20 Jul 2009

All Australian trans Tasman netball final

6:36 am on 20 July 2009

It will be an all-Australian final in the trans-tasman netball competition after the Adelaide Thunderbirds beat the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 51-37 in the preliminary final in Hamilton.

The Thunderbirds led from the outset and steadily increased their lead across all four quarters.

The Magic, who were runners-up last year, started well but as the game went on they failed to get many turnovers and also struggled to get their own ball through the court.

The Thunderbirds will play the Melbourne Vixens in the grand final in melbourne next Sunday.