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Super Netball: Round Four Preview

Madi Browne of the Magpies reaches for the ball during the Round 1 Super Netball match between the Melbourne Vixens and Collingwood Magpies at Nissan Arena in Brisbane, Sunday, August 2, 2020. (AAP Image/Dan Peled) Super Netball Round Four
Madi Browne of the Magpies reaches for the ball during the Round 1 Super Netball match between the Melbourne Vixens and Collingwood Magpies at Nissan Arena in Brisbane, Sunday, August 2, 2020. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

Suncorp Super Netball previews round four of 2020. Coming off the condensed fixture, eyes are on teams to see how they cope with the turnaround.

ROUND 4 FIXTURE

Collingwood Magpies v West Coast Fever
#SSNMagpiesFever
Nissan Arena, Brisbane
Saturday 15 August – 1:00pm AEST
Watch: Nine + Netball Live Official App
Umpires: Michelle Phippard & Kate Wright

Queensland Firebirds v GIANTS Netball
#SSNFirebirdsGIANTS
Nissan Arena, Brisbane
Saturday 15 August – 3:00pm AEST
Watch: Nine + Netball Live Official App
Umpires: Tim Marshall & Georgina Sulley-Beales

Sunshine Coast Lightning v NSW Swifts
#SSNLightningSwifts
USC Stadium, Sippy Downs
Sunday 16 August – 1:00pm AEST
Watch: Nine + Netball Live Official App
Umpires: Bronwen Adams & James Matthews

Melbourne Vixens v Adelaide Thunderbirds
#SSNVixensThunderbirds
USC Stadium, Sippy Downs
Sunday 16 August – 3:30pm AEST
Watch: Telstra TV + Netball Live Official App
Umpires: Kate Wright & Andrea Booth

Related—Super Netball Round Three wrap up

ROUND 2
Collingwood Magpies v West Coast Fever

  • The Magpies and Fever are one win apiece. Fever are sitting in the top four and Magpies in the bottom with the only difference being their percentage, so both teams will be hungry for this victory.
  • Fever could again be without their captain Courtney Bruce due to injury, but young guns Olivia Lewis and Sunday Aryang have stepped it up another level in her absence.
  • The Magpies will need co-captain and defensive superstar Geva Mentor to shut down Fever’s star shooter Jhaniele Fowler if they’re to be victorious on Saturday.

Queensland Firebirds v GIANTS Netball

  • The Firebirds remain the only team not to have a win under their belt this season and the GIANTS are coming off their first victory.
  • Firebirds captain Gabi Simpson has made it very clear she’s not happy sitting on the bottom of the ladder, so she will be doing all she can to rally her troops to capitalise on their home advantage this weekend. 
  • As was demonstrated in Round 3, when captain Jo Harten is on, the GIANTS are on – will she back up her Nissan Player of the Match performance and lead her team to a win?

Sunshine Coast Lightning v NSW Swifts

  • It’s the 2019 Grand Final rematch and Lightning will be out for redemption.
  • The Swifts remain undefeated going into this clash and the Lightning are coming off a game they’d rather forget against a steamrolling Vixens side.
  • Will the Lightning be able to get off to their first strong start of the season to knock off the reigning premiers?

Melbourne Vixens v Adelaide Thunderbirds

  • The Vixens have sounded a warning to the competition, sitting on top of the ladder with three strong wins behind them, while the Thunderbirds tasted victory in Round 1 but haven’t been able to get the four points since.
  • With the return of Sasha Glasgow and Layla Guscoth from injury, the Thunderbirds will be looking to cement their team and get a win under their belt with their full line-up. Shamera Sterling is one to watch, with 9 gains, 7 deflections and 1 intercept in Round 3. 
  • The Vixens were dominant all over the court in Round 3 and showed depth in their team, especially within their constantly-rotating goal circle. Will Sterling and Kate Shimmin be able to stifle their attack?

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