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Bassett, Geitz and Ingles named in Diamonds for decider
Australian shooter Caitlin Bassett and midcourter Renae Ingles have been named in the Diamonds team after passing fitness tests for Friday’s Constellation Cup decider against New Zealand Silver Ferns on Friday at Perth Arena.
The Diamonds have made two changes for the fourth Test with Ingles and captain Laura Geitz returning to the 12-player team for midcourter Ashleigh Brazill and defender Jo Weston.Ingles missed the last two Tests in Auckland and Melbourne after suffering a calf strain midway through the second quarter of the Diamonds’ 50-44 victory in the opening Test last week in Christchurch.Bassett overcame foot soreness to be available for her second international appearance in her hometown of Perth after she was substituted at half-time in the Diamonds 50-47 loss to the Silver Ferns in Melbourne on Sunday.“It was a very difficult decision to name 12 athletes because they all deserve to line up on Friday however we opted for experience after Caitlin and Renae were passed fit by the medical staff,” Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander said.Leading the series 2-1, the Diamonds host New Zealand Silver Fern in the fourth and deciding Test of the 2015 Constellation Cup at Perth Arena on Friday. Catch all the action live on FOX SPORTS, Network Ten and via the Netball Live app, available to download from the App Store and Google Play.Australian Diamonds for 2015 Constellation Cup – Fourth Test, PerthNAME (state of origin/ANZ Championship team)Caitlin Bassett (WA/West Coast Fever)Erin Bell (NSW/Adelaide Thunderbirds)Laura Geitz (QLD/Queensland Firebirds)Paige Hadley (NSW/NSW Swifts)Renae Ingles (nee Hallinan) (VIC/Adelaide Thunderbirds)Sharni Layton (VIC/NSW Swifts)April Letton (NSW/West Coast Fever)Clare McMeniman (QLD/Queensland Firebirds)Natalie Medhurst (SA/West Coast Fever)Kim Ravaillion (NSW/Queensland Firebirds)Caitlin Thwaites (VIC/NSW Swifts)Gretel Tippett (QLD/Queensland Firebirds)
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