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Australia’s Diamonds defeat New Zealand’s Silver Ferns 45-36 in second Constellation Cup Test

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Australia has bounced back to beat New Zealand 45-36 in the second Constellation Cup Test in Christchurch, giving Stacey Marinkovich her first win as Diamonds coach.

The Diamonds dominated on the scoreboard, leading 15-6 at quarter-time and 30-16 at the end of the second term.

They shot at 83 per cent accuracy in the opening half, having capitalised on enjoying the lion share’s of possession.

The Silver Ferns burst out of the blocks in the third quarter when they claimed the opening six goals of the term.

The scoring spree helped the world champions cut back the Diamonds’ lead to 10 goals by three-quarter-time, 38-28, but the visitors went on to ice the win after the break.

The third Test will be played in Christchurch on Saturday.

More to come.



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