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Suncorp Super Netball Grand Final Preview

Via Suncorp Super Netball
Sunshine Coast Lightning v GIANTS Netball
Saturday 17 June, 7.00pm
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall
Broadcast: Live on Nine, 9Now, Netball Live App
On Demand Catch Up: 9Now, Telstra TV, Netball Live App

Umpires: Michelle Phippard and Joshua Bowring
Reserve: Marc Henning

Game Talking Points
THE COACHES

  • Noeline Taurura and Julie Fitzgerald have coached against each other 12 times since 2008, with Taurura winning on five occasions, with an 8.8 goal average winning margin and Fitzgerald winning on seven occasions with a 5.7 goal average winning margin.
  • Noeline Taurua has 17 finals appearances since 2008, including 1 title (Magic 2012), with a winning record of 41 percent. She has coached three grand finals (Magic 2012, Magic 2010, Magic 2008).
  • Julie Fitzgerald has 37 finals appearances since 2007, including five premiership titles (2008 Swifts, 2007 Swifts, 2006 Swifts, 2004 Swifts. 2001 Swifts) with a 65 percent winning record.
  • Julie Fitzgerald will coach her 299th national league game since 2007, with a winning record of 69 percent. She has 206 career wins, 3 draws and 89 losses. She has coached eight grand finals (2008 Swifts, 2007 Swifts, 2006 Swifts, 2005 Swifts, 2004 Swifts. 2003 Swifts, 2001 Swifts, 1998 Swifts)
  • The two coaches came head to head in the inaugural grand final of the trans-Tasman netball league in 2008, with Fitzgerald’s team victorious.

 

THE SEASON STATS

  • Each club has one by a margin of one goal across the two times these sides met in 2017, with Giants winning 55-54 in Round 4, and Lightning winning 56-55 in Round 14.
  • Lightning have 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses across the season. Lightning’s average winning margin this year is 7.9.
  • The Giants have 12 wins and 4 losses across the season. Giants average winning margin this year is 5.75, with an average losing margin of 3.75.
  • Lightning have scored 864 goals from 969 attempts at 89.2 percent accuracy, across 15 games.
  • Giants have scored 890 goals from 1027 attempts at 86.7 percent accuracy, across 16 games.
  • Lightning have made 37 on court positional changes, at an average of 2.5 per match, and 66 player moves, at an average of 4.4 per match.
  • Giants have made 42 on court positional changes, at an average of 2.8 per match, and 66 player moves, at an average of 2.8 per match.
  • Lightning has won 34 quarters, drawn 7 quarters and lost 19 quarters.
  • Giants have won 34 quarters, drawn 7 quarters and lost 23 quarters.

Last time they met, Round 14 2017, Lightning (56) defeated Giants (55), Sydney
Giants shooting statistics
Jo Harten 24/27 (89%)
Kristina Brice 22/25 (88%)
Susan Pettitt 9/11 (82%)
Lightning shooting statistics
Caitlin Bassett 39/41 (95%)
Stephanie Wood 17/22 (77%)
Cara Koenen 0/0 (0%)

Team Season Statistics

Season Statistic Lightning total Lightning average per game Giants total Giants average per game
Intercept 118.00 7.87 109.00 6.81
Deflection 238.00 15.87 265.00 16.56
Defensive rebound 53.00 3.53 52.00 3.25
Offensive rebound 44.00 2.93 44.00 2.75
Pick up 120.00 8.00 131.00 8.19
Penalty contact 760.00 50.67 707.00 44.19
Penalty obstruction 237.00 15.80 195.00 12.19
Held ball 15.00 1.00 22.00 1.38

National League Grand Final Appearances

Athlete Appearances Premiership Titles
LIGHTNING
Laura Langman 4 (2016, 2012, 2010, 2008) 1 (2012 Magic)
Geva Mentor 4 (2014, 2012, 2010, 2008) 2 (2014 Vixens, 2010 Thunderbirds)
Erena Mikaere 1 (2012) 1 (2012 Magic)
Stephanie Wood 2 (2016, 2015) 0
GIANTS
Bec Bulley 3 (2015, 2013, 2008) 2 (2015 Firebirds, 2008 Swifts)
Taylah Davies 1 (2015) 0
Kimberlee Green (injured) 6 (2016, 2015, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004) 4 (2008 Swifts, 2007 Swifts, 2006 Swifts, 2004 Swifts)
Susan Pettitt 5 (2016, 2015, 2008, 2007, 2006) 3 (2008 Swifts, 2007 Swifts, 2006 Swifts)
Sam Poolman 1 (2013) 1 (2013 Thunderbirds)
Sarah Wall 3 (2012, 2009, 2005) 2 (2009 Vixens, 2005 Phoenix)

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