Diamonds back to business in Melbourne

The Australian Diamonds have returned to Melbourne ahead of their third and final Test of the Netball Quad Series, to be played against traditional rivals the New Zealand Silver Ferns on Sunday.

The triumphant team will be named inaugural winner of the Netball Quad Series, both nations currently undefeated in the series.

The Diamonds wasted no time getting back to work after their victory over England, travelling to Melbourne on Thursday and back on court on Friday.

 The team has identified areas for further improvement according to midcouter Kim Ravaillion.

“Our performance in the first two tests was far from our best. Going into our training session today, we had a number of things to work on,” Ravaillion said.

“There is a lot that we need to improve on, especially coming up against the Kiwis. We know their game really well and they know our game really well. We need to step up our game.”

Fellow midcourter Gabi Simpson echoed these sentiments, explaining that the team has spent time looking at performance analysis. 

“We’ve had a look at our game against South Africa and then the improvements against England. There were areas across the court that we definitely need to improve. We have looked at both games and have adjustments to make,” said Simpson.

“We’re going to expect exactly what New Zealand always bring, that’s a really big presence on the court and a lot of great contests.” 

The England Roses and the South Africa Spar Proteas will play in their final Test of the Netball Quad Series prior to the trans-Tasman clash. 

The Diamonds host the Silver Ferns at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne this Sunday, with the winner to claim the Netball Quad Series. Tune in to watch the game live on ONE, Fox Sports Australia and the Netball Live App.