JRParticipantDecember 10, 2019 at 8:33 amPost count: 1360
What a year she’s had. Might not be BEST player in the world, but must be player of the year for all her achievements.BallerParticipantDecember 10, 2019 at 8:34 amPost count: 474
Besides the Stars, all the NZ teams lost one game. It is going to make 2020 a very interesting season.
After three days of netball, the SF’s stood out like sore thumbs. I hope Poi or Souness get an opportunity in Jan.Ian HarkinModeratorDecember 10, 2019 at 8:36 amPost count: 14723
Magic 51 v Tactix 43
Pulse 51 v Steel 28
Wow, what happened to Steel???JRParticipantDecember 10, 2019 at 8:37 amPost count: 1360
Why are the SFs top of each pool and 2nd in each pool NOT A1 v B2 and A2 v B1. I think that’s unfair if the two top teams don’t both get a chance to make the GF on Friday.NesianParticipantDecember 10, 2019 at 8:37 amPost count: 253
Did not expect the Pulse to blow out the Steel like that. I’m sorry but why they contracted Heffernan as a shooter is beyond me. Shot 70% in the beko league and just does not look to be getting any better.
Thought Fafita was again very good, very physical.JRParticipantDecember 10, 2019 at 8:39 amPost count: 1360WaylayParticipantDecember 10, 2019 at 10:34 amPost count: 257
Agree. I’ve been trying to pick my Ferns 12 this week. 10 of them pick themselves I think (based off past performances plus this week)
Wilson, Selby-Rickit, Ekenasio
Crampton, Saunders, Langman (assuming Langman is available)
Burger, Rore, Karaka, Watson.
Mes will probably take the 4th shooting spot and deservingly so, I think she has played GA beautifully this week. Nweke has been the only other shooter to put international worthy performances out there, but she still lacks consistency – I’d expect her to be a Fern within 12 months though.
I’ve been really impressed with Reuleu-Buchanan in her two outings. I’m picking her as a bolter. Souness and Poi have also been consistent and would be deserving of spots. Tayla Earle must also be on the fringe, however I think Earle and Nweke will get picked as a combo in 12 months time.
Sokolich-Beatson is also in great form. It’s unfortunate for her that she is a like-for-like with Karin Burger, and Burger at the moment is untouchable. So she will probably just miss out.
Ian HarkinModeratorDecember 10, 2019 at 12:26 pmPost count: 14723
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JR, did they show a table today? I’m pretty sure they’re using the points system where you get a bonus point for losing by 5 goals or less. In that case, Mystics finished top of their group and Pulse 2nd.Ian HarkinModeratorDecember 10, 2019 at 12:38 pmPost count: 14723
Collingwood 53 def Stars 41
Shimona Nelson 36/38 (95%)
Nyah Allen 7/8 (88%)
Gabrielle Sinclair 7/9 (78%)
Nat Medhurst 3/3 (100%)
Maia Wilson 31/33 (94%)
Juliana Naoupu 6/9 (67%)
Vika Koloto 4/6 (67%)
Mystics 52 def Wasps 31
Saviour Tui 23/25 (92%)
Grace Nweke 19/24 (79%)
Bailey Mes 10/11 (91%)
Rachel Dunn 20/23 (87%)
Katie Harris 8/11 (73%)
Tamsin Moala 3/5 (60%)
Alexia Baker 0/2 (0%)
Magic 51 def Tactix 43
Kelsey McPhee 32/40 (80%)
Georgia Marshall 10/12 (83%)
Abigail Latu-Meafou 9/11 (82%)
Te Paea Selby-Rickit 20/22 (91%)
Ellie Bird 19/21 (91%)
Jess Prosser 4/4 (100%)
Pulse 51 def Steel 28
Aliyah Dunn 26/30 (87%)
Ameliaranne Ekenasio 20/23 (87%)
Tiana Metuarau 5/6 (83%)
Jennifer O’Connell 17/23 (74%)
Kalifa McCollin 11/13 (85%)
Georgia Heffernan 0/4 (0%)Ian HarkinModeratorDecember 10, 2019 at 12:49 pmPost count: 14723
The semi finals have been set. Rest day tomorrow. These games will be on Thursday…
Tactix v Wasps
Steel v Stars
Collingwood v Pulse
Mystics v MagicsevmParticipantDecember 10, 2019 at 2:39 pmPost count: 1
Poi and Souness are playing superbly. Hope they get taken to the Quad Series in January.TACTIXSUPPORTERParticipantDecember 10, 2019 at 3:48 pmPost count: 455
Base on this week and previous performances….
I would take 15 players (training partners)
Wilson Mes Folau Eke SRicket (still not sold on Wilson but Dunn/Nweke are not ready YET
Langman Crampton Poi Souness Saunders (new cycle, so maybe it’s not future planning to take Saunders and Langman but don’t think Earle Gordon MRB are deserving yet)
Watson Burger Karaka Rore MSB (lacking height, but with Faka Jury Mikaere all coming back from injuries there are not many options) Fitzpatrick might get in over MSB though
NZ teams are looking fitter overall, but still too many players not up to standard. Early days thoughJRParticipantDecember 10, 2019 at 7:26 pmPost count: 1360
<<JR, did they show a table today? I’m pretty sure they’re using the points system where you get a bonus point for losing by 5 goals or less. In that case, Mystics finished top of their group and Pulse 2nd.>>
Hi Ian, they didn’t mention the 5 goals or less scoring system. Mystics won 2 games and lost to Steel 39-53 so not sure how it would apply to them anyway. None of Steel, Pulse or Mystics lost their losing game by less than 5.
Pulse’s % was 125, and Mystics 113.
Curious.NZChampionParticipantDecember 10, 2019 at 9:56 pmPost count: 459
Mystics lost 41-45 to Steel JR. 😬
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