She Cranes Surprise Singapore

Six Nations Cup, Singapore

Uganda 60 Singapore 32

Ireland 27 Sri Lanka 34

Papua New Guinea 72 USA 31

Friday

Papua New Guinea v Rep of Ireland, 10am

Sri Lanka v Uganda, 12am

USA v Singapore 2pm

The national netball side; She Cranes continue to cause upsets in the Far East surprising hosts Singapore 60-32 at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall on Wednesday evening.  Uganda are playing their first international test matches outside of Africa in decades.

The win puts Uganda level at the top of the six-team league on 5 points with Papua New Guinea after three games, one better than Friday’s opposition Sri Lanka after four games.

Prior to the encounter the hosts Singapore, who are ranked 21st in the world were undefeated but the She Cranes were reeling on two great performances fighting back to hold 17th ranked Papua New Guinea on Tuesday and shocking the world’s 28th ranked Republic of Ireland with a 54-41 victory at the Zhongshan Park on Monday.

To reinforce the Uganda team, local netball governing body, Uganda Netball Federation has flown two more players Rachael Nanyonga (GA) and Alice Nanteza (WA) who were earlier dropped due to lack of funds.

Current World Rankings

(as of 1st July 2013)
Papua New Guinea – 17th
Republic of Ireland – 28th
Singapore – 21st
Sri Lanka – 23rd
Uganda – (No world ranking currently due to lack of international exposure)
United States of America – 19th

 

 

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