Sport

Games gold is two wins away for Diamonds

Allora netballer Laura Geitz passes the ball out during the Preliminary Round Group B match between Australia and Wales at SECC Precinct during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games last week.
Allora netballer Laura Geitz passes the ball out during the Preliminary Round Group B match between Australia and Wales at SECC Precinct during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games last week. Hannah Peters

ALLORA netballer Laura Geitz's dream of Commonwealth Games gold is now just two wins away.

Australia made it five wins from five matches when the Diamonds downed South Africa 64-40 in Glasgow.

The win wrapped up top spot in their pool and booked a spot in the semi-finals.

The Diamonds will play either arch rival New Zealand or Jamaica in the semis tomorrow.

Geitz had to settle for silver four years ago in Delhi and the Allora star was determined leading into the Games to go one better this time around.

Her squad has given itself every chance of doing that as the Diamonds have built momentum heading into the serious section of the competition.

Australia coach Lisa Alexander also got to use all 12 of her players in the win over South Africa, so the whole squad has court time heading into tomorrow's semi-final.

This gives Alexander the luxury to pick the seven starting players she thinks can get the job done against their semi-final opponent.

"I think Lisa's got three options for the starting seven and she's got a plan for either Jamaica or New Zealand," goal-keeper and captain Geitz said.

"We've got to be prepared for whoever we come up against."

Topics:  diamonds, glasgow commonwealth games, laura geitz, netball



Brisbane, Gold Coast airports hit by Border Force strikes

Extensive rolling stoppages to start today

Farmers slammed with $70,000 fine for underpaying

As well as imposing the financial penalties, Judge Salvatore Vasta also agreed to make additional Orders aimed at overhauling workplace practices on the farm. These were agreed to by the operators.

The strawberry farm short-changing 417 visa-holders $2600.

Warwick man fined over homemade weapon

The 27-year-old man pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of a weapons charge.

A WARWICK man has had an expensive lesson in weapons.

Local Partners

9000 reasons to support our community clubs

Community clubs are good at what they do. They are not so good at telling the world about what they do, as Clubs Queensland CEO Doug Flockhart explains.


Emily Blunt's (almost) singing career

Emily Blunt nearly became the British Britney Spears.

Angelina is blocking calls from Brad Pritt

Angelina Jolie has reportedly blocked Brad Pitt's number.

Apocalyptica 'seek and destroy' sceptics with 'master' set

Apocalyptica play Max Watts in Brisbane on their Shadowmaker Tour.

Review of final show of Apocalyptica's tour

Rebecca Hall doesn't own a TV

Newspapers, yes. Television, not so much

Jaime King 'terrified' by son's heart surgery

Jamie King was "terrified" when her son went in for heart surgery.

John Mayer's advice for Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes has revealed John Mayer gave him advice

Rural properties expected to soar as investors seek income

Rural properties are should become highly sought after

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Rocky proves prime real estate in latest REIQ report

Kas Woch sold this Wood St home in Depot Hill for $107,000 in August.

A new investor's market as Rocky house prices hit lowest in state