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      Looking at the list, it is going to be hard to pick a 12 plus reserves.
      I think we have some really good players, but are lacking experience in the Ferns environment.
      We have 3 strong GS options in Wilson Nweke Dunn. Wilson has been the Ferns main GS for the past 2 years, and often stands up in the Ferns environment with the right support around her.
      Eke and Metuarau are 2 classy GAs. Of course, Eke is not near her top form so I am unsure if she will meet the final fitness standards.
      Could they take 3x GS players and 1x GA and play Wilson/Dunn at GA? A massive risk but could work out…..

      Midcourt is VERY difficult.
      So many excellent players, but picking the right players/combos will be hard.
      I think Crampton and Gordon will be there. Noels seems to prefer Kersten and Winders also.
      I think they need to pick Poi based on her previous Ferns games. She turned the matches for the Ferns and dominated that Diamonds midcourt.
      I am a huge Souness fan and I think she could be the perfect WA for Dunn Nweke and Wilson, but Crampton has that experience and I dont think NZ will take 2 players who only really play WA (can play C but we haven’t seen this for a while)

      Burger is a HUGE loss for Ferns. She could cover WD and GD. Starting WD, which would allow Noels to pick a more attacking midcourt. Losing Burger, I guess the midcourt will be more defensive focus now.

      In the circle, Jury Manu’a will be there. The rest, no idea! I don’t think Karaka Fitzpatrick have had their best year. Maybe we will see only 3 circle defenders named and 5 midcourt players picked to cover WA c and WD? Temu was solid for Stars, but is untested in the Ferns environment. She can cover GD and GK with ease, which might help! Can Heffernan play GD?

      Nweke Wilson Eke Dunn
      Poi Crampton Gordon Saunders Heffernan
      Manu’a Jury Temu?

      Metuarau, Souness, Fitzpatrick and Burley as reserves

      A very difficult team to pick. But most likely we will see Kersten and Winders included

      Kayla Johnson at full fitness is a solid WD GD option, but she didn’t run out full games for Stars so she shouldn’t be considered. Hume is hot and cold.
      I only just noticed Tong isn’t there. It’s a shame that injury prevented her for developing this year. She could be a great player at GD.

      Seeing the Jamaican team named today, NZ Aus and England will need to be on form! Jamaicas midcourt is often their downfall, but that defence end is insane! Sterling Wilson and Ward. All ball winners and they have Fowler.

      Will be an interesting time. I think NZ can win gold. I can also see Jamaica beating the Diamonds. I was surprised to see that shooting circle picked for Aus. Wood Koenan had a very up and down season. Dwyer was the form GA all year

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        Congrats Pulse. Impressive from a young team

        My 12:

        Nweke Dunn Ekenasio Metuarau
        Crampton Poi Gordon Saunders
        Burger Jury Manu’a Fitzpatrick

        Wilson Winders and Temu reserves

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          Doesn’t sound promising McLeod!!

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            Magic performed well the last few weeks. Guess they finally had their whole team together (and used LDB)

            Williams was injured the entire season? I thought it was mentioned that she would be back around May. She wasn’t on the secondary bench either. Strange.

            I wonder if there will be much movement next year.
            Tactix need Watson back, and something needs to change in that shooting circle.

            I hope Pulse can take it out, but Stars are in form at the right time!

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              Bueta is such a beast back at GS. Easily Australia’s top line up today.

              Wonder if Firebirds are regretting letting Dwan go. Could have been a real threat with Bueta/Dwan as their shooting combo.

              England were so strong for 40 mins. Feel like the substitutions lost them the game. Caldwell was strong at GS and got lost at GA. Malcolm also didn’t offer anything.

              Safe to say Caldwell is going to Com Games. IMO stronger GS than Harten. Fisher might miss out due to an inability to play GA.

              I think the Aus Com Games team will be the 12 today. Only position up for grabs is the back up middie. Guessing Price though.

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                Australia were very good. Simple as that.
                Combinations were right and Bueta was always going to bring something to that circle. Watson also is a rock at WA.

                NZ didn’t click.
                NZ are really missing Eke, Poi, Watson and Gordon. Gordon and Poi offer more speed and unpredictability.

                Nweke isn’t an impact player. I would start her with Wilson Crampton Saunders Burger Karaka and Jury. I don’t think Fitzpatrick is back fully from her injury.

                While it is disappointing, this is the time to try new players and combinations. NZ has lost most of their top players over the past few years and it takes time.
                Grace and Tiana haven’t played against Aus at this level. Kayla and Phoenix were out for a few years. Claire is a WD not a C at international level. Also, this is the youngest shooting circle NZ has ever had. They need time and game experience.

                Noels took Vui over, so we need to see what she can and can’t do.

                I don’t expect a win against England, but hopefully we see players step up.
                This is only Quad Series, the bigger picture is Com Games.

                Johnston was ok for someone who hasn’t played a proper netball game in years!
                I want to see Mila with Gina at some point. Gina seems lost for some reason. Maybe she is lacking understanding with Tiana and Sam.

                While it was a thrashing, it isn’t the end of the world and NZ will get the experience they need.

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                  in reply to: Aust 21&U Squad #1318099

                  Woulf also missing.

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                    NZ? Training partner for an ANZ team? Is she a kiwi also?

                    Might be following Bassett to the Magic set up

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                      I think Abby Erwood will be the replacement. She was just named in the 2021 Central Beko training squad.

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                        Good choice. She will do well.

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                          I think Nweke will be used after another full ANZ season.
                          SR will need to have a strong ANZ to get back into the top 12.

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                            Stanton will thrive and develop into a great player at Vixens. Will be able to focus on her GA but not become a WA like she was at Fever. Being fed by the world’s best WA and Australian Diamonds.

                            Fever isnt well known for helping shooters develop so she probably is glad she is out of that environment!

                            Never heard of Barkmeyer. But good they are going local!

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                              Interesting. Guess it’s good they will actually use an Australian defender next season!

                              Some odd decisions made by Tbirds in the off season

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                                Interesting signing! Retired a few months ago, but now playing next year. Plus knee issues.

                                If she is fully fit, what a star signing.

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                                  Newton is a good signing for Magpies. Allows Mentor to be rested if needed

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