I totally agree @RMB regarding experience, and the only way to get it is by doing, that’s why I was happy that Grace has had a decent amount of court time – when it came to the quad series the average age of the 3 shooters was about 20-21? so I thought they did pretty darn well, where was lacking was experience yes, but also some of the experience players was where it just wasn’t working. I think Noels knows what she’s doing, not sure if she’ll pull a rabbit out’ve the hat to shush all the doom and gloom nay sayers, but I think she has a plan in place.
as for the competitions – yes Aussie comp is the ‘best’ in the world, but also don’t play by international rules in a few cases (time outs & rolling subs the big two) which is where aussie have come undone a few times inn internationals. and as for the UK league – watching the top teams is great, but the lower half I would rank probably on a par with the national comp levels below both the NZ and Aussie comps (and in terms of population size – would Victoria (not pulling from other states) be able to produce 6-7 competitive teams to the levels of the ANZ teams – I’d be genuinely curious)