Games of the Weekend | May 10 – 13

A TOP-TWO clash, fierce rivalries and ladder defining matches are all just some of the options on offer in another jam packed weekend of world netball.



Central Pulse vs Mainland Tactix
Sunday at 4pm
Fly Palmy Arena, Palmerston North

There is another top two clash in the ANZ Premiership this weekend, as the Pulse host the Tactix.

Both have had superb starts to the season, some perhaps less expected than others, and will be looking to remain the last team standing with an undefeated record in tact come the end of the weekend.

This match will be the battle of the defenders. Kelly Jackson, Karin Burger and Jane Watson are all current Silver Ferns and are all high quality defenders, so whoever’s defence holds up stronger may just make a huge difference as to who can score more and ultimately win.


WBOP Magic vs. Southern Steel | Saturday, 4pm @ Energy Events Centre, Rotorua

Northern Stars vs. Northern Mystics | Monday, 7:30pm @ Pulman Arena, Auckland



Leeds Rhinos vs. Saracens Mavericks
Friday at 7:30pm
Sheffield EIS

It is not often a match between sixth and eighth on the ladder is the match of the round, but that is just a sign of where things are going this NSL season.

Currently the Mavericks are a game and a half out of finals, and only half a game from fifth place, while the Rhinos are about the same distance behind them so this result could potentially make the ladder very interesting.

Both of these teams will be looking to vastly lift their shooting numbers, so Ine-Mari Venter, Kira Rothwell, Joyce Mvula and Harriet Jones will have a lot of work on their hands tonight, trying to not only fix their sides’ shooting stats but outscore their counterparts up the other end.


London Pulse vs Surrey Storm | Friday, 7:30pm @ Copper Box Arena

Team Bath vs. Loughborough Lightning | Friday, 7:30pm @ Team Bath Arena

Strathclyde Sirens vs Severn Stars | Saturday, 2pm @ Sports Hall, Emirates

Manchester Thunder vs Cardiff Dragons | Saturday, 5pm @ Belle Vue Arena



NSW Swifts vs. Melbourne Vixens
Sunday at 2pm
Ken Rosewall Arena

One of the fiercest rivalries in the competition adds to its rich history this weekend as the Swifts and Vixens play for the Sargent-McKinnis Cup.

The Vixens are currently undefeated this season, while the Swifts will be looking to generate some more consistency in their season after their first month ledger ended even.

The Vixens may have the better win/loss ratio, but the Swifts have actually shot more goals than their southern rivals, but have conceded significantly more.

Sarah Klau, Elle Temu and Maddy Turner will certainly have their work cut out for them this weekend, trying to keep a couple of Diamonds’ shooters quiet in Sophie Garbin and Kiera Austin. It is an unenviable task, but at least in Klau and Turner’s case they will know Garbin and Austin’s games better than most after spending so much time in Diamonds’ camps together.


West Coast Fever vs. Queensland Firebirds | Friday, 8:30pm @ RAC Arena

Melbourne Mavericks vs. Adelaide Thunderbirds | Saturday, 5pm @ John Cain Arena

GIANTS Netball vs. Sunshine Coast Lightning | Saturday, 7pm @ Ken Rosewall Arena

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