Reply To: New trans-Tasman netball competition is on the cards

Reply To: New trans-Tasman netball competition is on the cards2023-08-19T22:16:49+10:00
al_ex
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    I don’t think there’s any chance we’ll go back to a genuine trans-Tasman competition. I doubt NNZ would be willing to have less than 4 teams and I doubt NA would be willing to give out more than 2. NNZ would probably be able to afford to have 2 teams but that would really limit the amount of Kiwi players having exposure to high intensity competition. It would also take a lot of NZL players out of semi-professionalism and push them back to the Beko. I think the obvious answer is just to let the Ferns who can get SSN contracts play in Australia. That’s what England have done and it’s clearly worked well for them. I doubt there would even be an exodus, considering many of the best Ferns would probably earn more in NZL and stay for family reasons. The only players I think would be really keen to move over are the likes of Nweke, Jury, Burger, Gordon, Poi.

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