Traditional rivals, redemption, a new city and an eye towards next year’s World Cup headlines the 2018 International Test Series that will see Australia challenge England, New Zealand and South Africa.
The first major international test series since the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, the Samsung Diamonds will open the 2018 Quad Series with a clash against the South Africa Spar Proteas in Auckland, before returning to home for the much anticipated grudge match against Commonwealth Games champions the England Roses on 19 September in Newcastle.
Rounding out the Quad Series, the Diamonds will clash with trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in Melbourne on 23 September.
Attention will then turn to the Constellation Cup in October when the Diamonds continue their battle with arch-rivals the Silver Ferns.
The four-game series will start at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on 7 October before heading to North Queensland on the 10 October for the first ever international game in Townsville.
The Townsville fixture will also mark the last time Australia will play on home soil before the 2019 World Cup in England.
Ticket for the Quad Series and Constellation Cup go on sale at 9am AEST on 5 June. Join the Netball Tribe to be the first to receive notifications and pre-sale information.
General public tickets will go on sale at 9am AEST on 7 June via Ticketek and Townsville Entertainment Centre.
For more information please visit https://netball.com.au/fixtures-results
2018 Quad Series – Australia/New Zealand (September)
|Sat 15||2pm||12pm||South Africa||V||Diamonds||Spark Arena||Auckland|
|Sat 15||4pm||2pm||New Zealand||V||England||Spark Arena||Auckland|
|Tues 18||7.30pm||5.30pm||New Zealand||V||South Africa||ASB BayPark||Tauranga|
|Sun 23||11am||1am||South Africa||V||England||Hisense Arena||Melbourne|
|Sun 23||1pm||1pm||Diamonds||V||New Zealand||Hisense Arena||Melbourne|
2018 CONSTELLATION CUP (OCTOBER)
|Sun 7||1pm||2pm||Diamonds||V||New Zealand||BEC||Brisbane|
|Wed 10||7pm||8pm||Diamonds||V||New Zealand||TECC||Townsville|
|Sun 14||4pm||2pm||New Zealand||V||Diamonds||Claudelands Arena||Hamilton|
|Thur 18||TBC||TBC||New Zealand||V||Diamonds||TSB Bank Arena||Wellington|
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