Tassie Magpies to take on Vic Fury

The Tasmanian Magpies are set to face their biggest challenge yet, when they take on ladder leaders Victorian Fury this weekend. With an already guaranteed spot in finals, the weekend’s matches will be a great measure of where they sit ahead of finals and will finish off the regular 2018 season.

The team has won 10 of their 12 matches this season and hopes to add another two on the board this weekend.

Assistant Coach Claire Dennis said the team is tracking well and are starting to string together more consistent quarters.

“The defensive pressure of the side is a huge strength of ours and through applying this across the full court we are able to create turnovers”

“This weekend we will remain focused on us and on building consistently across the matches with an emphasis on executing the basic skills” she said.

In her first year involved with the side, Claire said she loves the culture they have created – from players to coaching and support staff we are united.

The team will play on Saturday night [7:00pm] as well as Sunday afternoon [3:30pm] after the great battle between the Magpies and Vixens at Margaret Court Arena.

The squad will remain the same for this week, with Jane Cook returning to the court this after illness last round.

Squad:
Cody Lange (C)
Mary Livesey (VC)
Mel Bragg
Maddie Carter
Jane Cook
Sharni Lambden
Shelby Miller
Kelsie Rainbow
Danni Pickett
Zanna Jodlowska