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Where to Watch: Round 14

Round 14 of the Netball Super League (NSL) is coming up, so find out all the vital information about where to watch and follow the action over the next few days here.

Round 13 certainly delivered drama and excitement in equal measures with a nail-biting local derby at the Copper Box Arena providing plenty of stand-out moments, and now it’s time to look ahead to what is to come in round 14.

On Friday 17 May fans can watch Saracens Mavericks take on Manchester Thunder live on Sky Sports.

Then on Saturday 18 May, BBC Sport and BBC iPlayer will broadcast a battle of fourth versus fifth in the table as Severn Stars travel to face Surrey Storm.

All the details on how to watch these unmissable matches can be found here, along with how to keep up to date on all the other games across the weekend.

Manchester Thunder v Saracens Mavericks – First Centre Pass at 19:30 Friday 17 May

The last time these two sides met was at the iconic Ovo Arena in Wembley in round eight, where Manchester Thunder took the spoils with a 46-70 win. Saracens Mavericks will be looking for a much-improved performance in this reverse fixture, but they’ll have to face the eighth player in the form of a loud and partisan crowd at Belle Vue Arena. Can they pick up their first win against the northern side since 2018 tonight?

Manchester Thunder Player to Watch: Elmerè van der Berg has provided a vital point of difference in the Thunder attacking end throughout the season, giving head coach Karen Greig the luxury of being able to play both a rotating circle and a holding one. Thunder fans have also been excited by the brief appearances at goal attack that she has made this season, demonstrating the versatility of the South African shooting star.

Saracens Mavericks Player to Watch: Aliyah Zaranyika was impressive in Mavericks’ round 13 loss to Leeds Rhinos, notching up two intercepts, four deflections, three pick-ups and four gains. She was selected in Eboni Usoro-Brown’s Team of the Week in the centre position and will want to back this up with a similarly strong performance tonight.

Where can I watch?

You can watch on BBC Sport and BBC iPlayer, the first centre pass is at 19:30. Click here to watch.

International viewers can watch on NetballPass here.

Surrey Storm v Severn Stars – First Centre Pass at 18:00 Saturday 18 May

This match sees fourth place Severn Stars travel south to face fifth place Surrey Storm in a game that could prove crucial in the race for a top four position at the end of the season. Storm can take heart from an impressive performance against London Pulse in round 13 which saw multiple momentum swings. Storm remained patient and controlled in possession of the ball and did not allow Pulse and their loud home crowd to build any momentum until the final few minutes of the match. Can they go all the way against another top four team, Severn Stars, this week?

Surrey Storm Player to Watch: Despite being on the losing side, Beth Dix was selected as the Experience Kissimmee Player of the Match in round 13. Her relentless work rate and constant availability in attack enabled Storm to execute their game plan and withstand the trademark defensive pressure of London Pulse. An honourable mention also goes to Sophie Drakeford-Lewis who shot 20 goals at 100% accuracy whilst also carrying out a mountain of work outside of the circle. Both players will need to repeat this form to secure a win against Stars in this match.

Severn Stars Player to Watch: Head Coach Jo Trip had a phenomenal game in round 13, with three intercepts, one deflection, two pick-ups and seven gains to her name. Trip will need to lead from the front and win some clean ball for her side in this critical match in the race for top four.

Where can I watch?

You can watch on Sky Sports YouTube, the first centre pass is at 18:00. Click below to watch:

International viewers can watch on NetballPass here.

The rest of the round

On top of our broadcast games, there are three more matches taking place this round that you can buy tickets to watch live, or follow the action on X.

After a tough game against the reigning champions last week, Team Bath are on the road this weekend to face Leeds Rhinos at 7:30pm on Friday. Despite losing the game, Bath drew the final quarter against Loughborough Lighting which should set them up for a confident start to this round 14 match. Meanwhile, Leeds Rhinos are looking for their second home win on the bounce as they strive to keep their top four hopes alive.

At the same time on Friday, London Pulse make the long journey north to face Strathclyde Sirens. With up-and-coming young shooter Cerys Cairns making her return to court from injury in round 13, Sirens have an exciting new level of flexibility among their shooting options. Will this make the difference against a Pulse side who have been asked some big questions by opposition teams over the past few weeks?

Finally, the LexisNexis Cardiff Dragons face Loughborough Lightning on Saturday at 5pm. Fans at House of the Sport in Cardiff will need to get behind their team who have had a tricky few weeks, last picking up a win in round nine. The challenge doesn’t get any easier as they face the reigning champions, but if there is one thing Dragons fans can rely on it is the unwavering spirit in the team to fight until the final whistle.

If you would like to go down to any of this weekend’s games, head over to our tickets page where you will find links to all of the team’s ticket pages.

If you can’t make it to the games, you can keep up to date with all the action with updates at half time and full time on the @NetballSL Twitter account. You can also see all the results from round three as they come in on our fixtures & results page.

To keep up with the latest news, make sure to follow the @NetballSL on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, Netball Super League on Facebook and LinkedIn, and subscribe to our newsletter.

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