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

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  • al_ex
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    I’m not that happy with the 15 that Stacey picked but I think she’s picked the right 12 in any case, at least for the first test. I wouldn’t mind seeing Aryang given a go over Westin but considering Weston’s experience she absolutely deserves a first shot. She was also good in Constellation Cup.

    Andrew Kennedy
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    I don’t think I can bare waking up at 3.15am to watch anything but a world cup final. Anyway, I would be expecting

    Aus

    Koenen, Wood, Watson, Price, Braz, Weston, Bruce. My biggest surprise on court would be Garbin

    NZ – a much harder thing to call

    Nweke, Metuarau, Crampton, Saunders, Winders, Burger, Fitzpatrick

    My rationale for the Aus team is that Braz MUST have been picked as a specialist WD which makes the rest of the team obvious. I wouldn’t doubt seeing Bueta or Klau.

    For the NZ I don’t know if Wilson has solved her issues in shooting accuracy which basically dissolved her team’s chance in the ANZP in 2021. I like the idea of Johnson having impact at WD and Jury at GK at the right time. Crampton and Saunders are the experienced engine and Fitzpatrick’s experience and great season I think gives her the start over Jury at GK. Still, Jury is a great injection at either GD or GK now and out of all defenders in this whole comp her reach is the most intimidating.

    So many changes and newbies in SA so I’ll skip that one but for England

    Cardwell, Housby, Haythornthwaite, Guthrie, Cobden, Guscoth, Mentor

    I find this line-up really confusing without seeing their training and the whole season, because honestly I think Fisher is a much better target than Cardwell, and both Clarke and Usoro-Brown could be thrown in for sentimental reasons, but I would leave them as impact players. I also still rate Pitman as better than Haythornthwaite, even though the latter is the vice captain. Remember, England is a country across all sports that goes to veterans rather than youth as their habit in tight situations.

    Probably a tight win to Aus, and an easy win to Eng.

    Andrew Kennedy
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    Oh and the only thing to add, the England commentators have often been abysmal, I hope we get better analysis eg from Greenway who is actually a coach. Their comments are so passive and reactionary, rather than truly analysing the tactics, dissecting what works, and offering alternatives. All we tend to hear is “great pass over the top!” rather than “that slick pass was created by the decoy drive by the wing attack that drew the goal keeper out of position, with great baulk and then vision by the feeder”. Fingers crossed.

    Ian Harkin
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    Ian Harkin
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    Not really expecting this to be close, to be honest. And it certainly hasn’t started out that way.

    TB
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    Has NZ named their 12 yet?

    NetballNev
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    Don’t write off South Africa yet.

    Ian Harkin
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    1/2 time: Eng 37-24.

    After letting SA back into it in the first Q, Eng really went on with it in the 2nd. Housby came into her own and Guscoth is having a terrific game in defence. SA having a devil of a job penetrating the circle.

    Ian Harkin
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    Meanwhile, England was able to pile on 21 goals in that Q. Fisher came on well, but much of it was down to the work of Housby in the attack end.

    Ian Harkin
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    Cardwell – 12/13
    Housby – 13/13
    Fisher – 12/13

    Venter – 21/22
    Rademan – 3/3

    Ian Harkin
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    Full time: Eng 71-47

    A really comprehensive win in the end. Roses looking very strong, but SA struggling without 3 of their best players.

    Ian Harkin
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    Baller
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    Not surprised to see Bueta at GS. Called it earlier.

    Smart move using Johnston at WD.

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