2022 QUAD SERIES (Jan) – Eng/Aus/NZ/SA

2022 QUAD SERIES (Jan) – Eng/Aus/NZ/SA2022-12-12T20:00:07+10:00
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  • NB12
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      The problem is SM knows Klau/Turner works, I feel like there isn’t time to “test” combinations that have already worked together. Aryang only got the chance with Bruce because Turner/Bruce wasn’t working and they needed a change – and Aryang showed she can work with Klau and Bruce.

      In saying that, I don’t think Turner did a bad job, it was more that SA were playing beautifully.

      It looked to me like Aryang/Klau was going to be a planned move.

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        I also think the selectors were really unsure of the C/WD position and want to use this series to flesh that out. Hence Moloney, Price and Braz all being selected. If they decide Braz and Price is flexible enough, it may open the door for Proud or even Rav if she has a great SSN.

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        Netballcrazy1
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          Well I’m assuming they will take 4 middies to CWG so even if only 2 of Moloney, Price and Brazill are selected, there won’t be room for Proud or Rav (if we’re assuming Hadley and Watson are in).

          Nettylife
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            I’ve enjoyed watching the new combinations the Diamonds are trying. Loved Bueta at GS with Wood and the combo of Bueta and Garbin is something I can’t wait to see more of.
            I think Liz Watson and Ash Brazil are definitely in and Paige Hadley very likely, she had a great game against NZ and really worked herself into the game against SA by the second half. Picking the last middie will be hard but I imagine the connection between Moloney and Watson might give her the edge but two games against England will be a great test. And at a much more decent hour here can’t wait!

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            sami j
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              I might be in the minority in thinking this but I hope in the next game against England that they try out some of the ssn combinations like Wood/Koenen, Watson/Moloney and Turner/Klau for a decent amount of time not just the last few minutes. I think it would be good to see if those combos work well on the international stage. I also really hope we see Wood and Garbin in the circle together at some point.

              PICASSO123
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                I’m not gonna say anything and I’ll just wait for the Aus vs Eng game because that’s where we’ll see the flaws of the Diamonds exposed. I’m predicting that Bueta might get her work cut out from Mentor. And we’ll see how Bruce goes on Fisher/Caldwell, specifically Cardwell because she’s a feisty holder and this is something Bruce loves to play against.

                Tully
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                  @ JR so if you rest Bueta by playing Koenen or Garbin at GS then Wood is still on at GA. When does Wood get a rest? It becomes tricky IMO when your first choice GS is your second choice GA and the other two shooters are stronger at GS than GA (yes I know they can both play GA). IF Wood at WA is even Marinkovich’s plans then they do need more GA cover. Of course Marinkovich may have no intentions to use Wood at WA. I’d like to see it be given a chance though. Will be very interesting to see how Marinkovich plays the selections for the shooting spots.

                  Of course players from outside this 15 can come in. It’s fair to think that the 15 selected are in the box seat though as they have the opportunity to press their claims through on court performance that the others don’t have. With the exception of Austin all squad members were available (and Bassett, but I am fairly confident she won’t be selected). Jenner went to Sydney for the pre departure camp so from outside the 15 she may be best placed to push for a spot in the 12 for Comm Games?

                  When is the team selected? For some reason I thought it was selected after 4 or 5 rounds of SSN. If that’s the case a player would have to be absolutely amazing at SSN to have a selection impact as that isn’t a lot of opportunity.

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                  al_ex
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                    I actually thought Garbin/Koenen were quite good, Cara is very underrated at GA. It’s just that she came on with about four minutes to go and made some errors in the first minute or two. They obviously wouldn’t be the starting line up against the top nations, but definitely good enough to give Bueta/Wood a rest at GA. A lot of height and a lot of movement.

                    I would definitely be playing Wood at WA before Austin, Kiera’s stint there was like Pettit’s in 2017. Wood had her breakthrough at the Swifts as a WA in 2015, personally I think she’s been very underutilised at WA for the Diamonds/SCL.

                    JR
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                      Re Wood resting – while Bueta is GA with Garbin or Koenen at GS. Wood can play at GA with those two at GS to give Bueta a rest.

                      Still a problem expecting Wood to move to WA….they need a centre court player to be a good WA to manage the goalers and enable their flexibility.

                      I agree SM knows Klau and Turner are a proven combo – but NOT at international level. That needs to be tested.

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                              thunder123
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                                I understand no one should be gifted test caps and you have to earn them, but have to feel for Dwyer and potentially MRB/Vui (pending NZ team) for not stepping on court during the series. 24+ hour flight, quarantine, and a probable isolation period on return back home for no game time.

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                                  I think Dwyer was invited purely as injury cover and I am certain that she would be having all the right conversations with the performance managers and coaches about her role.

                                  This experience is invaluable for her.

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