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      With you on that @McLeod. I was wondering if players had specialist individiual training plans to suit their needs as the number of players with strapping on a knee is increasing and yet they continue to play. I know most are ‘niggles’ but is there something more that could be done to strengthen the knees (says she who is coming back from a knee replacement and religiously following instructions). Knees take the force when the ankles are firmly strapped – if the ankles can’t flex enough then the knees have to do it. Walmsley, Nweke, Williams, Bird, used to, or currently have knee strapping. Perhaps it should always be on, as an assistance.

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        Stars
        Tactix
        Magic by 2

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          Not sure Williams is up to playing a full game but she is a reliable steadying influence on court.

          Eseta Autagavaia might be an option. Not the height but has played in recent times -thats if there is no one in NNL to move up or pull from another region.

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            There’s a clip of Kiri Wills talking about the season so far. What got me most was how she seemed so surprised that Pulse, also struck by injuries/changes, had younger/greener players able to fill the gaps. Surely Stars has the same?

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              Metuarau has just commenced running again so she’ll be out for a few more weeks imo.

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                Wondering if Vui cramped up in the calf when she went down and didn’t get up because she wasn’t sure what she’d done ie calf injury. It was a bit bizarre because she didn’t call time. Hannah Glen has done well coming in as Nwekes replacement.

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                  Being one of Poi’s critics on here I believe she has done enough to be called up for the Ferns again. The current SF midcourt doesn’t have it, I’m definitely not a fan of MRB. This season I’ve been watching the ability of the current crop of SF midcourt to provide consistency and when their team begins to fall short leadership, and its just not happening.
                  That game yesterday was messy – was it because it was a hugely defensive game or were the players pressured into panicked passing.
                  The International season is going to be interesting with a number of the Ferns short on ANZ Premiership time, and fitness.

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                    Agreed @silverferns1. Tui has had mixed seasons in recent years but I remember when she covered for Mes at the Mystics for the full season and she was very very good (she would have been bench sitting otherwise). She was always marked as an up and coming talent (since school). She is also a useful GA and now she has upped her fitness levels I’d love to see her in the Black dress. I am assuming that her knee injury from off season two years ago is not causing any major concern as I noticed the strapping is back, therefore I would like to see what she can do.

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                      Steel have absolutely improved since Round 1. Even without Saunders. Fifita is no where the player she was when she took the time off, perhaps she would have been better next tier down for a season and another defender found, but I know there is a shortage. Spending the competition season making your way back to Premiership level isnt the way to go. I can’t work out why Lawson doesn’t get more game time.
                      Christie is good, still learning her trade but she had plenty of game time last season.

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                        Saunders is out for the Steel today. There goes my first tip 🙂

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                          Steel
                          Pulse by 3
                          Mystics

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                            Northern Mystics / Nweke out for 4-6weekd with patella tendon issue

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                              @WeWood – she said last week ‘three weeks or more than four’ so sounds like it’s an unknown.

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                                Another coach who doesn’t back the next tier down. Whats the point in naming a squad of more than seven when you dont use them.

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                                  Steel
                                  Mystics x 2
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                                  heres hoping 🙂

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