Wells’s arrival giving the Pulse a stronger heartbeat
FOR the past eight years the Pulse have failed to win a game against an Australian team away from New Zealand in the ANZ Netball Championship, but after signing Bundaberg's Ameliaranne Wells for the 2015 a top-four finish is a realistic goal.
Playing at goal attack at the weekend Wells was pivotal in the 52-45 win against Melbourne Vixens and she said in an interview with 3 News in New Zealand if the Pulse plays its best the Australians will have a tough time on court.
"It does become a little bit of a thing (not winning in Australia) and all teams talk about it," Wells said.
"We know exactly the style they play so it's about putting things in place and training to combat it and getting a good run on.
"Aussies can't beat us when we play at our best, they play so structured and we just play with flair - if we hit 100% they can't touch us."
Wells has slotted right into the circle and with each game she plays has improved and is undoubtedly enjoying her time in New Zealand.
"I'm loving it, we are two weeks out of the season beginning now and our team has a really good feel about it and with a few more games under our belt we are going to hit the season running," she said.
"It's been enjoyable and such a good environment to come in to."
The Pulse play a tournament this weekend against the Southern Steel and Mainland Tactix before it takes on the Vixens in the first round of the ANZ Championship in Melbourne on March 1.