Proteas Cruise in Apia

by | Jun 24, 2010

The Spar South African netball team got off to a good start in the two-Test series against Samoa on Thursday when they won the first Test by 54 goals to 46. Samoa are ranked eighth in the world, two places below South Africa.

The Proteas had been in New Zealand for two weeks, as part of their preparations for the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in October.

The Test in Apia was their first opportunity to put into practice what they learned in New Zealand, where they played several matches against invitational sides, and received intensive coaching from former New Zealand coach Yvonne Willering.

The second Test will be played on Friday.

South African squad:

Sindiswe Gumede

Nthabiseng Moabi

Maryka Holtzhausen

Liezel Wium (capt)

Amanda Maynhardt

Leigh-Ann Zackey

Zanele Mdodana

Claudia Basson

Precious Mthembu

Zukelwa Cwaba

Christine Markgraaff

Erin Burger

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