Australian Netball League Update

Round 5 of the Australian Netball League wrapped up at the weekend with more top class netball taking place around the country.

The Netball NSW Waratahs made the long trip to Perth where they faced a tough Western Sting outfit in front of their home crowd.

The Waratahs, who sit in seventh position on the ANL table, couldn’t quite get the better of their hosts, going down 64-43 in game one and 66-57 in game two of their weekend double header with the Western Australians.

They never dropped their heads, however, and rallied on the court right up until the dying stages of the final quarter in game two.

The Canberra GIANTS, a joint venture between Netball NSW and Netball ACT, had more success in their Round 5 games in Australia’s Capital against a strong Southern Force outfit.

In game one the GIANTS showed strong composure and athleticism across the court to score a massive 60-49 win over the Force.

Despite their great form, the Force were able to capitalise on some GIANTS errors in game two and condemn their hosts to a 54-55 defeat.

The Waratahs will now enjoy four consecutive home games, first up against the Tasmanian Magpies at Genea Netball Centre on Saturday 24 March and Sunday the 25 March at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre – the latter taking place after the Suncorp Super Netball game between the NSW Swifts and Collingwood Magpies Netball Club.

The second-placed GIANTS, meanwhile, will face their toughest challenge this season when they take on defending champions, and competition leaders, Victorian Fury at Hisense Arena Melbourne on Saturday before doing battle again on Sunday.


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