MaryannParticipantSeptember 13, 2021 at 9:21 amPost count: 389
@Jinxibo – I’m not sure if the Tactix might be able to play against them. Travel is open within NZ excepting Auckland. @McLeod might know – I’m in Auckland, still well locked down but McLeod is in Christchurch/Canterbury I think. Certainly in the South Island.
Re Leota – there was an article on rnz website about her being with the Roses and that she was hoping to be able to give them a taste of kiwi culture (traditional Maori).mcleodParticipantSeptember 13, 2021 at 1:38 pmPost count: 1054
Most of the Tactix players are either in the Ferns squad, or live out of town. Although I think Poi (who should be in the Ferns!!!), is now a local.MaryannParticipantSeptember 14, 2021 at 4:45 pmPost count: 389
So One News tonight reports that the four Auckland players are still stuck in Auckland waiting for an exemption to be granted. Said Taurua wasn’t expecting, when she named her squads, to possibly have to call on them straight up.
Those that can travel assemble in Christchurch in two days time – Thursday.
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I also saw the news report.
Without Fitzpatrick the SF will be feather light defensively.Ian HarkinModeratorSeptember 15, 2021 at 3:13 pmPost count: 9730
Interview with Noeline Taurua…mcleodParticipantSeptember 15, 2021 at 3:34 pmPost count: 1054
Staffy seems to know that the Auckland 4 are a no go.MaryannParticipantSeptember 15, 2021 at 4:23 pmPost count: 389WeWoodParticipantSeptember 16, 2021 at 2:46 amPost count: 197
Not looking good for Crampton, Fitzpatrick, Nweke and Toeava. Dear me.
So, if no Fitzpatrick that leaves Burger and Jury as your starting combo.. and only defenders.
Looking at the Development Squad the first two names I saw were Burley and Maihi (also AKL based). Only other non-AKL options in that group are Lokotui (few cameos at GD for the Pulse) and Tong.
Gee whizz does Taurua put an SOS out Rore (unlikely), or rope in Mikaere or even Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit? Thinking someone experienced. Might not get on court but to be cover in training? Will keep an eye on the Ferns Instagram!
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Has Fifita already started her missionary work? if not that’s who DNT should me callingIan HarkinModeratorSeptember 16, 2021 at 8:06 amPost count: 9730
We've brought Silver Ferns Development Squad members Kimiora Poi, Georgia Tong and Paris Lokotui in to bolster our squad for next week's Cadbury Netball Series against the England Roses.
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— Silver Ferns (@SilverFernsNZ) September 15, 2021BallerParticipantSeptember 16, 2021 at 8:06 amPost count: 323
Haha, I also thought DNT might ask Rore, though based on her recent interviews she isn’t match fit yet!
On the plus side it is real opportunity for several players to stand up and cement their spots.
I feel for Toeava, it really was her to chance to show her skills internationally.
I just hope no double standards with NPC requests.MaryannParticipantSeptember 16, 2021 at 8:53 amPost count: 389TBParticipantSeptember 16, 2021 at 10:40 amPost count: 396
Would Toeava have seen much, if any, court time?
With Crampton a WA specialist, and also the captain, I feel she’d be playing every minute.MaryannParticipantSeptember 16, 2021 at 10:54 amPost count: 389
TB – Not sure about Toeava and time but if Nweke was on for a bit as shooter Noels may have been tempted to trial her.
There is an item in the Herald today saying that 6 NPC players were granted an exemption to join their respective squads (so they live in Auckland but play for teams out of the region). This was an error and has now been revoked.
These players will return to Auckland.
Based on that it was wise to bring in three other squad players for netball. I would like to see how Tong weighs up against the England shooters.
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