Netball: Three NZ franchise players in all star team

Laura Langman. Photo / Getty Images
Laura Langman. Photo / Getty Images

Three New Zealand franchise players have been named in the transtasman netball all star team.

Experienced Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic pair Casey Kopua and Laura Langman are in the seven, along with Southern Steel's Jamaican goal shoot Jhaniele Fowler.

The team was chosen entirely by fans and has been named on the eve of the ANZ Championship final this weekend.

Fowler, 23, scored 666 goals, the most in a single season, and bagged 65 in one game, averages 52.1 goals per game, and shot with a 94 percent success rate.

Langman was third in assists and in the top 10 in loose ball pickups, while fellow Silver Fern Kopua was named for the second consecutive year as the most consistent and reliable goal defence.

The rest of the All Star lineup is Adelaide Thunderbirds Erin Bell at goal attack, Melbourne Vixens Madison Brown at wing attack, Adelaide's Renae Hallinan at wing defence, and Melbourne's Geva Mentor at goal keep.

Adelaide coach Jane Woodlands-Thompson was named coach of the year. Her team will face the Queensland Firebirds in the final in Adelaide on Sunday.

- NZ Herald

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