24 Aug 2013

Two new caps in Silver Ferns squad

7:18 am on 24 August 2013

Two new caps have been included in the Silver Ferns squad to play Australia in the Constellation Cup netball series starting next month.

The defender Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit and the midcourter Courtney Tairi have both been named and are set to debut in the five-test series with the Diamonds.

Joline Henry has been recalled following her one-year absence due to pregnancy.

Kayla Cullen is unavailable for selection as she awaits the results of a medical assessment on the knee injury that forced her out of the World Youth Champions.

Steel midcourter Shannon Francois has been promoted to the wider Silver Ferns squad to provide cover for Cullen.

Silver Ferns: Casey Kopua (captain), Laura Langman (vice-captain), Jodi Brown, Leana de Bruin, Katrina Grant, Joline Henry, Cathrine Latu, Camilla Lees, Courtney Tairi, Maria Tutaia, Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit, Irene van Dyk