The Canterbury Tactix have pulled out of the Southern
Steel-hosted pre-season netball tournament in Queenstown
later this month, citing a lack of first-choice players.
The Tactix had committed to the tournament but have been
struck by injuries.
Silver Ferns captain Julie Seymour is struggling with an
Achilles injury, and midcourter and fill-in shooter Anna
Thompson has also been laid low.
Former Silver Ferns shooter and recent mother Jodi Brown is
unavailable, as is English international Sonia Mkoloma, who
is playing netball in England.
The tournament will go ahead as planned, with the Central
Pulse replacing the Tactix.
The event will still be of high quality with two teams from
Australia attending, including last year's ANZ Championship
winners, the New South Wales Swifts.