Netballers boost sevens squad

NZ Newswire July 21, 2012, 5:03 am

Netballers Portia Woodman and Kayla McAlister feature in a 12-strong New Zealand women's rugby sevens team named on Friday to play in next month's Oceania championship tournament in Fiji.

Woodman, a national under-21 representative, was part of the Northern Mystics squad in this season's trans-Tasman netball league while McAlister, sister of former All Black Luke, was in last year's team.

The New Zealand women's sevens team also includes handy experience with World Cup champion Black Ferns Linda Itunu, Kendra Cocksedge and Huriana Manuel as well as recent Black Ferns Shakira Baker and Hazel Tubic.

The Oceania tournament runs from August 3-4 and serves as a Rugby World Cup 2013 qualifier for the Pacific nations taking part. New Zealand and Australia are participating in the tournament, but have already qualified.

New Zealand: Shakira Baker, Kendra Cocksedge, Moana Forbes, Sarah Goss, Charlene Halapua, Linda Itunu, Huriana Manuel (captain), Kayla McAlister, Tyla Nathan-Wong, Hazel Tubic, Ruby Tui, Portia Woodman.

Rugby

Results

2013/14 Aviva Premiership (ENG)

2014 Super Rugby Tournament

2013/14 Aviva Premiership (ENG)

Schedule

2014 Super Rugby Tournament

7:35pm NZST Fri, 18th April
9:40pm NZST Fri, 18th April
7:35pm NZST Sat, 19th April
9:40pm NZST Sat, 19th April
1:00am NZST Sun, 20th April

2013/14 Aviva Premiership (ENG)

6:45am NZST Sat, 19th April

League

Results

2014 NRL Premiership Season

2014 NRL National Youth Competition

2014 NRL Premiership Season

Schedule

2014 English Super League

7:00am NZST Fri, 18th April
7:00am NZST Fri, 18th April
7:00am NZST Fri, 18th April

2014 NRL National Youth Competition

3:45pm NZST Fri, 18th April

Tennis

Schedule

2013 Davis Cup 1st Rnd - KAZ v AUT

2:00am NZDT Sun, 3rd February

2013 Davis Cup World Group I 1st Rnd - TPE v AUS

2:00am NZDT Sun, 3rd February

2013 Fed Cup 1st Rnd - CZE v AUS

2:00am NZDT Sat, 9th February
2:00am NZDT Sun, 10th February

2013 Fed Cup 1st Rnd - ITA v USA

2:00am NZDT Sat, 9th February

2013 Open 13

2:00am NZDT Fri, 22nd February
2:00am NZDT Fri, 22nd February

Football

Results

2013/14 French Ligue 1

Lyon 1 - 0 Paris SG (FT)

2013/14 Spanish La Liga

2013/14 Italian Serie A

Schedule

2013/14 Australian A-League

18 April 9:30pm

2013/14 English League Championship

Blackburn vs. Yeovil

19 April 2:00am

Bournemouth vs. Sheff Wed

19 April 2:00am

Huddersfield vs. Brighton

19 April 2:00am

Blackpool vs. Burnley

19 April 2:00am