Rankings be damned, this is Australia's 'Consolation Cup'

Dejected Diamonds players after the loss to the Silver ferns in Sydney.

If New Zealand win the Constellation Cup, and strip Australia’s cupboard bare, it will be hard to argue against the claim that the Silver Ferns are the best netball team in the world, no matter what the official rankings say.

Winning comes first for hurting Diamonds

Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander.

Still stinging from the World Cup loss, Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander has made it clear the Constellation Cup netball series against New Zealand is not about blooding players for the future.