The long-awaited 2018 Netball Quad Series between Australia, England, New Zealand and South Africa begins this Saturday, September 15, at 12pm AEST on 9Gem.
The Samsung Australian Diamonds will start their Quad Series campaign against the South Africa Spar Proteas in Auckland on Saturday before facing the England Roses in Newcastle on September 19 for the first time since their gold medal match at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Nine’s head of netball Keeley Devery said: “Off the back of an amazing Suncorp Super Netball season, teammates become rivals in a battle between nations in the Quad Series – and it’s not one to be missed.”
Stars of Suncorp Super Netball returning to their national teams for the Quad Series include Geva Mentor and Jo Harten who will be playing with the England Roses, and Karla Pretorius playing with the South Africa Spar Proteas.
Australia has claimed the Quad Series title three times (August 2016, January 2017 & January 2018).
Fronting Nine’s commentary team will be Liz Ellis, Cath Cox and Sue Gaudion, with Kim Green joining the team on September 15 and Nat Medhurst on September 23.
2018 Australian Diamonds Quad Series Team
Caitlin Bassett – Western Australia
April Brandley – New South Wales
Kelsey Browne – Victoria
Courtney Bruce – Western Australia
Emily Mannix – Victoria
Kimberley Ravaillion – New South Wales
Gabi Simpson – New South Wales
Caitlin Thwaites – Victoria
Gretel Tippett – Queensland
Liz Watson – Victoria
Jo Weston – Victoria
Stephanie Wood – Queensland
Netball still to come on Nine later this year:
• Constellation Cup between Australia and New Zealand begins October 7
• FAST5 Netball World Series begins October 27