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Super Netball: Round Two Preview

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Suncorp Super Netball previews round two, with the Giants and Adelaide Thunderbirds battling for their first win of the season, all hosted in Queensland.

ROUND 2 FIXTURE (all times listed as local time):

GIANTS Netball v Adelaide Thunderbirds 
#SSNGIANTSThunderbirds
Nissan Arena, Brisbane
Sat 8 August – 1:00pm AEST
Watch: Nine + Netball Live Official App

Queensland Firebirds v Melbourne Vixens
#SSNFirebirdsVixens
Nissan Arena, Brisbane
Sat 8 August – 3:00pm AEST
Watch: Nine + Netball Live Official App

Sunshine Coast Lightning v Collingwood Magpies
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University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs
Sun 9 August – 1:00pm AEST
Watch: Nine + Netball Live Official App

NSW Swifts v West Coast Fever
#SSNSwiftsFever
University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs
Sun 9 August – 3:30pm AEST
Watch: Telstra TV + Netball Live Official App

Related—Super Netball Round One wrap up

ROUND TWO
GIANTS Netball v Adelaide Thunderbirds 

  • With both the GIANTS and Thunderbirds win-less after Round 1, they’ll each be looking to make their mark on the season by locking away a Round 2 victory.
  • A shining light from Round 1 for the GIANTS was captain Jo Harten and her ability to nail the Suncorp Super Shot. The Thunderbirds will need to do all they can to stop her long bombs.
  • For the Thunderbirds, South African recruit Lenize Potgieter will be one to watch, as well as young gun Maisie Nankivell who had a great Round 1 performance with 79.5 Nissan NetPoints.

Queensland Firebirds v Melbourne Vixens

  • The Firebirds won’t be happy that they’re still on the bottom of the Suncorp Super Netball ladder, where they finished in 2019. They will be doing all they can to defeat the Vixens who are sitting second after a Round 1 win.
  • The Firebirds came out firing in the first half of their Round 1 match but then faded, whereas the Vixens started shaky and then finished strong. Who will maintain the intensity this week?
  • Will it be Firebirds captain and specialist wing defence Gabi Simpson who can stop the dynamic force that is Vixens co-captain Liz Watson in wing attack?

Sunshine Coast Lightning v Collingwood Magpies

  • The Lightning and Magpies played opposite matches in Round 1. Lightning were slow out of the gate but managed to come back to win with the help of sharp shooter Steph Wood making the most of the Suncorp Super Shot, sinking 10 from 11. While the new Magpies side had a strong start but were unable to seal the deal in the final quarter.
  • Keep your eye on the midcourt match up of Lightning’s Laura Langman and Magpies’ Madi Browne. The two captains are sitting 7th and 8th for Nissan NetPoints and both had 12 goal assists each in Round 1. 
  • The Lightning have the advantage of playing on their home court this week, will that give them an extra boost?

NSW Swifts v West Coast Fever

  • The Swifts and Fever will come up against each other after both winning in Round 1 in what is shaping up to be one of games of the round between 3rd and 4th on the ladder. 
  • It will be battle of the goal shooters with internationals Sam Wallace for the Swifts and Jhaniele Fowler for the Fever both showing they are forces under the post or in the new Suncorp Super Shot zone.
  • The Swifts will be without defender Maddy Turner for at least four matches due to an ankle injury, but Lauren Moore stood up in her absence in Round 1 to claim the Nissan Player of the Match and she’ll be looking to keep up that momentum.

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