England star Guscoth out of World Cup after rupturing Achilles

FILE Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa

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The Zimbabwe netball team, the Gems suffered a 73-37 loss at the hands of 11 time and defending world champions, Australia in their second Group A game at the Netball World Cup now underway in Liverpool, UK.

Housby is certainly no stranger to global competitions, having previously being picked for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2015 Netball World Cup. After winning 64-32 against Uganda in the opening game, England's second win against Scotland means they are guaranteed to make the second preliminary round.

Proscovia's excellent interruptions held England back early on before their power in the centre began to tell and they turned a 15-6 lead at the end of the first quarter into a relatively emphatic 31-18 advantage at half-time.

Uganda's only positive on the night was Peace Preoscovia who scored 20 from 23 attempts.

Guscoth's absence will come as a blow for Neville, who relished the opportunity to rotate her squad after the opening win over Uganda, with top scorer Jo Harten rested for all but the final moments of the contest. The players that were out there felt it and it's a good practice for us for later rounds.

"There will always be a loser and victor, am very happy for my girls for pushing up to the end".

The Adelaide Thunder player limped off midway through the first quarter of her team's 70-34 Group D win and was immediately sent to the team hotel for treatment, with England Netball later confirming she had ruptured her Achilles.

"They are a very hard team to play, they lost a bit of consistency and their heads, however they very rarely play at that worldwide level and I am sure they will learn from that. They played very well".

The She Cranes - ranked sixth in the world - scored first but the Roses strode into the lead shortly and never fell behind again as the Ugandan's never matched England's speed.

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