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November 22, 2012
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Byers expects tough challenge

Carol Byers

Australia's Under-21 netball coach, Carol Byers, said they are expecting a difficult series from their Jamaican counterparts when both teams clash in tomorrow's opening game of their three-Test series at the National Arena.

The second game takes place on Saturday, while the final match will be played on Sunday.

"We are expecting a very tough series against the Jamaicans," said Byers, following their arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport on Tuesday.

"The Jamaicans are always really fierce competition for us, and so it is about preparing and learning about the players that they have over here, and also their style of play," said Byers. The Australians, who are coming off a three-series win over Caribbean side Trinidad and Tobago, will enter the series against the Jamaicans oozing with confidence.

"They are confident because we have just been to Trinidad and Tobago and we have played a three-Test series against their Under-21 team, and that helps us bond together as a group.

"We expect the competition to be tougher and so we want to make sure that we are pushing ourselves to get better and better," she noted.

difficult to beat

Continuing, Byers said: "We've got a wealth of talent in our team and we are glad to expose them. We have a mixture of height and mobility in our team and it will be interesting to see how they go up against the Jamaicans."

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