9 Oct 2009

Australian netballers suffer injury blow ahead of world series

5:58 pm on 9 October 2009

The Silver Ferns chances of winning the World Netball Series in Manchester have improved ever so slightly with leading Australian defender Mo'onia Gerrard ruled out after failing a last-minute fitness test on Thursday.

Gerrard, has failed to recover from an ankle complaint which also kept her out of the recent trans Tasman tests.

Australia's already without captain Sharelle McMahon with Natalie von Bertouch set to lead the side her absence.

The Silver Ferns opening match is tomorrow morning against Malawi.