Struggling Swifts keep their cool

NSW Swifts coach Julie Fitzgerald isn't fazed by back-to-back losses for the defending trans-Tasman champions and is confident injured stars Catherine Cox and Kimberlee Green will be fit for the next round.

The Swifts suffered their biggest ever ANZ Championship loss on Monday, a crushing 63-45 defeat to competition favourites the Magic in Hamilton.

NSW suffered a number of casualties, with skipper Cox hurting the ankle she damaged last year and wing attack Green damaging her fingers.

Defender Rebecca Bulley required a couple of stitches and suffered a black eye, while shooter Susan Pratley was feeling very sore following a collision with Casey Williams.

“To be honest, the injuries to Cath and Beck were caused with no contact at all, Kim's had a bit of contact involved in it,” Fitzgerald said. “It was as physical as you would expect that standard to be, but they (the Magic) weren't in any way overly rough.”

She was adamant NSW could rectify the problems before their next game, against New Zealand's Mystics in Sydney next Monday.



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