Throughout the history of sport in Rotorua, Whakarewarewa and Ngongotahā have been regular rivals in a range of codes. Whakarewarewa Red and Ngongotahā Thunder have been the standout performers in the Rotorua Netball Premier 1 division this year and tomorrow they put it all on the line in the final. Whakarewarewa won the Banner round at the start of the season and have progressed unbeaten to the final. However, when the two sides met in the final round-robin matches last weekend, Ngongotahā came within a whisker of claiming victory, going down 50-48. Sports reporter David Beck spoke to both teams.

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Rotorua Senior Netball Draw - Saturday, August 17