The Netball NSW Waratahs have advanced to Sunday’s Australian Netball League Grand Final by defeating Queensland Fusion 63-40 in their semi final on Saturday.
NNSW Waratahs coach Rob Wright said it was the team’s most impressive performance so far this season but there are still improvements to be made.
“I thought we were a bit slow out of the blocks, we looked nervous,” Wright said.
“It took us a while to settle but that wasn’t reflected in the score; that’s probably the quality of the team - not being in rhythm but still able to put goals on the board.
“I still don’t think we saw our best today but it was certainly going in the right direction which is really pleasing and I hope that tomorrow is the day we put it all together.”
The NNSW Waratahs got away to a terrific start, escaping to a 16-9 lead at the first break.
They built on their lead in the second quarter to take a 31-18 advantage into third quarter which they dominated, out-scoring QLD 19-10 to take a commanding 50-28 lead into the final quarter.
The NNSW Waratahs will play the winner of the second semi final between Western Sting and defending premiers Victorian Fury.
Read Netball Australia’s full game report here.
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