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Super Netball grand final at a glance

WHAT TO WATCH FOR IN THE INAUGURAL SUPER NETBALL GRAND FINAL

Sunshine Coast Lightning v Giants Netball

Where: Brisbane Entertainment Centre

When: Saturday, June 17, 7pm (AEST).

Head to head results during season: 1-1

Round 4 - Giants bt Lightning 55-54, USC Stadium, Sippy Downs.

Round 14 - Lightning bt Giants 56-55, Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney.

SUNSHINE COAST LIGHTNING

Coach: Noeline Taurua

Regular-season ladder position: Second

Regular-season record (wins, draws, losses): 11-1-2

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Geva Mentor: The English linchpin of the Lightning defence, she leads the league in deflections and defensive rebounds and is second in intercepts.

Laura Langman: Vastly experienced and versatile New Zealander who can fill any of the mid-court positions and is a ferocious competitor.

Caitlin Bassett: Arguably the world's best shooter, scores masses of goals at a high percentage and looks set to finish as the season's leading scorer.

GIANTS NETBALL

Coach: Julie Fitzgerald

Regular-season ladder position: Third

Regular-season record: 10-4

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Rebecca Bulley: Coaxed out of retirement by Julie Fitzgerald, the veteran defender is a competitive and calming presence down back.

Susan Pettitt: An accomplished goal attack and shooter for most of her career, she has successfully transitioned to wing attack in the second half of the season.

Kristina Brice: A young shooter and prolific scorer who has become increasingly influential as the season has progressed.