PREVIEW | 2024 VNL: Round 16

THERE are only six weeks left of the VNL home-and-away season, so to celebrate the milestone it is time to take a look at the lay of the land, and what may be in store for the teams as Round 16 gets underway tonight.

VNL Ladder after Round 15

1City West Falcons131210289169948127.47
2Boroondara Express141031180470042114.86
3North East Blaze13940275970836107.20
5Melbourne Uni14860174972832102.88
7Western Warriors1357127497692297.40
8Bendigo Strikers13580267567120100.60
9Southern Saints1459017247322098.91
11Peninsula Waves1401401597979060.98

The ladder is tight, with so many potential possibilities for how it may end.

It is so tight that only one team – Peninsula Waves – is officially out of finals contention, with several other teams down the bottom of the ladder still several losses away from bring out of finals contention too.

VNL Round 16 Fixture

Western Warriors vs North East Blaze
City West Falcons vs Bendigo Strikers
Southern Saints vs Peninsula Waves
Casey vs Booroondara Express
Melbourne Uni vs Geelong

BYE – Hawks

Match of the Round

The match with perhaps the most potential influence tonight is the Melbourne Uni vs Geelong clash.

These two sides are currently fifth and sixth, and a Uni win will see the Lightning jump into the top four while a Geelong win by a big enough margin will see the Cougars jump into the top four.

Last time the sides met it was an eight goal win to the Cougars, but the Lightning have caused a few big upsets already this season.

Key Note

Some of the teams will be affected personnel wise by the currently underway Pacific Netball Series. One of the worst affected is the City West Falcons.

Streaming Guide

Via Netball Victoria Facebook – Casey vs Boroondara

7pm – 23 & Under
8:30pm – Championship

Via KommunityTV – Western Warriors vs North East Blaze
7pm – Championship
8:30pm – 23 & Under

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