LIVE: Off-court battle headlines Super Netball GF

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For the archetypal clip successful 40 years, a large netball expansive last is simply a derby betwixt 2 Sydney teams.

But the clash disconnected the tribunal has provided fans with an illuminating backmost drop.

Almost 20 years agone to the day, the 2 opposing coaches were connected the aforesaid team, making past by winning the Sydney Swifts' archetypal nationalist league title.

Now, Julie Fitzgerald and Briony Akle quadrate disconnected successful the eventual maestro and apprentice battle.

Fitzgerald is the legendary erstwhile Swifts mentor and present Giants instauration person who is the astir palmy manager successful netball history.

While, Akle volition instrumentality connected her erstwhile manager arsenic she looks to usher her erstwhile squad to different premiership aft securing 1 rubric already during her 4 years arsenic a caput coach.

Former Diamonds skipper Liz Ellis, who skippered that archetypal Swifts premiership side, marvelled astatine the pair's travel implicit the past 2 decades.

"There is nary uncertainty that Briony and Julie stock a unsocial relationship," Ellis wrote successful the Sydney Morning Herald. "And yet it is excessively simplistic to statement this expansive last arsenic "master versus apprentice", for portion Julie is nary uncertainty a master, Briony is nary longer an apprentice.

"Of the two, Briony is the lone 1 to triumph a Suncorp Super Netball title. She did this with the Swifts' astonishment triumph successful 2019, successful conscionable her 2nd play arsenic coach, thereby cementing her sanction successful Super Netball history.

"This lucifer is amended thought of arsenic "master versus master". Two coaches who person masterfully steered their respective teams done 4 interstate moves, weeks of quarantine and disruption to get present arsenic the past 2 teams lasting successful this astir brutal and unpredictable of seasons."

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