My thoughts on each team:
Kiera Austin was off her game IMO, with some shocking misses (although she had good volume). The Austin/Koenen circle was very stagnant at times, while the Sophie squared always had a hold and a sweep to provide two options.
As others have said, MRB just didn’t do it at WA for drives, and many of her defensive challenges were unnecessary. I thought Georgia Heffernan had a very promising debut and I was happy to see her putting shots up! Burger was solid in both attack and defence, likely why Austin struggled.
I thought Hannah Joseph had one of the better games I’ve seen her play for the Roses with solid speed and feeds. Still not sure what the defensive end will look like- Williams needs to be there, but the others all have a solid case for a starting stop!
I was super surprised and impressed by the Ugandan defence, especially Kadondi and her tenacity. I also loved watching Eyaru, especially her speed in the circle!
Two riveting games and I’m excited for the rest of the series. I do think Aus will take it but that every side has the potential to get a win.