Dropped earlier in the year, former captain Katrina Rore (nee Grant) bounced back in style to earn a recall for the Silver Ferns 2019 Netball World Cup team.
Previous to that, Rore had been a regular in the Silver Ferns since making her debut as a 21-year-old in 2008 and has since gone on to become the fourth-most capped player.
Rore reached a significant personal milestone in 2017 when becoming just the seventh Silver Fern to register 100 international appearances. Now helping guide a new generation of Silver Ferns, Grant has grown with the game, delivering a sterling contribution to netball in New Zealand, both domestically and internationally.
As a mainstay at the Wellington-based Pulse over the last 10 years, Rore produced an impressive 2019 domestic season on the back of her leadership qualities and strong work ethic. An astute reader of the game on defence, Rore is capable of making her presence felt in an aerial contest as well as the close-marking situation.
She presents all the hallmarks required of an in-circle defender with the ability to switch from a tight marking situation to a hunting role. Ever-alert to intercept opportunities, Rore’s reliable hands and quick feet give her a strong presence when turning defence into attack.
The athletic and versatile defender can seamlessly switch between the two in-circle defensive positions as well as cover the wing defence role where her height, speed off the mark and awareness of defending space are valuable assets.
Rore is lining up for her third World Cup in 2019 after also playing in the 2011 and 2015 events. She has also played for the Silver Ferns at three Commonwealth Games tournaments (2010, 2014 and 2018).
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