Australia clinched 12th Netball World Cup title 2023

Australia beat England to wins the 2023 Netball World Cup title for 12th times - Roses miss out on historic title.

England's wait for a first Netball World Cup title continues after Australia defeated the Roses to win the event for a 12th time.

The Roses were gradually overwhelmed by a dominant Australia, who pulled away to win 61-45.

England were appearing in their first Netball World Cup final 2023, following a group-stage win over Australia and a semi-final victory against New Zealand.

However, they had to settle for leaving Cape Town with silver.

A dejected England may have missed out on the trophy, but have equalled the nation's best result at the tournament - previously achieved in 1975 after a round-robin event.

However, they will be left to rue some of the sloppy play that allowed the Diamonds to strengthen their grasp on the trophy, particularly in the final quarter.

  • England claimed a thrilling 56-55 win against the Diamonds earlier in the week but repeating that feat against the nation that has featured in every World Cup final was ultimately a step too far.

  • Some of Australia's aura had been diminished after England claimed Commonwealth gold against them on the Gold Coast in 2018.

Earlier in Netball World Cup

England will face Australia in their first Netball World Cup final after their historic victory over defending champions New Zealand.

The match was level after every quarter but England pulled away in dramatic fashion in the last to win 46-40.

Australia, who lost to England in the group stage, beat Jamaica 57-54.

There has never been a Netball World Cup final without 12-time world champions Australia, who also won Commonwealth gold in Birmingham last year.

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