From the Vault: NBL Classic Matches | #3

Looking for some basketball to watch?

With the Sal’s NBL Men’s and Women’s competitions, along with Women’s D-League, currently looking at Modified Competitions for 2020,  we’ve gone through the archives to bring you some classic NBL games from yesteryear to watch!

If you have any games you’d like to see, or have access to recorded games you can share, please let us know by contacting us here.


NBL Classic Match #3: 2017 NBL Grand Final | Wellington Saints vs. Southland Sharks

In 2017 the Wellington Saints become the most successful team in the competitions history after collecting their 10th NBL championship. They also became the first team to ever complete an unbeaten season, capping off a perfect 20-0 campaign as they defeated the Southland Sharks in the Grand Final. Watch how history unfolded!

(108) defeated Southland Sharks (75) | Referees: Dallas Pickering, Melony Wealleans & Matt Bathurst

7 teams contested the 2017 season (final standings): Wellington Saints, Southland Sharks, Super City Rangers, Canterbury Rams, Hawke’s Bay Hawks, Nelson Giants and Taranaki Mountainairs.

All-Star Five:

  • G: Shea Ili (Wellington Saints)
  • G: Corey Webster (Wellington Saints)
  • F: Mitch McCarron (Super City Rangers)
  • F: Marcel Jones (Canterbury Rams)
  • C: Tai Wesley (Wellington Saints)