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England win bronze at Netball World Cup

England take bronze at Netball World Cup in Liverpool. Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/PA Images

Serena Guthrie has led England to bronze at the Netball World Cup after a forceful win against South Africa, ending the match 58-42.

The Roses trailed behind the Proteas in the opening minutes but quickly injected their dominance into the match, eventually winning it by a significant margin.

England played their final match like true professionals after a devastating loss to New Zealand in the semi-final yesterday, which dashed their hopes of gold.

Captain Serena Guthrie says "it was a good day at the office today".

We knew it was going to be a tough game against South Africa, they came out, they'd done their homework on us as well. So, it took us a while to adjust out there, but I think we were clinical when we had to be today.

Yesterday we threw too many balls away, we knew that we had to be a lot more clinical against that defensive end if we were going to come away with the win.

– Serena Guthrie, England Netball Captain

New Zealand won the tournament, beating world number one’s, Australia 52 - 51.

Netball World Cup 2019 rankings:

  • GOLD: New Zealand
  • SILVER: Australia
  • BRONZE: England