Corletto feels right at home in series decider

Australian defender Julie Corletto will feel at home when the Diamonds take the court in the final Constellation Cup game against the Silver Ferns at The Trusts Arena in Auckland on Wednesday night.

The 27-year-old Victorian will make her first return to the venue where she spent the past two years playing with the Northern Mystics in the ANZ Championship.

“It’s good to be back, it was a great city to live in,” Corletto said.

“It’s going to feel a little strange; it feels like I’m coming home when we came into Auckland so it will be good to see all the Mystics fans.

Corletto, who announced she would be moving back to Australia to join the NSW Swifts during the off-season, is uncertain how the Mystics fans will react when she’s introduced on court tonight as an opposing player.

Images of the defender plastered inside and out at the arena will only serve as a reminder to the Mystics faithful of Corletto’s stint in the red and blue.

“It will be interesting to see what they’ll be like,” Corletto said.

“It was only a couple months ago that I was playing in front of them but it’s good to be back here even though I’ll be wearing the green and gold now but hopefully I’ll have a few supporters in the crowd.

“I’ve still got lots of friends over here so it’s been great to catch up with them being back in town.”

With the Constellation Cup series decided after taking a 3-0 series lead following Saturday’s victory in Sydney, the Diamonds have their sights firmly set on making history in tonight’s fourth and final Test.

The Australians, who are chasing a 17th consecutive victory and ninth straight over the Ferns, are aiming to achieve the first Constellation Cup clean sweep since the trophy’s inception in 2010.

The Diamonds’ best winning streak in a decade began in the very city where they will tonight lift the Constellation Cup for the fourth time in five years.

“It’s great to have the first three wins but we just want to keep improving and get better,” Corletto said.

“There are certain things that we want to improve in our game so we want to continue to get better and it will be good preparation for us heading into the two-Test England Test series.”

The Australian Diamonds and Silver Ferns wrap up the 2014 Constellation Cup at The Trusts Arena in Auckland on Wednesday from 5.30pm (AEDT). Catch all the action live on FOX SPORTS 2, SBS 2 and ABC Grandstand.