Top 15 of 2019: No. 3 - Silver Ferns Remarkable Return to Glory

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Top 15 of 2019: No. 3 - Silver Ferns Remarkable Return to Glory

Author
Radio Sport,
Publish Date
Wed, 18 Dec 2019, 8:38AM

Radio Sport's Top 15 Sporting Moments returns for 2019 as Jason Pine counts down the biggest sports stories of the year.

We're into the final five, and for moment Number 3, Jason looks at the remarkable and almost unbelievable turnaround for the Silver Ferns - who went from not getting a medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, to World Champions in 2019.

The last 18 months had been the worst in Ferns history, but the appointment of Noeline Taurua as new head coach signalled a new period of excitement and hope.
The return to the fold of Laura Langman and Casey Kopua and an upswing in form, including a rare Constellation Cup win over Australia, saw the Ferns head to the World Cup in England in high spirits.
Even so, they were far from favourites as they arrived in Liverpool for the start of the tournament.
However, what was to come in the following weeks proved how monumental the change at the Ferns really was, beating Australia in the final to claim their fifth World Cup crown.
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