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Super Netball: Round Ten Preview

Suncorp Super Netball previews round ten. Fever prepare to take on the Vixens while the Magpies regroup after losing both Browne sisters to injury and retirement.

Super Netball Round Ten. West Coast Fever's Verity Charles and Melbourne Vixen Kate Moloney battle it out. Image: Suncorp Super Netball / Melbourne Vixens
West Coast Fever’s Verity Charles and Melbourne Vixen Kate Moloney battle it out. Image: Suncorp Super Netball / Melbourne Vixens

The league is going purple this weekend in celebration of the Confident Girls Round. A telethon competition lead by ambassadors Laura Scherian (Lightning), Courtney Bruce (Fever), Caitlin Thwaites (Vixens) and Sam Poolman (GIANTS) will see the teams battle it out to raise the highest amount for Netball Australia and the league’s official charity, the Confident Girls Foundation. The Foundation works with grassroots service providers to assist with the development and implementation of programs designed to forge more opportunities for girls facing adversity. By contributing financially to helping vulnerable girls overcome gender, social, cultural and economic barriers, donators will go into the draw to win a one-hour coaching session with newly appointed Diamonds coach Stacey Marinkovich. This paired with the opportunity to chat with the likes of Jo Weston (Vixens) and Stacey Francis (Fever) is more than enough reason to get behind such an important cause. For more information on the telethon and the Confident Girls Foundation, check out telethon.confidentgirls.com.au.

ROUND 10 FIXTURE

Melbourne Vixens v West Coast Fever
#SSNVixensFever
Nissan Arena, Brisbane
Saturday 5 September – 1:00pm AEST
Watch: Nine + Netball Live Official App
Umpires: Georgina Sulley-Beales & Justin Barnes

NSW Swifts v Queensland Firebirds
#SSNSwiftsFirebirds
Nissan Arena, Brisbane
Saturday 5 September – 3:00pm AEST
Watch: Nine + Netball Live Official App
Umpires: Nathan Begley & Bronwen Adams

GIANTS Netball v Sunshine Coast Lightning
#SSNGIANTSLightning
USC Stadium, Sippy Downs
Sunday 6 September – 1:00pm AEST
Watch: Nine + Netball Live Official App
Umpires: Kate Wright & Tim Marshall


Adelaide Thunderbirds v Collingwood Magpies
#SSNThunderbirdsMagpies
Priceline Stadium, Adelaide
Sunday 6 September – 3:00pm AEST
Watch: Telstra TV + Netball Live Official App
Umpires: Andrea Booth & James Matthews


Related—Round Nine wrap up

ROUND 10
Melbourne Vixens v West Coast Fever

  • With their first ever win against the Firebirds in Suncorp Super Netball history and their third straight win, the Fever are full of confidence and sitting comfortably in 4th position on the ladder.
  • The Vixens however are owning the top position, one game clear of second, and they’ll be doing all they can to remain there for the rest of the season.
  • What will help each side get the win? The Vixens need to shut down star shooter Jhaniele Fowler while the Fever need to stop league goal assist and feed leader Liz Watson.

NSW Swifts v Queensland Firebirds

  • In Round 5, when these teams last met, the Swifts got up by seven. The Firebirds haven’t beaten the Swifts since Round 8 in 2018.
  • The Firebirds will need to take their game up a notch from their Round 9 performance if they’re to match it with the reigning premiers. 
  • The Swifts were without star shooter Helen Housby in Round 9 but it didn’t stop them from getting the job done. Will she make a return from injury or will the Swifts roll on without her?

GIANTS Netball v Sunshine Coast Lightning

  • The last time they played, Kristiana Manu’a was controversially sent-off and the Lightning took the win by one. Could this be a fire in the belly to spear the GIANTS to victory this time?
  • The GIANTS had a game they would rather forget last round and with a record of just two wins against the Lightning, they have a point to prove. 
  • It wasn’t their best win but the Lightning got themselves the four points in Round 9 to keep their third place on the ladder. They will go into their clash with the GIANTS focusing on what they need to do for better possession. 

Adelaide Thunderbirds v Collingwood Magpies

  • This will be the Thunderbirds’ first of three home games at Priceline Stadium for season 2020 and they will be keen to put on a winning performance for their home crowd.
  • The Magpies will be without the Browne sisters for the remainder of the season after Madi last night announced her retirement effective immediately and Kelsey’s knee strain has put her on the sidelines. Co-captain Geva Mentor will need to rally her troops on the court to help lead them out of their form slump. 
  • The Magpies will need a strong start if they want to claim their second win of the season because the Thunderbirds are a team that finishes strongly and they will be looking to rectify their errors from Round 9. 

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