21 Aug 2009

Aitken banking on different environment to reignite Van Dyke and Tutaia

7:09 am on 21 August 2009

Silver Ferns netball coach Ruth Aitken is banking on a different environment to re-ignite the attacking combination of Irene van Dyk and Maria Tutaia come the side's first international of the year on Monday night.

The Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic combination became very one dimensional in their play in the latter part of the trans Tasman competition, with the side despite being stacked with Silver Ferns failing to make the final.

Aitken will today name her side to play a World side in the first of three tests ahead of a five test series against Australia.