15 Aug 2015

Silver Ferns book semi clash

8:28 am on 15 August 2015

The Silver Ferns have wrapped up pool play undefeated at the netball World Cup with a comfortable 76-33 win over Uganda in Sydney.

Silver Fern Maria Tutaia

Silver Fern Maria Tutaia Photo: Photosport

Coach Waimarama Taumaunu rested several of her first-choice starters, and would have been impressed with the performance of goal shoot Malia Paseka, who scored 49 goals from 55 attempts.

New Zealand were in cruise control from the outset, and led 20-3 after the first quarter.

Goal attack Maria Tutaia came off the bench to register her 100th appearance for the side.

Tutaia said she was chuffed with the achievement, but the main goal was winning the competition.

"I never even thought that I would ever get to this stage but to be able to share it with such a prestigious group of elite women... I know we've got three more days left but I'm pretty chuffed with how this tournament's gone," she said.

"There's a long way to go and we've got to make those memories count."

New Zealand will now face England in this afternoon's semi-final, while Australia later takes on Jamaica for a place in tomorrow's final.

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