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Following their recent trip from Australia, the SPAR Proteas will be getting ready to jet off to England to face the Vitality Roses in a three test match series.

This will be the third time that these two nations meet up – they met in January during Quad Series drawing once and England winning their play off match. Both teams did not meet during the 2023 Netball World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa.

England have all the bragging as they are yet to lose against South Africa this year. The SPAR Proteas will get together on Friday, 24th November before flying out to England on Monday 27th November 2023.

It is very important for us to play teams that are ranked above because this will serve two great purposes, one being that we can gauge how far or close are we in being one of the best and secondly, we can work our way to improving our points on the table and push our way into the top four. The more we get our players international exposure and experience the better, this will be sure to sharpen them and make more competitive,” said Netball South Africa President, Cecilia Molokwane.

The two nations will play three test matches between the 5th, 9th, and 10th of December 2023 with the first match being played in Manchester and the last two in Nottingham.

The SPAR Proteas will face Scotland in a practice match on the 3rd of December before the series.

The team travelling to England has been confirmed as follows:

Khanyisa Chawane; Boitumelo Mahloko; Kamogelo Maseko; Phumza Maweni; Bongiwe Msomi ©; Rolene Streutker; Refiloe Nketsa; Karla Pretorius; Lefébre Rademan; Jeanté Strydon; Nicola Smith; Ané Retief; Owethu Ngubane; Ine-Marí Venter; Nicholé Taljaard

Dates and times for the matches are as follows: 

  • Game 1: Tuesday 05 December 2023 at AO Arena, Manchester – 21:00 CAT
  • Game 2: Saturday 09 December 2023 at Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham – 19:00 CAT
  • Game 3: Sunday 10 December 2023, at Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham – 16:00 CAT 

All matches will be broadcast on pay TV channel SuperSport Variety 4.