9 Sep 2009

Von Bertouch cleared to play Silver Ferns

6:01 am on 9 September 2009

Australian Netball vice captain Natalie von Bertouch has been cleared by medical staff to play in the second Test against New Zealand tonight in Melbourne.

Von Bertouch trained strongly today and pulled up without concern to assure the Diamonds camp the crucial midcourt player is ready to hit the court.

New Zealand have their share of injury concerns with mid courter Liana Barrett-Chase ruled out of the match with calf strain and has been replaced in the squad by Wendy Telfer.

The Silver Ferns won the first test in Sydney 53-50.