Match Preview: Round Eight

21 days ago

Check out the match preview for this Saturday's round eight clash against the Giants.

Nick Bleeker

The Magpies have had a few days to recharge and regroup as they descend once more into Nissan Arena for their first 2020 clash against the Giants.

The Magpies are coming off the back of a difficult defeat at the hands of the Fever. However, they now look forward to testing their defensive effort on a Giants attack end that moves fast and plays physical.

Geva Mentor’s history with Giants shooter Caitlin Bassett and Jo Harten should play nicely into the Magpies hands. Melissa Bragg and Jodi-Ann Ward’s physical play and active hands also provide great matchup against the likes of Jamie-Lee Price and Kiera Austin.

Again, like the Giants attack, the Giants defence is a very physical group capable of intercepting and wrestling ball control for their gains so it’ll be important for the Magpies midcourt to play a strong, close passing game.

Treasuring possession while darting and creating open space for passing passages is at the top of the list of things Collingwood need to ensure they execute perfectly to secure a much needed win.

MATCH INFO

Collingwood Magpies v Giants Netball
Round 8 Suncorp Super Netball
Date: Sunday, 29th August
Time: 3pm AEST
Venue: Nissan Arena
Watch: Channel Nine and Telstra TV via Netball Live App

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