3 Mar 2014

Firebirds too hot for Steel in Southland

7:17 am on 3 March 2014

The Southern Steel have opened their trans-tasman netball championship campaign with a loss, outclassed 60-44 by the Queensland Firebirds in Invercargill.

Introducing a new generation of young talent, Queensland Firebirds produced a dominant performance, running the Steel ragged in a frenetically-paced match.

Jhaniele Fowler-Reid the home side's best shooter, nailing 20 of 22 attempts on goal.