HAMILTON, NZ - When rangy Silver Ferns' defender Leana de Bruin talks about finetuning her game, she really gets down to the micro detail.
Just two days out from New Zealand's all-important final quad series netball match against arch-rivals Australia, De Bruin is looking more closely than ever at where she needs to improve.
"I get a lot of hand to the ball, but I actually don't get the intercepts, so it's definitely my timing," she said.
"It's been out for the last two games, and that's really frustrating me."
The Silver Ferns' inexplicable nose-dive against the Diamonds in Sydney just over a week ago, where they crashed to a 68-48 loss, provides all the motivation she needs.
De Bruin is part of an intimidating Silver Ferns' defensive line-up which is back to full strength with the return of captain Casey Williams from injury.
The 1.9m South African-born defender knows she needs to be at her best tomorrow, as New Zealand look to regain some lost pride after their biggest loss to Australia in 12 years.
And that means getting even the tiniest detail right, because just a millimetre or two might prove crucial.
"It's about my positioning and where I attack the ball. I think I'm kind of going through the middle of the ball rather than out a little bit.
"It's probably only two millimetres to my right that I'm missing it."