Confusion reigned at the start of the 2018 SPAR National Netball Championships at Young Park on Monday, with two teams failing to arrive in time to register for the event, and another team dropping out of the A-section to the B-section.


With the Brutal Fruit Netball Premier League done and dusted, it is time for netball fans to turn their attention to the SPAR national championships, which will be played in Port Elizabeth from July 9 to 14.


Coming back from a 10-point half-time deficit and staring down the barrel of a disappointing loss, the Cell Sharks were quite magnificent in the courage and character shown to blast the Emirates Lions into their first Vodacom Super Rugby loss to a South African opponent since 2015.


Argentina advanced to the Round of 16, and a mouth-watering tie with France, after a fittingly dramatic conclusion to their chaotic Group D campaign. But it took a goal four minutes from time, and a Croatian victory over Iceland, to confirm that often-uncertain outcome.