4 DAYS TO GO!
The regular season is done, now all eyes are on the Final 4 of the 2019 Sal’s NBL season on July 20/21 at Horncastle Arena in Christchurch.
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GRAND FINAL MVP
A seven-person panel has been selected to vote for the Grand Final MVP Award including former star players Dillon Boucher and Casey Frank.
WORLD CUP ON DISPLAY
Not only will the World Cup be on display at Horncastle Arena during the Final 4 (Saturday/Sunday), it's also now been confirmed the prized trophy will be on display at the Sal's NBL Annual Awards Night at Christchurch Casino on Friday evening, July 19.
FAN FREE FRIDAY - open from 11am / court access at 11:15am on Friday July 19 at Horncastle Arena.
Come and see all four teams on court and going through their final preparations before Saturday's Semi Finals. It's free entry and everyone is welcome.
11:15am - 11:45am: Canterbury Rams
12:45pm - 1:15pm: Wellington Saints
2:15pm - 2:45pm: Southland Sharks
3:45pm - 4:15pm: Hawke's Bay Hawks
4:30pm: Media Conference with the four Coaches and Captains
Join Us At The Annual Awards Night - Friday July 19
There are only 50 VIP Weekend Packages remaining, These passes include courtside seats for all five games across the weekend, plus a ticket to the Annual Awards Night at the Christchurch Casino on the Friday night where all the big awards for 2019 will be announced. VIP Weekend Packages from just $142. Click HERE.
SINGLE DAY TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
Single Day Passes (from $12) and Weekend Passes (from $23) are now on sale HERE.
EJ Singler (Hawks) - is back in full training and booked on the plane to Christchurch.
Daniel Kickert (Hawks) - remains in Australia and is almost certainly out of the Hawks line-up.
HAWKS - the Hawks players are all back in Napier and preparing for the Final 4. This includes the players who travelled to Tasmania for last Saturday night's game. EJ Singler is back on court, but Daniel Kickert remains in Australia and is almost definitely out of the Final 4. The Hawks don't fly out until 11:45am on Friday and will be the last team to arrive into Christchurch.
SAINTS - the Saints got through Sunday's win in Auckland without any issues and will return to training tomorrow. The unbeaten title favourites all look fit and healthy ahead of their game with the Sharks. No selection dilemmas either, it looks certain Tom Abercrombie will keep coming off the bench and support a starting five that has been locked in place since the first game of the season. The 18-0 Saints could not possibly be in better shape ahead of the Final 4.
SHARKS - another huge win for the Sharks last night at home against the Jets. The Sharks finish the regular season with two big wins and looked prime to have a big crack at the Saints on Saturday afternoon. Jarrad Weeks has been on fire the last two rounds after a one round absence, while the form of Hyrum Harris and Dom Kelman-Poto continues to grow rapidly. The Sharks are yet to decide on their final 12-player squad for the Semi Final with a decision not expected to be reached until later in the week.
RAMS - all quiet in Christchurch as the Rams prepare for their game on Saturday night against the Hawks. Of the four finalists the Rams will enjoy the biggest break, having finished their regular season last Thursday night. Mind you, the starting five for the Hawks did the same by virtue of not travelling to Tasmania.