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Steel defensive pair re-sign for 2017

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 14/08/2016

Southern Steel defensive duo Jane Watson and Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit have signed up for another season at the netball club.

Watson and Selby-Rickit excelled for the Steel in 2016, leading them to an unbeaten minor premiership in the ANZ Championship before bowing out in the semi-finals.

The signings complete the Steel's starting seven for the inaugural 2017 ANZ Elite League alongside Shannon Francois, Gina Crampton, Te Paea Selby-Rickit, Jhaniele Fowler-Reid and skipper Wendy Frew.

"As a group we've been together a while and that's helped us develop as a team, and it will be great to have that consistency going into next year," Watson said.

Selby-Rickit, a former Silver Fern, said she couldn't wait for the new season.

"Having our own championship can be awesome and I reckon it will be," she said.

"Hopefully it will also return our trans-Tasman encounters back to being unpredictable like they used to be."

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