jodi Brown   16/22 (73%)
Ameliaranne Wells   2/2 (100%)
Caitlin Bassett   39/41 (95%)
Natalie Medhurst   19/20 (95%)

Sources:[12][13][27][28]

Third testEdit

25 October 2015
Stats
  Australia 47–50   New Zealand    Hisense Arena
Scoring by quarter: 15–9, 28–21, 36–36, 47–50
Caitlin Bassett   24/24 (100%)
Natalie Medhurst   10/14 (71%)
Erin Bell   8/9 (89%)
Caitlin Thwaites   5/6 (83%)
Bailey Mes   29/39 (74%)
Jodi Brown   17/23 (74%)
Malia Paseka   4/6 (67%)

Sources:[15][16][21][17][29]

Fourth testEdit

30 October 2015
Stats
  Australia 47–58   New Zealand    Perth Arena
Attendance: 12,365
Scoring by quarter: 12–13, 27–27, 36–45, 47–58
Caitlin Bassett   38/40 (95%)
Natalie Medhurst   7/11 (64%)
Erin Bell   2/3 (67%)
Bailey Mes   24/32 (75%)
Jodi Brown   34/41 (83%)

Sources:[3][4][5][6][7][19]

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