Firebirds beat Magic
Sunday, June 30, 2013
It was not the fairytale end Magic coach Noeline Taurua was looking for, but in own understated words, "that's sport".
Taurua's 11-year tenure at the Waikato-Bay of Plenty franchise came to an end last night, with her side beaten by a slick and composed Firebirds unit in their transtasman league semifinal match-up. With the Magic the only New Zealand side to make the playoffs, the result means the ANZ Championship final will be an all-Australian affair for the first time since 2009.
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