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2022 Quad Series preview: England

A LATE withdrawal yesterday from Jo Harten following a positive COVID-19 test prior to flying to England has thrown up an unexpected challenge for the 2022 Quad Series hosts. The Roses have been in great form and had plenty of international competition compared to their rivals at the event, taking on New Zealand in a […]

2022 Quad Series preview: South Africa

SOUTH Africa SPAR Proteas should embrace the underdog tag at the 2022 Quad Series in England this weekend. The African nation is the lowest ranked of the four sides in fifth, and is missing its best player in Karla Pretorius, since Pretorius announced her pregnancy. It means the nation will head in against the highly […]

VNSL 2022 Team Preview: Leeds Rhinos

THE Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL)’s newest side in Leeds Rhinos are coming off a solid debut season in the top flight, reaching the finals and finishing fourth overall after a loss to Loughborough Lightning in the semi-finals. Now the Rhinos have a new coach in Tracey Robinson who takes over from the work that Dan […]

VNSL 2022 Team Preview: Celtic Dragons

COMING off a last placed finish in the Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) last season, the only way is up for Celtic Dragons. The Dragons won one game in the 2021 VNSL season, defeating Surrey Storm on April 30. Aside from that sole victory, it was largely tough going for the standalone Welsh side with the […]

VNSL 2022 Team Preview: Severn Stars

DESPITE having the majority of their list re-sign, the Severn Stars lineup will still feature a number of fresh faces in 2022. The Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) side recruited four players from opposing teams in a bid to improve their ninth placed finish from 2021. The Stars won four out of 20 games had suffered […]

VNSL 2022 Team Preview: Surrey Storm

LOSING a player of Karyn Bailey‘s quality is never easy, but Surrey Storm found just the replacement over the Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) off-season. Bailey announced her retirement ahead of her final game on June 21, with the goal shooter being a prolific goal shooter even in her 16th professional year. Having been named in […]

VNSL 2022 Team Preview: Wasps Netball

WITH a greater turnover than any other side, the 2022 Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) will be a challenging one for Wasps Netball. That is not to say they cannot compete, but rather adapting to plenty of fresh faces and a high turnover – with eight players departing the club – making it a new-look overall […]

VNSL 2022 Team Preview: London Pulse

A SEASON is a long time in netball, and it is fair to say that a large chunk of the London Pulse starting seven might be unrecognisable. Similarly, finding the right seven and sticking with it looms as the first challenge of the 2022 Pulse side. They have been able to recruit former Australian Diamonds […]

VNSL 2022 Team Preview: Team Bath

FALLING short of a the Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) title last season, Team Bath will hope to go one better next year. Reaching its first VNSL Grand Final since 2013, Bath benefited off the return of Roses internationals Layla Guscoth and Serena Guthrie. In 2021, Bath recorded 17 wins in what became a three-horse race […]

VNSL 2022 Team Preview: Saracens Mavericks

MISSING out on the 2021 Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) finals series by just two points last season, Saracens Mavericks will be one determined side in 2022. The Mavericks won 11 games and drew one in their 20 matches, only marginally falling short of Leeds Rhinos, and finishing fifth overall. Though still someway off the top […]

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