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Suzy Drane leads Welsh Netball side to series sweep over Samoa

Suzy Drane leads Welsh Netball side to series sweep over Samoa

Welsh netball captain and former Rydal Penrhos pupil Suzy Drane guided the national side to a clean-sweep over Samoa in the Wendy White Series.

The skipper, who has amassed more than 80 caps for her country, captained the side to a 72-45 victory over Samoa to ensure that the home side emerged victorious 2-0 from the tests.

This was the first time that the Welsh side has ever hosted Samoa on home soil, and they turned in another highly accomplished performance to emerge as comfortable winners against a side that showed a great deal of improvement from their first outing.

A positive start saw the Welsh side hold a 14-point cushion at half-time, and after the break they continued to demonstrate their ever-improving cohesion to pull further clear despite a spirited effort from the visitors.

Wales now turn their attention to January’s World Cup qualifiers in Perth, Scotland, while an immediate focus for Drane is the Celtic Dragons’ first pre-season contest ahead of the 2018 Vitality Superleague season against Severn Stars.

Drane recently returned to her roots to provide Rydal Penrhos and Coleg Llandrillo hopefuls with a special master class as part of Cardiff Met’s North Wales recruitment afternoon, and she was also part of the school’s coaching staff on their tour to Greece.


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