Netball: Ferns out to show 'it's the way that you do it'

Members of the Silver Ferns netball team relax in Dunedin yesterday. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Members of the Silver Ferns netball team relax in Dunedin yesterday. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
If you sneak up on Silver Ferns wing defence Joline Henry, you just might catch her humming that jingle - you know the one.

"It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it - and that's what gets results."But mostly there is only one thing on Henry's mind on the cusp of a test - focusing on her role in the team.

The Silver Ferns are in Dunedin to play England tonight in the second of three tests.

It is the city's first international for 10 years and the Lion Foundation Arena will be packed close to its 2888 capacity for the match.

The Ferns made light work of England in game one, winning 65-26.

But despite the healthy victory margin, Henry is expecting a closer contest tonight.

"You don't really think about the score," she said.

"We've all got different challenges . . . and if we do those the score takes care of itself."

The Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic midcourter has played 24 tests since making her debut against Australia in 2004 and credits assistant coach Waimarama Taumaunu with bringing an edge to the defence.

As for that advertisement? "We all had a bit of a giggle at ourselves, but making the ad was truly fun and an interesting experience."

And, yes, it gets stuck in her head, too.

 

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