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14th March 2021 | KO 18:00 | Studio 001 | Vitality Netball Superleague

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Wasps Netball 53 Leeds Rhinos Netball 41

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Leeds Rhinos faced a confident Wasps Netball side in their fifth Vitality Netball Superleague game. Wasps entered the game with a spring in their step after their win against Manchester Thunder on Saturday, however Leeds Rhinos were raring and ready to charge into their first game of their bumper weekend, after suffering a round 4 defeat against Loughborough Lightning.

Wasps took the first centre pass and Sophia Candappa was cautioned within the first few seconds of the game.  Rhinos were quick to take their first centre of the fixture however an attacking contact allowed Wasps to convert to goal. As expected both teams came out with fire and flare but it was Wasps Netball who put five up before Grierson put Rhinos onto the scoreboard . Wasps Netball displayed a tight defensive pressure and showed a quick transition from defence to attack once the turnover had been made.

Vicki Oyesola turned ball over for Rhinos and her connection with Paige Kindred in the circle allowed the Rhinos defensive unit to flourish and pick up plenty of ball from turnovers, rebounds and miss placed passes caused by the pressure they were putting on the Wasps attack unit. The first quarter ended 14-6.

Rhinos made changes moving into the second quarter, Sienna Rushton entered the court at GS, Rhea Dixon moved out to GA and Brie Grierson moved into the WA position. Vicki Oyesola started the quarter strong making an intercept; again the defensive unit applied pressure to the Wasps side forcing ball off the sideline. Paige Kindred made another turnover which Rhinos seamlessly converted to goal before Wasps Katie Harris was deemed out of court on the backline.

Rushton and Dixon continued to convert the turnovers becoming confident on the longer range shots. Oyesola ended the first half of the game with a turnover on the outside of the circle. Rhinos took the second quarter 12-9 but after a slow start in the first quarter Wasps still had a 5 goal advantage at half time.

Wasps Netball captain Sophia Candappa explained at half time how as a squad they were happy with how hard they came out but needed to continue to work hard off the ball. It was a physical contest and they had taken too long to adapt.

Rhinos Netball captain Jade Clarke in her half time interview said how they needed to learn from the Loughborough Lightning game and not to doubt what they were doing as they were picking up lots of ball, just to continue and to chip away and do what they do best.

Entering the second half both teams continued to put up the fight, with Rhinos taking the fist goal of the half settling the nerves entering the third quarter.

Clarke continued to demonstrate strong leadership skills and picked up ball in the mid-court alongside the Rhinos defensive line continuing to pick up ball against a very strong Wasps netball attacking unit.

Rhinos displayed regular strong passages of play, playing directly to goal with flat balls with excellent ball speed, as well as mixing up their plays with swings across the circle.

Wasps’ strong attacking unit continued with their baseline drives and edged their lead out to 31-24. Rosie Harris entered the court at WD and instantly slotted into the Rhinos defensive unit.

Rhinos moved from a one on one defensive set up to a zone set up and came out with the ball. Later in this quarter both Kindred and Clarke for Leeds Rhinos picked up cautions.  The 3rd quarter ended 38-29.

Wasps attacking unit continued to dominate and add goals to their tally at the start of the final quarter, whilst their defensive players were working overtime to quieten the strong combination of Dixon and Rushton.

Grierson also continued to feed Dixon and Rushton with a high ball speed making sure no wasps defender would be able to get in the way of this new found flow.

Some mid quarter changes saw Amelia Hall enter at cenre with Jade Clarke moving into wing defence, Michelle Magee later came off the bench into the goal defence position. Wasps were then called for an attacking contact and Rhinos confidently converted this to goal, Rushton took the last shot ending the game 53-41 to Wasps Netball.

Rhinos’ attention now turns to their next fixture which will see them face a clinical Sirens Netball side tomorrow evening at 19:15.

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TEAMS

WASPS NETBALL

GK – Josie Huckle
GD – Fran Williams
WD – Amy Flanagan
C – Iona Christian
WA – Sophia Candappa
GA – Katie Harris
GS – Rachel Dunn
Substitutes – Gezelle Allison, Lily-May Catling, Leah Goss, Ally Housley, Ella Powell-Davies

RHINOS NETBALL
GK – Paige Kindred
GD – Vicki Oyesola
WD – Emily Hollingworth
C – Jade Clarke
WA – Amelia Hall
GA – Brie Grierson
GS – Rhea Dixon
Substitutes – Rosie Harris, Leah Kennedy, Sienna Rushton, Michelle Magee

 

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Leeds Rhinos faced a confident Wasps Netball side in their fifth Vitality Netball Superleague game. Wasps entered the game with a spring in their step after their win against Manchester Thunder on Saturday, however Leeds Rhinos were raring and ready to charge into their first game of their bumper weekend, after suffering a round 4 defeat against Loughborough Lightning.

Wasps took the first centre pass and Sophia Candappa was cautioned within the first few seconds of the game.  Rhinos were quick to take their first centre of the fixture however an attacking contact allowed Wasps to convert to goal. As expected both teams came out with fire and flare but it was Wasps Netball who put five up before Grierson put Rhinos onto the scoreboard . Wasps Netball displayed a tight defensive pressure and showed a quick transition from defence to attack once the turnover had been made.

Vicki Oyesola turned ball over for Rhinos and her connection with Paige Kindred in the circle allowed the Rhinos defensive unit to flourish and pick up plenty of ball from turnovers, rebounds and miss placed passes caused by the pressure they were putting on the Wasps attack unit. The first quarter ended 14-6.

Rhinos made changes moving into the second quarter, Sienna Rushton entered the court at GS, Rhea Dixon moved out to GA and Brie Grierson moved into the WA position. Vicki Oyesola started the quarter strong making an intercept; again the defensive unit applied pressure to the Wasps side forcing ball off the sideline. Paige Kindred made another turnover which Rhinos seamlessly converted to goal before Wasps Katie Harris was deemed out of court on the backline.

Rushton and Dixon continued to convert the turnovers becoming confident on the longer range shots. Oyesola ended the first half of the game with a turnover on the outside of the circle. Rhinos took the second quarter 12-9 but after a slow start in the first quarter Wasps still had a 5 goal advantage at half time.

Wasps Netball captain Sophia Candappa explained at half time how as a squad they were happy with how hard they came out but needed to continue to work hard off the ball. It was a physical contest and they had taken too long to adapt.

Rhinos Netball captain Jade Clarke in her half time interview said how they needed to learn from the Loughborough Lightning game and not to doubt what they were doing as they were picking up lots of ball, just to continue and to chip away and do what they do best.

Entering the second half both teams continued to put up the fight, with Rhinos taking the fist goal of the half settling the nerves entering the third quarter.

Clarke continued to demonstrate strong leadership skills and picked up ball in the mid-court alongside the Rhinos defensive line continuing to pick up ball against a very strong Wasps netball attacking unit.

Rhinos displayed regular strong passages of play, playing directly to goal with flat balls with excellent ball speed, as well as mixing up their plays with swings across the circle.

Wasps’ strong attacking unit continued with their baseline drives and edged their lead out to 31-24. Rosie Harris entered the court at WD and instantly slotted into the Rhinos defensive unit.

Rhinos moved from a one on one defensive set up to a zone set up and came out with the ball. Later in this quarter both Kindred and Clarke for Leeds Rhinos picked up cautions.  The 3rd quarter ended 38-29.

Wasps attacking unit continued to dominate and add goals to their tally at the start of the final quarter, whilst their defensive players were working overtime to quieten the strong combination of Dixon and Rushton.

Grierson also continued to feed Dixon and Rushton with a high ball speed making sure no wasps defender would be able to get in the way of this new found flow.

Some mid quarter changes saw Amelia Hall enter at cenre with Jade Clarke moving into wing defence, Michelle Magee later came off the bench into the goal defence position. Wasps were then called for an attacking contact and Rhinos confidently converted this to goal, Rushton took the last shot ending the game 53-41 to Wasps Netball.

Rhinos’ attention now turns to their next fixture which will see them face a clinical Sirens Netball side tomorrow evening at 19:15.

Q1Q2Q3Q4
WASPS1491554
RHINOS6121142

TEAMS

WASPS NETBALL

GK – Josie Huckle
GD – Fran Williams
WD – Amy Flanagan
C – Iona Christian
WA – Sophia Candappa
GA – Katie Harris
GS – Rachel Dunn
Substitutes – Gezelle Allison, Lily-May Catling, Leah Goss, Ally Housley, Ella Powell-Davies

RHINOS NETBALL
GK – Paige Kindred
GD – Vicki Oyesola
WD – Emily Hollingworth
C – Jade Clarke
WA – Amelia Hall
GA – Brie Grierson
GS – Rhea Dixon
Substitutes – Rosie Harris, Leah Kennedy, Sienna Rushton, Michelle Magee