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NWBL action resumes today with a grand final rematch between the Roller Hawks and the Sydney Metro Blues.


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The two sides’ start to the 2018 season were polar opposites with Wollongong winning all four games to lead the league while the Metro Blues, down on troops, failed to win a match.


The Metro Blues were severely hampered by the absence of CJ McCarthy-Grogan, Darren Skuse, Colin Smith, John McPhail and American import Joe Chambers who will also be absent this weekend.


The absence of many of the Blues' players will allow for coach Brendan Dowler to use the full extent of his bench and allow players like Brad Fisher (pictured) and Clay Kelly, whose player classifications were reduced following a review in Round 1, more court time.

"Brad and Clay should have more opportunity to play because of their reductions in classification so it will be important to try those new combinations across 3 games," says Roller Hawks captain Brett Stibners.

"It's important to keep our momentum going from Round 1. We had four good wins but didn't play with enough consistency over the weekend."


The Roller Hawks travel to Hawkesbury for the opening fixture on Friday night and will remain in Sydney for the second game to be played on Saturday.


The Roller Hawks will then host their first game of the season when the two sides play their third and final game of the round on Sunday at Shellharbour City Stadium.


The Roller Hawks sit on top of the ladder alongside Kilsyth, each with 12 points, followed by Queensland on 10.  Adelaide, Red Dust and Perth all sit on 6 points with 1 win and 3 losses each while Sydney sit in last place. (NWBL awards 3 points for a win. 1 point for a loss).




Friday April 6: SYDNEY METRO BLUES vs ROLLER HAWKS - 6pm @ Hawkesbury Basketball Stadium

Saturday April 7: SYDNEY METRO BLUES vs ROLLER HAWKS - 6pm @ Hawkesbury Basketball Stadium

Sunday April 8: ROLLER HAWKS vs SYDNEY METRO BLUES - 12:30pm @ Shellharbour City Stadium