'You learn the most from your losses' – Silver Ferns prepared for Aussie backlash in Constellation Cup

The Silver Ferns are anticipating a fiesty Australian outfit for their first Constellation Cup Test against the Australia Diamonds on Thursday, after their Quad Series-clinching win last month.

Shooter Te Paea Selby-Rickit said the squad, who assembled for training in Auckland today, know their trans-Tasman rivals will want revenge for the 57-47 win in Invercargill earlier this year.

The newest shooter in the national side says she along with Bailey Mes and Maria Tutaia make for a powerful combo. Source: 1 NEWS

"These games against Australia are going to be the true test going into the Commonwealth Games and who's going to have the upper hand and the confidence going into that," Selby-Rickit said.

"Like us, you learn the most from your losses. I think they will be pushing themselves... they won't let that happen again so we're prepared for that."

The Silver Ferns kick off the four-Test Series against Australia at Spark Arena on Thursday.

Te Paea Selby-Rickit says even though they claimed the Quad Series title, they know that only makes the Diamonds more dangerous. Source: 1 NEWS


Silver Ferns grind out tough win against relentless England to win series 2-1

The Silver Ferns ground out a tough 62-55 win over England at Claudelands Arena in Hamilton tonight to take out the Taini Jamison Trophy Test series.

The visitors led 30-26 at halftime with New Zealand giving away easy possession due to England's relentless defence.

But the Silver Ferns fought back to retake the lead in the third quarter 44-43.

New Zealand made a number of changes in the second half which paid dividends as the momentum of the match swung in their favour.

Maria Tutaia was on song with her shooting in the later stages of the match with her shooting partner Bailey Mes shooting 100 per cent, landing 21/21 shots at goal and picking up the player of the match honours.


Silver Ferns' 1967 team reunite, reminisce over first World Cup victory

Former NZ captain Judy Blair and vice-captain Tilly Hirst said the game has drastically changed since their era. Source: 1 NEWS