5 years on from the final time they met within the Finals, the GIANTS and the Magpies will face off once more as they push for glory within the Tremendous Netball.
The Magpies barely scraped into the Minor Semi-Ultimate after a two-goal loss to the Melbourne Vixens final week, which noticed them qualify by .19 of a share.
They are going to be up towards it with the GIANTS decided to make up for final yr’s heartbreak after falling brief within the Grand Ultimate.
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The GIANTS final met the Magpies in Finals in 2017 and scored a 52-51 win, with present captain Jo Harten, vice-captain Jamie-Lee Worth and coach Julie Fitzgerald all a part of that crew.
Having received their previous 11 video games towards the Magpies, all the things appears to be pointing in direction of a GIANTS win however three-time ANZ Championship winner Laura Geitz shouldn’t be so positive.
Writing an unique column for foxsports.com.au earlier within the week, Geitz tipped the Magpies in a sport she expects will solely be determined by just a few objectives.
“Whereas Magpies are inconsistent, they’ll play this wonderful sport when all the things falls into place,” she wrote.
“But it surely’s an enormous activity for them towards the GIANTS. The GIANTS aren’t afraid to make use of the Tremendous Shot, with each Jo Harten and Sophie Dwyer assured to again themselves, and they’re enjoying at house.
“I’m going to go together with Magpies for my tip, however I’m nervous saying Magpies as a result of I feel that it might come right down to the wire.”
Geitz described Nicole Richardson as a “weapon” for the underdogs, drawing on her private expertise being across the Magpies coach.
“I’ve sat on the sidelines and heard her, her teaching and mind and method to the sport is so refreshing,” Geitz wrote.
“She’s obtained this wonderful outlook and she or he builds a plan to her opposition. In each video games towards the Firebirds, Richo’s plan was to close down Gretel Bueta and Collingwood received each these clashes.
“When Collingwood execute Richo’s plans, I feel they’re actually profitable. Richardson could have missed the ultimate spherical conflict with Melbourne below the competitors’s well being and security protocols, however she’s again on the sidelines for this do-or-die closing.”
The winner of Sunday’s Minor Semi-Ultimate will play the Vixens within the Preliminary Ultimate.