Silver Ferns midcourter Laura Langman was buzzing to be back in the team environment in Auckland this morning, having feared her international career was over.
Langman, 32, appeared to have given up on her time with the Ferns, controversially leaving for Australia's Sunshine Coast Lightning in 2017, infringing Netball New Zealand's selection policy.
However, under new coach Noeline Taurua, Langman has been given an exemption to return to the side, relishing another chance in the black dress.
"It's really great," she began.
"There's been lots of moments where just walking into camp and being out on court, I can't believe I'm back.
"The group are really refreshed, we're hitting it with high tempo - it's exciting."
Langman and the Ferns will be in action in their Quad Series opener against England on Saturday in Auckland.