Reigning champions the Adelaide Thunderbirds have suffered their biggest defeat in seven years.
NATHAN BURDON - © Fairfax NZ NewsSouthern Steel are hoping a strong finish to the season will mean a brighter light is cast on the end-of-year review.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Tactix have decided against bringing in a replacement player for Monday night's clash with the Southern Steel.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsMatches are supposed to say a lot about a team but the Central Pulse remain hard to get a read on.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe tran-Tasman netball competiton bye has increased the Waikato-BoP Magic's hunger for the game.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsFormer Waikato-BOP Magic coach Noeline Taurua is helping develop the game in the Cayman Islands.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsTactix goalkeep Jane Watson is ready to embrace one of netball's toughest challenges - containing Southern Steel shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsMargaret Forsyth knows there's some sacrifices in order to steer the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic to this year's trans-Tasman league title.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsLaura Langman will become the first player in the trans-Tasman league to play 100 games.
NATHAN BURDON - © Fairfax NZ NewsSouthern Steel shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid has won back-to-back Golden Bib awards.
Netball Australia's plans to win the Commonwealth Games gold medal for the first time since 2002 intensified today.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsHaving produced their most complete performance of the trans-Tasman Netball League season, the Central Pulse go into the bye week with their fortunes having changed dramatically.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsExperienced Tactix defender Jessica Moulds has been sidelined for the remainder of their campaign.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe ace conductor is hopeful the orchestra have come right after showing little harmony so far.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsA dreadful second quarter has cost the Tactix a chance of an upset as they were beaten by the Mystics in Auckland.
LIAM NAPIER - © Fairfax NZ NewsFormer Silver Fern Temepara Bailey is coming out of retirement to help the struggling Northern Mystics.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsA siege mentality seems like it suits the Central Pulse. Personable has always been a good word to describe the Pulse. Not petulant or flinty, never aloof or unapproachable.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsLeigh Gibbs must be wondering what Tactix side is going to show up against the Northern Mystics in Auckland.
NATHAN BURDON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Southern Steel will try and harness some of the desperation they've seen in other New Zealand franchises over the past week.
Australian Diamonds shooter Catherine Cox, one of only four to play 100 tests, will retire from netball this year.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsTactix midcourter Keshia Grant made good use of her bye week, capturing an eight point stag on a hunting trip.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsIrene van Dyk admitted to being extremely nervous in the lead-up to facing her old team for the first time.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic are feeling weary and the bye has come at just the right time for them.
JONATHAN MILLMOW - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Central Pulse have ruled out rushing Liana Leota back into action despite walking a tightrope.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Magic's unbeaten start to the season is over after going down to the Central Pulse 56-53 in extra time.
NATHAN BURDON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Southern Steel lost 67-61 to the Northern Mystics at the ILT Stadium in Invercargill last night.
NATHAN BURDON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Northern Mystics have kept their slim play-off hopes alive with a 67-61 win over the Southern Steel.
LIAM NAPIER - © Fairfax NZ NewsShowdown between the Southern Steel and Northern Mystics in Invercargill today shapes as a cut-throat contest
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsShe may play for the Pulse, but home for Henry is with partner and kids in Hamilton - where her next game is.
NATHAN BURDON - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt's a hard act to follow - beating the Thunderbirds in Adelaide - but Steel hope to raise the bar again.
NATHAN BURDON - © Fairfax NZ NewsShe hasn't quite hit the soaring heights of her record-breaking rookie season, but Southern Steel goal shoot Jhaniele Fowler-Reid is getting closer all the time.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsThere's nothing like a winning team to lift attendances, and that's what the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic franchise is banking on.
CHRIS BARCLAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsCoach questioning Pulse's mental toughness as promising campaign stutters with three straight losses.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsCasey Kopua is well accustomed to the mood swings that come with being an elite sportsperson.
CHRIS BARCLAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Central Pulse have lost their second straight game with a 63-45 defeat to the NSW Swifts in Sydney.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Tactix one-game winning streak has been brought to an abrupt end by the ruthless Vixens in a 67-43 defeat.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsTactix skipper believes side has enough shooting end variety to combat Vixens' top defensive duo.
Away win over the Adelaide Thunderbirds among the biggest results in the history of the Southern Steel.
Five wins from five starts points to a determined Magic team, but in tonight's victory we saw something a bit more.
The Queensland Firebirds continued their dominance over the Northern Mystics with a deserved 58-50 victory.
The Southern Steel have beaten the Adelaide Thunderbirds to claim their first win in Australia.
Plan B for the Southern Steel is Plan Brown, as in Jodi Brown.
Magic goal shoot might be 20,000km from home but she keeps facing off against her compatriots.
Australian umpires and travel - the Southern Steel will look to combat the two issues across the ditch.
It might be a different looking Magic team to when Khao Watts was in it, but it's looking just as strong.
NATHAN BURDON - © Fairfax NZ NewsSouthern Steel officials were unaware of any threat made against West Coast Fever coach Norma Plummer.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsSilver Ferns coach Waimarama Taumaunu is leaving the door open for new blood in Glasgow.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsTactix defender Zoe Walker admits she owed her team-mates a memorable performance against the Pulse.
Police took measures to protect West Australian netball coach Norma Plummer during her team's visit to Dunedin, following threats made by a resident.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsJamie-Lee Price has a tough call to make, but is happy avoiding it for now.