The Silver Ferns selectors have dropped Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit in favour of midcourter Shannon Francois for the three Constellation Cup test matches in Australia.

Francois is seen as a versatile option with experience at wing attack, centre and wing defence positions, the selectors making their move following New Zealand's 47-45 defeat by Australia in Auckland last week, a result which squared the series 1-1.

The Silver Ferns fly to Adelaide on October 1 with the third Constellation Cup test match at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre scheduled for October 4.

Silver Ferns squad: Casey Kopua (captain), Laura Langman, Jodi Brown, Leana de Bruin, Shannon Francois, Katrina Grant, Joline Henry, Cathrine Latu, Courtney Tairi, Anna Thompson, Maria Tutaia, Irene van Dyk.