NZ teams announced for upcoming series

NZ teams announced for upcoming series2023-09-04T08:20:45+10:00
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        Taini Jamison Trophy

        Karin Burger
        Ameliaranne Ekenasio (C)
        Maddy Gordon
        Kate Heffernan
        Kelly Jury
        Phoenix Karaka
        Tiana Metuarau
        Mila Reuelu-Buchanan
        Whitney Souness
        Amelia Walmsley
        Jane Watson
        Maia Wilson

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          Constellation Cup

          Karin Burger
          Kate Burley
          Ameliaranne Ekenasio (C)
          Maddy Gordon
          Kate Heffernan
          Kelly Jury
          Phoenix Karaka
          Tiana Metuarau
          Grace Nweke *
          Mila Reuelu-Buchanan
          Whitney Souness
          Amelia Walmsley
          Jane Watson
          Maia Wilson

          * subject to fitness

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            Fast 5 World Series

            Kate Burley
            Tayla Earle
            Paris Lokotui
            Amorangi Malesala
            Tiana Metuarau
            Grace Nweke *
            Michaela Sokolich-Beatson
            Whitney Souness
            Elle Temu
            Maia Wilson

            * subject to fitness

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              NZ A

              Tayla Earle
              Georgia Heffernan
              Fa’amu Ioane
              Paris Lokotui
              Amorangi Malesala
              Kimiora Poi
              Michaela Sokolich-Beatson
              Carys Stythe
              Elle Temu
              Peta Toeava *
              Saviour Tui

              * on return to play programme

              Baller
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                I’m pleased Taurua has stuck with the core group of players for TJ and Constellation Cup.

                I personally wanted to see the midcourt start racking up their experience and test caps.

                Savior Tui in the NZA was a surprise.

                mcleod
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                  So Toeava is not fit enough, well that’s poor from her.

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                    Nolene must really dislike Dunn. Our best shooter from outside the circle over the last two Fast Five tournaments and she doesn’t get a look in this time? Kimi who is one of the quickest and fittest made for Fast Five players around and was captain last year and this year has been relegated to a 3 day camp and a warm up game against a C grade English roses team?

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                      Dunn is a great Fast 5 player, but no lets take a non shooting Metuarau and Nweke who’s game is not suited to fast 5 one bit.
                      Poi is really paying the price for winning the Con Cup in 2021, would have been far better running in circles and not passing the ball to the shooters.
                      Noel’s and her fav’s strikes again.

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                        Kwkiwi
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                          Be interesting to know the reasons for Dunn’s omission. One of NZ’s most successful shooters in the ANZ league. Don’t really know what she can do if Taurua is continually overlooking her. I would have thought after the lack of medals at the World Cup Taurua may have changed her selection criteria. Hard to gauge the Ferns in the England series. It’s clearly going to be a whitewash and not many learnings will be able to be taken from that.

                          Maybe NNZ might have to rethink the timing of these post season series especially after a World Cup. Clearly the other countries aren’t interested in sending full strength teams over just so the Ferns can have some international practice. The reasons are obvious with so many of the top line Roses playing in the SSN.

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                              Um I only make it 2 England players in the SSN. Housby and Cardwell.
                              And international Netball may as well curl up and die, if it’s going to end up club over country.

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                                I like the new dress. Ekenasio looks great.

                                NZ is continually getting the short end of the stick regarding SSN players and availability. JAM, Roses and Swifts who said their Stars were all sick for the pre-season match.

                                Respectfully the Diamonds however always play to win.

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                                  The Swifts had a covid outbreak in the series you are referring to. So yes they were sick.

                                  England only has two SSN players as already mentioned in this thread. Used to be 3 with Mentor.

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