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Pure As: Katrina Rore

Katrina Rore speaks openly about her incredible comeback in the latest episode of Pure As, a mini documentary series on the Silver Ferns' personal journeys to World Cup glory.

It was December 2018 when Katrina Rore said to herself: "Bugger it, I'm done".

She'd just returned home from the Silver Ferns training camp, where coach Noeline Taurua told her she wasn't in the team to tour England the following month, six months out from the 2019 World Cup.

"I thought that's it. Why do I need to go back?" Rore reveals in Pure As, the mini documentary series made by Netball New Zealand.  "But I didn't want 2018 to be the year that defined my career."

So Rore fought back, in the gym and on the court with her Central Pulse side, leading them to victory in the ANZ Premiership.

Her story looks at how she dealt with the devastation of being dropped, finding balance in her sporting and personal life, and why rejection may have been the best thing that ever happened in her career.

After earning re-selection in the Ferns, Rore then faced a race against time to recover from the "horrible" calf injury which almost cost her a ticket to Liverpool and the World Cup.

Six of the world champion Silver Ferns share their personal stories in the ‘Pure As’ series, giving insights into the Ferns’ individual journeys towards uplifting the World Cup in Liverpool. The first in the series featured Ameliaranne Ekenasio followed by Casey Kopua, coach Dame Noeline Taurua and captain Laura Langman.

Episodes are released weekly through www.silverfans.co.nz and shown on LockerRoom every Saturday.

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