Unless something extraordinary happens (like Thwaites comes out of retirement or a player really steps up), I think Koenen, Bassett, Austin and Wood select themselves for the 12. I’d have Dwan in the wider squad and maybe Garbin if she plays better the next few rounds. If she doesn’t, they can have only 5 shooters and then 7 midcourters where the depth really lies. There’s always a lot of talk about ‘pride in the dress’ and not letting just anyone into the Diamonds program, but let’s not forget that players like Nevins and Manu’a have been in the fold without being standouts (and in Manu’a’s case it may well have been just to block her NZL eligibility).
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