Silver Ferns coach Janine Southby has named the 12 players who will play in the Northern Netball Quad Series clash against the England Roses.

The team travelled to London with 14 players, before selecting and announcing the starting 12 who would play in this weekend's game.

"When we bring 14 along it means that two people will miss out on the starting 12, which will be interesting in itself, and then moving into a starting seven is still a little bit down the track," captain Katrina Grant told the Herald earlier this week.

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Defender Jane Watson and shooter Maia Wilson missed the mark in this week's selection.

With only three test caps to her name, 21-year-old Whitney Souness was among the 12 selected.

It will be Souness' second Quad Series, after she made her international debut in the New Zealand side's Quad Series opener against South Africa late last year.

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Wing attack Grace Kara plays her 50th test when facing England and Grant will become New Zealand's most capped defender (105), overtaking Leana de Bruin's record.

The Ferns will play the Roses at Copper Box Arena in London on Sunday 7am (NZT) before they travel to South Africa to play to Proteas on January 26.

Silver Ferns Team for the 1st Test of the Netball Quad Series:

Katrina Grant (c)
Maria Folau (nee Tutaia) (vc)
Kayla Cullen
Temalisi Fakahokotau
Shannon Francois
Kelly Jury
Grace Kara (nee Rasmussen)
Phoenix Karaka
Bailey Mes
Te Paea Selby-Ricket
Samantha Sinclair
Whitney Souness

Schedule: (NZT)

Sunday; 7am: v England at London.

Fri Jan 26; 6am: v South Africa at Johannesburg.

Sun Jan 28; 11pm: v Australia at Johannesburg.