Twelve medals for Team NI in Commonwealth Games

Twelve medals for Team NI in Commonwealth Games

Neville, who is the sister of Gary and Phil Neville, revealed Gary had been watching the match on TV.

Gary Neville was cheering on from his living room in the early hours of the morning, United Kingdom time.

The jubilant scenes which followed England's semi-final win over Jamaica were repeated and exceeded as Helen Housby netted in the final second for Tracey Neville's side to win the most astonishing of contests.

"What we did is create the environment in which the team could support each other and feel comfortable".

Beattie, who had previously described the CWG as "inspirational" and "innovative", said he was disappointed the viewers at home did not get to see the athletes.

That worked out at $191,000 a minute for a closing ceremony that failed to show the athletes entering Carrara Stadium, drawing the ire of Seven Network commenatator and former Commonwealth Games bronze medallist swimmer Johanna Griggs.

A 44 per cent increase in participation in 2017, with women young and old playing more and more, is going hand-in-hand with an expanding Superleague competition and blossoming pathways, development and Academy programmes.

Patterson won two gold medals in the pool but the Caboolture swimmer, nicknamed Lucky, has a far wider view of para-sports just as Fearnley captured so well again after his marathon gold on Sunday morning.

Harten's last-gasp goal in Saturday's defeat of Jamaica sent the Roses into a first global final since 1975, after last-four appearances at all five prior Commonwealth Games, three of them bronze.

New Zealand women’s rugby team celebrate after winning gold medal in the women’s rugby sevens
New Zealand women’s rugby team celebrate after winning gold medal in the women’s rugby sevens

Fearnley wins gold for Australia.

'One of the problems we've got is we are getting to a stage of being a pack of whingers, ' he told Sky News on Monday night.

The team's coach since 2015, Tracey Neville, said the win was a "dream come true".

But Kiwi chef de mission Rob Waddell says it's important to look at the possibility properly.

"If we had gone to extra-time I think we would have struggled", Neville continued. She too missed, but the umpire's whistle sounded and a penalty was awarded against the Australian defence.

She has used contract hold-ups and the absence of established names to introduce younger players whose impact will be felt in the coming years.

"You can never measure the benefit of that, it's just part of who we are as New Zealanders, it's part of our national identity and something to be celebrated", he said.

"I don't really have any words".

Helen Housby, whose score sealed their first victory in a major final, said afterwards on Instagram: "The best day of my life". I've dreamed of this for a long time.