Room for Manoeuvre
Silver Ferns coach Waimarama Taumaunu is calling for youngsters to make a statement and secure a spot for the international season at the start of the team’s four-year cycle. Taumaunu, 49, has acknowledged inexperience in the midcourt is a huge concern for the Silver Ferns, following the retirement of Temepara George and the absence of the experienced Joline Henry. “We have invited players who we feel have a future and have performed well in the ANZ Championship,” Taumaunu said. “We have people wanting to come back in next year so this is an opportunity for the young ones to grab a spot.” Taumaunu was born in Waipawa. She was a member of the Silver Ferns from 1981 to 1991.