Netball NZ still suffering from Comm Games disaster as ANZ Premiership launches

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New Zealand Netball launched the second installment of their domestic competition today, but it's the hangover from their worst Commonwealth Games that they're still suffering from.

England’s captain Ama Agbeze was at the domestic competition launch, she was part of the England side that won Commonwealth Games gold earlier this month.
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The issue of who will be the next coach of the Silver Ferns was a topic that overshadowed the launch of the ANZ Premiership, with previously unwanted coach, Queensland-based Noeline Taurua not ruling out taking on the head coaching job.

However, NZ Netball CEO Jennie Wyllie says she hasn't spoken to Taurua.

"I haven't had any conversations with Noeline, but she has been a massive advocate for the Silver Ferns and she is speaking from the heart when she talks," Wyllie said.

While the ANZ Premiership is designed to shoot ahead Kiwi talent, it seems overseas players are reaping all the rewards, with English player Ama Agbeze one of the imports taking advantage.

"I personally am glad that England let us play abroad, but every organisation is different so it's for the organisations to decide," Agbeze told 1 NEWS.

New Zealand's import rules allow one player per team while Australia's Super League has an unlimited cap.

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