After missing out on the ANZ Premiership trophy to the Southern Steel, the Central Pulse were fuelled by vengeance as they took down the national champions in the final match of the night in the Super Club Netball Competition.

The Wellington-based side toppled their Southern rivals 64-55 to book their spot in the grand final against the Mainland Tactix, who continued their best season in franchise history.

After a breakthrough third-place finish in the Premiership, the Tactix secured a spot in the Super Club final after defeating the New South Wales Institute of Sport 64-62.

They will have their work cut out for them in the finale against the Pulse, who overcame a slow start to surge ahead of the Steel.


Stellar shooting performances from Silver Ferns Aliyah Dunn and Ameliaranne Ekenasio alongside solid defensive efforts led by the formidable Karin Burger suddenly saw the Wellington-based side take control of the match.

The Steel were desperate in their efforts to make back lost ground in the final quarter but the Pulse held their form, determined not to let another match slip to their Southern rivals.

While the Pulse avoided a dramatic finish, the Tactix were involved in a stunning come-from-behind victory.

The Tactix came back from being down by 12 points in the early stages of the clash, with import shooter Kate Beveridge in sublime form from the two-point zone as the Tactix quickly made back lost ground.

They eventually overtook the Australians in the final quarter, booking their finale against the Pulse.

Meanwhile, the Steel will be keen for redemption tomorrow night when they play NSWIS for third place.

The grand final will then tip off at 8.30 pm at Nelson's Trafalgar Centre.