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  • Jinxibo
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    re the RNZ potential team, how can you pick Dunn over Wilson?
    Maia has more international experience and has been tested at GA at that level. She would give DNT a few more options.

    MRB is your in-form C this season, she has to get a seat on the plane. She’s had a better season than Winders and Saunders

    RMB
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    @Kat i dont want to agree with you however im at least hoping for a Bronze and not a repeat of 2018 :unsure:
    One day the Diamonds and Roses will start getting injuries, babies and retirements LOL

    mcleod
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    Well Guthrie is a big loss. But Watson, Burger and prob Ekenasio are biggest

    schmeetle
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    When was the last time Ferns played Jamaica? I’m thinking about Wilson vs Sterling… B-)

    WeWood
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    Sighted at the Viaduct this morning, Burger on crutches with the NNZ marketing person (remembered the face from the Pure series).

    I did want to say hard luck but thought that might be a bit weird haha.

    Appeared in good spirits. No other Ferns/triallists near/around and Burger wasn’t in team kit. Must be observing trials however.

    mcleod
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    Yes 2020 Nations Cup, twice, 1 very big win, and 1 biggish win to Ferns

    Maryann
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    @Baller not sure when the squad has to be named but that might not be possible. Ekes also been sick since Magics last game and will have dropped fitness that she had gained.

    Baller
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    So we could be taking a very understrength team…due to illness around trial dates amongst MANY other things.

    Honestly, I feel like the netball gods are telling the SF to use their game time wisely and prepare for 2023.

    tasman
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    my prediction for DNT’s pick (as opposed to the players I would want to take….)

    attack:
    lock – Wilson
    likely – Mes and Eke, pending fitness/illness
    probable – Dunn
    possible – Metuarau
    – with Eke potentially not yet fit to be starting 7, DNT will want to take experienced players, so there is no way Wilson will get dropped, despite her mid season shooting form, which also appear to have gotten better. DNT and Leigh Gibbs have always talked about choosing players that fit their game plan, which is a mobile shooting circle. They also talked about players that can change up their playing style. While Grace is the most dominant shooter, she can only really play a holding style, and she has the ankle injury. Wilson and Dunn can play the moving circle and hold strongly too. As for GA, Mes gets in for fitness, athleticism and mostly, experience. Eke will be the preferred GA, but if she is ill/unfit, then Metuarau will get in.

    midcourt:
    lock – Crampton and Saunders
    likely – Gordon
    probable – Kersten
    possible – MRB, Winders (or Johnson here as WD)
    – Crampton and Saunders are definitely in the team. That covers a starting WA in Crmapton, and Saunders for back up at C and WA. Since Burger is out, we need WD options and Gordon has been the most impressive, and is also super versatile, so I expect her to get the starting WD bib, providing cover a C/WA in pool play. So that leaves a starting C, which I would personally prefer MRB, but that unfortunately leaves you light on WD cover. Unlike Burger, our GD’s haven’t been tested at WD, other than Johnson, so I think DNT will choose a C/WD slide player. My feeling is Kersten has a better attacking play than Winders, and Heffernan hasn’t got the experience, hence my prediction.

    lock – Jury
    likely – Karaka, Fitzpatrick, pending fitness/illness etc
    probable – Manua
    possible – Johnson or Temu
    – Jury is a lock for GK with Fitzpatrick as cover, GD is likely Karaka based on experience, but Manua has the combination. As above, DNT is light on good WD cover, so Johnson is the bolter, but depends on her fitness/injury status and her combinations with circle defenders at trials.

    starting 7:
    GS – Wilson
    GA – Eke (or Mes if Eke not going)
    WA – Crampton
    C – Kersten
    WD – Gordon
    GD – Manua
    GK – Jury

    mcleod
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    My 12 plus 3 reserves.
    Shooters. Wilson, Mes, metuarau, Dunn.
    Middies crampton, Saunders, Poi, Gordon.
    Defence. Jury, karaka, Temu, Manu’a
    Reserves. Nweke, Winders, Burley.

    It prob won’t look anything like that, but. :unsure: :unsure:

    Ian Harkin
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    Crocus
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    My 12 plus reserves (I’m going for experience):
    Attack: Wilson, Mes, Ekanasio (If not fit then Selby-Ricket), Metuarau
    Midcourt: Saunders, Crampton, Winders, Kersten
    Defence: Jury, Karaka, Fitzpatrick, Johnson
    Reserves: Nweke, Gordan, Manua
    Starting 7:
    GS: Wilson
    GA: Ekanasio/Metuarau
    WA: Crampton
    C: Saunders
    WD: Winders/Johnson
    Gd: Karaka
    Gk: Jury

    Kwkiwi
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    I would have:

    Attack: Nweke, Dunn, Ekanasio, Metuarau
    
Midcourt: Saunders, Crampton, Sokolich Beatson, Gordon

    Defence: Jury, Manua, Fitzpatrick, Temu

    Reserves: Wilson, Kersten, Souness, Reuleu Buchanan 


    Starting 7:

    GS: Dunn
    
GA: Metuarau

    WA: Crampton
    
C: Saunders

    WD: Gordon
    
Gd: Manua

    Gk: Jury

    Just about the Pulse side 🤪. Why not? If the Silver Ferns coach has stated we haven’t got a chance we might as well blood some new talent.

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 1 week ago by Kwkiwi.
    WeWood
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    I see on Instagram Eke doing school pick-ups. Assuming she hasn’t made the trip up to AKL?

    Baller
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    Training camp is in Wellington if I’m not mistaken.

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