The leadership at Northern Mystics is being questioned after the young Auckland side's disastrous showing at a preseason tournament in Melbourne at the weekend. Having already lost the services of star defender Anna Harrison, who withdrew from the squad this month after announcing her pregnancy, the Mystics have been without their captain, Maria Tutaia, for a crucial chunk of the preseason as she holidayed in France.
Silver Fern goal attack Maria Tutaia. There'll be no surprises from the Silver Ferns in Sunday's netball World Cup final against defending champions Australia at Sydney's Olympic Park. Coach Waimarama Taumaunu says after seven unbeaten games, including their first win over the Diamonds in nearly two years, the New Zealanders simply know what they do best.