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Silver Ferns vs Diamonds: Constellation Cup Game 3 netball live scores, blog

Australia's Diamonds. (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)
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14th October, 2018
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The Constellation Cup heads across to New Zealand now, where the Silver Ferns will host the Australian Diamonds at Claudelands Arena, in Hamilton. Join The Roar for live coverage of the clash between these two rivals, from 2pm AEDT.

On Wednesday, in Townsville, the two sides met in game two of this series, where Australia continued their run against New Zealand with a nine-goal victory.

It was a proud night for New Zealand though, their captain Laura Langman, became the most capped Silver Fern of all time.

Australia have made one change for game three, as announced prior to the series.

After Kate Moloney took Kim Ravaillion’s place in the mid-court in the first two Tests, Jamie-Lee Price will now fill this spot for games three and four.

It was always Lisa Alexander’s plan to see both ladies in the green and gold throughout this series; Jamie-Lee Price, who lived in New Zealand for 13 years, will be familiar with this venue and the New Zealand crowds.

New Zealand will continue with their 12 strong squad, who have made inroads and are improving each time they step on court together.

The first two Tests in this Constellation Cup have convincingly gone the way of Australia, can New Zealand strike back at home, or will Australia wrap this series up today?

Prediction
They’ve played Australia away from home three times in the last month, and lost them all. Now it’s New Zealand’s turn to increase the intensity and lift their game to another level in front of their home crowd.

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Australia’s comprehensive wins make them hard to go past though, the only question will be how Jamie-Lee Price slots into this line up.

Australia by five goals.

Venue: Claudelands Arena, Hamilton
Time: 2pm AEDT
TV: Nine Network
Betting: New Zealand $4.40, Australia $1.20

New Zealand
Gina Crampton
Aliyah Dunn
Sulu Fitzpatrick
Maria Folau
Katrina Grant
Laura Langman (C)
Erikana Pedersen
Te Paea Selby-Rickit
Samantha Sinclair
Michaela Sokolich-Beatson
Jane Watson
Maia Wilson

Australia
Caitlin Bassett (C)
April Brandley
Kelsey Browne
Courtney Bruce
Emily Mannix
Jamie-Lee Price
Gabi Simpson
Caitlin Thwaites
Gretel Tippett
Liz Watson
Jo Weston
Stephanie Wood

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