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Aussies duo fit for NZ netball decider

  • Aussies duo fit for NZ netball decider

Australian netball captain Laura Geitz has declared the lack of fight that allowed New Zealand to win the third Constellation Cup Test won't be evident in Friday's final match in Perth.

The Silver Ferns won 50-47 in Melbourne earlier this week to reduce their series deficit to 1-2 going into Friday's match at Perth Arena, which is expected to draw a capacity crowd of around 13,000.

Defender Geitz was originally scheduled to be rested from the last two Tests and watched the Melbourne match from New Zealand.

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However, coach Lisa Alexander, who will celebrate her 50th match in charge on Friday, contacted her about the possibility of playing in Perth, after injury issues for vice-captain Renae Ingles and shooter Caitlin Bassett.

New Zealand will need to win on Friday by around 14 goals to win the Cup on percentage.

Geitz is determined the Diamonds will fight harder than in the Third Test, when they surrendered a nine-goal third quarter lead.

"We let them back in and we didn't fight to come back and that's disappointing," Geitz said.

"That's not what we stand for as a team and there won't be any of that come Friday night."

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