Qld netball teams unable to join SA hub

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Queensland Super Netball teams have been denied entry to South Australia and will play their derby match in Brisbane on Monday.

All clubs were set to gather in South Australia to finish the season due to the COVID-19 outbreaks in Victoria and NSW.

The Melbourne Vixens, Collingwood Magpies, NSW Swifts and the Giants all left the Victorian capital on Thursday as the city braced for another lockdown.

The Queensland Firebirds and Sunshine Coast Lightning were set to fly to Adelaide on Friday however changes to the South Australian border for visiting Queenslanders changed late on Thursday.

The Firebirds confirmed Friday that they will now host the Lightning at Brisbane's Nissan Arena on Monday night, which will complete round 11.

"With the evolving COVID-19 situation across Australia, including the South Australian government extending its restrictions on the Queensland border late yesterday, we will continue to work with the league on securing fixtures for the remaining rounds," the Firebirds said in a statement.

"The league will continue to work with South Australian government to allow the Firebirds and Lightning to enter South Australia under strict protocols for future matches."

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