Netball: Tests moved from Invercargill

Tauranga will now host the matches between Australia and England and New Zealand and South Africa. Photo / Getty Images.
Tauranga will now host the matches between Australia and England and New Zealand and South Africa. Photo / Getty Images.

The two Quad Series netball matches due to be played in Invercargill on October 28 have been shifted to Tauranga's TECT Arena because the new Stadium Southland won't be ready in time.

Tauranga will host the matches between Australia and England and New Zealand and South Africa.

Stadium Southland general manager Nigel Skelt said it was unfortunate to lose the tests but Tauranga arena boss Ervin McSweeney said they were understandably thrilled.

"It's very exciting for us to have two international netball test matches to be played in our Tect Arena," he said. "I am sure the Bay of Plenty community will be there in full support of the Silver Ferns."

Quad Series schedule

Oct 25 - Australia v South Africa and NZ v England, TSB Bank Arena, Wellington

Oct 28 - Australia v England and NZ v South Africa, Tect Arena, Tauranga

Nov 1 - England v South Africa and NZ v Australia, Claudelands Arena, Hamilton

- APNZ

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