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Tremendous Netball: Giants robbed by harsh umpiring name veteran drops retirement bombshell

Tremendous Netball: Giants robbed by harsh umpiring name veteran drops retirement bombshell


The Tremendous Netball ladder is beginning to take form after three rounds of the season and it does not make nice studying for Giants followers.

Right here’s every little thing you’ll want to know from Spherical 3, together with a controversial name, a veteran’s retirement bombshell and a longstanding taking pictures file lastly being damaged.

Tremendous Shot snub leaves followers puzzled

The Giants’ taking pictures pairing of Jo Harten and Sophie Dwyer have proved they’re the masters of the two-point Tremendous Shot early this season.

They’ve consistently used the lengthy vary shot — solely allowed within the final 5 minutes of quarters — to claw their manner again into video games.

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That was the case once more on Sunday when put Dwyer placed on a Tremendous Shot clinic.

However there was a second of confusion late within the third quarter when Dwyer thought she’d nailed a two-pointer, however the umpire dominated her touchdown foot had gone over the white arc.

That definitely didn’t seem like the case to viewers on TV, and the normally unflappable Dwyer was visibly puzzled by the decision and pleaded her case to the umpire, however her shot was deemed to be value only one level.

Fox Netball’s Bianca Chatfield defined in commentary: “That was solely value one. You’ll be able to hear the umpire there saying you probably did have a foot exterior the white arc.”

It was a pivotal name within the context of the sport, given a Tremendous Shot would have put the Giants up 48-45 within the dying levels of third quarter.

As a substitute, Kiera Austin nailed a Tremendous Shot on the different finish for the Vixens to tie issues up 47-47 on the finish of the third quarter.

Dwyer (6/9) and Harten (2/5) shot eight Tremendous Photographs for the sport however inaccuracy within the final quarter performed into the palms of the Vixens, who closed out a 62-57 win.

‘Panic mode’: Giants droop to 0-3 begin

The Giants have been perennial finalists lately however a 0-3 begin to the season isn’t very best.

It doesn’t get any simpler for them, with a match-up in opposition to the red-hot Adelaide Thunderbirds on Easter Sunday.

Former Diamonds captain Annie Sargeant believes the wins will begin to come if the Giants “again themselves in”

“They know they’ve acquired the line-up to do it,” Sargeant mentioned on Fox Netball’s Pivot.

“They know they’ve acquired the Tremendous Shot energy within the taking pictures personnel. You begin to get that panic mode (with) three outings, no wins.

“I don’t assume they’ll be fearful. They’d want to have factors on the board however they received’t be fearful. They’ll again themselves they’ve acquired the personnel to go on with it.”

Fowler breaks file in Fever thrashing

The inexperienced machine of the West Coast Fever simply retains on rolling on.

The Fever thrashed Collingwood 80-52 to remain on high of the ladder as one in every of simply two groups, together with the Thunderbirds, to be undefeated after three rounds.

Purpose shooter Jhaniele Fowler has been unstoppable and broke the file for essentially the most consecutive targets in ANZ Championship/Tremendous Netball historical past with out lacking.

Fowler shot the 26 targets required to interrupt Kiwi shooter Cathrine Tuivati’s in-season file of 139 straight targets with out lacking.

She finally missed one, however completed with 51 from 52 makes an attempt.

Diamonds star drops retirement bombshell

Many thought retirement could possibly be on the playing cards for veteran wing defence Ash Brazill after this yr’s Netball World Cup.

However it nonetheless got here as a shock when she casually revealed on Fox Netball this yr can be her final taking part in skilled netball.

“That is going to be my final yr of netball so I’m simply placing every little thing I’ve on courtroom and if that reveals with ardour and hearth then so be it,” Brazill mentioned after a feisty show in Collingwood’s heavy loss to the Fever.

“I simply need to be on the market, I need to take pleasure in it. I need to stroll away with a premiership so I feel you’re going to see a little bit of emotion.

“It’s not directed on the umpires — that’s simply how I get myself on this sport, how do I choose up ball for my teammates. I put on my coronary heart on my sleeve most likely a bit an excessive amount of.”

Tremendous Netball Spherical 2 outcomes

NSW Swifts 74 defeated Queensland Firebirds 71

Adelaide Thunderbirds 66 defeated Sunshine Coast Lightning 42

West Coast Fever 80 defeated Collingwood Magpies 53

Melbourne Vixens 62 defeated Giants 57