Gina Crampton, who had played just six games for the Steel, has filled a midcourt void.
Despite humbling first-up loss to the Vixens, Pulse coach didn't mind some of the stuff she saw on Sunday.
Netball team scraps "Tall girls, long legs, short skirts, lots of bounce" radio ad.
Mainland side open account under new coach with a 53-59 loss, but showed they are building something promising.
The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic midcourter Courtney Tairi set to miss the rest of the trans-Tasman league season.
Tactix coach Sue Hawkins will unleash impact players on court regularly this season to eradicate flat patches.
Thrashing by Vixens immediately sees plenty dismiss any claims Pulse might have had as trans-Tasman contenders.
No Casey Kopua, no worries as Waikato-Bay of Plenty open trans-Tasman league campaign with victory.
Visitors claim first ever trans-Tasman netball league win in three trips to Invercargill, prevailing 68-62.
Promising pre-season results not reflected in trans-Tasman league opener as Melbourne side prevail 64-40.
The Magic opened their 2015 campaign in style after pulling off an important 45-44 away win over the Adelaide Thunderbirds.
Should a NZ team wins the trans-Tasman Netball League title, it will have the new conference system to thank.
Southern Steel hope to defy their reputation as a slow starter when they host the NSW Swifts.
Injured Magic skipper is feeling the emotion ahead of the first game of the season.
As they approach the eighth year of their existence, the Pulse are desperate to break their duck in Australia.
Anna Thompson knocked back offers from rival franchises in the past because she wants to be there when the Tactix turn it around.
Jo Trip is putting the onus on herself to take charge on the court for the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic.
OPINION: A new finals system, a new trophy, new conferences and a new broadcaster.
Better known as goal shoot, young gun moving into goal attack after franchise opt not to re-sign Silver Fern Jodi Brown.
Central Pulse coach Robyn Broughton embraces pressure and says the team must win this year.
Tactix shooting star has added new tricks to repertoire to combat increased attention from opposition defences.
Cashing in off own centre passes will be major focus for Mainland Tactix side as trans-Tasman league start looms.
Coach says her team given a second half lesson during trans-Tasman pre-season netball showdown in Otaki.
The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic get a timely confidence boost ahead of the new trans-Tasman season.
Casey Kopua says victory this year in Australia would be the ultimate way for her to bow out of netball.
Going home means one thing, as far as Central Pulse defender Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit's concerned.
Hayley Saunders is demanding the Mainland Tactix midcourt lead the way on defence this season.
Southern Steel to round out their pre-season preparationswith games against the Pulse and Tactix.
Magic coach Julie Fitzgerald says some combinations need to be nailed down against Fiji.
Silver Ferns captain won't rush her comeback but remains confident of making a full recovery in this year's trans-Tasman season.
Ex-Silver Fern and England international Jo Morrison has returned to the role of performance manager.
Netball competition also bringing in four-phase finals format, two conference system and Challenge Trophy.
If only the trans-Tasman Netball League started this weekend, that would be great for the Central Pulse.
Two-time trans-Tasman Netball League champs set to strut their stuff in double-header with Central Pulse.
The actual season is still two weeks off but the Central Pulse's shooters need to show some form now.
Tactix coach Sue Hawkins has given her side a pass mark for the Summer Shootout pre-season tournament in Sydney.
The Silver Ferns and holders Australia meet in the preliminary rounds of netball's world championships in Sydney in August.
The Southern Steel picked up a couple of confidence boosting pre-season wins at the weekend but coach Janine Southby was playing it down, pointing out the results counted for little.
Australia's five franchises dominated their Kiwi counterparts during the annual pre-season Summer Shootout in Sydney.
The Southern Steel end Australia's dominance at pre-season Summer Shootout in Sydney with a 29-23 win over Adelaide Thunderbirds.
A Katrina Grant interception enabled the Central Pulse to salvage a last-second draw with the Adelaide Thunderbirds.
Leana de Bruin is out to walk her talk in the role of Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic captain.
Auckland-based netball franchise signs SkyCity deal, but worry for star shooter's season lingers.
The Southern Steel have been working on their mental strength for the 2015 trans-Tasman netball competition.
In a way, it's perhaps not a bad thing that this will be Joline Henry's last tilt at the World Cup.
The Tactix will experiment with Mwai Kumwenda at goal attack at this weekend's Summer Shootout pre-season tournament in Sydney.
She might have grown up supporting Australia but Kristiana Manu'a has always idolised Casey Kopua and Leana de Bruin.
England "absolutely thrilled" to be awarded hosting rights to 2019 edition of netball's big event.
Former Australian defender says the Tactix are sick and tired of being associated with losing.
Netball South chief executive Sue Clarke has resigned to take on a new role outside of the sporting world.