BallerParticipantSeptember 24, 2021 at 12:42 pmPost count: 598
I’m assuming the focus is on WA and who can feed under pressure.MaryannParticipantSeptember 24, 2021 at 12:43 pmPost count: 1186
Well this gives Nweke and Toeava the chance to show what they are made of. Last match Toeava didn’t play with the speed and flair she does in ANZ. Instead she was behind the WD too much and turned her back on the play when running to position effectively isolating the ball carrier. Nweke now knows what to expect and I am sure an improvement will be there for us to see.
This is the opportunity for Hume to show she has the goods at full International level, having only played Fast5 before.
I’m thinking Poi will get on as Noels has been rotating play.PICASSO123ParticipantSeptember 24, 2021 at 1:23 pmPost count: 165
I have a feeling the Ferns will take this one out and it might be close. idk if its just me but im convinced that Noeline has a good game plan tonight to counter the Roses. But not counting the Roses out too…mcleodParticipantSeptember 24, 2021 at 1:51 pmPost count: 1687
I reckon Poi will start. Noels has just been foxing the last 2 games.
Gutherie will have to bring her speed skates tonight.
Well I can only but dreamNesianParticipantSeptember 24, 2021 at 1:52 pmPost count: 289
I’m really looking forward to tonight’s game and I think England have a very good chance of taking it out.
I don’t see us stopping their shooters after the last game and their in circle defenders did a great job against our shooters. To make it worse our shooting percentages are average at best outside of Tiana.
I know everyone thinks Nolene is amazing but I think she made some poor decisions last game and while some people think the loss is acceptable because she is trying out new combinations, I personally don’t agree. It would never be acceptable if it were the All Blacks so why should we expect anything less for our Ferns? Talk back and forums would be going crazy with people questioning the All Blacks coach but that doesn’t seem to be the case here for some reason.KatParticipantSeptember 24, 2021 at 2:05 pmPost count: 116
I agree with you Nesian. I think the last game was shocking, there were too many combinations. All these change of positions so they are flexible are silly. I can understand some players are good at several positions, but a lot of them are not.
Isn’t it time that players started to cement their positions, and play full games internationally.
Hope the experiments are stopped and just go with strong starting seven and stick to it. I liked WeWood combination, with Poi as centre.TBParticipantSeptember 24, 2021 at 2:30 pmPost count: 982
@Nesian 100% agree! Only I was too chicken shit to say it ??
I think though when it comes to DNT, she generally gets a pass, cause of how she turned things around for the Ferns. The Pure series, she was able to explain the losses still had a purpose. And how it played a part to their 2019 victory. I’ve found myself, making excuses for any of her losses too ?♂️
But I definitely agree, she made some weird decisions in game 2.mcleodParticipantSeptember 24, 2021 at 3:09 pmPost count: 1687
I’ve been saying it on FB, and totally agree with Nesian. Wednesday night was embarrassing.
Why put someone in their debut at GS, and have another GS playing at GA. Te Paea should have bee the GA with Nweke.
Noels is a great coach, but Wednesday was the dumbest stuff I have seen.KerrynParticipantSeptember 24, 2021 at 3:18 pmPost count: 360
I sort’ve agree – Maia probably wasn’t the right choice (though I think she could be trained up to be a pretty decent back up GA – however with Tiana and Ekenasio it shouldn’t be too much of an issue) however TPSR wasn’t either – she isn’t one to bring someone into the game – it took nearly an entire season for her to learn to play with Ellie Bird – was almost like she expected Ellie to change her whole game to fit in with TP, so not sure if that sort of play would work with Grace in her first game – I think if Tiana had stayed on at full fitness it may’ve been quite different – just look at how she brought Maia into the game in test 1, tonight if they have Grace on I think Hume would probably be the best option in front of her, plays a very similar game to Vui who she’s used to playing with.
I actually think there is a couple of very strong line ups that could be on tonightmcleodParticipantSeptember 24, 2021 at 3:28 pmPost count: 1687
Well at least Hume will shoot.KerrynParticipantSeptember 24, 2021 at 3:33 pmPost count: 360
and we know Nweke can rebound – if she was under the goal with Hume putting them up from all over, atleast we would get the majority of the rebounds… could actually work – as much as I said I didn’t think Hume should get a cap just for the sake of it – it probably is a pretty viable option for tonight – but I think it would need to be with Saunders at WA and Poi at CmcleodParticipantSeptember 24, 2021 at 3:42 pmPost count: 1687
True Kerryn, and Hume is a good rebounder also. Starting 7 will be out soon, will be interesting.KerrynParticipantSeptember 24, 2021 at 4:38 pmPost count: 360
Our starting seven is set to go for the Cadbury Netball Series decider against the England Roses.
GS: Maia Wilson
GA: Te Paea Selby-Rickit
WA: Shannon Saunders
C: Claire Kersten (why oh why?? it’s been tried so many times and doesn’t work!!!)
WD: Sam Winders
GD: Karin Burger
GK: Kelly Jury
Subs: Jamie Hume, Grace Nweke, Kimiora Poi, Peta Toeava, Georgia Tong.WeWoodParticipantSeptember 24, 2021 at 4:39 pmPost count: 717
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