Netball, 1987
Inducted in 1996
Many in the team had played in the previous world championships, in Singapore in 1983, in which they were beaten in the final by Australia, and vowed that the championships in Glasgow in 1987 would be vastly different.
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  • Netball
No opponents got closer than nine goals to the New Zealanders as they exhibited almost faultless netball.

Defending champions Australia were beaten by 11 in the round-robin final series and in the last match, against Trinidad and Tobago, the margin was a healthy and unheard-of 12.

The team was captained by Leigh Gibbs and coached by Lois Muir.

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Mark Graham

(1955 - )

Respected throughout the league world as a tough, skilful forward, Graham played 26 tests for New Zealand from 1977, when he was 21, until 1988.
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