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What You Need To Know About The Constellation Cup

The rivalry between the Samsung Australian Diamonds and the New Zealand Silver Ferns continues!

Two games into the series and the sides are one apiece. Now that the New Zealand leg is over, the Constellation Cup winners will be determined on Australian soil, with two games yet to be played.

Channel 9’s Wide World Of Sport will be streaming the games live, so there’s no need to miss a second of the netball action.

The Constellation Cup is a highlight on the international netball calendar, with the transtasman rivalry at an all time high after the Diamonds were defeated by the smallest of margins in the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England.

What is the Constellation Cup?

The Constellation Cup in its current day format is a tournament made up of four matches. In 2019 the first two rounds will be held in New Zealand (13 October, 16 October), the third game held in Sydney (20 October) and final match in Perth (27 October).

In the competition’s nine year history, Australia have held up the trophy eight times, with New Zealand taking the honours in 2012.

The series is named after the Southern Cross constellation – which appears on both nations flags.

Constellation Cup Fixture:

Game 1: New Zealand 53 defeat Australia 52
Sunday 13 October 2019, 1pm AEST, Horncastle Arena, Christchurch

Game 2: New Zealand 42 defeated by Australia 48
Wednesday 16 October, 4:30pm AEST, Spark Arena, Auckland

Game 3: Australia v New Zealand
Sunday 20 October, 12pm AEST, Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney

Game 4: Australia v New Zealand
Sunday 27 October, 12pm AEST, RAC Arena, Perth

Where can you watch the Constellation Cup?

Channel 9 will continue to broadcast all Constellation Cup games in 2019, with game three and four televised on Channel 9.  All games will be televised Live through the Wide World of Sports.

Viewers can also stream the games through Telstra TV and the Netball Live mobile app.

Get your netball and Sunshine Coast Lightning fix by tuning into the Constellation Cup throughout October on Channel 9’s Wide World Of Sport.