Saracens away next up for Rhinos Netball
WAKEFIELD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 15: X during the Vitality Netball Superleague match between Leeds Rhinos and Saracens Mavericks at Studio 001 on February 15, 2021 in Wakefield, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images for Vitality Netball Superleague)
The Rhinos face Saracens Mavericks in their Round 9 Vitality Netball Superleague fixture this Saturday 19th March, at the Hertfordshire Sports Village, FCP 4pm.
Last season the Rhinos played Mavericks in their second fixture of the season, which may well be remembered for the Rhinos bad luck in the game with Donnell Wallam breaking her arm and Tuaine Keenan and Fi Toner also picking up injuries. The match ended with a 43-39 victory for Saracens. In the second game though the Rhinos produced one of their best performances of the season to earn a 63-48 win and keep them in the mix for a top four finish.
Based in Hertfordshire, Saracens Mavericks have reached the Grand Final seven times which is only matched by one other side. Out of the seven Grand Final appearances, Mavericks won their two titles in 2008 and 2011. One of the founding members of the league, they have played featured in every Superleague season.
Mavericks have a squad with plenty of Superleague and international experience, with the likes of Kadeen and Sasha Corbin and Gabby Marshall and Razia Quashie all in their 2022 squad along with South African international Ine-Mari Venter. Saracens though could be without top goal scorer Venter though after she came off in Round 7 with a tweak to her calf in her team’s win against Strathclyde Sirens and did not feature against Surrey Storm.
Both teams will be looking to get back to winning ways after both lost their last fixtures. Mavericks have been in impressive form this season though, winning five of their eight games. Leeds are yet to outscore their opponents in the second half of games, losing five of the seven
Saracens Mavericks – WWWWLLWL
Round 1 – Saracens Mavericks 58 Wasps 49
Round 2 – Celtic Dragons 54 Saracens Mavericks 61
Round 3 – Saracens Mavericks 53 London Pulse 51
Round 4 – Severn Stars 52 Saracens Mavericks 62
Round 5 – Saracens Mavericks 56 Manchester Thunder 59
Round 6 – Loughborough Lightning 71 Saracens Mavericks 47
Round 7 – Saracens Mavericks 48 Strathclyde Sirens 45
Round 8 – Surrey Storm 55 Saracens Mavericks 53
Leeds Rhinos – WLWLWWL
Round 3 – Strathclyde Sirens 43 Leeds Rhinos 45
Leeds Rhinos 47 Team Bath 67
Round 4 – Celtic Dragons 52 Leeds Rhinos 57
Round 5 – Surrey Storm 58 Leeds Rhinos 49
Round 6 – Leeds Rhinos 44 Wasps 43
Round 7 – Severn Stars 49 Leeds Rhinos 53
Manchester Thunder 69 Leeds Rhinos 45
|Ine-Mari Venter –|
|Sasha Corbin – 128||Razia Quashie –|
|Razia Quashie – 18|
|Amy Clinton – 130||Brie Grierson – 109||Vicki Oyesola – 26||26 Vicki Oyesola – 12|