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Trans-Tasman All-Stars team unveiled

  • Trans-Tasman All-Stars team unveiled

    Players from only two netball clubs make up the fan-voted trans-Tasman netball league All-Star team.

Players from only two clubs - NSW Swifts and Queensland Firebirds - make up the fan-voted trans-Tasman netball league All-Star team.

The Firebirds may have downed the Swifts by 11 goals to claim the Australian conference title on Monday, but the Swifts dominate the All-Star side announced on Wednesday with four players plus coach Rob Wright to the Firebirds' three players.

From the Swifts, captain Kim Green and goal attack Susan Pettitt were given the nod for a third consecutive year while goal keeper Sharni Layton is back for a second successive year and Kiwi import Laura Langman is a newcomer at wing defence.

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For the Firebirds, goal shooter Romelda Aiken and Kim Ravaillion are in for a second year and goal defender Clare McMeniman gets her first All-Star selection.

The Firebirds face New Zealand conference runners-up Southern Steel in the Australian-hosted semi-final on Sunday while the Swifts play Kiwi winners Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic across the ditch in Hamilton on Monday.

All-Star team: shooter Romelda Aiken (Firebirds), goal attack Susan Pettitt (Swifts), wing attack Kim Green (Swifts), centre Kim Ravaillion (Firebirds), wing defence Laura Langman (Swifts), goal defence Clare McMeniman (Firebirds), goal keeper Sharni Layton (Swifts). Coach: Rob Wright (Swifts).

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