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2019 ANZ Premiership - Round 11 (Remaining Games)



Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel v Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse
When: 7:40pm, Monday 6 May
Where: ILT Stadium Southland, Invercargill
Broadcast: SKY Sport (NZ), FanPass (SKY), (outside NZ)

Match Notes

• When the teams last met in Round 7 the Pulse defeated the Steel 66-50 in Dunedin.

• The Steel and Pulse have met 10 times in the ANZ Premiership with the Steel winning six matches and the Pulse four.

• The Pulse has won the past two meetings between the teams, while the Steel won the two meetings prior to that.

• The Steel is coming off a 69-58 victory over the Mytsics on Super Sunday in Invercargill.

• The Steel has a record of nine wins and three losses and sit in second place on the ladder.

• The Pulse is coming off a 53-45 win over the Magic on Super Sunday in Invercargill.

• The Pulse has a record of 12 wins from 12 matches and sit at the top of the ANZ Premiership ladder.

• The Pulse’s 12-match winning run is their best winning run in their 12-year history dating back to the former Trans-Tasman Championship which began in 2008. The 12-match winning run is the second longest in the ANZ Premiership after the Steel’s 17 consecutive wins between R1, 2017 and R1, 2018.

• The Steel remain undefeated in Invercargill in the ANZ Premiership having won all 14 matches played at home in Invercargill since 2017.

• The Pulse and Steel are the only teams to have sat inside the Top 3 after each round in 2019. The Pulse, Steel and Stars have sat inside the ANZ Premiership Top 3 after every round since Round 2.

• The Steel has the best attacking record in the ANZ Premiership scoring an average of 63.1 goals per match, while the Pulse has the best defensive record conceding just 42.7 goals per match.

• The Pulse’s four goal win over the Steel in Round 5 is their closest winning margin in their record breaking 12-match winning run this season.

• The Steel has secured their place in the top two after the minor round and are still a mathematical chance of gaining first place if they win their last three matches and the Pulse don’t record another win or get a bonus point.

• The Pulse will seal the minor premiership and home Grand Final hosting rights if they can defeat the Steel.


Northern Mystics v The Good Oil Tactix
When: 7:40pm, Wednesday 8 May
Where: The Trusts Arena, Auckland
Broadcast: SKY Sport (NZ), FanPass (SKY), (outside NZ)

Match Notes

• When the teams last met in Round 7 the Mystics defeated the Tactix 64-54 in Auckland.

• The Mystics and Tactix have met eight times in the ANZ Premiership with both teams having won four matches each.

• The Tactix are coming off a 53-48 win over the Stars on Super Sunday in Invercargill.

• The Tactix have a record of four wins and eight losses and sit in fifth place on the ladder after Super Sunday.

• The Tactix recorded their fourth win of the season against the Stars on Super Sunday and if they can claim another win, they will equal their second-best return in a season in their 12-year history. They claimed a record seven wins in 2018 but won five matches in their first two season in 2008 and 2009.

• If the Tactix win and stop the Mytsics from gaining a bonus point they will ensure they avoid the 2019 wooden spoon.

• The Mystics are coming off a 58-69 loss to the Steel on Super Sunday in Invercargill.

• The Mystics have a record of two wins and nine losses and sit at the bottom of the ANZ Premiership ladder after Super Sunday.

• The Mystics have the worst shooting accuracy in the ANZ Premiership at 75.4% for the season.

• The Tactix have had the lowest number of average shots at goal in the competition this season with 55.9 shots at goal per match.

• The Tactix have the second-best shooting accuracy in the ANZ Premiership at 84.5% just behind the Pulse who are converting at 85.7%

• Tactix Captain Jane Watson played her 100th combined National League match on Super Sunday against the Pulse. Watson played 56 matches (2012-2016) in the ANZ Championship and has played 44 matches in the ANZ Premiership since 2017. Watson has played 58 matches for the Tactix and 42 for the Steel.

• Mystics defender Michaela Sokolich-Beatson played her 50th combined National League match on Super Sunday against the Steel. Sokolich-Beatson played eight matches in the ANZ Championship in 2016 and has played 42 matches in the ANZ Premiership since 2017, all for the Mystics.

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