2023 Test Series – Aus v SA (Oct)

2023 Test Series – Aus v SA (Oct)2023-08-30T22:30:28+10:00
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  • Tully
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      Weston had no preseason due to a calf injury. Then also had shoulder issues throughout the season.

      Weston’s attack was just the same as Corletto or McMeniman at a younger age. They all threw ball away.

      amandalouise
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        Muffie, I am sorry to hear that, that is so wrong! Can you go direct to the venue and ask? I don’t understand how they can do that, and I hope you get is sorted out and are able to enjoy the game after such unnecessary stress!

        NB12
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          Weston is relentless at GD and is an unsung hero for Australia.

          What is probably a bit stale at ssn level, is her combination with Mannix/Lewis. When it was on, it was great but she works best with a GK that is also relentless (ie Bruce or Klau).

          Another issue for the Vixens was leaving Moloney on the court when she was replaced at C. Moloney needed to go off and Eddy left at WD because she also applies that niggly and relentless pressure. Poor coaching decisions cost the Vixens in my opinion and probably made Weston look ineffective.

          al_ex
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            Weston was a lot worse than Corlleto a few years ago. She had 5 turnovers in the World Cup final in 2019.

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              amandalouise
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                Using kayo freebies for first time – do they not do pre game show?

                amandalouise
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                  It’s just appeared- I hate streaming!

                  freonetball87
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                    In reference to the comments made about Weston, I would have to agree that Jo – though an important and hard-working defender- has turned over ball in fairly crucial matches and in particularly significant phases of these matches (during both SSN and the international calendar). This is not a personal slight – it is highlighting the significance of an effective ball carrier in transition during high pressure moments. She and her fellow defenders also failed to win sufficient ball back in those same matches – and Jo, for all that is excellent about her, was a key part of this. To reference Corletto as similarly guilty of this trait is probably a bit of a stretch, she was also much more adept in terms of being a ball-winning GD, was stronger athletically, was more level-headed in decision making, and offered more interms of leadership on-court and was also pairing with some brilliant GKs in her time. I certainly felt more confident as a fan watching her carrying the ball down court in those crucial matches at international level and for the Vixens.

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                      After a poor start, the Proteas fighting back now, down 10-8 after 9 minutes.

                      StatsNerd21
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                        Maseko is such a clever player! A bit of Shanice Beckford about her, although she’s much taller. Haven’t seen a double-play with the post in a long time.

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                          1/4 time: AUS 18-13

                          Koenen 7/7 (100%)
                          Dwyer 11/12 (92%)

                          Venter 7/7 (100%)
                          Maseko 6/6 (100%)

                          All about the GAs in that Q. Sophie Dwyer with 11/12, not afraid to take over with Koenen being marked closely. For SA, Maseko has been impressive including an off the poster.

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                            South Africa has drawn level. This has been a horror start to the second Q for the Diamonds.

                            So many turnovers in this game. Msomi has 5 and Price 4!

                            Flb
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                              Wow! Glad to see this from South Africa. Not a good outing for Australia…

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                                1/2 time: AUS 32-25

                                Koenen 17/17 (100%)
                                Dwyer 15/20 (75%)

                                Venter 18/18 (100%)
                                Maseko 7/7 (100%)

                                The Diamonds scored 11 of the last 15 goals in the Q. The Aussies’ fortunes improved when they involved Koenen more. Watson has 20 assists to 1/2 time! SA still at 100%.

                                NB12
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                                  Dwyer not quite ready to be a GA at this level. She will get better but she doesn’t set up play and didn’t identify that it was her that needed to step up when Koenen was being doable teamed. Instead she just floated around and her leads weren’t definitive.

                                  Would like to see Wallam on for the second half with Dwyer and then maybe a quarter with either Garbin or Koenen at GA. (Not keen to see Garbin at GA but given this whole shooting line is stop gap GAs aside from Dwyer then someone has to play GA).

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