Netball New Zealand says it will closely monitor the fitness levels of the Silver Ferns in a year in which 10 tests and a World Cup are being played.
It's been confirmed that the Silver Ferns will play two tests against England, and three against Australia at the end of the year.
The Silver Ferns are already scheduled to play two tests against Australia before the world champs in Singapore in July.
The two tests against England will be played here in October while the three tests against the Diamonds will be in Australia later that month.
Netball New Zealand chief executive Raelene Castle says it's quite a full year for players.
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There is also a World FastNet series, which is a shorter form of the game, set for November in England.