England Netball

The England Roses begin their Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games campaign on Thursday 5th April.

Here we bring you the lowdown on the Roses and the nations they’ll face in Pool B during the preliminary rounds.


ENGLAND

Nickname: Roses

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INF World Ranking: 3

Previous CWG: 5

Best CWG finish: 3rd (Kuala Lumpur 1998, Melbourne 2006, Delhi 2010)

Recent results: England 64-57 New Zealand, England 46-50 Australia, South Africa 47-52 England (clinched silver, Netball Quad Series, January 2018)

Squad: Ama Agbeze (C), Eboni Beckford-Chambers, Jade Clarke, Beth Cobden, Kadeen Corbin, Jodie Gibson, Serena Guthrie, Jo Harten, Natalie Haythornthwaite, Helen Housby, Geva Mentor, Chelsea Pitman


SCOTLAND

Nickname: Scottish Thistles

INF World Ranking: 9

Previous CWG: 1

Best CWG finish: 9th (Glasgow 2014)

Recent results: Scotland 52-40 Wales, Scotland 52-31 Northern Ireland (qualified in top spot, Netball World Cup 2019 Regional Qualifier – Europe, January 2018)

Last match vs. England: England 61-48 Scotland (Netball Europe Open, October 2017)

Squad: Claire Brownie (C), Fiona Fowler (nee Themann), Lynsey Gallagher (VC), Ella Gibbons, Bethan Goodwin, Niamh McCall, Nicola McCleery, Hayley Mulheron, Samantha Murphy, Emily Nicholl, Jo Pettitt, Bethany Sutherland


MALAWI

Nickname: Malawi Queens

INF World Ranking: 6

Previous CWG: 4

Best CWG finish: 5th (Delhi 2010, Glasgow 2014)

Recent results: New Zealand 75-42 Malawi, Fiji 52-67 Malawi, Jamaica 66-55 Malawi, Malawi 78-46 Fiji (finished 3rd, Taini Jamison Trophy, March 2018)

Last match vs. England: England 62-60 Malawi (VNIS, November 2017)

Squad: Jane Chimaliro, Martha Dambo, Thandie Galleta, Joanna Kachilika, Bridget Kumwenda, Mwai Kumwenda, Takondwa Lwazi, Caroline Mtukule, Joyce Mvula, Loreen Ngwira, Sindi Simtowe, Towera Vinkhumbo


UGANDA

Nickname: She Cranes

INF World Ranking: 7

Previous CWG: 0

Best CWG finish: n/a

Recent results: Barbados 40-48 Uganda, Barbados 42-38 Uganda, Barbados 28-46 Uganda (March 2018)

Squad: Lillian Ajio, Irene Akello, Betty Kiiza, Conchepta Birungi, Florence Nanyonga, Hadijah Nakabuye, Halima Nakachwa, Jesca Achan, Joan Nampungu, Peace Proscovia (C), Rachael Nanyonga, Ruth Meme, Stella Nanfuka, Stella Oyella, Muhayimina Namuwaya


WALES

INF World Ranking: 10

Previous CWG: 4

Best CWG finish: 6th (Manchester 2002)

Recent results: Wales 40-52 Scotland, Northern Ireland 57-42 Wales (Netball World Cup 2019 Regional Qualifier – Europe, January 2018)

Last match vs. England: England 72-50 Wales (Netball Europe Open, October 2017)

Squad: Fern Davies, Suzy Drane (C), Bethan Dyke, Kyra Jones, Nia Jones, Chelsea Lewis, Sarah Llewelyn, Kelly Morgan, Cara Lea Moseley, Georgia Rowe, Leila Thomas, Amanda Varey


NEW ZEALAND

Nickname: Silver Ferns

INF World Ranking: 2

Previous CWG: 5

Best CWG finish: Gold (Melbourne 2006, Delhi 2010)

Recent results: New Zealand 75-42 Malawi, New Zealand 51-59 Jamaica, New Zealand 88-27 Fiji, Jamaica 59-53 New Zealand (finished 2nd, Taini Jamison Trophy, March 2018)

Last match vs. England: England 64-57 New Zealand (Netball Quad Series, January 2018)

Squad: Katrina Grant (C), Maria Folau (VC), Claire Kersten, Ameliaranne Ekenasio, Temalisi Fakahokotau, Shannon Francois, Kelly Jury, Grace Kara, Bailey Mes, Te Paea Selby-Rickit, Michaela Sokolich-Beatson, Samantha Sinclair

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