KwkiwiParticipantJune 8, 2023 at 12:48 pmPost count: 174
That’s ridiculous Taurua saying in the interview that Toeava is still in the mix down the track, yet leaving her out of the wider squad for the World Cup. What’s the girl to do? She was a key piece in the mystics taking out the anz championship this year. Clearly she is third choice or even lower in Taurua’s mind for the WA position. Will watch with interest as to how this plays out and where the Ferns end up in the World Cup. They will get a medal for sure, but will it be gold?WeWoodParticipantJune 8, 2023 at 1:21 pmPost count: 717
Taurua talks a lot to Gordon responding to feedback during the ANZP. I doubt we will ever know, but would be interesting to know what feedback was provided to Toeava.
Having made the Ferns for Con Cup, were there increased physical capacity measures to hit to allow for the increased loading/back-to-back style of NWC??Netballcrazy1ParticipantJune 8, 2023 at 1:21 pmPost count: 2332
I think Taurua has not only used the extra 3 reserves as players to come in should there be an injury (which will also require a certainly high standard to be met) but also to use those 3 to emulate some of the players they will come up against. So I’m not sure it’s a true indication of what Taurua thinks of Toeava.TBParticipantJune 8, 2023 at 8:23 pmPost count: 982
I do wonder if Toeava struggled with the work load at Quad Series? She had very limited court time. From memory they were using that series to emulate the WC?
@Wewood I wonder if there was an increase, maybe for her (Toeava) especially? That may have been her feed back – hit a certain target on X Y and Z, and we may consider you for WC. Toeava may have just banked on her form alone, hoping it was enough to get her through ?♂️TBParticipantJune 8, 2023 at 10:59 pmPost count: 982
Inside Netball was a great watch! Obviously a lot of discussion around Toeava.
I agree with Coco, Aus are happy that Toeava is not there.
Interesting discussion on the WD position. There’s no one selected that played it this season. We know we got players who can play it, but who is strongest there?KerrynParticipantJune 9, 2023 at 4:29 amPost count: 360
don’t forget when Toeava played against Aus – it was against Amy Parmenter who was on debut – and had never played against the NZ style, and they also didn’t have Jo Weston playing. I think this flattered her a little bit (she played well and surprised many but that would’ve quite possibly had quite a bearing on things)
Heffernan played a bit at WD this season – and quite seamlessly switched between WD/C – I think her, Gordon, and Burger will have it covered wellWeWoodParticipantJune 9, 2023 at 5:26 amPost count: 717
I watched Inside Netball this morning and what struck me was the massive respect they have for Whitney Souness.
Naturally the conversation centered on ‘where’s Peta?’ and when pressed by Storm Purvis as to who they would switch out to make room for Peta, they said Gordon, while retaining Souness because of her performances in the black dress at C.
Food for thought, if that were the case, Souness did have Ferns combinations with all three of Crampton, Heffernan and Toeava.. Anyway.
I also picked up Courtney Tairi quoting Noels saying you need strength at GA and GD and that holds everyone together (or words to that effect). Naturally Ekenasio fills that GA spot, but Karaka at GD, with Burger at WD was her other ‘pillar’ if you will.mcleodParticipantJune 9, 2023 at 6:13 amPost count: 1687
Agree Kerryn, plus Ekenasio had a field day against a couple of very green GD’s or Bruce who isn’t great at GD.
By the time the Aussie leg rolled round, Jo Weston smothered a tiring Ekenasio, who was doing the bulk of the mid court work in the NZ leg.
Toeava got little court time in the Quad series, the writing was on the wall then.BallerParticipantJune 9, 2023 at 7:47 amPost count: 598
My jaw dropped seeing the ladies play Malawi in their black dresses WC19. I think this is the strongest and fittest squad at peak fitness we have had since then.
I have always thought DNT set Toeava up very nicely to play two games on her home court.TBParticipantJune 9, 2023 at 11:31 amPost count: 982
@Kerryn that can be argued the other way around too. In game 3 & 4 the big difference in the attack was not having Toeava there. It was massively obvious, and a big talking point. Did Weston have a good game against Ekenasio cause we had weaker WAs on? Maybe?
Even at the Quad Series, Crampton was a step up from Gordon/Poi. But there was still hesitation on the feed and some times it’s a bit throw-and-hope.
Toeava’s feeds are generally, always accurate. It doesn’t put Nweke under any unnecessary pressure. Shooters like Nweke (JFR Romelda & Nelson) are very good on the take and can make bad feeds look good. IMO Toeava’s feeds make Grace look even better than what she already is. It’s one of the main reasons she dominated Bruce and Klau, in the first 2 games of CC.
I know Gordon has been firing balls into Walmsley, but I feel she doesn’t handle the hands over pressure very well. In NZ she has a lot of space.
I’m hoping these upcoming camps will help with their delivery to Grace. We know LL will be there to help, but I was hoping Temepara would be there too. Just to help with the feed and sighting the space early.
I know it’s still very early days, and I HOPE I get to eat my words later. But DNT has had a habit in the last few years of making BAD decisions and not being criticised for it. I’m adding this one to it too. Again, I hope I’m eating my words after this WC.montybParticipantJune 9, 2023 at 12:58 pmPost count: 63
I agree with TB- love DNT and think she’s brilliant, but sometimes I think we give too much respect without question.
The Grace-Peta combo is magic- they talk about the “invisible string” and I’ve never seen it more than these two.
It reminds me of years ago when Anna Harrison was played at Wd as a Surprise and absolutely dominated. Despite this, Waimarama continued to persevere with Jolene Henry starting. Sometimes the best decision on paper just doesn’t correspond with the magic on court.
I recall in the pure video after the 2019 NWC that fuller spoke a lot about how England were tiring toward the end of the tournament and that load management is key…. So I guess the high performance numbers/ analysis override ‘connections’. I guess I can trust in this, but I still think if we’re down by 10 at half time it would be toeava who could bring it back quickly. Now we’ll never know huhIan HarkinModeratorJune 11, 2023 at 7:45 amPost count: 20456
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