Appears to be an over emphasis on fitness criteria to make the Ferns. Surely a goal shooter should have a differing fitness standard to meet compared to a mid court player. You’d hope a sensible approach would be taken towards players who have performed consistently well over the season. Also it needs to be taken into account that some shooters have shot well during the regular season but do not do well under pressure, when selecting which shooters to take.
If the other countries have not run trials then that would just show that nz is the only country placing a large emphasis on fitness over form during the season.