4 Sep 2009

Australian netballers begin preparation for tests against new zealand

6:41 pm on 4 September 2009

The Australian netballers' preparation for the three-Test series against New Zealand has started badly with a nine goal loss to a World Seven and with captain Natalie von Bertouch injured and in doubt for first test .

The World side, coached by the Southern Sting's Robyn Broughton, was missing the Australians who played a big part in their 2-1 series win in New Zealand.

The first test against the Silver Ferns is in Sydney on Sunday night and the Australian goalshoot Catherine Cox predicts a close series...