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Winless Spar Proteas hope to turn fortunes around against New Zealand

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Despite the Spar Proteas losing both their opening games of the 2022 Netball Quad Series, coach Dorette Badenhorst says lessons learnt will prepare the team for Tuesday’s clash with New Zealand.

Proteas captain Bongi Msomi in action during their game against Australia during the 2022 Netball Quad Series on Sunday, in London, England. Picture: England Netball/Ben Lumley

DESPITE the Spar Proteas losing both their opening games of the 2022 Netball Quad Series in London over the weekend, coach Dorette Badenhorst says lessons learnt from their defeats against England and Australia will prepare the team for Tuesday’s clash with world champions New Zealand.

On Sunday, the Proteas who are ranked fifth in the latest World Netball rankings, took on favourites and world number ones, the Australian Diamonds. Australia won 60-40. The two sides have locked horns 40 times and South Africa are yet to win against the Aussies.

On Saturday, England trounced South Africa 71-47.

Badenhorst has taken stock of the team’s performances and will look to the players to step up their performances.

“On Sunday we played better than we did against England in the opening game,” said Badenhorst.

“The players played for each other and trusted each other better than they did previously.

“The players that were called up to play really stepped up and I am happy with our performance.

It has been particularly important for us to play against some of the best in the world so that we get ready for Commonwealth Games in July.”

On Tuesday, South Africa will take on the New Zealand Sliver Ferns in the final round-robin group stage of the tournament.

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