SYDNEY — Australia are confident they've improved as they set out to avenge their netball Test series loss to great rivals New Zealand in Sydney on Sunday.
The Diamonds are fiercely motivated for the clash of Quad Series heavyweights after New Zealand won the Constellation Cup for the first time in the trophy's three-year history last month, triumphing 2-1 to claim their first series success over the world champions in eight years.
"We don't like to lose I can tell you," said Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander.
"There's no better way to get fire in the belly than not accepting that and making sure we address all the issues we needed to address.
"So we're very hungry heading into Sunday."
The Diamonds posted their second consecutive win of the Quad Series in Newcastle on Wednesday night, beating South Africa 63-31 after opening with an empathic 64-40 win over England last Sunday.
Alexander took the chance to give all 12 players valuable game-time, making five substitutes at half-time ahead of Sunday's big match at AllPhones Arena.
She also made sweeping changes against England and felt the tactic to boost the squad's flexibility of combinations had helped.