Test netball returns to Newcastle for Australia v England rematch

27/08/2018 Posted by admin

SHOWDOWN: England’s Beth Cobden celebrates after winning the gold medal match against Australia at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast on Sunday. Picture: AAP Image/Tracey NearmyTEST netball will return to Newcastle for the first time in six years when Australia seek revenge in September for their shock Commonwealth Games loss to England.
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TheDiamonds will play South Africa in Townsville before the match atNewcastle Entertainment Centre on Wednesday,September 19 as part of the 2018 Quad Series.

Thelast time Australiaplayed in Newcastle was October 17, 2012, against South Africa. Townsville will host a Test for the first time.

The schedule was announced on Wednesday and Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander wasdelighted to bring the team to regional Australia.

“The Commonwealth Games showcased the excitement and unpredictability of world netball, and this will be on show at the Quad Series and Constellation Cup,” Alexander said of Australia’s gold medal match loss to England on Sunday.

“We look forward to playing for fans that may not have had the chance to witness us live before.”

The series will then move to Hisense Arena in Melbourne for a double-header of Australia versus New Zealand and South Africa versus England on September 23.

Australia will then face New Zealand at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Sunday,October 7, and again at the Townsville Entertainment Centre on Wednesday, October 10 in the Constellation Cup.

Tickets for the Quad Series and Constellation Cup will be on sale from early June.

The Quad Series and Constellation Cup will be broadcast on the Nine Network, Telstra TV and the Netball Live App.

QUAD SERIES

Saturday 15 September – AUS vs RSA – Auckland, NZ

Wednesday 19 September – AUS vs ENG – 7.30pm, Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle

Sunday 23 September – AUS vs NZ – 1pm, Hisense Arena, Melbourne

CONSTELLATION CUP

Sunday 7 October – AUS vs NZ – 1pm, Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Wednesday 10 October – AUS vs NZ – 7.30pm – Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre

Sunday 14 October – AUS vs NZ – Hamilton

NZ Thursday 18 October – AUS vs NZ – Wellington, NZ

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