2023 Quad Series: Rounds 1 and 2 Preview
THE 2022 Netball Quad Series gets underway this weekend, with Australia, England, New Zealand and South Africa all set to battle it out in Cape Town for the title.
Each team will play each other once, before a Bronze and Gold Medal match to determine final placings.
Last year’s Quad Series saw Australia ultimately come out on top, defeating England in the final. New Zealand finished third and South Africa fourth.
This Quad Series comes at the beginning of another huge year of netball for all four sides.
This series is will start the preparation for most of these sides for the upcoming World Cup so not only is good tournament style warm up for the teams but also venue warm up as the World Cup is also in Cape Town in the middle of the year.
One factor in this series that will be fascinating to watch is the differing amounts of time for each country since the last series they played, and how that affects things such as match fitness.
Each country will also no doubt be trying out a number of different combinations across the different areas of court, with one eye on the upcoming World Cup and what the perfect squad for that tournament is for each country.
Australia will come into the series as favourites, but cannot afford to rest on its laurels as the other three countries will come at it hard.
The 2023 Quad Series gets underway Sunday morning Australian time, and Australian fans can watch the series via Foxtel and Kayo.
Fixture Rounds 1 and 2
January 21 – South Africa vs New Zealand – 4pm local (1am January 22 AEDT)
January 21 – Australia vs England – 6pm local (3am January 22 AEDT)
January 22 – South Africa vs England – 4pm local (1am January 23 AEDT)
January 22 – Australia vs New Zealand – 6pm local (3am January 23 AEDT)
Sunday Aryang, Kiera Austin, Ash Brazill, Courtney Bruce, Sophie Dwyer, Sophie Garbin, Paige Hadley, Tara Hinchliffe, Sarah Klau, Cara Koenen, Kate Moloney, Jamie-Lee Price, Liz Watson, Steph Wood
Imogen Allison, Ellie Cardwell, Jade Clarke, Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, Funmi Fadoju, Layla Guscoth, Jo Harten, Alice Harvey, Helen Housby, Laura Malcolm, Elle McDonald, Geva Mentor, Natalie Metcalf, Chelsea Pitman, Olivia Tchine, Fran Williams
Karin Burger, Gina Crampton, Ameliaranne Ekenasio (C), Sulu Fitzpatrick, Kate Heffernan, Kelly Jury, Phoenix Karaka, Claire Kersten, Grace Nweke, Te Paea Selby-Rickit, Whitney Souness, Peta Toeava, Jane Watson, Maia Wilson
Lenize Potgieter, Ine-Marí Venter, Nicholé Taljaard, Nomfundo Mngomezulu, Sesandile Ngubane, Bongiwe Msomi (C), Khanyisa Chawane, Izette Griesel, Refiloe Nketsa, Boitumelo Mahloko, Phumza Maweni, Karla Pretorius, Shadine van der Merwe (VC), Zanele Vimbela, Monique Reyneke-Meyer