KerrynParticipantSeptember 20, 2021 at 9:02 amPost count: 92
Silverferns team for tonight (can’t post links)
Te Paea Selby-Rickit
Gina Crampton (c)
Sulu Fitzpatrick (vc)
Kelly JuryWeWoodParticipantSeptember 20, 2021 at 9:41 amPost count: 250
Be interesting who Noeline gives the Centre bib to – Saunders or Kersten.
Suspect Te Paea will get the nod to start at GA. I suspect first cab off the rank would be Hume based off her combination with Wilson.KerrynParticipantSeptember 20, 2021 at 9:48 amPost count: 92
@WeWood – Saunders has spent most of the season playing WA (and bloody well I might add) and Kersten is definitely more WD like Winders, so is a tricky one maybe Gordon for part? but I think Guthrie would have it all over her – I hope over the course of the series we get to see Kate Heffernan at C against Guthrie.
I expect we’ll see a Wilson/TPSR starting line up, but with Noels – ya never know what she has up her sleeveHBHPParticipantSeptember 20, 2021 at 9:51 amPost count: 41
Am I right in thinking Hume is the only uncapped player named for tonight?KerrynParticipantSeptember 20, 2021 at 10:00 amPost count: 92
and Tiana – though Hume has played fast 5WeWoodParticipantSeptember 20, 2021 at 10:16 amPost count: 250
Totally agree Kerryn. Saunders has always been a C who could cover WA for the Ferns but this season really established herself there. I think her stocks have risen as a result, and so too for Heffernan as you mention. I don’t think she would’ve made Ferns spending another season solely at WD.
I had forgotten Saunders/Kersten would be pairing up against Guthrie (how could I forget!) Perhaps even more sense to tag team C and have them play a half each?
I think we could see a few subs tonight as Taurua tries to keep the energy up.
BallerParticipantSeptember 20, 2021 at 10:16 amPost count: 348
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Putting aside delayed training, I wonder if this is who NT regards as her strongest lineup.
Moving circle, only 3 experienced defenders, fit/fast midcourters who can track…has NT written all over.TBParticipantSeptember 20, 2021 at 1:55 pmPost count: 425
Interesting that Grace Nweke is not included in the 12. I wonder if DNT is looking at bringing her and Toeava in, in the 2nd half of this series? Introducing fresh legs and a complete change up in game plan, to keep England always guessing.WeWoodParticipantSeptember 20, 2021 at 4:33 pmPost count: 250
WOW. Look at this Ferns line-up
Don’t think anyone would have picked this starting seven. Bold from Noels.Ian HarkinModeratorSeptember 20, 2021 at 4:39 pmPost count: 10171
Bench for NZ:
Fitzpatrick, Hume, Kersten, Saunders, Selby-Rickit
Bench for England:
Allison, Clarke, Fisher, Joseph, WilliamsBallerParticipantSeptember 20, 2021 at 4:51 pmPost count: 348
Love the unexpected SF lineup. Great mix of experience and youth. You either have the goods or you dont.TBParticipantSeptember 20, 2021 at 4:56 pmPost count: 425
Is this Wilson’s first time up against Mentor?WeWoodParticipantSeptember 20, 2021 at 4:57 pmPost count: 250
Agreed Baller, and massive confidence boost for Tiana and Maddy to get the start. Hope they do well. Also home Wilson plays with freedom and turns and shoots.mcleodParticipantSeptember 20, 2021 at 5:00 pmPost count: 1136
England’s 10 day build up should see them win this with ease.
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