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.
"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.