Watch: Silver Ferns defenders execute unique lift technique against Aussie shooters

The Silver Ferns have been handed a heavy loss in their first Constellation Cup Test against Australia this afternoon but that didn't stop them from trying a few things late in the game.

After a tight first quarter finished at 10-10, Australia surged to 24-16 halftime thanks to their defence not allowing any easy ball into Maria Folau and Aliyah Dunn.

Despite Jane Watson and Katrina Grant doing their best to apply the same pressure at the other end, the Aussies continued to build on their advantage and took a 44-27 lead into the final quarter.

But that didn't mean Grant would stop trying. After Sulu Fitzpatrick was subbed into the game for Watson, the duo combined on two occasions for attempted lifts to block the Aussie shooters.

While neither came off, the Brisbane crowd was impressed with their efforts as they continued to fight in the game.

The Diamonds sealed the win 57-42 in the end with the next Test in the four-game series taking place on Wednesday in Townsville.

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