29 Oct 2011

Australia aim to post consecutive netball wins

4:39 pm on 29 October 2011

The new Australian netball coach Lisa Alexander wants her side to end the alternating wins between her team and arch-rivals New Zealand.

Since 2009, over 10 games, the teams have taken turns at winning, meaning the Silver Ferns are due a victory in the series-deciding Test in Melbourne on Sunday afternoon.

Alexander, who took over from Norma Plummer as national coach after this year's world championship win over New Zealand in Singapore in July, wants to hold onto the Constellation Cup the Diamonds won in 2010.

She says they're not into taking turns and want to win two in a row.

The coach also wants to reverse her team's slow starts - the Australians have trailed at half-time in each of the four Tests of this series, with two played earlier in New Zealand.