22 Mar 2018

Folau to miss Jamaica test

11:36 am on 22 March 2018

The Silver Ferns shooter Maria Folau will miss tonight's netball test against Jamaica in Auckland as she continues to recover from a knee injury.

Folau came on in the second half of last night's opening Taini Jamison test against Malawi and the Silver Ferns camp says Folau is following a specific recovery plan to ensure she's fully fit for next month's Commonwealth Games.

Maria Folau.

Maria Folau Photo: Photosport

Defender Temalisi Fakahokotau will play tonight after missing the Malawi game with an ankle injury.

New Zealand won the match 75-42 with coach Janine Southby getting 11 of her 12-strong squad on court, including debutante Michaela Sokolich-Beatson at goal defence.

Jamaica also enjoyed a first-up win with a 83-38 victory over Fiji.