Was at the Aus/Jam game yesterday morning. One of the best sporting battles Ive seen for a long time. Jamaica are excellen and their GS Fowler just gobbles up nets for fun. The England game however last night was also fantastic to watch. The atmosphere would have been amazingThe Roses and indeed the Jamaican team are reaping the rewards of having players who star in the SSN ( Suncorp Super Netball) League in Australia. Housby and Harten play there and Eleanor Cardwell has just been snapped up be Adelaide Thunderbirds having played as the top GS in the English Super League with Manchester.
Jamaica have stars - Jhaniele Fowler is a beast at GS and is a top SSN player with WCF. Kadie-Ann Dehaney, Shamera Sterling, Jodi-Ann Ward and Latanya Wilson are also top players in the SSN so their defeat of Australia yesterday morning came as no great surprise to me. In fact I'd put money on Jamaica winning it. As for the Silver Ferns we weren't shocked by the defeat to the Roses. They came over here last year and beat us in a 3 game series so we knew we were up against it. We have also lost our stars at GS and GA in Ekanasio and Folau to retirement last year and they were pivotal in the World Championship win 3 years ago.
England v Australia - can't call it but with Australian Centre Hadley out Eng have a great chance
Jamaica v NZ - Jamaica comfortably sadly