2024 Vitality Netball Nations Cup – Eng / Aus / NZ / Uga (Jan)

2024 Vitality Netball Nations Cup – Eng / Aus / NZ / Uga (Jan)2023-11-16T18:49:51+10:00
Viewing 15 posts - 16 through 30 (of 212 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • Avatar photoIan Harkin
    Moderator
      Post count: 22491

      Sorry, not sure.

      Avatar photoIan Harkin
      Moderator
        Post count: 22491
        Avatar photoIan Harkin
        Moderator
          Post count: 22491

          Proscovia Peace Ugandan assistant Coach!

          sarahk90
          Participant
            Post count: 176

            Does anyone know where this will be available to watch in Aus?

            netballgirl
            Participant
              Post count: 376

              Available to watch on Kayo sports

              StatsNerd21
              Participant
                Post count: 590

                Wallam has some very heavy right calf (knee?) strapping. Will be interesting to see how much court time she gets, hopefully it’s nothing serious.

                Avatar photoIan Harkin
                Moderator
                  Post count: 22491
                  Maryann
                  Participant
                    Post count: 1303

                    Ferns are on their way https://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=391210&cat=996&fm=newsarticle+-+Sports%2cnur
                    the link doesnt say much but Taurua not sure if she’s staying on, is interested in seeing how she and Akle work together and that the squad travelling is the nod to the squad through to the next WC.

                    My instinct tells me Ekenasio is not sticking around much longer.
                    I wonder if Akle is being looked at as next SF coach.

                    netballgirl
                    Participant
                      Post count: 376

                      Honestly I think Akle would make an amazing international coach, how many years does she have left at swifts?

                      I don’t think Stacey will be leaving anytime soon so why not take it?

                      Avatar photoIan Harkin
                      Moderator
                        Post count: 22491
                        Avatar photoIan Harkin
                        Moderator
                          Post count: 22491

                          Maryann, if you’re right about Ekenasio, that makes it even more bizarre that they’re not taking another shooter!

                          Avatar photoIan Harkin
                          Moderator
                            Post count: 22491

                            Maryann
                            Participant
                              Post count: 1303

                              @Ian – who would they take as well though? TPSR unavailable and I saw that she had said no more internationals (not sure how true). Metuarau and Wilson not up to fitness. Saviour Tui (don’t think she’d make the fitness either at this stage) and a newbie to this level. They’ve got Georgia Heffernan with them – will be surprised if she doesnt get a run despite whats being said.
                              I guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens.

                              WeWood
                              Participant
                                Post count: 806

                                Without seeing the combination in action, I can’t help but think Walmsley and Nweke together would be messy and they’d be in each other’s space?

                                Assume Taurua will think long term she can meld Amelia into a Koenan-like predominantly GS/GA switch-up option.

                                Malesala should be fine. Good court craft like Metuarau but more willing to put up the long shots.

                                Despite what Taurua has said surely Georgia Heffernan will be on the bench for the tests to make 12??

                                cookiesnjam
                                Participant
                                  Post count: 84

                                  I’m really interested to see what the defensive end looks like for the Roses. I’d predict that Thirlby will start Williams at GK and Fadoju at GD but I really don’t think that that defensive circle will work well, especially against the Ferns, who have tall targets holding at the back. I’d start Adio at GK and Fadoju at GD to get that pulse connection going, and have Williams come on at GD as an impact player. She was fantastic as an impact player at the NWC so I don’t see why she can’t start on the bench and come back on later.

                                  As for the WA position… it continues to haunt the Roses. I doubt Metcalf is going through to the next cycle but who would then start at WA for us? Whilst Joseph is steady I feel like she lacks the natural flair a WA has, and she is also imo always teetering with held balls, and she is also around her 30s. I would have preferred to have Scholes in the squad but I think she’s only in the England A squad? I can see her being England’s next WA, and frankly, aside from her, we have few options left. Thirlby doesn’t seem to rate McDonald for some reason so the one most likely to carry the Roses forward should be Scholes.

                                Viewing 15 posts - 16 through 30 (of 212 total)
                                • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
                                Go to Top