2015 Netball World Cup

The Netball World Cup Sydney 2015[3] (NWC2015) was the 14th edition of the INF Netball World Cup, the premier competition in international netball. It was held from 7–16 August, in Sydney, Australia, which secured hosting rights after defeating a rival bid from Manchester, England.[3] Matches were played at Allphones Arena and Netball Central. Sixteen nations competed at the championships, including the top six teams from the 2011 World Netball Championships in Singapore. After two rounds in which teams competed in pools of four, Australia, New Zealand, England and Jamaica contested the semi-finals. Australia defended its 2011 title against New Zealand by a narrow 58–55 victory. The final at Allphones Arena was attended by 16,752 people, a world record for any netball game. Malawian shooter Mwai Kumwenda was the player of distinction.

2015 Netball World Cup
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Tournament details
Host nation Australia
Dates7 August – 16 August
No. of nations16
Final positions
Champions Australia (11th title)
Runner-up New Zealand
Third place England
Tournament statistics
Top scorer(s)Malawi Mwai Kumwenda
(321 goals)[1][2]
2011
2019

OrganisationEdit

Hosting rightsEdit

Bids to host the 2015 Netball World Cup were submitted to the International Netball Federation (INF) in 2010. The two candidate cities chosen were Manchester, England and Sydney, Australia. In March 2011, INF delegates convened in Singapore, host nation of the 2011 World Netball Championships, to consider both bids. At the end of the conference, Sydney was announced as the host city for the 2015 tournament.

This is the second time that Sydney hosted the competition, and the third time in Australia. Sydney last hosted the event in 1991, where Australia won a closely contested final against New Zealand.[4]

VenuesEdit

The sixty four matches were played at the Allphones Arena and Netball Central in Sydney Olympic Park. Allphones Arena hosted the majority of the matches while Netball Central served as the official training venue for all sixteen participating teams. It also hosted pool matches, play-offs and placing games.[5][6]

BroadcastersEdit

This is a list of the broadcasters for the tournament in competing countries and regions.

Country Broadcaster
  Australia Fox Sports (All Matches)
Network Ten (Australian Matches Only)
  Fiji Fiji TV
FBC TV
  Ireland Sky Sports
  Malawi SuperSport
  New Zealand Sky Sport
  South Africa SuperSport
  Uganda SuperSport
  United Kingdom Sky Sports
  Zambia SuperSport
Region Broadcaster
Pacific Islands Fiji TV
Sky Pacific
Sub-Saharan Africa SuperSport

UmpiresEdit

Seventeen umpires from six countries officiated matches at the tournament.[7]

Nation Umpire
  AUS Rachael Ayre
  AUS Josh Bowring
  AUS Paula Ferguson
  AUS Sharon Kelly
  AUS Michelle Phippard
  ENG Gary Burgess
  ENG Ian Fuller
  ENG Jackie Mizon
  ENG Tracy Smith
  JAM Dave Brown
  NZL Jonathan Bredin
  NZL Lisa McPhail
  NZL Yvonne Morgan
  NZL Kristie Simpson
  RSA Theresa Prince
  RSA Marie-Louw Van Der Merwe
  TRI Joel Young-Strong

TeamsEdit

QualificationEdit

Sixteen teams contested the 2015 tournament.[4] The home nation automatically qualified, along with the next five highest-ranked teams from the 2011 World Netball Championships:

Qualification Tournaments The remaining ten teams were determined by regional qualifying tournaments, with two teams selected from each of the five international netball regions; Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.[8][citation needed]

Region Host Teams Dates Winner Runner up
Europe   Wales 4 30 May – 1 June 2014   Wales   Scotland
Oceania   Cook Islands 4 2–7 June 2014   Fiji   Samoa
Americas   Canada 8 19–28 August 2014   Trinidad and Tobago   Barbados
Asia   Singapore 10 7–14 September 2014   Singapore   Sri Lanka
Africa   Botswana 8 14–20 September 2014   Uganda   Zambia

DrawEdit

There was no draw for the tournament, instead the 16 qualified teams were allocated into four pools (A, B, C and D) according to their INF World Rankings of 1 July 2014,[9] as per following criteria:[10]

  • Pool A – teams seeded 1, 2, 9, 10
  • Pool B – teams seeded 3, 4, 11, 12
  • Pool C – teams seeded 5, 6, 13, 14
  • Pool D – teams seeded 7, 8, 15, 16
  • Subject to a maximum of two teams from the same region per pool, in case of a third team from the same region, they are switched with the closest ranked team from a different pool. After the original allocation, Sri Lanka and Uganda swapped pools to comply with this rule.[9]

Rankings reflect the teams' rankings in July 2014.

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D

  Australia (1)
  New Zealand (2)
  Barbados (9)
  Trinidad and Tobago (10)

  England (3)
  Jamaica (4)
  Scotland (11)
  Samoa (13)

  Malawi (5)
  South Africa (6)
  Singapore (19)
  Sri Lanka (24)

  Fiji (7)
  Wales (8)
  Uganda (15)
  Zambia (22)

FormatEdit

The 2015 tournament consisted of 64 matches played over ten days from 7–16 August. It included three stages – a preliminary pool stage, a qualifying pool stage, and a knockout series of semi-finals and finals. The 16 participating teams were initially divided into four pools (A, B, C and D) of four teams. During the preliminary pool stage, teams in each pool played each other once. In every pool match, two points were awarded to a winning team, while no points were given to a losing team.[11]

The qualification round consisted of two First Eight pools (E and F), which were formed from two teams with the highest number of points in each of the preliminary matches pools, and two Second Eight pools (G and H), formed from the bottom two teams in each of the preliminary matches pools. In this stage, teams in each pool played each other once.

The two teams with the highest number of points in each of the two First Eight pools advanced to the semi-finals. The winners of the semifinals contested the final, while the losers played for the bronze medal (3rd place). The bottom two teams in each of these pools entered a knockout stage to determine fifth to eighth place. The teams from the two Second Eight pools are similarly divided, eventually entering two knockout stages for 9th to 12th place and 13th to 16th place.

Preliminary round matchesEdit

Pool AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   New Zealand 3 3 0 0 199 113 86 6
2   Australia 3 2 0 1 203 100 103 4
3   Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 0 2 125 186 −61 2
4   Barbados 3 0 0 3 83 211 −128 0
7 August
16:50 (AEST)
Report New Zealand   73–28   Barbados    Allphones Arena
Paseka   28/38 (74%)
Mes   24/31 (77%)
Tutaia   12/15 (80%)
Brown   9/12 (75%)
Wharton   14/16 (88%)
Piggott   6/6 (100%)
Sealy   4/5 (80%)
Thomas   4/6 (67%)
7 August
21:05 (AEST)
Report Australia   73–32   Trinidad and Tobago    Allphones Arena
Thwaites   26/32 (81%)
Bell   18/19 (95%)
Bassett   17/18 (94%)
Medhurst   12/15 (80%)
Wallace   11/14 (79%)
McCollin   10/11 (91%)
Noel   6/11 (55%)
Cooper   5/7 (71%)
8 August
13:20 (AEST)
Report Trinidad and Tobago   38–74   New Zealand    Allphones Arena
Wallace   24/30 (80%)
Cooper   9/11 (82%)
McCollin   4/4 (100%)
Noel   1/1 (100%)
Mes   21/25 (84%)
Paseka   21/27 (78%)
Brown   16/20 (80%)
Tutaia   16/20 (80%)
8 August
15:20 (AEST)
Report Barbados   16–83   Australia    Allphones Arena
Wharton   7/13 (54%)
Piggott   5/11 (45%)
Thomas   4/5 (80%)
Bassett   30/30 (100%)
Bell   21/24 (88%)
Thwaites   17/18 (94%)
Medhurst   15/19 (79%)
9 August
12:20 (AEST)
Report Trinidad and Tobago   55–39   Barbados    Allphones Arena
Wallace   37/42 (88%)
Cooper   18/20 (90%)
Wharton   23/25 (92%)
Thomas   7/8 (88%)
Piggott   6/8 (75%)
Sealy   3/3 (100%)
9 August
14:20 (AEST)
Report Australia   47–52   New Zealand    Allphones Arena
Bassett   38/43 (88%)
Medhurst   6/7 (86%)
Bell   3/7 (43%)
Tutaia   34/48 (71%)
Mes   18/21 (86%)

Pool BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   England 3 3 0 0 199 103 96 6
2   Jamaica 3 2 0 1 211 122 89 4
3   Scotland 3 1 0 2 90 167 −77 2
4   Samoa 3 0 0 3 114 222 −108 0
7 August
10:50 (AEST)
Report Jamaica   90–44   Samoa    Allphones Arena
Fowler-Reid   39/45 (87%)
Aiken   29/32 (91%)
Beckford   11/13 (85%)
Griffiths   11/16 (69%)
Naoupu   21/26 (81%)
Tanimo   15/20 (75%)
Too   8/11 (73%)
7 August
14:50 (AEST)
Report England   60–19   Scotland    Allphones Arena
Dunn   22/23 (96%)
Harten   16/22 (73%)
Cookey   11/12 (92%)
Housby   11/15 (73%)
Sole   13/17 (76%)
Pettitt   3/6 (50%)
Gallagher   3/7 (43%)
8 August
15:20 (AEST)
Report Samoa   36–47   Scotland    Netball Central
Tanimo   20/20 (100%)
Naoupu   14/14 (100%)
Too   2/2 (100%)
Sole   19/28 (68%)
Gallagher   15/20 (75%)
MacDonald   13/14 (93%)
8 August
17:20 (AEST)
Report Jamaica   50–54   England    Allphones Arena
Aiken   27/29 (93%)
Beckford   17/20 (85%)
Fowler-Reid   6/7 (86%)
Harten   37/46 (80%)
Housby   11/13 (85%)
Cookey   6/8 (75%)
9 August
16:20 (AEST)
Report England   85–34   Samoa    Allphones Arena
Harten   30/35 (86%)
Housby   26/29 (90%)
Cookey   17/17 (100%)
Dunn   12/16 (75%)
Tanimo   17/18 (94%)
Tuipulotu   8/10 (80%)
Too   7/9 (78%)
Naoupu   2/5 (40%)
10 August
19:20 (AEST)
Report Scotland   24–71   Jamaica    Allphones Arena
Pettitt   9/15 (60%)
Sole   8/14 (57%)
Gallagher   7/11 (64%)
Fowler-Reid   59/62 (95%)
Griffiths   12/14 (86%)

Pool CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Malawi 3 3 0 0 234 100 134 6
2   South Africa 3 2 0 1 209 96 113 4
3   Singapore 3 1 0 2 108 187 −79 2
4   Sri Lanka 3 0 0 3 78 246 −168 0
7 August
11:50 (AEST)
Report Singapore   56–43   Sri Lanka    Netball Central
Soh   39/55 (71%)
Chen   17/25 (68%)
Algama   34/39 (87%)
Alwis   9/11 (82%)
7 August
12:50 (AEST)
Report Malawi   58–51   South Africa    Allphones Arena
Kumwenda   40/43 (93%)
Simtowe   18/24 (75%)
Potgieter   43/48 (90%)
Holtzhausen   8/14 (57%)
8 August
17:20 (AEST)
Report South Africa   69–21   Singapore    Netball Central
Potgieter   39/45 (87%)
du Plessis   19/27 (70%)
Holtzhausen   11/14 (79%)
Soh   11/18 (61%)
Yu   6/9 (67%)
Chen   4/6 (67%)
8 August
19:20 (AEST)
Report Sri Lanka   18–101   Malawi    Allphones Arena
Alwis   7/8 (88%)
Mendis   6/11 (55%)
Algama   5/9 (56%)
Kumwenda   32/36 (89%)
Mvula   28/31 (90%)
Chimaliro   21/22 (95%)
Simtowe   20/22 (91%)
9 August
18:20 (AEST)
Report Malawi   75–31   Singapore    Allphones Arena
Kumwenda   39/43 (91%)
Simtowe   23/24 (96%)
Chimaliro   7/7 (100%)
Mvula   6/9 (67%)
Soh   23/31 (74%)
Chen   5/10 (50%)
Yu   3/4 (75%)
10 August
12:20 (AEST)
Report South Africa   89–17   Sri Lanka    Allphones Arena
Potgieter   43/46 (93%)
Holtzhausen   21/24 (88%)
Lombard   14/19 (74%)
du Plessis   11/11 (100%)
Algama   13/17 (76%)
Alwis   3/7 (43%)
Mendis   1/4 (25%)

Pool DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Wales 3 3 0 0 179 143 36 6
2   Uganda 3 2 0 1 182 127 55 4
3   Fiji 3 1 0 2 151 171 −20 2
4   Zambia 3 0 0 3 133 204 −71 0
7 August
9:50 (AEST)
Report Fiji   52–59   Wales    Netball Central
Mitchell   35/35 (100%)
Rusivakula   17/25 (68%)
Lewis   31/39 (79%)
Thomas   28/28 (100%)
7 August
13:50 (AEST)
Report Uganda   74–38   Zambia    Netball Central
Proscovia   56/62 (90%)
Nanyonga   10/14 (71%)
Oyella   8/9 (89%)
Jere   22/24 (92%)
Banda   11/11 (100%)
Bwalya   5/6 (83%)
8 August
11:20 (AEST)
Report Uganda   61–40   Fiji    Allphones Arena
Proscovia   37/45 (82%)
Nanyonga   24/29 (83%)
Mitchell   27/30 (90%)
Rusivakula   8/12 (67%)
Rauluni   5/8 (63%)
9 August
10:20 (AEST)
Report Wales   71–44   Zambia    Allphones Arena
Lewis   44/49 (90%)
Thomas   13/14 (93%)
Rowe   12/12 (100%)
Bell   2/5 (40%)
Jere   31/37 (84%)
Bwalya   11/18 (61%)
Banda   2/4 (50%)
10 August
15:20 (AEST)
Report Zambia   51–59   Fiji    Allphones Arena
Jere   31/39 (79%)
Banda   16/19 (84%)
Bwalya   4/5 (80%)
Mitchell   41/47 (87%)
Rusivakula   18/25 (72%)
10 August
17:20 (AEST)
Report Uganda   47–49   Wales    Allphones Arena
Proscovia   26/32 (81%)
Nanyonga   21/23 (91%)
Lewis   35/42 (83%)
Thomas   14/14 (100%)

Qualification round matchesEdit

Pool EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   New Zealand 3 3 0 0 188 130 58 6
2   Jamaica 3 2 0 1 170 164 6 4
3   Malawi 3 1 0 2 170 173 −3 2
4   Uganda 3 0 0 3 133 194 −61 0
11 August
14:20 (AEST)
Report Malawi   59–53   Uganda    Netball Central
Kumwenda   48/53 (91%)
Simtowe   11/13 (85%)
Proscovia   38/39 (97%)
Nanyonga   15/18 (83%)
11 August
18:20 (AEST)
Report New Zealand   55–48   Jamaica    Allphones Arena
Tutaia   36/43 (84%)
Mes   19/25 (76%)
Aiken   41/44 (93%)
Beckford   7/9 (78%)
12 August
18:20 (AEST)
Report New Zealand   57–49   Malawi    Allphones Arena
Mes   33/38 (87%)
Brown   16/19 (84%)
Tutaia   8/9 (89%)
Kumwenda   38/42 (90%)
Simtowe   11/13 (85%)
13 August
14:20 (AEST)
Report Jamaica   59–47   Uganda    Allphones Arena
Fowler-Reid   23/25 (92%)
Aiken   16/16 (100%)
Beckford   15/16 (94%)
Griffiths   5/7 (71%)
Nanyonga   29/34 (85%)
Proscovia   18/24 (75%)
14 August
12:20 (AEST)
Report Jamaica   63–62   Malawi    Allphones Arena
Aiken   44/48 (92%)
Beckford   17/18 (94%)
Griffiths   2/3 (67%)
Kumwenda   39/41 (95%)
Simtowe   23/23 (100%)
14 August
18:20 (AEST)
Report New Zealand   76–33   Uganda    Allphones Arena
Paseka   49/55 (89%)
Brown   22/29 (76%)
Tutaia   5/7 (71%)
Proscovia   19/22 (86%)
Nanyonga   11/18 (61%)
Amono   2/4 (50%)
Oyella   1/2 (50%)

Pool FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Australia 3 3 0 0 206 96 110 6
2   England 3 2 0 1 181 130 51 4
3   South Africa 3 1 0 2 145 168 −23 2
4   Wales 3 0 0 3 97 235 −138 0
11 August
12:20 (AEST)
Report South Africa   68–40   Wales    Allphones Arena
Potgieter   49/57 (86%)
du Plessis   13/16 (81%)
Holtzhausen   6/8 (75%)
Lewis   29/32 (91%)
Thomas   8/11 (73%)
Bell   3/4 (75%)
11 August
20:20 (AEST)
Report Australia   51–41   England    Allphones Arena
Bassett   28/32 (88%)
Medhurst   14/18 (78%)
Thwaites   9/13 (69%)
Harten   30/33 (91%)
Housby   6/9 (67%)
Cookey   5/6 (83%)
12 August
16:20 (AEST)
Report England   78–33   Wales    Allphones Arena
Harten   28/29 (97%)
Dunn   21/31 (68%)
Cookey   15/15 (100%)
Housby   14/15 (93%)
Rowe   16/21 (76%)
Lewis   7/8 (88%)
Thomas   7/8 (88%)
Bell   3/6 (50%)
12 August
20:20 (AEST)
Report Australia   66–31   South Africa    Allphones Arena
Bell   33/35 (94%)
Thwaites   33/38 (87%)
Potgieter   21/27 (78%)
du Plessis   7/12 (58%)
Holtzhausen   2/2 (100%)
Lombard   1/3 (33%)
14 August
16:20 (AEST)
Report England   62–46   South Africa    Allphones Arena
Harten   35/39 (90%)
Housby   14/15 (93%)
Cookey   13/14 (93%)
Potgieter   35/38 (92%)
Holtzhausen   11/22 (50%)
14 August
20:20 (AEST)
Report Australia   89–24   Wales    Allphones Arena
Thwaites   43/46 (93%)
Bell   24/26 (92%)
Bassett   15/19 (79%)
Medhurst   7/8 (88%)
Lewis   14/16 (88%)
Rowe   8/8 (100%)
Bell   1/4 (25%)
Thomas   1/4 (25%)

Pool GEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Trinidad and Tobago 3 3 0 0 208 118 90 6
2   Samoa 3 2 0 1 148 159 −11 4
3   Zambia 3 1 0 2 159 157 2 2
4   Singapore 3 0 0 3 107 188 −81 0
11 August
10:20 (AEST)
Report Samoa   46–39   Singapore    Allphones Arena
Naoupu   24/27 (89%)
Tanimo   17/20 (85%)
Too   5/5 (100%)
Soh   26/34 (76%)
Yu   11/19 (58%)
Chen   2/4 (50%)
11 August
12:20 (AEST)
Report Trinidad and Tobago   66–39   Zambia    Netball Central
Wallace   30/34 (88%)
McCollin   17/19 (89%)
Noel   12/15 (80%)
Cooper   7/8 (88%)
Jere   14/17 (82%)
Banda   13/16 (81%)
Bwalya   12/18 (67%)
12 August
10:20 (AEST)
Report Trinidad and Tobago   75–32   Singapore    Allphones Arena
Wallace   27/31 (87%)
McCollin   26/27 (96%)
Cooper   14/14 (100%)
Noel   8/10 (80%)
Soh   17/24 (71%)
Chen   8/8 (100%)
Liew   4/6 (67%)
Yu   3/5 (60%)
12 August
14:20 (AEST)
Report Samoa   55–53   Zambia    Allphones Arena
Tanimo   26/30 (87%)
Naoupu   23/25 (92%)
Too   6/8 (75%)
Jere   34/39 (87%)
Banda   18/20 (90%)
Bwalya   1/1 (100%)
13 August
20:20 (AEST)
Report Trinidad and Tobago   67–47   Samoa    Allphones Arena
Wallace   49/59 (83%)
McCollin   15/16 (94%)
Cooper   3/3 (100%)
Tanimo   17/18 (94%)
Tuipulotu   15/18 (83%)
Too   15/26 (58%)
14 August
14:20 (AEST)
Report Singapore   36–67   Zambia    Allphones Arena
Chen   15/24 (63%)
Yu   14/22 (64%)
Soh   7/13 (54%)
Jere   34/36 (94%)
Bwalya   17/18 (94%)
Banda   16/19 (84%)

Pool HEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Fiji 3 3 0 0 173 110 63 6
2   Scotland 3 2 0 1 138 109 29 4
3   Barbados 3 1 0 2 138 118 20 2
4   Sri Lanka 3 0 0 3 91 203 −112 0
11 August
14:20 (AEST)
Report Sri Lanka   31–77   Fiji    Allphones Arena
Mendis   18/29 (62%)
Alwis   10/15 (67%)
Abeywickrama   2/5 (40%)
Algama   1/3 (33%)
Rusivakula   32/43 (74%)
Rauluni   30/36 (83%)
Mitchell   15/15 (100%)
11 August
16:20 (AEST)
Report Barbados   34–37   Scotland    Allphones Arena
Piggott   17/21 (81%)
Sealy   10/15 (67%)
Wharton   7/7 (100%)
Gallagher   14/18 (78%)
MacDonald   14/19 (74%)
Sole   9/14 (64%)
12 August
12:20 (AEST)
Report Barbados   37–48   Fiji    Netball Central
Sealy   12/15 (80%)
Wharton   12/16 (75%)
Piggott   9/12 (75%)
Thomas   4/8 (50%)
Mitchell   35/40 (88%)
Rusivakula   13/19 (68%)
12 August
12:20 (AEST)
Report Scotland   59–27   Sri Lanka    Allphones Arena
Sole   25/34 (74%)
McNeill   20/29 (69%)
Pettitt   14/22 (64%)
Algama   23/34 (68%)
Alwis   3/4 (75%)
Mendis   1/5 (20%)
13 August
16:20 (AEST)
Report Barbados   67–33   Sri Lanka    Allphones Arena
Sealy   35/46 (76%)
Thomas   15/22 (68%)
Wharton   11/14 (79%)
Piggott   6/6 (100%)
Mendis   17/26 (65%)
Algama   13/19 (68%)
Alwis   3/4 (75%)
13 August
18:20 (AEST)
Report Scotland   42–48   Fiji    Allphones Arena
Sole   26/39 (67%)
MacDonald   9/15 (60%)
Gallagher   7/10 (70%)
Mitchell   32/35 (91%)
Rusivakula   16/19 (84%)

Play-off matchesEdit

5th to 8th

15 August
16:30 (AEST)
Report Malawi   71–52   Wales    Allphones Arena
Kumwenda   49/53 (92%)
Simtowe   15/17 (88%)
Chimaliro   6/6 (100%)
Mvula   1/1 (100%)
Lewis   40/45 (89%)
Thomas   7/10 (70%)
Rowe   5/5 (100%)
15 August
17:15 (AEST)
Report South Africa   50–40   Uganda    Netball Central
Potgieter   36/38 (95%)
Holtzhausen   14/17 (82%)
Nanyonga   22/29 (76%)
Proscovia   18/24 (75%)

9th to 12th

15 August
09:30 (AEST)
Report Fiji   51–54   Samoa    Netball Central
Mitchell   33/34 (97%)
Rusivakula   18/23 (78%)
Naoupu   35/42 (83%)
Tanimo   11/14 (79%)
Too   8/11 (73%)
15 August
09:35 (AEST)
Report Trinidad and Tobago   57–56
(aet)
  Scotland    Netball Central
Wallace   49/54 (91%)
Cooper   6/9 (67%)
McCollin   2/2 (100%)
Gallagher   31/40 (78%)
MacDonald   19/21 (90%)
Sole   6/7 (86%)

13th to 16th

15 August
10:00 (AEST)
Report Barbados   56–39   Singapore    Allphones Arena
Sealy   43/49 (88%)
Piggott   12/15 (80%)
Thomas   1/3 (33%)
Soh   28/34 (82%)
Chen   7/10 (70%)
Liew   3/4 (75%)
Yu   1/1 (100%)
15 August
17:15 (AEST)
Report Zambia   70–36   Sri Lanka    Netball Central
Bwalya   28/34 (82%)
Banda   22/24 (92%)
Jere   20/21 (95%)
Algama   29/31 (94%)
Mendis   7/9 (78%)

Placement matchesEdit

5th place

16 August
11:00 (AEST)
Report Malawi   46–48   South Africa    Allphones Arena
Kumwenda   36/41 (88%)
Simtowe   10/11 (91%)
Potgieter   32/34 (94%)
Holtzhausen   16/22 (73%)

7th place

16 August
10:50 (AEST)
Report Wales   64–41   Uganda    Netball Central
Rowe   32/38 (84%)
Lewis   31/35 (89%)
Thomas   1/1 (100%)
Proscovia   31/34 (91%)
Nanyonga   4/5 (80%)
Oyella   6/6 (100%)

9th place

16 August
08:50 (AEST)
Report Trinidad and Tobago   64–51   Samoa    Netball Central
Wallace   53/60 (88%)
Cooper   11/12 (92%)
Naoupu   32/36 (89%)
Too   19/25 (76%)

11th place

16 August
08:55 (AEST)
Report Fiji   51–41   Scotland    Netball Central
Mitchell   29/31 (94%)
Rusivakula   22/26 (85%)
Gallagher   22/27 (81%)
MacDonald   17/18 (94%)
Sole   2/5 (40%)

13th place

16 August
08:50 (AEST)
Report Barbados   53–38   Zambia    Allphones Arena
Wharton   22/25 (88%)
Sealy   20/23 (87%)
Piggott   11/13 (85%)
Bwalya   17/24 (71%)
Banda   10/15 (67%)
Jere   7/12 (58%)
Moono   4/8 (50%)

15th place

16 August
10:55 (AEST)
Report Singapore   59–32   Sri Lanka    Netball Central
Soh   41/50 (82%)
Chen   8/11 (73%)
Yu   5/8 (63%)
Liew   5/11 (45%)
Mendis   15/19 (79%)
Algama   11/13 (85%)
Abeywickrama   6/9 (67%)

Semi-finals and medal matchesEdit

At the conclusion of qualifying pool play Australia, England, Jamaica and New Zealand advanced into the semi-finals. This was the fifth time in the last five tournaments that the world's top four ranked sides had reached the semi-final stage.[12] New Zealand led England throughout the first semi-final, pulling away in the last fifteen minutes to post a 50 points to 39 win.[12] In the other semi final Australia eased past Jamaica 67 to 56, outpointing them in three of the four-quarters.[13]

In the final Australia outplayed New Zealand in the first quarter to lead 16–7. Despite winning each of the next three-quarters New Zealand were unable to make up the difference. Australia extended their lead to 12 goals early in the second quarter, before New Zealand played their way back into the game. At half-time the score was 30 to 22 and at the start of the last quarter 43 to 37.[14] With a minute remaining Australia led by just three goals, but were able to hold their nerve to record a 58 to 55 goal victory.[15]

The defensive work of captain Laura Geitz and Julie Corletto along with accurate goal shooting from Caitlin Bassett helped set up the Australian win.[15] New Zealand goal attack Maria Tutaia said they were too complacent in the first quarter and could not handle the defensive pressure from Australia.[16] Geitz praised her attackers for capitalising on every opportunity and also said that the "first quarter set us up nicely."[17] The Australians shooters scored goals at a 91 percent success rate while their defenders held the New Zealanders to just 73 percent.[18] Corletto retired after the game, ending a twelve-year career that includes 53 tests and three world titles.[19] Australia has now won the World Cup three times in a row and eleven times in total.[17] In the bronze medal match England beat Jamaica 66–44.[20]

 
Semi finalsFinal
 
      
 
15 August
 
 
  New Zealand 50
 
16 August
 
  England 39
 
  New Zealand 55
 
15 August
 
  Australia 58
 
  Australia 67
 
 
  Jamaica56
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
16 August
 
 
  England 66
 
 
  Jamaica 44

Semi-finalsEdit

15 August
12:10 (AEST)
Report New Zealand   50–39   England    Allphones Arena
Tutaia   35/42 (83%)
Mes   15/22 (68%)
Harten   31/36 (86%)
Cookey   7/10 (70%)
Housby   1/4 (25%)
15 August
14:20 (AEST)
Report Australia   67–56   Jamaica    Allphones Arena
Bassett   49/52 (94%)
Medhurst   18/19 (95%)
Aiken   33/36 (92%)
Beckford   14/16 (88%)
Fowler-Reid   9/10 (90%)

Bronze medal matchEdit

16 August
13:10 (AEST)
Report England   66–44   Jamaica    Allphones Arena
Harten   52/59 (88%)
Cookey   14/18 (78%)
Aiken   26/28 (93%)
Fowler-Reid   12/13 (92%)
Beckford   6/6 (100%)

Gold medal matchEdit

16 August
15:20 (AEST)
Report New Zealand   55–58   Australia    Allphones Arena
Scoring by quarter: 7–16, 15–14, 15–13, 14–15
Tutaia   38/53 (72%)
Mes   17/22 (77%)
Bassett   48/51 (94%)
Medhurst   10/13 (77%)

Final placingsEdit

Place Nation
    Australia
    New Zealand
    England
4   Jamaica
5   South Africa
6   Malawi
7   Wales
8   Uganda
9   Trinidad and Tobago
10   Samoa
11   Fiji
12   Scotland
13   Barbados
14   Zambia
15   Singapore
16   Sri Lanka

MedallistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  Australia
Coach: Lisa Alexander
  New Zealand
Coach: Waimarama Taumaunu
  England
Coach: Tracey Neville
Caitlin Thwaites
Natalie Medhurst
Erin Bell
Paige Hadley
Julie Corletto
Rebecca Bulley
Sharni Layton
Caitlin Bassett
Kimberlee Green
Kim Ravaillion
Renae Hallinan
Laura Geitz
Malia Paseka
Jodi Brown
Grace Rasmussen
Kayla Cullen
Leana de Bruin
Phoenix Karaka
Bailey Mes
Shannon Francois
Katrina Grant
Maria Tutaia
Laura Langman
Casey Kopua
Joanne Harten
Helen Housby
Tamsin Greenway
Jade Clarke
Serena Guthrie
Sonia Mkoloma
Eboni Beckford-Chambers
Pamela Cookey
Geva Mentor
Sara Bayman
Rachel Dunn
Stacey Francis

Source:[21][22]


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External linksEdit

External video
  Netball World Cup 2015 Final: Australia v New Zealand on YouTube
  Netball World Cup 2015 Semi Final: Australia v Jamaica on YouTube
  Netball World Cup 2015 Semi Final: England v New Zealand on YouTube