Games of the Weekend | May 4 – 6

IT may be a new calendar month, but the level of entertainment in world netball has not changed, with top end of the table clashes aplenty.



Central Pulse vs Northern Mystics
Sunday at 4pm
The Trusts Arena, Auckland

After what happened last week, this match now takes on a different level of intrigue.

The Pulse are currently sitting top of the table and undefeated, and have no reason to complain about their start to the season.

The Mystics on the other hand suffered a rare loss last week, and they are back at the scene of the crime this week which is also their home court, so expect a fired up Mystics outfit on Sunday.

Of all the potential match ups in this clash, you cannot go past Grace Nweke vs Kelly Jackson as the pick of the bunch.

Both are first choice Silver Ferns in their respective positions and some of the finest in the world at their respective positions, so the battle between them is sure to be entertaining for neutrals and non neutrals alike.


Southern Steel vs Northern Stars | Saturday, 4pm @ ILT Stadium Southland, Invercargill

WBOP Magic vs. Mainland Tactix | Monday, 7:30pm @ Globox Arena, Hamilton



Loughborough Lightning vs. Manchester Thunder  
Saturday at 6pm
Sir David Wallace Arena

It is hard to go past a top two clash as the match of the round in the Super League this weekend.

These two have the exact win and loss ratio, and 39 goals is all that splits the teams on the ladder.

The Lightning were the ones who emerged victorious the last time these two sides met back in March, and to date that is the only loss the Thunder have had so far this season. Will history repeat itself again this weekend? Time will tell.

Both sides have key areas of the court that are their most important, and the are their opponent needs to focus. For the Lightning it is their shooters, with Mary Cholhok the focal point of their entire attacking strategy.

For the Thunder it is their midcourt, with the likes of Natalie Metcalf and Imogen Allison so important in the team’s success.


Saracens Mavericks vs Strathclyde Sirens | Saturday, 3pm @ Hertfordshire Sports Village

Team Bath vs Surrey Storm | Saturday, 4pm @ Team Bath Arena

London Pulse vs. Leeds Rhinos | Saturday, 7pm @ Crystal Palace Arena

Severn Stars vs Cardiff Dragons | Sunday, 4pm @ University of Worcester Arena



NSW Swifts vs. West Coast Fever
Sunday at 4pm
Ken Rosewall Arena

This week’s Super Netball action concludes with a top four clash between the Fever and the Swifts.

The Swifts return home this week after getting a bit of a scare last week against the Firebirds, and have to face a Fever side who have had a strong start to the season.

Sarah Klau will certainly have her work cut out for her this week, taking on Jhaniele Fowler-Nembhard and trying to keep the influential Fever shooter quiet. Even if Klau and Maddy Turner double team Fowler, that will just leave Shanice Beckford free to run rampant, which wouldn’t work.


Sunshine Coast Lightning vs. Melbourne Mavericks | Saturday, 5pm @ UniSC Arena

Adelaide Thunderbirds vs. GIANTS Netball | Saturday, 7pm @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Melbourne Vixens vs Queensland Firebirds | Sunday, 2pm @ John Cain Arena

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