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How to watch the Netball Constellation Cup: Australia vs New Zealand live stream, start time, squads, key information

Australia's Diamonds. (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)
6th October, 2018
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The Australian Diamonds will be looking to claim their sixth Constellation Cup in a row when they face off with the New Zealand Silver Ferns in a four-game series.

The ninth edition of the tournament will begin on Sunday, October 7 at 1pm (AEDT), with four matches set to be played over an 11-day period.

The Diamonds have dominated this rivalry, winning seven of the eight series that have been played and 23 of the 32 matches overall. They’ve taken out the last five series, including a decisive 4-0 sweep in last year’s series.

Will you can never take any fixture between these Trans-Tasman rivals lightly, Australia are very heavy favourites to take this series out again in 2018.

Australia vs New Zealand – 2018 Constellation Cup draw

All times AEDT

Match no. Date Time Venue TV Online
1 Sun Oct 7 1pm Brisbane Entertainment Centre Nine 9now, Netball App
2 Wed Oct 10 7:30pm Townsville Entertainment Centre GEM 9now, Netball App
3 Sun Oct 14 2:30pm Claudelands Arena, Hamilton Nine 9now, Netball App
4 Thu Oct 18 5:30pm TSB Bank Arena, Wellington GEM 9now, Netball App

TV

The entire Constellation Cup will available on free-to-air TV in Australia, through Channel Nine. They’ll have live coverage of all four matches, although there will be little in the way of pre-game and post-game coverage, with the telecast scheduled to start pretty much exactly when the match does each time.

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While the official broadcast guide does specify which matches will be on Nine and which matches will be on GEM, make sure to confirm this with your local listings – especially if you don’t live in the Eastern timezones.

Live stream

You’ll have two methods of live streaming the series if you’d prefer to watch the netball online.

The best method is to use the Netball Live app, which costs $29.99 a year and also grants you access to all Australian Test matches and Super Netball games. If you have a Telstra mobile plan, you may be eligible to receive this service for free.

You can also catch Nine’s broadcast of the series via their free streaming application, 9Now. While 9now does not require a subscription fee, it does require you to set up an account with a valid email.

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