Pres­sure on Ferns to step up

Sunday Herald Sun - - News -

THERE will be no huge changes for the Sil­ver Ferns when they tackle Aus­tralia in to­day’s sec­ond Con­stel­la­tion Cup net­ball Test, skip­per Ka­t­rina Grant says.

She’s con­fi­dent a few mi­nor tweaks, cou­pled with a ma­jor step-up in in­ten­sity, is all that’s needed to re­verse Thurs­day’s 57-54 loss to the Di­a­monds in Auck­land.

The Ki­wis gave away too many penal­ties, lacked

ac­cu­racy on at­tack and strug­gled to gen­er­ate turnover ball yet man­aged to push the Di­a­monds to the wire.

“We could have taken the game in the last minute-anda-half,” Grant told NZ Newswire.

“We didn’t play very well at all — a lot of us in­di­vid­u­als didn’t step up the way we have in the past.”

New Zealand must win the next three Tests — in Christchurch, Ade­laide and Sydney — to steal the cup.

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