George Fisher commits to Southern Steel for 2022 ANZ Premiership

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 06: George Fisher of the Steel shoots during the round eight ANZ Premiership match between the Southern Steel and the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic at the Edgar Centre on June 06, 2021 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Joe Allison/Getty Images)

Round six of Suncorp Super Netball (SSN) took place over the weekend, with the ANZ Premiership entering its eighth round, and there were plenty of Vitality Roses involved across both competitions Down Under.

Jo Harten’s GIANTS Netball slipped to a second consecutive defeat after local rivals NSW Swifts beat them 63-51 to move level on points with the league leaders on Sunday.

Helen Housby and Nat Haythornthwaite arrived off the bench to feed the formidable Sam Wallace, who scored all 58 of her attempted shots, as the Swifts won every quarter in an impressive performance.

West Coast Fever continue to look unbeatable as they recorded a sixth straight win to start the season with a 78-55 success at Collingwood Magpies on Saturday.

Wing-defence Stacey Francis-Bayman showed her creative side with a rare goal assist as Fever racked up a score of 44 in the first half, with Geva Mentor and her Magpies teammates unable to contain the league’s top scorers.

In the ANZ Premiership, George Fisher scored in the dying seconds as Southern Steel clinched a dramatic 59-58 victory over Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic on Sunday.

Steel were in control at halftime but the Magic came out fighting with the match going goal for goal by the end before Fisher’s crucial intervention and she was rewarded with the Player of the Match award


Suncorp Super Netball Round 7 fixtures

Saturday 12 June at 06:00am (BST) – GIANTS Netball vs Sunshine Coast Lightning

Saturday 12 June at 08:30am (BST) – Collingwood Magpies vs Melbourne Vixens

Saturday 12 June 10:30am (BST) – Adelaide Thunderbirds vs NSW Swifts

Sunday 13 June 04:00am (BST) – Queensland Firebirds vs West Coast Fever


ANZ Premiership Round 9 fixtures

Monday 14 June at 07:15am (BST) – Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic vs Northern Mystics

Monday 14 June at 09:15am (BST) – Mainland Tactix vs Southern Steel


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