18 Jul 2009

Thunderbirds confident of Aussie grand final

12:20 pm on 18 July 2009

Adelaide Thunderbirds coach Jane Woodlands-Thompson says New Zealand's top netball side will face an inquisition if they fail to make the Trans-Tasman grand final.

The Adelaide coach admits the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic is more talented and has far greater top-level experience than her side.

But Woodlands-Thompson says she's confident the Thunderbirds can beat the New Zealand outfit in Sunday's preliminary final.

The winners will face competition pacesetters Melbourne Vixens in the grand final.