19 Sep 2014

Two new Silver Ferns

6:49 pm on 19 September 2014

Two new caps have been named in the Silver Ferns squad to play Australia in the four-Test Constellation Cup series, which starts in Invercargill in two weeks time.

The Northern Mystics defender Temalisi Fakahokotau and new Central Pulse recruit Australian shooter Ameliaranne Wells are the two newcomers in the 12-strong squad to play the Diamonds.

Northern Mystics goal keep Temalisi Fakahokotau.

Northern Mystics goal keep Temalisi Fakahokotau. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The most notable omission is of Waikato Bay of Plenty shooter Ellen Halpenny, who had a disappointing Commonwealth Games.

Halpenny struggled when called into the starting lineup when Maria Tutaia and Cathrine Latu were both injured and missed most of the tournament.

Magic and Silver Fern shooter Ellen Halpenny.

Magic and Silver Fern shooter Ellen Halpenny. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Halpenny's Magic teamate mid-courter Grace Rasmussen has been recalled after missing the Games and also back is shooter and new Canterbury Tactix recruit Bailey Mes.

Shooter Maria Tutaia wasn't considered as she's still recovering from the foot injury she suffered in Glasgow and will be out of all netball for the rest of the year.

New Zealand:

Casey Kopua (captain), Laura Langman (vice captain), Jodi Brown, Leana de Bruin, Temalisi Fakahokotau, Katrina Grant, Joline Henry, Liana Leota, Cathrine Latu, Bailey Mes, Grace Rasmussen, Ameliaranne Wells