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Silver Ferns star in new netball team

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 26/10/2016
Kayla Cullen has 12 caps for New Zealand. © Martin Hunter/Getty Images Kayla Cullen has 12 caps for New Zealand.

Former Silver Ferns Leana de Bruin and Temepara Bailey will feature in New Zealand's newest netball franchise, the Northern Stars.

Bailey will be assistant coach for the Papakura-based team, coached by Australian Julie Hoornweg, while de Bruin leads a line-up which includes current Silver Fern squad members Kayla Cullen, Maia Wilson, Malia Paseka, Sulu Fitzpatrick and Courtney Tairi.

The team's import spot will be filled by versatile Fijian shooter Afa Rusivakula.

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