Maria Tutaia and Anna Harrison set for Silver Ferns return

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Silver Ferns veterans Maria Tutaia and Anna Harrison have both been named in the squad to take on Australia in the Constellation Cup next month.

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Both players missed the 3-0 series victory over Jamaica, Tutaia suffering an injury to her foot while Harrison picked up a calf problem.

Coach Janine Southby admitted that both players will be closely monitored throughout the four match series.

"They'll have managed programmes right through the Constellation Cup, so they won't be available for full games, I don't imagine," she said.

"The reality is they've both got certain boxes they have to tick as they move through their rehab programmes and that's very clear to them."

Tutaia is expected to add competition for places in the shooting ranks, with Bailey Mes and Ameliaranne Ekenasio both impressing against Jamaica, while Harrison will bolster defensive stocks. 

Silver Ferns: Katrina Grant (c), Laura Langman, Kayla Cullen, Ameliaranne Ekenasio, Shannon Francois, Anna Harrison, Phoenix Karaka, Bailey Mes, Storm Purvis, Grace Rasmussen, Te Paea Selby-Rickit, Maria Tutaia, Jane Watson, Maia Wilson.

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