I think McDonald’s lack of SSN experience is made up for with her maturity. McDonald’s pathway was non traditional as she never made a VIC state team. Elle has played mixed for Australia and at 26 plays with a confident assuredness.
I’d have McDonald start at WA in this team with Nankivell in C.
I can understand why SA netball fans may not be naturally drawn to the team given the changes and that the number of SA athletes has reduced in the 10 (assuming Sterling and Guscoth finish the team). Hopefully that changes once they get out on court.
I’m looking forward to see who the TPs are. Hopefully Orr and Williams are there and maybe even Nyah Allan can be brought back (I watched an interview where she said the big attraction to Magpies was Rob Wright).