22 Oct 2008

Silver Ferns side confirmed for Australian series

7:43 am on 22 October 2008

The national netball selectors have opted for an extended Silver Ferns squad to compete in the Test series against Australia starting on Sunday in Melbourne.

Captain Julie Seymour has been included in the squad, but has been ruled out of the first Test with an Achilles injury.

Leana de Bruin was unavailable for selection due to personal reasons.

Silver Ferns coach Ruth Aitken has opted to provide additional cover across the midcourt roles with the selection of new cap Wendy Telfer and the inclusion of her Southern Steel team-mate Liana Barrett-Chase.

Silver Fern squad members Anna Thompson and Erika Burgess will travel to Brisbane as training partners to assist in the preparation for the 2nd Test against Australia in

Brisbane on November 2nd.

Silver Ferns: Liana Barrett-Chase, Maree Bowden Katrina Grant, Paula Griffin, Joline Henry, Laura Langman (vice-captain), Sheryl Scanlan, Julie Seymour (captain), Wendy Telfer, Maria Tutaia, Irene van Dyk, Casey Williams (vice-captain), Daneka Wipiiti.