Ferns to take on Fiji in Porirua

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The Sil­ver Ferns’ road to the 2015 world net­ball cham­pi­onships in Syd­ney is of­fi­cially un­der way, with warm-up games against Fiji and South Africa lined up.

Waimarama Tau­maunu’s squad will take on Fiji at Te Rau­paraha Arena on Thurs­day, July 23, for the Taini Jami­son Tro­phy.

It will be the first time Fiji has played a net­ball test in New Zealand since the 1999 world cham­pi­onships in Christchurch.

The Sil­ver Ferns will play South Africa in Hamil­ton on July 26 and 28.

New Zealand teams did not shine in this year’s trans-Tas­man ANZ cham- pi­o­nship, and the Sil­ver Ferns strug­gled to even get near Aus­tralia last year, suf­fer­ing a par­tic­u­larly heavy de­feat in the Glas­gow Com­mon­wealth Games fi­nal.

Tau­maunu will be look­ing for some im­pres­sive form from her play­ers, as they build to­wards Syd­ney, and the match against Fiji will be the first chance they get.

The July 23 game be­gins at 7.30pm. Tick­ets are avail­able at tick­etdirect.co.nz.

Photo: FAIR­FAX NZ

Waimarama Tau­maunu will be look­ing for im­proved form from her play­ers.

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