The Magic's 2014 winning run has been kept intact after a hard-fought 61-57 win over the Steel in Hamilton
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Magic may well have done their part to give themselves a healthy home crowd advantage tonight.
DAVID LONG - © Fairfax NZ NewsIrene van Dyk created history in the trans-Tasman netball league as the Pulse eased past the Mystics.
The Tactix slumped to an embarrassing 79-43 defeat to the West Coast Fever in Perth today.
LIAM NAPIER - © Fairfax NZ NewsMystics shooters accept responsibility for their failings after worst performances in competition.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsSugar and spice and all things nice – that’s what Pulse netballer Millie Lees is made of.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Tactix have gleaned advice from the NZ Breakers franchise as they look to snap their horrible record in Australia.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsMagic attacker Ellen Halpenny believes nurturing ways of Julie Fitzgerald key to Magic success.
NATHAN BURDON - © Fairfax NZ NewsPhillipa Finch no mongrel, but there's none more competitive than this Steel midcourter.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsWatching the Magic thrash the Mystics 50-36 wasn't a sight anyone in the Pulse wanted to see.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew starter has visions of being the hard-nosed physical pest, the Tactix have craved for so long.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsBack injury being put to the side by netball defender as she pushes to get another win for the Magic.
Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic make it two wins from two after a stylish display against the Northern Mystics.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Tactix netball season is in trouble, just two weeks into their trans-Tasman netball league campaign.
LIAM NAPIER - © Fairfax NZ NewsThere's no sense of panic but a swift reality check should have delivered the Northern Mystics a wake-up call.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Central Pulse still can't find their ruthless streak, but were still good enough to beat the Southern Steel 67-56.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe culture at the Magic is far better than what Grace Rasmussen experienced at the Mystics.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsSwifts coach creates history by becoming the first man to coach in the trans-Tasman netball league.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe veteran centre is about to face her old team for the first time, but isn’t getting emotional, writes Aaron Goile.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsTactix coach Leigh Gibbs promises improved defensive showing after leaking 70 goals last week.
Jhaniele Fowler-Reid has trained fully this week and could start against the Central Pulse.
In the days when Sam Sinclair attended Magic matches as a youngster, she always idolised Casey Kopua.
A bit of personal responsibility has been the theme for the Southern Steel ahead of facing the Pulse.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt wasn't only on the scoreboard where the Adelaide Thunderbirds were winners. It was the penalty count too.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsMidcourter Jade Clarke is calling on the Tactix to lift their game after letting themselves down in round one.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsJamie-Lee Price has already doubled her court time for the Wai-BoP Magic compared with last year.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Central Pulse have lost 45-44 to the Adelaide Thunderbirds in their opening trans-Tasman netball clash.
NATHAN BURDON - © Fairfax NZ NewsA heart condition limited star Jhaniele Fowler-Reid to just two quarters in last night's loss to the Firebirds.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic couldn't have welcomed in a new era in any better style.
LIAM NAPIER - © Fairfax NZ NewsTrans-Tasman league shift to summer and a "Ranfurly Shield" accolade mulled by competition bosses.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsMagic show their early-season class with new shooting pairing dominant throughout.
ADRIAN WARREN - AAPA potential power shift and possible changing of the guard add a high level of intrigue to the new trans-Tasman netball season.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Magic won't be short of able lieutenants to point them in the direction of CBS Canterbury Arena tomorrow.
NATHAN BURDON - © Fairfax NZ NewsSouthern Steel will get their first chance to tread the boards of the rebuilt Stadium Southland's centre court tomorrow.
ADRIAN WARREN - AAPThe first male coach in trans-Tasman netball says it's an honour to come up against coaching Norma Plummer.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsJo Harten concedes her decision to switch from the Tactix to the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic was the hardest of her netball career.
NATHAN BURDON - © Fairfax NZ NewsWhat do you do when you were the best player in the competition in your rookie season?
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsProcesses are not the pre-occupation at the Central Pulse.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Tactix import Mwai Kumwenda is bracing herself for a stern introduction to the trans-Tasman netball league.
Casey Kopua is suffering no more ill effects after ankle surgery and is set to play a full part in the season.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsHoopla at the final whistle followed Central Pulse's one win in Katrina Grant's first season with team.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsTactix skipper could be the centre of attention in this year's trans-Tasman netball league.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew coach bringing new initiatives as Magic look to get tough this season.
JAMES CROOT - © Fairfax NZ NewsFormer Silver Fern Adine Wilson gives her insights into what this year's ANZ Champs have in store.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsSilver Ferns netballer Laura Langman will tie the knot on Saturday at her parents' farm in Te Pahu, south of Hamilton.
NATHAN BURDON - © Fairfax NZ NewsSouthern Steel will take plenty away from a gruelling pre-season tournament in Melbourne over the weekend.
There should be no excuses from Central Pulse come March 3.
In a potentially ominous sign for Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic fans, their team returned from Melbourne last night having failed to win a game at the Summer Shootout pre-season tournament.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsTactix coach Leigh Gibbs is encouraged after some pleasing play at the trans-Tasman netball league's pre-season tournament in Melbourne at the weekend.