Magpies star Caitlin Thwaites lines up a shot while playing for Australia.
Magpies star Caitlin Thwaites lines up a shot while playing for Australia. DAN HIMBRECHTS

Thwaites is over as Magpies notch first win

NETBALL: The star-studded Magpies have finally shown what everyone expected of them in a 64-45 victory over the Adelaide Thunderbirds.

A side featuring the likes of Ash Brazill, Sharnie Layton and Caitlin Thwaites was expected to dominate the new Super Netball competition but two defeats and a win from the first three rounds left the Magpies off the pace until yesterday.

Diamonds goal shooter Thwaites led the way, sinking 46 of 47 attempts.

Wing defence Brazill also impressed with four intercepts and three deflections in a dynamic exhibition.

For Adelaide, there was just one positive, the confident shooting of rookie Sasha Glasgow who landed 19 goals from three quarters.

The Giants remain atop the points ladder after edging out fellow newcomers Lightning in a thriller.

News Corp Australia


Thieves spotting easy steals on Fraser Coast

premium_icon Thieves spotting easy steals on Fraser Coast

Since July more than 50 vehicles across the region have been stolen

Cash splash at Coast hotels for school holidays

premium_icon Cash splash at Coast hotels for school holidays

Tourists are seeing what the Fraser Coast has to offer.

Drug driver jailed

premium_icon Drug driver jailed

He tested positive when intercepted by police.

Local Partners