27 Sep 2012

Diamonds make two changes for netball series

7:14 am on 27 September 2012

Australia has made two changes for the upcoming netball Quad Series, with Caitlin Thwaites and Chanel Gomes to join the Diamonds squad.

New Zealand-based goal shooter Thwaites replaces Natalie Medhurst who hurt her ankle during the Constellation Cup series loss to New Zealand, and West Coast Fever goal keeper Gomes comes in for Laura Geitz who is taking time off for her wedding in December.

Both Thwaites, 25, and Gomes, 21, are yet to debut for Australia, however Victorian Thwaites, who plays for the Central Pulse, has previously represented her country in women's volleyball.

The Mystics' new signing Julie Corletto misses out due to knee surgery.

The 2012 series begins in Adelaide on Sunday October the 14th when the Diamonds host England followed by the Silver Ferns taking on South Africa.

Australia: Caitlin Bassett, Erin Bell, Ashleigh Brazill*, Madison Browne, Rebecca Bulley, Bianca Chatfield, Catherine Cox (vice-captain), Kimberlee Green, Mo'onia Gerrard, Chanel Gomes, Renae Hallinan, Chelsea Pitman, Susan Pratley, Caitlin Thwaites, Natalie von Bertouch (captain).

*subject to fitness