She captained the New Zealand under 21 team in 1982, aged 17. She debuted in the Silver Ferns in Melbourne in 1985, against Australia. For the next ten years she played in a record 94 internationals and three world championships; the team won the world title in 1987. She became New Zealand team captain in 1994, and retired in 1995. The team defeated England and South Africa, and came third in the 1995 world championship.
- Sandra Edge at The New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame website.
- Queen's Birthday Honours List 1995. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
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- Profiles of Fame: The stories of New Zealand’s Greatest Sporting Achievers by Ron Palenski (2002, New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, Dunedin) p. 15 ISBN 0-473-08536-4
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