Netball: Time to alter the statistics

The Steel's record in Australia does not make for pretty reading.

In 21 matches across the ditch over the past eight years, the Steel has come away with just a solitary win.

Encouragingly, that win was against the Thunderbirds, and was on the last occasion the Steel played in Adelaide.

That was in 2014, when the southern side went to South Australia and pipped the Thunderbirds 61-59 to record its only overseas triumph.

Overall, in 42 matches against Australian opposition, the Steel has won just 13.

It has lost 28 and drawn one, against the Thunderbirds in Dunedin last season.

Its best years were in 2008 and 2014, when the side won three of its five transtasman encounters.

The Steel's best record against Australian teams is against the Fever, which it has beaten four times in nine matches.

It has won three of eight matches against the Vixens and three of nine against the Thunderbirds.

It has been tough going against the Firebirds and Swifts, with one win and two wins respectively from eight matches against each side.

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