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Super Netball: Round Six Preview

Suncorp Super Netball previews round six. Eyes are now on umpires after the GIANTS’ Kristiana Manu’a was sent off for the final minutes on Sunday.

Courtney Bruce of the West Coast Fever defends Caitlin Thwaites of the Melbourne Vixens. Netball: Round Six. Image: Provided / Melbourne Vixens
Courtney Bruce of the West Coast Fever defends Caitlin Thwaites of the Melbourne Vixens. Image: Provided / Melbourne Vixens

ROUND 6 FIXTURE

NSW Swifts v Collingwood Magpies
#SSNSwiftsMagpies
Nissan Arena, Brisbane
Saturday 22 August – 1:00pm AEST
Watch: Nine + Netball Live Official App
Umpires: Bronwen Adams & Georgina Sulley-Beales

West Coast Fever v Queensland Firebirds
#SSNFeverFirebirds
Nissan Arena, Brisbane
Saturday 22 August – 3:00pm AEST
Watch: Nine + Netball Live Official App
Umpires: Kate Wright & Michelle Phippard

Melbourne Vixens v GIANTS Netball
#SSNVixensGIANTS
USC Stadium, Sippy Downs
Sunday 23 August – 1:00pm AEST
Watch: Nine + Netball Live Official App
Umpires: James Matthews & Andrea Booth

Sunshine Coast Lightning v Adelaide Thunderbirds
#SSNLightningThunderbirds
USC Stadium, Sippy Downs
Sunday 23 August – 3:30pm AEST
Watch: Telstra TV + Netball Live Official App
Umpires: Tim Marshall & Justin Barnes

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ROUND 6
NSW Swifts v Collingwood Magpies

  • The Swifts have only lost one game this season, sitting third on the ladder, and the Magpies have only won one game, sitting second bottom.
  • The Magpies will need to put on a full four quarter performance to come out on top against the Swifts, something they have struggled to do this season.
  • The last time these two teams met, the Magpies caused an enormous upset, knocking off the Swifts in Round 13 last season when the Swifts were storming into the 2019 finals series.

West Coast Fever v Queensland Firebirds

  • The Firebirds still remain winless on the bottom of the ladder and Fever are sitting just outside the top four.
  • The Firebirds only win in more than two years was against the Fever in Round 13 of last season. Will this give them an added confidence boost?
  • Despite only having two wins for the season, Fever are the league’s highest scoring team. They have scored 336 points, 12 more than the second place Swifts.

Melbourne Vixens v GIANTS Netball

  • The Vixens maintain the top of the ladder position and will want this victory to keep them there, but after their controversial loss in Round 5, the GIANTS will be hungry to claim the four points.
  • Vixens co-captain Liz Watson continues to make a case for the best wing attack in the league, but Amy Parmenter has no fear in taking up a challenge – this match-up will be one to watch.
  • The GIANTS haven’t defeated the Vixens since Round 12 in 2018.

Sunshine Coast Lightning v Adelaide Thunderbirds

  • Lightning captain Laura Langman described their Round 5 win as lucky. They will look to reset and strike again to stay above the Thunderbirds on the ladder.
  • The Thunderbirds are in the top four and have won back-to-back games. Could they be the the surprise package for 2020?
  • Thunderbirds defender, Shamera Sterling received 136 Nissan NetPoints in Round 5, the second most ever in Suncorp Super Netball history. If she can back this up, Lightning goaling duo Cara Koenen and Steph Wood will need to be on their A-game.  

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