Testing times for the Swifts
STUTTERING trans-Tasman netball heavyweights the NSW Swifts are facing a pivotal part of their season, with two crucial Australian derbies sandwiched between cross-country flights. Touted pre-season as the competition favourites, NSW ( six points) find themselves out of the top four after five of the 12 rounds and are down in fifth place. The Swifts tonight tussle with West Coast in Perth. They face another long journey in the opposite direction on Friday, with a sold out home game against the rampaging Firebirds on Sunday.