PREVIEW: Round 7 UC Capitals V Townsville Fire
UC Capitals V Townsville Fire
Saturday, 30 November
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This Saturday, the UC Capitals will trade the black and blue for orange as part of the WNBL’s ‘Orange the World’ themed rounds supporting the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign by UN Women Australia.
Every home team over Rounds 7 and 8 will wear their specially designed uniforms and we encourage you to join us in dressing up in orange, a symbol for a brighter future free from violence.
The UC Capitals will be taking on the Townsville Fire for the second time this season after their narrow win in Round 2. There hasn’t been much good news for the Fire since then, having won just one of their seven games and sitting last on the ladder. That’s no reason to underestimate the Fire’s potential, though. There were just two points in the UC Capitals’ win last month – our tightest game of the season so far. The UC Capitals expect Townsville to be fired up for the win they so desperately need while the reigning champs will look to extend their home game win streak to 16.
The Fire boast an impressive line-up of Opals players including former Capital Abby Bishop, Darcee Garbin and Tess Madgen. Their two imports are also world class with Julie Vanloo on the Belgian national team and Bridget Carleton joining Kia Nurse on team Canada.
The Bishop and Tolo match up will no doubt be another physical one as the two veteran centres put everything into their defence. Defending Bishop will be a high priority come Saturday as she just recently overtook Nurse in leading the league for points, averaging 20.2 a game.
After achieving their highest attended game of the season so far, with over 1600 at the National Convention Centre Canberra, there’s a lot of momentum behind the UC Capitals as the WNBL hits the halfway mark of the 2019-20 season. Get excited for another intense game and we’ll see you there dressed in orange!