Netball Quad Series: Jo Harten tests positive for Covid-19 and will not play for England’s Vitality Roses | Netball News

The British international shooter tested positive for Covid-19 before its flight to London from Australia; Vitality Roses prepare to face New Zealand, Australia and South Africa in the series starting on Saturday, live on Sky Sports

Last updated: 01/10/22 9:45

Jo Harten will not take the field for England during the Netball Quad Series

Jo Harten tested positive at Covid-19 and will not play for England’s Vitality Roses during the Netball Quad Series, which kicks off on Saturday.

Harten, who lives in Australia, tested positive before her flight and cannot travel to London. England Netball announced the news via social media on Monday morning.

The 32-year-old’s retirement is incredibly disappointing for the shooter and the Roses fans, having been exceptional during their recent streak against Jamaica.

Harten’s performances against the Sunshine Girls and his collaborations with Eleanor Cardwell and Helen Housby played a significant role in England’s first series win against Jamaica since 2013. They also marked his first outings with England’s Vitality Roses since Netball World Cup in 2019.

Netball Quad Series – Live on Sky Sports and Sky Sports YouTube channel

January 15, 2022 Vitality Roses vs South Africa 14:00
January 15, 2022 New Zealand vs Australia 16:15
January 16, 2022 Australia vs South Africa 14:00
January 16, 2022 Vitality Roses vs New Zealand 16:15
January 18, 2022 South Africa vs New Zealand 17:30
January 18, 2022 Vitality Roses against Australia 19:30
January 19, 2022 Third vs Fourth 17:30
January 19, 2022 The final 19:30

The Quad Series kicks off on Saturday with England taking on subsequent matches against South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

The four international teams will play a total of eight games in the series on January 15, 16, 18 and 19 and each match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

The series marks the perfect preparation for all four outfits with the Commonwealth Games to be held later this year in Birmingham – all four have already qualified.

England’s Vitality Roses enter the Commonwealth Games as reigning champions following their stunning triumph on the Gold Coast in 2018.


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