Silver Ferns comeback mum Joline Henry isn't the superstitious type although she does subscribe to the "lucky undies" theory.
"I quite like the number 13," she said on the eve of Friday the 13th.
"I always wear the same 'garments'. I had to buy a few new 'garments' given that my other ones were a bit old. They better treat me well or else they'll be biffed."
Henry is on the comeback trail after she gave birth in January.
The 69-test veteran missed last year's international programme and had a disjointed return with the Central Pulse in this year's trans-Tasman league.
"Having that time off just makes you appreciate the environment and I guess the opportunities you get in terms of getting out there, playing the best netball of your career really," she said ahead of Sunday's opening test in the Constellation Cup series against Australia, in Invercargill.
"These opportunities don't come by every day and I really want to make the most of everything."
After she proclaimed herself 80 per cent fit in August, Henry said her fitness remained a work in progress.
"If you look at it logically, I haven't had an offseason to develop my base, I haven't had a good preseason and I didn't have a season as such - I only played five whole games throughout the year," she said.
"It's not the most ideal preparation going into an international campaign but when I step out there on court I know I can get the best of any opposition I play against.
"I wouldn't be here if I didn't believe I could do the job for my team."
Henry was surprised to hear the Australians had played the sound of crowd noise through speakers during their training camp in Melbourne to simulate a sold-out crowd.
She was looking forward to playing in front of the 2700-strong SIT Zerofees Velodrome crowd on Sunday.
"I guess we are very lucky in that this is our home crowd and we can really embrace it," she said.
"When you come down here it's normally against us, but I guess that's the great thing about this place, they really appreciate good netball, whoever it's played by. We just better come out on the right side, is all I'm thinking."
Australian midcourter Madison Browne said the visitors would not be put off by a parochial Southland crowd.
"We love the crowd down here," she said.
"They are so passionate about netball and it's so fantastic to play in front of fans and supporters that love the game so much.
"As much as we know that they won't be barracking for us, that's OK. We'll be soaking up the atmosphere and just enjoying the moment I think."
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