Vitality Roses

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Vitality Roses name squad for 2021-22 international season

The Vitality Roses have selected 24 players for the 2021-22 international season, building up to the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham where the side will be defending their historic gold medal from the last Games.

Of the 24 players selected, 17 are UK–based athletes playing their domestic netball at Vitality Netball Superleague clubs. The remaining seven players currently play...

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England secure clean sweep in Legends Series against the Superleague All Stars

The Vitality Roses ran out 55-43 winners against the Superleague All Stars in the third and final match of the Legends Series for a 3-0 clean sweep.

Having been hastily assembled following the cancellation of Jamaica's tour of England, the All Stars side put in arguably their best performance of the series in the final game. Desptite trailing 21-26 at half-time, the All Stars won the...

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Vitality Roses fall to the Silver Ferns in the series opener in New Zealand

England lost 58-45 in the opening match of the Cadbury Netball Series against the Silver Ferns in Hamilton.

Having not played since January, the Vitality Roses looked rusty and found themselves with a eight-point deficit just 10 minutes into the match.

Kadeen Corbin produced a score to make it 15-10 at the end of the first quarter but there was little the Roses could do...

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Vitality Roses coach to miss New Zealand tour due to positive COVID test

England Netball coach Jess Thirlby will be forced to supervise the squad remotely for their tour of New Zealand after testing positive for coronavirus. Thirlby will not travel with the Vitality Roses so Kat Ratnapala will be in charge on the ground instead.

The 16 players and remaining staff have all received two negative tests and have been cleared to travel, although they will...

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Thirlby names squad for Vitality Roses trip to New Zealand

Head Coach of the Vitality Roses, Jess Thirlby has revealed the names of 16 players who will travel with her to New Zealand to face the Silver Ferns this October.

The England side are set to fly to New Zealand on 8 October, after which the team will quarantine for two weeks before facing the world champions on 28 October, 30 October and 1 November.

The Vitality Roses, who...

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Vitality Roses confirm New Zealand series this autumn

The Vitality Roses are set to travel to New Zealand in October to face world champions the Silver Ferns amidst a COVID-19 disrupted international season.

The three-Test Cadbury Netball Series, with the Taini Jamison Trophy on the line, will see the Vitality Roses step on court against the Silver Ferns for the first time since January 2020.

The series is due to take place at...

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Vitality Roses beat Superleague All Stars in opening Legends Series fixture

England beat an international All Stars side drawn from the Vitality Superleague 70-54 in the opening match of the Legends Series.

The Roses were due to play Jamaica but plans had to be changed due to the current travel ban and lockdown measures.

"What a great game," Roses head coach Jess Thirlby told Sky Sports. "We knew we were going to be pushed and I think within the...