England v Australia Netball


England v Australia

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Good afternoon. Rugby has Six Nations, netball has its Quad

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Series. It is the climax of the series today at Wembley Arena in

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front of a big and noisy crowd of 7000 people. If you haven't seen

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netball for a while, stick around. It's definitely not what you will

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remember. It's probably not what you are expecting. We're going to be

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watching these fantastic teams, England against Australia, all of

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them professional sportswomen. And for a famously noncontact sport, at

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least that is what it was in the olden days, things have changed.

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This is very, very fierce indeed. It is one of the fastest, most agile

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and most watchable sports around. We're going to share it with Natalie

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and Jess. I wonder what we are in for today. I talked about

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noncontact. I don't think it does the physicality of this game justice

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now? Noncontact may be what it says in the rule book but it is full

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contact. It is like a chess match, judo, hockey. It would be fantastic.

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Australia can wrap up second Quad Series title this afternoon if they

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beat Tracey Neville's England side. How much does netball matter in

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Australia and New Zealand? These players are superstars there. It is

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a massive sport for females. This is the pinnacle of their sporting

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career. They want to be number one. How big a challenge will this be for

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England today? In any sport, facing the number one is a huge challenge.

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On the back of some disappointing results for England and a formidable

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Australia side, this is the toughest it has been for a while. We will see

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the Australian captain and the goalkeeper, she is a terrier. She is

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a bulldog. She encapsulates a lot of the things about being an athlete

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and being a woman. She dominates that court. She directs players, she

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is vocal. She is what every woman wants to be. Whatever plastic

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opportunity -- what a fantastic opportunity for everybody here, and

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also for the England team to get a chance to play against the world's

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top teams, twice a year. Invaluable? In World Championships we always

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felt short. This is absolutely perfect. Here their come, led by

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Sharni Layton. There she is. The world's number one side, the

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Australian Diamonds. They are supremely difficult to crack. They

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are coached by Lisa Alexander, who steered them to a first Commonwealth

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gold for 12 years in Glasgow, and a third world title in a row in Sydney

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in 2016. Their captain, Sharni Layton, would love to lead them to a

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winning her first campaign as captain. These netballers are about

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to become the highest-paid sportswomen and Australian domestic

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sport. They are part of the new professional super netball league,

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that gets under way in a week. They are tall, agile, physically very

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imposing. And here come England. Led by their goalkeeper, Ama Agbeze.

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Five members of this England squad are going to be part of this new

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league in Australia. Another two play in the New Zealand Premiership.

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As we familiarise you with the personnel. Number seven will take

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the court in each team. Only two can score goals in netball. The goal

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attack and the goal shooter. Here comes the most experienced member of

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this side. Geva Mentor. What a task these ladies have in front of them.

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Great atmosphere. Add in terms of what we might expect as a game, we

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talk about the physicality. Describe what that means in terms of the

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jostling and the juggling proposition out there? There is no

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assumption that any ball is for them. What that means is the ball is

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in the air, both players actually believe the ball is for them. They

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can do anything in their power to gain possession.

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It is time for the anthems. # A beauty rich and rare.

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# In history's stage, at every stage, advance Australia fair.

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# Advance Australia fair. # God save our gracious Queen.

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# Long-lived our Noble Queen. # God save our Queen.

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# Sound her victorious. -- centre. # Happy and glorious.

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# Long to reign over us. # God save our Queen.

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CHEERING. So the England Roses taking on the

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Australian Diamonds. It is an hour-long contest. Four quarters. It

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will be described by Gary Burgess, who now works with England netball.

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In the commentary box, the owner of 101 England caps. And leading the

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team is Caroline Barker. Good afternoon. If you thought

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social media blue up when it was revealed Beyonce was having twins,

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it'll go crazy if England beat Australia. This is the Australia

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team. As for England, Chelsea Pitman in wing attack against our old side.

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And Beth Cobden, who has impressed this series. Where do England need

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to exploit? The shooting areas. We have got the defence for the

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Australians. They are trying to build a new defensive unit. They

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have had a few retirements. They have people not here. We need to

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exploit that defence. They have got the captain, Sharni Layton. England

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get under way. Mishandle and the Aussies have picked it up. The roses

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need to take a breath. They started slowly in the previous couple of

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matches. I really think they need to turn this back over again. We can't

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led the Aussies get this fast start. We were 8-1 down against the Kiwis.

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We can't afford for that to happen. We need to turn this over. Nice

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tight defence on Hadley. Australia on the scoreboard. That was good

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from Cobden. She had a great game against New Zealand. We need her on

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fire today. Australia going two up. There's shooting is phenomenal. The

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percentages are really high. We have to break the ball down before they

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get to that. Let's go. Brilliant. Great start. There is the difference

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from England already. Name-macro comes out firing. Fantastic to get a

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first shot in. -- Corbin. We will take up some of the calls

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with Gary Burgess in a moment. There we have a defender out of the

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circle. Two attackers in. Nice easy ball. We probably need to see Agbeze

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doing a bit more movement. Susan Pettitt doing Australia 3-1 ahead.

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If you want to be part of our commentary team this afternoon, you

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can get in touch on social media. You are already seeing the

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physicality we spoke about earlier. Another great shot by Corbin. Good

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girl. Let's get a quick check on things with Gary Burgess. Umpires at

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Super League level and international level. We're talking about the

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physical ability that comes into it a national netball? I think the

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biggest difference people will probably see is the level of contest

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in the international game. It will vary as the levels go down. But the

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umpires are looking to squeeze as much physicality out of the game as

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they can and to apply as much advantage down the court to make the

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game flow. Jade Clarke with the centre pass. She is one of those

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players down under with such experience. That was a good take by

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Pitman. She will be used to this Australian style. They challenged

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every ball. Such frustration for England and for Tracey Neville.

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Those moments that can turn a game. Yes, we have to eliminate the basic

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errors. Any basic area, they look for a shooting opportunity. The

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Aussies will score off everything. We cannot afford for them to have

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any possession. Just over 11 minutes of this first 15 minute quarter

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remaining. OK, we're 5-2 down. We need to turn this centre pass over.

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We are doubling now on the goal shooter. We so Agbeze with Mentor.

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We have turned that over. Here comes Sharni Layton. She will

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be having a major effect on this game. And as you can see and hear,

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she is directing play. She is telling the defenders in front of

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her what she wants them to do. I think she is actually directing the

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cameras! What we can't really do is risk anything. The easiest ball to

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intercept is a diagonal pass. Easier said than done when Australia force

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you out there. Yeah, it is. England's ball. Chelsea Pitman

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against our old side. Those are the sort of shot Macs you would expect

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Helen Housby to put away. She rushed that one a little bit. She needs to

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take our time and set it. Easy to say when you are up here. Good.

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Better from Helen Housby. Draws England back to within two. We need

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to score from our centre pass. That one made me a little bit

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nervous. Everybody running away. Somebody needs to make it easy for

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her. We have got a contact there. Brilliant. 5-4. We've got a game on

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here. Of course we do. Australia with their hands on the ball. They

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will transition, move quickly through court, looking for options.

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What you can see at the defenders trying to stop the winger getting to

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that circle edge. It is important to stop them. Australia are so deadly

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under the posts. You have to try to keep them out of that circle. Good

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girl, Beth Cobden. We have got good energy here with England.

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Gary Burgess, on the sidelines, the umpires getting in early, trying to

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cut stuff out? Yes, I think the umpire will always issue a caution

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once they have gone through the standard sanctions. They will have a

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quiet word with the players. The caution is similar to a yellow card

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in football. The players need to tidy up the infringement caused. In

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that case it was contact. They will have a quiet word in their shell

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like. Let's see if it works. Brilliant tip by Geva Mentor.

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Fantastic. Bringing in the indecision with the shooters.

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Australians under pressure will Sloth up. They don't mess up this

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time though. Back to within two. It is so important England make their

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centre pass count. This is good because we are staying with them. We

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have had a good start. Brilliant interplay. Big split landing to get

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herself close to the post and a fantastic shot from Corbin. Back to

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Australia. Edge of the circle. Paige Hadley has some of that experience

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for the Australian Diamonds. Not very much pressure on her. We need

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to break that down. Make sure we are nice and tight. Great ball-handling

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from Chelsea Pitman. Fantastic. That is good. Trying to be patient at

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feeding. An official warning. Stepping from Corbin. Off the back.

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Those are the opportunities again. They are the pressure ones that need

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to go into Paul us to one goal. We need to turn this ball over. They

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are hesitating. Great defence. You can hear them calling. That is

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another good tip. Cobden so close to getting hold of that. Fantastic.

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Pressure from England. That was all pressure from Agbeze marking that

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shot. Jade Clarke takes a tumble. Well held by Pitman on the edge of

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the circle. Another great take. So agile. Good collection of the ball.

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You can see their -- they're that Simpson was trying not to go offside

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taking the ball. We were looking at the match up, Gabi Simpson. At the

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moment she is having a tussle with Jade Clarke. She is. The physicality

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is coming in. But Clarke actually is doing a really good job. That is

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brilliant. Good cover. Again, indecision from the Australians.

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Stick with it England, come on. Just battered away. She will get another

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chance. And Pettitt makes it 9-7 to Australia. Pitman looking for

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options. Goes back to Agbeze. If we can't see anything at the front, we

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are resetting to the defenders. That was a fantastic ball from Corbin.

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She is on fire. Just the end result from Kadeen Corbyn. She has to put

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it through the net. Australia coming back with the ball. They take a

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breather. Look for movement. Good movement from Ravaillion.

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They don't mind where they are in that circle to have a go at goal,

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Australia. We are now 10-7. We could have done with that. Well played,

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Jade. It is so difficult to see at international level how quick that

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footwork is. They are still making basic errors.

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England have to keep an eye on this and make the centre pass count.

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On the reset line we need to make sure that we are holding off the

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space so you get a good ball side pass. They are working really hard

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here. Come on, girls. Jade Clarke back to Helen Housby. Back to

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Clarke. Just over the top. Again Pitman was there to make sure the

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ball counts. Good girl. The shooters need to set their shots will stop

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they have missed the last three, I think. Chance to put an end to the

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errors. Through the net it goes. England back to 8-11. We need to

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turn this centre pass now. We have to get as tight as we can and make

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it difficult. Good girl, Geva Mentor. The error then, just

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offside. We seem to just get to the moment where we need to push it on

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and then a basic error just turns it back to them. How about the defence

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for England? There we go again. The pressure from Ama Agbeze. She rolled

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off the back of Caitlin Thwaites. She let her know she was there. That

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was a hospital ball. We are getting opportunities here. But it is about

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capitalising on them. Contact called against Ama Agbeze. Lots of calls

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being made in this first quarter, Gary Burgess? That was a good

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example of where contact interferes. The umpires are judging whether the

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contest is balanced. When the contest is balanced and it doesn't

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interfere, they will let it go with an advantage or might not even blow

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at all. But in those were the ball is either dropped or it interfered

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with the player's actions, that is when they will blow up. Australia

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take another ball that England wanted to hang onto. We seem to be

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running away a lot into the corner. We need to make sure that we have an

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offer that is short and come into the ball-handler. Still getting the

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joy under the post, England. So near, yet so far. The problem being

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Australia's centre pass. Come on, Roses, let's turn this one over.

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Brilliant play by Geva Mentor. World-class defence from England.

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Geva Mentor and Ama Agbeze boats plying their trade in England. --

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Australia. Quick hands from Corbin. She finishes it off. Well done. Take

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a breath, let's go. The final ten seconds. They will have to be quick,

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England. The umpire has held it. Five seconds. Can they get it into

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the circle? Time taking down. She has to take this. It is after the

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whistle. Helen Housby unable to put that away. England so close. Each

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time, a mistake. That is what they need to cut out. They do. When we

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get a turnover we need to make sure we sink in that shot. We have had

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opportunities but we are throwing them away. So much can happen at

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international level. Four goals is absolutely nothing. England came out

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of the blocks. Australia got in front. They reeled them back in.

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Just the four goals behind. England found themselves three

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behind New Zealand. Four behind the world number one. Each team takes it

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in turn to restart the match with a centre pass. The idea is to try and

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capitalise on the other team's centre pass. At the moment we think

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it is 8-5 to Australia. How does that work in your mind? Is a

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positive start for England? Definitely a positive start. They

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are putting pressure on the Australians throughout the court and

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thinking about their options. What we did really well was we closed

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down the space of the Australians. I think Agbeze, Mentor and Cobden are

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working so well as a unit. It is like a diamond formation on the

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court. It is making it so hard for a stranger to pick their spaces. They

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got their balls through but they have to be pinpoint. Really

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positive. So difficult for a relatively new England combination.

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Cobden and Housby. How do you think it is working, the telepathy? To be

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a must, I think that is where it is at the moment. The worrying sign for

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me is that the centre pass is not good enough. We lost our first one.

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When we take our centre pass, it goes into a shooting opportunity

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straightaway. We are funding the ball, losing possession. Having to

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work twice as hard. It has to get down there fluently. You have to

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help the inside circle attack. There is this imposing presence in the

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Australian circle of Sharni Layton. My goodness, you said to me in the

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middle of that, what was she like as a child? She doesn't stop moving.

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She doesn't. Her feet never stop. She will go hunting. When you say go

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hunting, you stop marking your player and rugged marking everybody

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else. She is the anchor that brings the defensive units together. That

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is making it so hard for England to know where to go. However, there

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have been opportunities. There are gaps. We need to keep on doing that.

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One thing really positive about the England attacking movement, when

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they are not happy with what's in front of them, they will reset it

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and start again. They will have to do that more. The defensive unit is

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so tough. You have to be 99.9% sure the ball is gone to get to your

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players. If you were Tracey Neville, the England coach, what would you be

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saying to your team? The centre pass attack needs to go direct to goal

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every single time. Capitalise on the turn-off -- turnover from our

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defensive unit. They have been fantastic. The crowd

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back on their feet. Australia, the number one team in the world know

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they are in a match at the moment. It is whether England can cut out

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those mistakes and drive forward. Lucia style beside me. We spotted a

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couple of things England could tighten? The Centre Court. We need

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to be tighter on their centre. They are getting easy ball in the centre.

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Geva Mentor and Ama Agbeze are doing a tremendous job. But we need to be

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tighter. The Chancellor England to make that footwork error count.

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Name-macro will set herself. -- Corbin. Helen Housby could not get

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the rebound. Such is the agility of Corbin, she made sure second

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attempt. She did but it needs to be going in second -- first attempt.

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Now possession has changed over hands. OK, come on girls. Let's sink

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those goals one we have got the chances. Some leaders needed

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crosscourt for England. It is not like they are not getting the

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opportunities. That is much tighter now into the corners. Tracey Neville

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has had a bit of a chat to those guys to make sure that we are tight

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in the corners against their wing attacking centre. Great rebound from

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Geva Mentor. Ama Agbeze applauding that. Her whole body position,

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dangling her body so she can protect the ball coming down. Has be de

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Klerk. Great movement. -- Helen Housby to Clarke. Always good to

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turn over and Australia centre pass. Can England get back?

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That was a great role off, any youngsters watching that, that was a

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great roll off into the corner. Again, Kadeen Corbin. She needed a

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bit more knees. She mustn't lose her discipline to get the obstruction

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call because then we take it back again. It is going short when she is

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shooting. Maybe the old-fashioned take a breath. Good advice. Feel

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free to use it. LAUGHTER Into the circle. Great defence, the

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switching. One going front and one going back, always covering each

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other. Greg Hands. -- great hands. Long ball out to Clarke, made

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herself free again. She gave the eyes to Housby and needs to reset

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herself. Vision again, back to Pitman. Housby showing her

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confidence, and she will shoot from here. This time Corbin will hang

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onto it. Come on, kidding Corbin. That was really patient build-up

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play. -- Kadeen Corbin. To make sure they are scoring from their own

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centre pass. England are now back to within two. That was a good

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challenge. Keep going. Really important we are challenging on

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every ball, that England are going for every ball. And again,

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hesitation from the shooters. Still sunk it, though. Good running around

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the court from Pitman. Now the confidence is back. Brilliant. Nice

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shot from Corbin and nice footwork to get onto the back line and give

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herself the mid range shot. Hopefully that will give her

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confidence. Australia not happy with that call. Some booing from the

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Australians inside Wembley Arena. It is important that England used those

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moments and take the opportunity. The focus for England is to play the

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game and not respond to anything which they think is cynical. It is

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up to subjectivity. They have got to stay cool and play the game.

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Fantastic feed from Chelsea Pitman. During the defender and popping it

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up and over into the space. As Gary mentioned, one side can get blown

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out of the game, the whistle can frustrate them. England want to be

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frustrating. When I say frustrating, they want to frustrate the Aussies.

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Yes. Come on, girls. We are back to within touching distance of blowing

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the Aussies out of this one. Keep the momentum, turned this over.

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Amazing. -- turn. It is a Captain's performance. The breath we told them

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to take, now it's time they can go in inside Wembley Arena. The

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patient, build it. -- be patient. Oh! What a fantastic game. This is a

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turnaround from the New Zealand game. They have fire in their

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bellies. Such great defence from Australia. Yes! Amazing shot from

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Housby. Nice patient work and now the centre pass, come on, girls.

:34:20.:34:25.

Great turnover Australia. They look to Sharni Layton when they need

:34:26.:34:29.

leaders. She got her hand in the air and said, come on, let's calm down.

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Australia responding. Great movement. The little step in. And

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this is international netball, how the momentum can swing a game. They

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can't miss that. Back to 15-15. Really important that England try to

:34:57.:35:06.

keep with their centre pass. Again the physical presence of Australia.

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In that circle. Important we score from theirs, availability of the

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centre pass, that was very good, Beth Cobden.

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Wing defence, persistent contact. A little talking to for Gabi Simpson,

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she's a strong player for Australia. Now come Australia game, they don't

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let those moments get to them. Really important, the shooters need

:35:44.:35:48.

to take a breath. We've had so many opportunities here. That is exactly

:35:49.:35:54.

what Australia do. Lisa Alexander's side going back to two in front.

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Jade Clarke talking, dictating what is going to happen on the defence of

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the centre pass and very tight on Hadley. That is a good tip. The

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calls are going Australia's way, as well. Thwaites makes it a 3-goal and

:36:18.:36:32.

-- advantage. Just under seven minutes of the half remaining.

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Fantastic vision from Pitman to see that. And a good centre pass from

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England to keep them in it. That is two goals. Good defence from the

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England girls. Forcing them away from the ball, so they are looking

:36:54.:36:59.

for a long ball. Chelsea Pitman thought she might have some luck for

:37:00.:37:08.

England. Uncharacteristic, for an Australian to drop the ball. England

:37:09.:37:16.

are being patient, working this through. Need to be available,

:37:17.:37:24.

girls, they need depth to this ball. Pitman, back to Agbeze. Looking for

:37:25.:37:35.

the feed on the edge of the circle. The relationship has been very good

:37:36.:37:48.

between Corbin and Agbeze. Edge of the circle, Thwaites. Caitlin

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Thwaites, just telling her team-mate she was there, to pass it back to

:37:58.:38:05.

her. Great intuitive movement and combinations from Australia in the

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circle. It will be interesting to see the shooting statistics from

:38:11.:38:16.

Australia. Thwaites has missed a few under pressure. England need to keep

:38:17.:38:21.

working hard, to offer and be available and make sure we have

:38:22.:38:28.

plenty of options on every ball. We need depth, we can't go Square every

:38:29.:38:39.

time. She was a bit unlucky, there, Brandley. Back to within two. Jade

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Clarke, having a sniff of it, very easy for the Australians.

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Very calm from the Australian shooters. Lots of interplay between

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the two of them. To make their shots longer.

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Sharni Layton is hunting for the ball outside the circle. She is

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looking for the ball that is going to the wing attack and the centre

:39:32.:39:35.

around the circle edge, but that leaves Corbin under the posts. We

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are here at Wembley Arena. England umpire Gary Burgess is with us and

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we are hearing less whistle in this quarter. Yes, that is right, there

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is less whistle compared to a few years ago, especially in a game of

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goals. It makes the game more watchable. The thing to note, wing

:40:02.:40:08.

defence of Australia has received a caution and then official warning,

:40:09.:40:13.

and that really is a decision to be made about that player. The umpires

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will go on that game management ladder. That is one thing to look

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for, really. The England attack there was fantastic. That was so

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lovely to see. That is exactly how they can play against the world

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number one. Anything you could do, we can more than matches, is says

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Australia. -- match you. Gabi Simpson is on that caution, that

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warning. Interesting matchup between her and Chelsea Pitman. There is

:40:56.:41:03.

Pitman, that was a great call from Kadeen Corbin. And then drive under

:41:04.:41:12.

the posts. Tracey Neville, on the bench, roaring her side forward.

:41:13.:41:24.

That is the caution against Kim Ravaillion, a big player for

:41:25.:41:32.

Australia. But England can't make it count. Reverse hand from Brandley,

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the ball not accurate enough. That is good circle defence. Oh! But

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popped over the top. They are making it hard. A bit of limbo. LAUGHTER

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Just the average Sunday afternoon. When you see that space open up, so

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difficult to defend against. It is, because you have committed to the

:42:07.:42:09.

forward one and then the backspace opens up. Ideally you are looking

:42:10.:42:15.

for the other defender to maybe take that. Jade Clarke, swinging that

:42:16.:42:25.

out. The option open? Probably if it was pushed more into the corner, but

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you have got to be careful with the long ones when Sharni Layton is in

:42:30.:42:34.

there. She's the goalkeeper and captain for Australia, Sharni

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Layton. There goes Corbin, just off the back. Housby, the long arms.

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Great rebound. We are within two of the world number ones, England are

:42:50.:42:54.

doing a very good job. They need to stay within two. The last 30 seconds

:42:55.:43:00.

of the half. Big defence from England. 20 seconds left. Australia

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are very good at wasting the time and making sure the ball ends up

:43:11.:43:17.

there. Ten seconds left. Caitlin Thwaites, doing what she has done

:43:18.:43:20.

throughout this half, improving as the half went on. They are so

:43:21.:43:30.

dangerous under the posts. England, much better start to the second

:43:31.:43:35.

quarter. Fantastic start, much more patient build-up, there was wobble

:43:36.:43:38.

with the shooting at the beginning, but much better towards the end and

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they have got to draw confidence from that. Great quarter. Australia

:43:42.:43:50.

take the opportunities, though, they have the calmness on court. We have

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got to use those opportunities and go forward and we have done that in

:43:55.:43:59.

this quarter. Plenty of positives from Tracey Neville's side but Lisa

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Alexander's Australia have got the break here at Wembley.

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The difference was for goals, but now down to three. -- four. England

:44:10.:44:19.

went in front, but four unanswered goals against them, they had a

:44:20.:44:23.

nosebleed. Generally speaking, what a performance. They have tried to

:44:24.:44:29.

capitalise on the turn of, they were doing a lot of defensive work. --

:44:30.:44:35.

the turnover. In the first resold mistakes creeping in the second

:44:36.:44:39.

quarter they started to get on the end of it -- in the first half we

:44:40.:44:44.

saw mistakes creeping in. They were settled and they have the confidence

:44:45.:44:48.

to play it around until they were happy with the ball in front of

:44:49.:44:54.

them. What has been the hallmark of that performance in the second

:44:55.:44:56.

quarter from the England perspective? What is interesting.

:44:57.:45:02.

Caitlin Thwaites has been uncharacteristic under the posts and

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I've never seen her miss so many for Australia. They have played into our

:45:06.:45:11.

hands, the defence, because they are reliant on her in the circle and

:45:12.:45:16.

when she exits, they are not in quick enough, Pettitt, and I thought

:45:17.:45:24.

our attacking unit was much better and we got more depth. It is a

:45:25.:45:30.

struggle in there, if Housby and Corbin tucked in behind defenders,

:45:31.:45:34.

that will be a tough ask against Sharni Layton, so we need one player

:45:35.:45:41.

nearest to the ball with no defender between them. People who have

:45:42.:45:47.

watched netball after maybe a long time, not seeing it, in a test

:45:48.:45:53.

situation, it has changed in terms of contesting for the ball. What is

:45:54.:45:57.

the essence of what is new about this? When you are looking at the

:45:58.:46:03.

context of your looking at the balance between two players and

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umpires will try to promote the skill and the flow of the game. The

:46:06.:46:11.

difference would in contact and contests, contact interferes and

:46:12.:46:14.

stops a player from what they are trying to do and contest is a equal

:46:15.:46:21.

activity, really. I was asking you before we started, those who

:46:22.:46:28.

remembered netball from 20 years ago will remember more whistle, but many

:46:29.:46:33.

fouls are not being called now, why not? I spoke to the chair of the

:46:34.:46:39.

international role is by no and she has been involved for about 40 years

:46:40.:46:43.

-- international rules panel. They are looking at infringements which

:46:44.:46:48.

potentially would have been called, and they are now not being called.

:46:49.:46:52.

The physicality and the strength of the players means they can work hard

:46:53.:46:57.

on these things. One of the biggest things for viewers at home they

:46:58.:47:03.

might notice, there is no whistle for a goal and obvious low ins and

:47:04.:47:07.

that has reduced things that turn people off from watching -- obvious

:47:08.:47:16.

throw. This was a pivotal moment, the warning which was given. The

:47:17.:47:22.

warning that was issued, the umpire has gone through the normal

:47:23.:47:26.

sanctions, contact, and all of those, and gave the win defence from

:47:27.:47:30.

Australia caution but the contact. The player did not change their

:47:31.:47:35.

behaviour, that is the goal of the umpire, to change their behaviour,

:47:36.:47:39.

and the next step on the game management ladder is the official

:47:40.:47:45.

warning. Gabi Simpson, the wing defence, we saw her on her backside

:47:46.:47:49.

in that one, that is a real contest developing with Chelsea Pitman at

:47:50.:47:55.

wing attack. Chelsea Pitman is a form Australia player herself, and

:47:56.:48:00.

that contest, you have been watching it and enjoying it. I love it, I

:48:01.:48:08.

used to play in that position. Gabi Simpson is one of the new generation

:48:09.:48:12.

of players. Very fit and fast and agile. Chelsea Pitman is very good

:48:13.:48:20.

at just timing what is going on, so she doesn't run all the time, she

:48:21.:48:24.

picks her time to run. That makes it hard for the defender because you

:48:25.:48:27.

have got to know what she is doing and react to that. What she also

:48:28.:48:32.

does, she makes another move to counteract, so you have got to

:48:33.:48:36.

constantly readjust. At the moment Chelsea is having the better of that

:48:37.:48:41.

battle at the moment. It is important she is calm under

:48:42.:48:44.

pressure, she is getting her hands over, and it doesn't bother her.

:48:45.:48:50.

Maybe a bit of needle, because Chelsea Pitman, the wing attack is a

:48:51.:48:57.

very significant player, she was a World Cup winner for the Australians

:48:58.:49:01.

in 2011, but her Yorkshire born father here means she can compete

:49:02.:49:06.

for England. She has decided to play for England, the first time she has

:49:07.:49:10.

played against her former colleagues. Jess has been speaking

:49:11.:49:23.

to her about this amazing switch. You could have played for New

:49:24.:49:27.

Zealand but you chose England. So many reasons. Tracey Neville wanted

:49:28.:49:33.

me and for a coach to have confidence in your ability, that

:49:34.:49:36.

goes a long way, and for her to like the way I play an thing I could have

:49:37.:49:42.

a difference and slot in, that was enough -- the way I play and to

:49:43.:49:48.

think I could have a difference. My dad is English and my brother is

:49:49.:49:52.

here. Have you found many cultural differences? Outside of netball,

:49:53.:49:59.

many cultural differences, but in terms of netball it is just trying

:50:00.:50:03.

to find England, the identity of what they want to put out on court.

:50:04.:50:10.

In Australia, when you start at school, it is the most participated

:50:11.:50:15.

sport in the country, 1.8 million people, registered members, so

:50:16.:50:18.

everyone plays, male and female. Over here at the grassroots

:50:19.:50:23.

programme is where it starts and then it slowly builds. Being

:50:24.:50:27.

instilled in older players, the basic skills, but England have real

:50:28.:50:33.

war talent, it is just getting funding, it is just a problem that

:50:34.:50:36.

women have, funding and professionalism and getting to the

:50:37.:50:42.

full-time level -- real raw talent. It is heading in the right

:50:43.:50:45.

direction, especially with Tracey Neville doing the full-time

:50:46.:50:48.

programme with the English girls. I've spoken to a few people, I can

:50:49.:50:52.

see things they may not have picked up on. I have a fresh pair of eyes.

:50:53.:50:58.

And the fresh excitement, you are representing your country, that is

:50:59.:51:02.

amazing. You are representing the boils, that is pretty got down

:51:03.:51:05.

great. Little things you have to remember -- representing the Royals.

:51:06.:51:14.

So many people want to be here. For me, I know what my goals are and I

:51:15.:51:18.

want to be at the top of my game and I want to be in one of the best

:51:19.:51:23.

attacks in the world and I want to achieve things with England netball

:51:24.:51:26.

and I want to go to the Commonwealth Games and win a gold medal and win

:51:27.:51:31.

another World Championships. I want to give it my all and have a great

:51:32.:51:35.

season and hopefully at the end be a part of the England full-time

:51:36.:51:38.

programme and go from there. Those are my goals. I don't know if I will

:51:39.:51:43.

achieve them, that is down the track, but I will work hard on my

:51:44.:51:47.

stepping stones and put myself in the best position to be able to do

:51:48.:51:52.

those. She could have chosen to play for New Zealand Silver Ferns because

:51:53.:51:56.

her mother was born there but as a former Australian that would have

:51:57.:52:02.

been a step too far. Chelsea, along with four other of the Roses will be

:52:03.:52:06.

heading to Australia in eight days' time for the start of what is a

:52:07.:52:10.

brand-new era for your sport. Super netball. For the first time in nine

:52:11.:52:15.

years the Australians are going it alone, they used to be with the new

:52:16.:52:19.

Zealand league, but this is the first time that netball players will

:52:20.:52:23.

be paid to play every week and they will be paid around ?40,000 basic

:52:24.:52:28.

per year. How exciting are these times? So exciting, I want to come

:52:29.:52:35.

out of retirement, it is great for these athletes, they trained so

:52:36.:52:39.

hard. They are like footballers, they put in the same amount of time

:52:40.:52:44.

and effort, it is dedication. Before it was about passion, but now it is

:52:45.:52:48.

also your job, and they are very good at it. The girls are going to

:52:49.:52:52.

treasure this opportunity to be a professional athlete and to have the

:52:53.:52:56.

support and they can really elevate their game and continue to improve

:52:57.:53:02.

and stop not just netball. Generally in women's sport. You can be a

:53:03.:53:08.

professional cyclist in women's cycling, new can be an Olympian, but

:53:09.:53:11.

rather like in the men's games of football and rugby, to be a week in

:53:12.:53:20.

and week out professional, that is a new ball game. It is making such a

:53:21.:53:25.

big difference, I've been fortunate to coach in the last ten years,

:53:26.:53:29.

coming away from plan, and the difference it makes, you have do

:53:30.:53:32.

absorb yourself in it, if you are going to make the games which will

:53:33.:53:35.

tail on the international stage, the whole sport needs to keep moving in

:53:36.:53:40.

that direction and it is about time that women got that recognition --

:53:41.:53:44.

which will tell on the international stage. In order to make the leap to

:53:45.:53:50.

the Olympic Games, clearly more men have got to play. It is not unusual

:53:51.:53:56.

in Australia, so what would you say to that? Tracey Neville said a few

:53:57.:54:01.

days ago that that was one of the big things for netball, to get into

:54:02.:54:08.

the Olympics, they need to have more men. England have the first

:54:09.:54:17.

international umpire. The argument I have, you don't see men in

:54:18.:54:20.

synchronised swimming, so why can't we just see netball in the Olympics?

:54:21.:54:26.

That is a good man. That is for another day. In the meantime, the

:54:27.:54:31.

World Cup is coming to England in 2019, so not long to go, that is a

:54:32.:54:37.

big opportunity. Some of us can remember working at the last one in

:54:38.:54:40.

1995 and that was a very long time ago. Back to this game, England with

:54:41.:54:48.

32 shots and Australia with only 29, it is the percentage of conversion

:54:49.:54:51.

that Australia have which is superior so far. Very unusual

:54:52.:54:57.

situation. It is unusual, but not unexpected. Then we have the ball we

:54:58.:55:03.

know we have a chance. It's about giving us more opportunities. And

:55:04.:55:09.

fewer for the Australians. It is anyone's game at the moment. Here we

:55:10.:55:12.

go, the third quarter. COMMENTATOR: As a former England

:55:13.:55:25.

player, it is those moments which England have got to make count? Yes,

:55:26.:55:30.

they do, you don't get many chances against Australia say you have got

:55:31.:55:34.

to capitalise when you get them, and the shooting seems to have been a

:55:35.:55:39.

bit of a deciding factor. The fact we have opportunities is amazing. We

:55:40.:55:42.

have got to make sure we put them away. Changes for Australia. England

:55:43.:55:51.

sticking. This is Kadeen Corbin, to get England off the mark. Great shot

:55:52.:56:02.

and we need to carry on with that. That is one of those changes for

:56:03.:56:07.

Australia. Tippett in at goal attack. Unusual style. Very quick,

:56:08.:56:15.

former basketball player. She's 23 and I think the Aussies needed a

:56:16.:56:19.

change the shooting circle. She is a bit taller. We will have to get used

:56:20.:56:26.

to the quick shot she's got. Personal-best 20 goals against South

:56:27.:56:30.

Africa last time out, relatively new in terms of international

:56:31.:56:36.

experience. We need to keep moving in the circle. That is good, round

:56:37.:56:41.

the edge. Pitman is always available on the edge. England then, that is

:56:42.:56:53.

Sharni Layton, they are so quick with their passing, Australia.

:56:54.:57:00.

Tippett with the movement and she makes it count. England have gone to

:57:01.:57:06.

four now, we need to turn this centre pass over. Movement again

:57:07.:57:13.

from Gretel Tippett and she has come out firing. She has. The England

:57:14.:57:19.

defence have got to be a bit tighter. Thwaites is coming out to

:57:20.:57:25.

get the ball and Tippett under the posts. Pitman combining with Housby

:57:26.:57:33.

and back to Corbin. Those hands, the long reach of Sharni Layton, and

:57:34.:57:38.

Australia with the ball. Pitman needed to send it wider. To Corbin.

:57:39.:57:48.

The match just getting away from England at the moment. Jeevan Mendis

:57:49.:57:58.

needs to stay tight on Thwaites. -- Geva Mentor needs to stay tight.

:57:59.:58:07.

Making the space for herself again, Tippett. Gretel Tippett shooting at

:58:08.:58:17.

100% so far, four from four. The England defence needs to liven up.

:58:18.:58:26.

The call not going the way of Agbeze, contact call against her.

:58:27.:58:33.

Caitlin Thwaites makes it Australia putting themselves further in front

:58:34.:58:39.

with a seven goal lead now. England really need to score office now.

:58:40.:58:44.

They have gone seven down -- score off this. In a very short amount of

:58:45.:58:50.

time they have gone seven down and they'd need to pull this back.

:58:51.:58:56.

Housby. That is a good shot. Confident short shot. Ellie Cardwell

:58:57.:59:03.

on the bench appreciating that from England. Key moment. Slap of the

:59:04.:59:15.

thighs from Agbeze. Thwaites did not have the best first half. Unusual

:59:16.:59:21.

from Caitlin Thwaites. This is not perhaps the attacking circle that we

:59:22.:59:26.

would always expect from Australia but it is the defending they have

:59:27.:59:32.

really been trying new combinations. She has hesitated and she has missed

:59:33.:59:35.

a couple of shots, which is uncharacteristic. Simpson just

:59:36.:59:42.

taking that ball. Running into the corner. Thwaites will shoot from

:59:43.:59:52.

here and she sends it through the net. 30 up now for Australia. They

:59:53.:00:00.

are making those moments when things go their way count. Clarke, edge of

:00:01.:00:02.

the circle. She will shoot, Housby. That was a good shot from Housby.

:00:03.:00:25.

Composed shot. The ball getting into the Australian circle seems to be

:00:26.:00:30.

easier. We have to tighten up on that defence from the England girls.

:00:31.:00:40.

Those the thoughts of Lucia Sdao. You can get in touch, too. A good

:00:41.:00:52.

little pop from Corbin to Housby. You get a shorter shot. A short shot

:00:53.:00:58.

that is easier to put in. Great vision. Graceful play. Body on by

:00:59.:01:09.

the insight that circle. The contact called. -- body on body inside the

:01:10.:01:19.

circle. Step in from Tippett. Uncharacteristic from her. But the

:01:20.:01:25.

options they have to get the ball back, although swatting from Agbeze

:01:26.:01:30.

and Mentor or inside that circle, just a shame England could that --

:01:31.:01:38.

could not make that kind. It is. But it was harder to get that ball

:01:39.:01:44.

through. We need to move one of their shooters. Those lifted balls

:01:45.:01:51.

around the circle edge make me nervous. When they lift them up, it

:01:52.:01:58.

is an ideal opportunity for a circle defender to come flying out to take

:01:59.:01:59.

it. 32 plays 26. Australia coming back

:02:00.:02:14.

down court. International umpire Gary Burgess watching. A lot less

:02:15.:02:21.

whistle in this half? Absolutely. It is a good game for this kind of

:02:22.:02:25.

thing. The umpires are playing a love of advantage. It adds to the

:02:26.:02:33.

flair and allows the players to perform within the rules. How much

:02:34.:02:40.

would the players have had a little chat with the umpires? Anything they

:02:41.:02:51.

will be looking to shut out? Nothing really. The captains have the

:02:52.:02:55.

opportunity to ask the umpires. I didn't see that happen. The umpires

:02:56.:03:00.

showing a good representation of themselves today. 27-32. The ball is

:03:01.:03:10.

ending up in Aussie hands. We have to take a moment before we send it.

:03:11.:03:20.

Agbeze gets a round of applause. She is working her socks off. Ama Agbeze

:03:21.:03:27.

relatively new to the England captaincy. We have seen Geva Mentor

:03:28.:03:35.

in that position lately. What's the backspace here. The roll of. Good

:03:36.:03:41.

defence by England. Fantastic. Men tour being forced to hang onto

:03:42.:03:57.

the ball longer then she would have wanted. -- Mentor. Corbin sends it

:03:58.:04:07.

through the net. Just over six minutes of this third-quarter and

:04:08.:04:12.

England back to within four. Fantastic. Came down the sideline a

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bit too close for comfort. But Corbin taking a nice ball. Cobden

:04:19.:04:25.

nearly turned that over. Beth Cobden one of the few of that seven for

:04:26.:04:32.

England plying her trade in the Australian Super League. -- in the

:04:33.:04:39.

Super League. Another missed shot for Tippett. Three on the run. It

:04:40.:04:48.

doesn't happen very often. Gretel Tippett's shooting percentage has

:04:49.:04:50.

dropped down to 24%. That won't help it. And England transitioning

:04:51.:04:58.

quickly through court. Driving right down to the third line. You can see

:04:59.:05:03.

the defence bring it to the third line.

:05:04.:05:14.

We are being as patient as we can. A good swing across the circle. Great

:05:15.:05:22.

shot again from Corbin. Taking us to three now. A word from Sharni

:05:23.:05:29.

Layton, the Australia captain, to the rest of her players. The England

:05:30.:05:34.

girls gaining much more depth. Now the crowd on their feet. Well

:05:35.:05:58.

played Kadeen Corbin. Great defence on the centre pass by the England

:05:59.:06:02.

girls. England were three down at half-time. Back to within two. A bit

:06:03.:06:15.

of a tussle. Rove Aylan and Jade Clarke. -- Ravaillion.

:06:16.:06:26.

Mentor got a hand to that. A bid of aggravation happening in the centre

:06:27.:06:37.

of the court. World-class defence though. Turning the ball. Giving

:06:38.:06:44.

England plenty of opportunities. Simpson hunting. Good shot from

:06:45.:06:53.

Corbin. England come back within one goal of the number one team in the

:06:54.:06:58.

world. Jade Clarke with the centre pass. Can they draw A level? --

:06:59.:07:02.

level. Helen Housby! We are back level.

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32-32. We are just seeing a change for Australia.

:07:13.:07:35.

They're reacting, Lisa Alexander reacting with a change.

:07:36.:07:46.

Pettitt on as goal shooter. Not sinking her first shot. But she

:07:47.:08:02.

sinks her second. Gary Burgess behind that post. We have seen some

:08:03.:08:08.

niggle. The good thing to know from the umpires here is there are times

:08:09.:08:13.

when the game becomes frenetic and the umpires will stamp their

:08:14.:08:15.

authority to bring it back under control. It's like a runaway train.

:08:16.:08:20.

If you let it keep going, it is hard to bring it back. The umpires will

:08:21.:08:24.

not play advantage on things and pull the infringements. No puffing

:08:25.:08:30.

out on court for England at the moment. Good rebound by Housby. We

:08:31.:08:41.

are on 33 all. A poker face from Tracey Neville. Great interception

:08:42.:08:48.

from Cobden covering the circle edge. And backing up as well. Always

:08:49.:09:02.

available. Ahead of this series, Beth Cobden said her dream one day

:09:03.:09:06.

was to play and Australia. She's Australia at the moment. A plank

:09:07.:09:13.

from Helen Housby. But she held onto it. And a great shot. What a

:09:14.:09:19.

fantastic shot. When is the last time you could do a plank and see

:09:20.:09:27.

your side in front? Just over a minute of this quarter remaining.

:09:28.:09:33.

The England girls have been patient. They just need to keep the ball.

:09:34.:09:39.

Such a key contest between Ravaillion and Clarke. Great

:09:40.:09:48.

rotation. Housby goes into the space. Two goals the lead. 50

:09:49.:09:55.

seconds. Big defence needed from England. Australia so strong in that

:09:56.:09:59.

attacking circle. They won't let this phase them at all. Contact

:10:00.:10:10.

called outside the circle. Australia, the best in the world for

:10:11.:10:15.

a reason. Pettitt just telling the rest of side to calm it down. They

:10:16.:10:21.

can handle these pressure moments. Sharni Layton is hunting. She nearly

:10:22.:10:29.

came for the long one. Amazing. Here goes Kadeen Corbin. Brilliant,

:10:30.:10:34.

brilliant! Australia will need to be quick to get the ball back down the

:10:35.:10:38.

court and to make these dying seconds count. Surely not enough

:10:39.:10:44.

time on the clock. England went into this quarter behind, 20 -- 24-21.

:10:45.:10:53.

They have kept their patients. They have kept the skill level and made

:10:54.:10:57.

those moments count. They go into the third quarter Liam Byrne 3611

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34. A chance for Tracey Neville to tell her side to take the deep

:11:04.:11:07.

breath and make those two goals count.

:11:08.:11:12.

It is England, the world number three side, leading the world

:11:13.:11:20.

champions and Commonwealth champions by two goals. They were seven behind

:11:21.:11:24.

at one point. These are very, very extraordinary times. Do England

:11:25.:11:30.

really have to grasp the nettle? You seldom get a terms to finish off the

:11:31.:11:35.

number one in the world? England A worked so hard. They have

:11:36.:11:40.

capitalised on their opportunities. It is so unlike Australia to miss so

:11:41.:11:44.

many goals. When you have an opportunity where they are not

:11:45.:11:47.

performing at their best, let's be honest, we need to put the boot in.

:11:48.:11:54.

Look after the ball down the court and convert. We can take this. It's

:11:55.:12:00.

an amazing quarter. We so Gretel Tippett coming on for Susan Pettitt.

:12:01.:12:12.

-- saw. It wasn't just that quarter. I would have gone with that change

:12:13.:12:16.

with tepid at half-time. I was hoping that Thwaites would be able

:12:17.:12:24.

to get herself right. -- Tippett. I think Pettitt was uncomfortable. She

:12:25.:12:31.

had to work hard to get back in. People can see how hard it is to get

:12:32.:12:37.

free of Geva Mentor. A lot of passing within the circle. Not

:12:38.:12:39.

taking your passes. Trying to off-load. Rather different to see

:12:40.:12:50.

from an Australian goal shooter. At best she gets the ball and she turns

:12:51.:12:54.

to the post. The style they chose to start with didn't work in our

:12:55.:12:58.

favour. Gretel Tippett was fantastic. If you want impact off

:12:59.:13:03.

the bench, that was great. The last ten minutes, England outscored them

:13:04.:13:10.

12-4. That is no mean feat. A fantastic achievement. In the third

:13:11.:13:13.

quarter against New Zealand it was even Stevens. That surpasses it.

:13:14.:13:21.

Just tell me, again from Tracey Neville's perspective, they have

:13:22.:13:24.

kept pace. They are in the lead. What will the words of advice be

:13:25.:13:31.

from the coach? Back to basics. We need to treasure the ball. We just

:13:32.:13:36.

need to convert our centre pass is. The intercept will, and the result

:13:37.:13:40.

will takes back -- take care of itself. Four years ago England beat

:13:41.:13:49.

Australia, their first time. What kind of opportunity is this right

:13:50.:13:55.

now in the last quarter? It is a fantastic opportunity. Exactly what

:13:56.:13:57.

the Quad Series was designed to do, to give our girls and opportunity.

:13:58.:14:02.

The Aussies are having a Wembley wobble. This is a ground they don't

:14:03.:14:08.

like playing in. Composer from both sides? Exactly. They have two focus

:14:09.:14:19.

on the basics. 15 minutes will decide the outcome of this match. It

:14:20.:14:25.

could mean that Australia will have to come back if they are to win this

:14:26.:14:29.

Quad Series. What a chance that England will score a significant win

:14:30.:14:35.

against the world number one side. Australia have won 28 of 32 tests on

:14:36.:14:44.

English soil. 15 minutes left. Jade Clarke plies her trade in Australia.

:14:45.:14:49.

England sticking with the seven that started. We have had a quick

:14:50.:14:55.

turnover already. England have to keep this. As Natalie said, it is

:14:56.:15:03.

about keeping the centre passes, scoring off you run centre passes.

:15:04.:15:12.

Nevins has come on for Australia. Lucia Sdao in the commentary

:15:13.:15:20.

position here at the SSE Arena. Let's see what sort of impact she

:15:21.:15:26.

makes and if she has any impact on this for Australia. A bit of a loose

:15:27.:15:33.

pass to Tippett. Tippett was shooting round about 40% in that

:15:34.:15:40.

last quarter. Australia draw themselves back level. That second

:15:41.:15:46.

phase ball for England has been really successful. A great take by

:15:47.:15:56.

Corbyn. Footwork called against Kadeen Corbin. They don't like that

:15:57.:15:57.

inside the arena. Good movement again inside the

:15:58.:16:14.

circle. Pettitt has got lots of experience. She has got World Cup

:16:15.:16:18.

medals, Commonwealth medals. That is what the Australians need at the

:16:19.:16:23.

moment. But they are not without error, the world number ones.

:16:24.:16:34.

Improvement from Australia in that circle. Are few boos in the crowd.

:16:35.:16:56.

-- a few. Australia making England's mistakes count. England have to

:16:57.:17:03.

think about ball placement. Making sure it gets to the player it is

:17:04.:17:16.

intending. Pettitt so calm under the post. Another centre pass gone. That

:17:17.:17:22.

is three now. England and need to keep an eye on this. A good tip by

:17:23.:17:40.

Beth. Australia are out firing but A call against Tippett.

:17:41.:17:48.

Pettitt really taking control of that attacking end. You can hear her

:17:49.:17:56.

directing the play. England need to cut her down, really. Not literally,

:17:57.:18:05.

obviously! Patient build-up by the England girls.

:18:06.:18:16.

Good pressure again from Australia. Gary Burgess, staying on the legal

:18:17.:18:23.

side at the moment, but such a key moment for the umpires when the

:18:24.:18:28.

pressure grows. Absolutely. The boos in the crowd, potentially a lot of

:18:29.:18:33.

it on fire to the umpires. These guys are experienced. Lisa McPhail

:18:34.:18:41.

umpires in the Super League. The other umpire has had four ANZ finals

:18:42.:18:49.

in Australia. There will be keeping their vision wide and making sure

:18:50.:18:52.

they continued to try to play as much advantage as they can. What a

:18:53.:18:58.

shot that was from Kadeen Corbin to take England back within a goal.

:18:59.:19:03.

Should we need this, it could go to extra time if we are at level. If it

:19:04.:19:08.

does, we will have seven minutes each way. If we are still level, we

:19:09.:19:12.

will play until there is a two goal caution. -- cushion. Geva Mentor are

:19:13.:19:21.

being told to cut the backchat. England needs to be getting up on

:19:22.:19:26.

those three bands. We don't want to give the Australians any more shots.

:19:27.:19:31.

-- rebound is. We have to make sure we are keeping

:19:32.:19:44.

the ball. Natalie said we have to treasure it. We have to keep our

:19:45.:19:52.

centre passes. Chelsea Pitman just saying hello. Leading Gabi Simpson

:19:53.:20:02.

know she is there. -- letting. Tippett is a former basketball

:20:03.:20:08.

player. The old fake hands. Back into the circle from Australia. Good

:20:09.:20:16.

play by Nevins. And a good take by Tippett. I'm not sure that even hit

:20:17.:20:26.

the ring. That one did. 41-38. Centre pass for Australia. Nine and

:20:27.:20:33.

a half minutes of this match remaining. You can see the England

:20:34.:20:38.

defence are trying to cut that second phase ball out. And Tippett,

:20:39.:20:49.

tall and strong, holding the space to take that ball. Another gone for

:20:50.:21:05.

England. Australia not afraid to move and use the whole court.

:21:06.:21:13.

Tippett is tall and that ball over is going to be easy. That was good

:21:14.:21:18.

defence by Helen Housby. Great pick-up. Movement from Kadeen

:21:19.:21:30.

Corbin. Just when things were starting to pull away from England

:21:31.:21:33.

and they take us back to within four. Good change in direction and

:21:34.:21:37.

great vision from Pitman. Australia will make this work. Any

:21:38.:21:56.

rebound, any turnover and the Australian record -- transition Dean

:21:57.:22:00.

Court so quick. The England defence have to be right on it. -- down in

:22:01.:22:02.

court. A missed shot by Pettitt. And an

:22:03.:22:13.

England backline, what can they do with this one? Geva Mentor, former

:22:14.:22:19.

England captain, to the current captain, Agbeze. Close hands. Nevins

:22:20.:22:27.

was nearly on that one. Pitman resets. Great hot potato,

:22:28.:22:53.

back to Housby. Just off the back. Corbyn wrestling this one through by

:22:54.:22:58.

herself. Good call by Beth Cobden. What a great rebound. They have

:22:59.:23:05.

really got to look at that long ball. If ever you wanted to know

:23:06.:23:11.

that Sharni Layton was on court, that was one pulled contact there.

:23:12.:23:18.

Housby and Corbyn shaded off. She has actually been quite quiet in

:23:19.:23:19.

this game. -- shake it off. Ravaillion trying to make things

:23:20.:23:36.

take for Australia. Geva Mentor so close to taking the ball. Great

:23:37.:23:41.

support for Australia inside the arena.

:23:42.:23:49.

Four goals is nothing with six minutes left. Not at all. It takes

:23:50.:23:57.

ten seconds to score a goal. Make that three. England need to stay

:23:58.:24:09.

with it. Turn this over. And as if by magic Agbeze comes out with the

:24:10.:24:11.

ball. Great turnover by the captain. Sharni Layton will gobble those up

:24:12.:24:32.

every day of the week. Contact called again. Jade Clarke really

:24:33.:24:49.

trying to turn that ball over. Good land from Australia. We're back out

:24:50.:24:57.

to four. Five minutes of the match remaining. Still close. Cobden...

:24:58.:25:06.

Lots of lateral ball. We need to get some depth on this. That was

:25:07.:25:16.

unintentional. Or I just being kind? I would not like to be

:25:17.:25:20.

unintentionally taken out. Everybody is contesting. Four and a half

:25:21.:25:29.

minutes. Three goals for England to pull back. Big defence needed.

:25:30.:25:35.

England really putting the pressure on. They could do with a turnover to

:25:36.:25:45.

take it to two. Edge of the circle. This is where Australia are clever.

:25:46.:25:48.

They are just running the clock down.

:25:49.:26:02.

OK England, let's go. We need to score from this centre pass. You

:26:03.:26:14.

said Sharni Layton was having a quiet game. Australia won't mind

:26:15.:26:17.

that kind of quiet game from their captain. Looks like Corbyn got an

:26:18.:26:27.

injury. She has got -- she is going to have to come off. She took a

:26:28.:26:37.

finger, a hand in the face. 30 seconds, she has to get off court.

:26:38.:26:44.

Yes, I think the action that came was a by-product, really. It was a

:26:45.:26:47.

really good tip. A lesser umpire may have blown it as an infringement.

:26:48.:26:53.

Unfortunately, the player got Mac -- caught on the way through.

:26:54.:27:05.

Haythornthwaite 's -- Haythornthwaite comes on for

:27:06.:27:08.

England. She is about to ply their trade with wasps. Let's see if she

:27:09.:27:15.

can make our mark with three minutes remaining. Contact called. Cause

:27:16.:27:28.

this be another swing for England? Haythornthwaite will give you the

:27:29.:27:36.

legs inside that circle. Pitman calmed things down. Housby makes it

:27:37.:27:45.

count. Back to within three. Great confident shot from Housby. Good

:27:46.:27:54.

second stage defence by Clarke. Nearly got the first one as well.

:27:55.:28:02.

Mentor gets it. England get the call. Pettitt not happy with that.

:28:03.:28:15.

Great switch by Mentor and Agbeze. Caution cold against Gretel Tippett.

:28:16.:28:21.

Let's see where this one goes. Big moment for Haythornthwaite. And a

:28:22.:28:32.

contact called. It gives England another goal. England back to two.

:28:33.:28:45.

Two minutes remaining. Pitman trying hard to get free on the circle edge.

:28:46.:28:51.

And a contact called. An offside call. What a two minutes at the SSE

:28:52.:29:02.

Arena. Some any times before we have seen Housby in those pressure

:29:03.:29:06.

situations. One goal in it. Centre pass to Australia. England needs to

:29:07.:29:16.

be tied. All seven tied. -- England needs to be tight. All seven tied.

:29:17.:29:25.

It is anybody's game. Mentor ends up on our backside. Agbeze, too.

:29:26.:29:34.

Pettitt sinks the goal again. 47-45. Just over a minute. England needs to

:29:35.:29:50.

be quick. Pitman to Clarke. Haythornthwaite not in her

:29:51.:29:53.

traditional position, where she has been playing all her life. Putting

:29:54.:30:02.

that away fantastic. Can England turn the ball over? Into the last 40

:30:03.:30:06.

seconds. Australia will move the ball around court. They will get the

:30:07.:30:10.

clock counting down. When they get that opportunity inside the circle,

:30:11.:30:13.

they can make it count. They are trying to make -- use up all the

:30:14.:30:17.

time. The call goes with Australia. Just making this movement around

:30:18.:30:31.

court, Australia so clever. The call has gone the way of England, time

:30:32.:30:41.

called. Caution against Pettitt, the last 16 seconds. Then England tag us

:30:42.:30:49.

into extra time? -- can. Time called. Contact called. They will

:30:50.:30:59.

have 11 seconds. Here we go again, Haythornthwaite. England need to get

:31:00.:31:06.

it into the circle. No. Sharni Layton, the big player for the big

:31:07.:31:10.

moment, she turns it over and there goes the hooter. England have taken

:31:11.:31:18.

Australia as close as they have run them for many years but too far in

:31:19.:31:23.

the end. What an amazing game. Tracey Neville will be delighted,

:31:24.:31:27.

fantastic performance from England, who really gave us a performance

:31:28.:31:35.

against South Africa which was not up to standard and lost heavily

:31:36.:31:40.

against the Silver Ferns but this is a great performance against the

:31:41.:31:45.

number ones. Tracey Neville is happy with the performance from her side,

:31:46.:31:48.

but how close they have run the world number one team. Ultimately it

:31:49.:31:53.

ends in defeat here at the SSE Arena. Nothing between the number

:31:54.:31:58.

one and number three teams in the world. It is the moments again, you

:31:59.:32:03.

could not have told much difference in level. Not that all. It is the

:32:04.:32:10.

basic mistakes, the mist shots, it all counts in the end. You are

:32:11.:32:15.

playing for a whole hour and those little moments can. They have got to

:32:16.:32:21.

move on from this, a brilliant performance and something they can

:32:22.:32:24.

move forward on -- those little moments count. Well done, girls.

:32:25.:32:31.

There is the hard all from the Aussie Diamonds, but England are

:32:32.:32:34.

done on one knee, they know they have taken the number one team in

:32:35.:32:38.

the world right to the brink, but Australia will defend their Quad

:32:39.:32:42.

Series title. What a performance from the Roses, but oh so close at

:32:43.:32:47.

the end. It wasn't to be. It finishes here inside the SSE Arena

:32:48.:32:52.

47-46, two Australia. That is international netball at its

:32:53.:33:01.

absolute best, what a fantastic Test match. England have run the world

:33:02.:33:07.

champions and the world number one team, the Aussie Diamonds, very very

:33:08.:33:12.

close. Just one goal in it in the end. It means that Australia, the

:33:13.:33:17.

Diamonds, have won the Quad Series with three wins. But my goodness,

:33:18.:33:25.

Tracey Neville's team pushed their mighty hard today. -- pushed them.

:33:26.:33:33.

How significant a match was that for both teams? Both teams put out a

:33:34.:33:42.

world-class performance. Australia uncharacteristically missed a lot of

:33:43.:33:46.

shots but they worked their way through it. They brought on Pires

:33:47.:33:55.

who had an -- players who had an impact on the game and they were

:33:56.:33:59.

always able to find a way. Sharni Layton came alive in the final

:34:00.:34:03.

quarter. Anything that was potentially lose, she was on it. It

:34:04.:34:07.

was a true captain's performance galvanising her team. England needed

:34:08.:34:13.

to get the last goal to go to extra time which I was excited about it,

:34:14.:34:16.

and Sharni Layton got the match-winning interception, to make

:34:17.:34:19.

sure this game ended in on an Australian victory. World-class.

:34:20.:34:25.

Many people were delighted to see such a competitive Test match, but

:34:26.:34:27.

should this have been England's victory? Without meaning to be

:34:28.:34:33.

negative, the opportunity was there. It will be very rare that you will

:34:34.:34:37.

see Australia missed that many shots under the post. And allow teams to

:34:38.:34:42.

come back at them. Not just a couple of goals, but 5-6, seven, that is

:34:43.:34:50.

uncharacteristic and Tracey Neville will be regretting the fact, because

:34:51.:34:55.

you have got to seize those moments. The message it could have sent. This

:34:56.:34:59.

is fantastic, they will take confidence from the fact they got

:35:00.:35:03.

themselves back into the game, but those statistics will frustrate

:35:04.:35:06.

England when they look at them because there were opportunities in

:35:07.:35:10.

every corner. They got back, they went up, as soon as we took the lead

:35:11.:35:14.

we could not hold the lead. That will be the area they will want to

:35:15.:35:19.

work out how to do. To be fair the Australians are well rehearsed and

:35:20.:35:22.

hence why they have been able to get through it today. It is handling the

:35:23.:35:27.

lead and capitalising on the lead, that is the next step forward for

:35:28.:35:33.

England. Absolutely. There were options for both teams to seal the

:35:34.:35:37.

deal, and it was who got it on the day. Let's go back to the key

:35:38.:35:44.

moments in the final quarter. We have seen over the years, you have

:35:45.:35:48.

officiated in games at the Commonwealth Games where Australia

:35:49.:35:51.

and New Zealand has been decided by one single goal. Composure, handling

:35:52.:35:55.

the moment, you have got to be in it to experience that. So how important

:35:56.:36:04.

is this for Tracey Neville's squad? Invaluable, this is a packed

:36:05.:36:07.

stadium, it is very tight, and thinking about being precise with

:36:08.:36:12.

what they are delivering. Decision-making under pressure, the

:36:13.:36:15.

errors reduced as we got close to the end, and we saw that our team

:36:16.:36:19.

was able to get interceptions. Unfortunately for us, Australia were

:36:20.:36:24.

bit better in terms of doing that. We now have Tracey Neville. I'm not

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sure whether it is commiserations or congratulations, but that was an

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absolutely brilliant advertise -- advert for your squad. I apologise

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to my team, I thought against New Zealand they had only given 30

:36:44.:36:47.

minutes, and when I looked at the footage they had given 45 and I said

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to them, 15 minutes, you completely destroyed yourself, you can't do

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that. It was about feeling comfortable and uncomfortable, and

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those girls, I'm so proud of them. I said you have got to back each other

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and respond to everything we do on court, and I'm proud of them. We

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were just talking about being in that moment and being able to handle

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the final quarter like that, and getting used to being in the lead

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against teams like Australia. Unknown quantity for many of the

:37:19.:37:24.

team. How'd you them all used to it? -- how do you get them all used to

:37:25.:37:29.

it? It is all for coming someone had said would you like to be in this

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situation, I would have said yes. In training I would have said, what

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have you done that for? It is lessons learned. You can look at the

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critical moments where we could have got ahead of Australia, but we have

:37:43.:37:46.

to look at the positives. The way we pick ourselves up, we showed and the

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girls bought from the start until the end, and we made them make

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changes and that is something we have got to do because as a coach

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you have got to challenge the coaching staff as well as the team.

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There is a target for you, the World Cup, the World Championship, in

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Liverpool in 2019, but that brings its own pressures. It is

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interesting. The target is to produce a gold medal at the 2019, as

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Australia will tell you, that is not easy. My biggest challenge is about

:38:20.:38:26.

getting on the same game plan and getting these players together and

:38:27.:38:29.

training them and building into the Commonwealth Games. We said we had

:38:30.:38:33.

to improve as a team and our culture and our behaviour and I think we are

:38:34.:38:37.

going in the right direction. That might not be seen externally at

:38:38.:38:43.

times but internally the girls have been real positive, and

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behind-the-scenes, they are challenging me and hopefully I'm

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challenging them in the same way and we have got to keep doing that. And

:38:51.:38:56.

never take second best. You have a lot of targets ahead of you, the

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World Cup and the Commonwealth Games, coming up next year. After

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that performance, at this Quad Series, have you a clearer picture

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now of what you are going to be doing for the squad? I'm not going

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to lie, I need thinking time, and I think this next visit, will be very

:39:15.:39:20.

good to see them back in their clubs, to see the passion fly

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through, which we see all the time, but that gives me a bit of step back

:39:24.:39:28.

period, to assess where we are at. We start the programme in July and

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it has to be nailed on this time, it has to be absolutely perfect, be on

:39:32.:39:37.

perfect. If we are going to have a chance of getting into the final. --

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beyond. It has been a joy to watch that match, very well played to you

:39:43.:39:48.

and your team. It is good to see you back covering the netball. It is

:39:49.:39:57.

good to be back. There were a lot of changes in the Australian personnel?

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Yes, I need the team out in front of me to make my life a bit easier.

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What about the closing seconds of the match? Did you feel calm? That

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is my job at the back, to keep it calm and to be the anchor for the

:40:15.:40:17.

team, and we were a bit slow off the mark every time they made changes,

:40:18.:40:20.

but we got back into the swing of things and we just had to get the

:40:21.:40:26.

ball in the defensive end. We are knackered, but we were ready to go

:40:27.:40:29.

into extra time, but unfortunately we were not able to score. But so

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proud of the girls this afternoon, they have done so well and they

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turned it around after the lousy performance in the week. We have

:40:37.:40:41.

been trying so hard. Finally, is this one that has got away?

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Absolutely, I'm away stepping out to win, credit to the crowd and

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Wembley, they got us over the line, we felt the energy, and I'm so proud

:40:52.:40:54.

of the girls and what paper in in this last performance. It was a

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great game to watch and congratulations on your most

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valuable player award. The Australians, what will they take?

:41:07.:41:13.

That England are forced be reckoned with and they need to look at their

:41:14.:41:18.

attacking players on court, they are missing the likes of Natalie

:41:19.:41:26.

Midhurst. The second line coming through, they felt under pressure by

:41:27.:41:30.

the England defence, so they might have to look at that and see how

:41:31.:41:36.

they can develop their game. From the England perspective, the main

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positive to take? The fact that when things weren't going well, they got

:41:41.:41:46.

back out. The centre pass attack was not consistent, statistics will

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prove that, so it is around consistency, and they now know when

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Australia go ahead by seven, they can get it back. Punishing Australia

:41:53.:41:58.

when they are not 100% is the first building block, really, to be able

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to build them. For people just watching netball for the first time

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after many years, what do you hope it has shown about this sport?

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Netball is no longer just for the playground, we have had a great

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battle on the court. And we are showcasing the sport as a really

:42:18.:42:20.

credible international sport. Gone are the days of girls on school

:42:21.:42:25.

courts, this is where it is and this is what it is all about. It is a

:42:26.:42:30.

career choice for women now. If you are good enough you can play in the

:42:31.:42:34.

UK Superleague and in New Zealand you have a new premiership and you

:42:35.:42:37.

have this magic Superleague which is starting in Australia. These are

:42:38.:42:43.

exciting times. It has been fantastic to share this with you.

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Thanks for joining us. I hope you have enjoyed it. This is what is

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happening next. You have a chance to see athletics with a brand-new

:42:54.:43:02.

format. It is a team event. Old and new races in that event, and that is

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coming very shortly. If you are hooked netball, we will

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show the first of two frilly matches for Wales -- the first of two

:43:17.:43:24.

friendly matches. England have shown their horns, but it is not for

:43:25.:43:27.

nothing that Australia are nicknamed the Diamonds, they are tough and

:43:28.:43:32.

resolute and they have shone just a tiny bit brighter today. From all of

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us here, goodbye. Secure your place at

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the 500 Words Final, BBC Radio 2's writing competition

:43:59.:44:03.

for kids with our honorary judge

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Live coverage as England take on Australia in the International Netball Quad Series at the SSE Arena in London. The competition brings together four of the top five sides in the world rankings, with old rivals England and Australia joined by New Zealand and South Africa in the battle to be crowned champions.


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