Vitality Roses Netball World Cup Live Blog – Day Eight

After a dramatic win on Thursday against the Australian Diamonds, the Vitality Roses take on the reigning world champions, the New Zealand Silver Ferns, for a place in the Netball World Cup final.

We’ll be bringing you all the build up to the semi-final here on our live blog before providing you with updates from the game and post-match reaction.

Tune in on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena.


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12:36

Time to recharge before tomorrow’s grand final. We’ll be bringing you all the latest in the build up to England taking on either Jamaica or Australia in their hunt for historic gold.


12:10

A brilliantly well-deserved POM for Fran Williams for her performance in today’s semi final.


11:45

Final score 46 – 40 to England


11:37

What a game! England will play their first ever World Cup final tomorrow after a thrilling victory in South Africa.


11:33

A huge intercept!


11:23

The Vitality Roses are able to push into a two goal lead with ten minutes to go in the final quarter.

England 37 – 35 New Zealand


11:06

Five minutes to go in the third quarter and New Zealand are able to make it level.

England 27 – 27 New Zealand


11:00

Looking to make safe, sensible decisions going into the second half, England are able to nudge a two-goal lead at the start of the third quarter.

England 22 – 20 New Zealand


10:56

Cardwell speaks to the BBC at half time.


10:49

A draw at half time, with all to play for.

 


10:40

A great tip from Layla Guscoth gives England possession and enables Cardwell to score.

England 18 – 15 New Zealand


10:36

The Vitality Roses are keeping their composure with the ball and working hard defensively to slow the Silver Ferns down as much as possible. Eleanor Cardwell picks up a rebound from Helen Housby to add to England’s lead.

England 15 – 12 New Zealand


10:32

A patient build from the Roses pays off as Nat Metcalf and Imogen Allison work it into the circle and Helen Housby finds goal.

England 11 – 9 New Zealand.


10:28

An incredibly tight first quarter as the semi-final gets underway.

England 9 – 9 New Zealand


10:24

New Zealand put the ball straight into the hands of Geva Mentor and England are able to take it all the way to goal.

England 8 – 8 New Zealand


10:19

It’s neck and neck in the first quarter with world-class netball from both sides.

England 5 – 6 New Zealand


10:14

Pressure from Geva Mentor leading to a held ball call for New Zealand and possession for England.

England 3 – 2 New Zealand


10:11

England are off with the first goal on the score card!

England 1 – 0 New Zealand


10:00

It’s time to tune in! Watch live on BBC Two and Sky Sports Main Event and Arena now.


09:50

Ready to take on New Zealand…


09:40

Just twenty minutes to go. Make sure you tune in live on BBC Two and on Sky Sports Main Arena from 10am, available even without a Sky Sports subscription.


09:25

The Vitality Roses starting seven is announced; hear from Head Coach Jess Thirlby on the line-up:


09:17

Less than one hour to go until the first centre pass.


09:00

We love the support!


08:45

Feeling the love from the Lionesses


08:30

Say you’ll be there!

Whether you’re staying in or heading to a watch party, you won’t want to miss this!

Tune in live on BBC Two and on Sky Sports Main Arena from 10am.


08:15

Get ready for this morning’s match by checking out our game preview.

Karin Burger, New Zealand, against Jamaica – Credit: Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Netball World Cup 2023 via Getty Images)


08:00

Good morning, Roses fans! How are feeling?

Three years ago, New Zealand edged England in the semi-final of the World Cup in Liverpool. Can the Vitality Roses overthrow the world champions here in Cape Town and make history becoming the first Roses team to make a World Cup final?

Roses fans in Cape Town – Credit: Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Netball World Cup 2023


Keep up to date with what’s happening inside the England camp by following us on our socials @EnglandNetball.

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