| Netball News | Thursday October 25 2012 12:39
England shooter Jo Harten believes a season of ANZ Championships has toughened her up for international netball.
England plays the Silver Ferns in Wellington tonight.
Harten says at 23, she's a senior player in the England side, but her season with the Tactix has prepared her to be just that.
"I've definitely got a lot more confidence, my ANZ season was a bit up and down in terms of my shooting performances and I'm the first one to admit that.
"But Coming from that and going into next year and this international season I've definitely got that confidence, I'm a stronger player."
Meanwhile there's a chance of a "home" debut for Australian shooter Caitlin Thwaites.
For just the second time in the quad series, Thwaites has been named in Australia's game day 12, to play South Africa tonight.
She may be Australian but Thwaites has been a fan favourite in the capital, where she's played for the Central Pulse for two seasons.
While she says she's still working on her ANZ Championship future, with the hope of returning to the Pulse, a test debut is firmly in the mind.
Aussie captain Natalie von Bertouch is out with the ankle injury sustained on Sunday, with Cath Cox to lead the side.
The Ferns play England at 8:20pm, preceded by Australia against South Africa from 6:10pm.
Photo: Jo Harten/ Photosport