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    You Can Now Score A 2-Pointer In Netball, And I'm Sorry, But What The Fuck

    What's next, you can go for three at the transverse line?

    In case you missed it, the Suncorp Super Netball league announced that it was introducing a "two-goal Super Shot" in Australia last week.

    An introduction to the Super Shot and how it works. Learn more about the Super Shot here -

    Essentially, in the last five minutes of every quarter, any shot made in a 1.9 metre zone on the inside of the circle, will be worth two points.

    A netball player taking a shot from inside the two-point zone
    @SuperNetball / Via Twitter: @SuperNetball

    The two-goal Super Shot isn't new. Earlier this year, it played in the Bushfire Relief game earlier this year, where every 2-goal Super Shot meant a donation to the cause.

    Full stadium of spectators watching netball game
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    As both a fan and a player of netball, I thought the rule was — and still is — a bit gimmicky. It takes the strategy out of the game, gives the defence more work and no reward and was only there to "wow" the crowd. But because of the Bushfire Relief fundraiser, I was all for it. Variations of the rule have also been introduced in the Fast5 tournaments.

    But netball fans all around the country are taking issue with the rule being introduced into the Suncorp Super Netball season.

    @SuperNetball @SuperNetball this is such a bad decision, the majority of existing netball fans think that 2 point shots are not netball. It was ok in exhibition games but in circumstances where the games count it's terrible!! #changeitback #rethinkthedecision #youwilllosemorefansthanyoungain

    Fans think the Super Shot is pandering to an audience that netball doesn't have.

    @OffsidersABC Personally, I don't think a lot of people who don't follow netball now will say let's watch @SuperNetball because they have a 2 point Super Shot. The only thing it will do is alienate current fans who think it is a gimmick and a fundamental change to the sport.

    If anyone at @SuperNetball @NetballAust actually think by adding a 2pt shot that is 3.75 metres closer to the ring than basketball's 3pt shot will bring in non-interested (male) viewers to netball has lost their mind Yes the circumference is different but as this BS is for TV...

    "What's on TV today?" "Netball. You want to watch?" "No way. That's a boring girly sport. Not interested." "But hang on, they've introduced a 2 point shot this year" "What? Wow! That's incredible. That's changed my whole opinion of the sport. I'll definitely be watching now!"

    And are taking issue with the fact that players weren't consulted before the rule was introduced, only six weeks away from the start of the season.

    Players not being consulted over the biggest rule change netball has seen is terrible @SuperNetball @AusNetballPA

    Loved being a part of the @SuperNetball Competition Committee that weren’t consulted about this before being informed of the rule changes a couple of hours prior to it being made public 😳

    Personally, I'm not really here for the two-goal Super Shot, because I've played GD for 18 years and I can tell you that my favourite part of the game is going head-to-head against a great pair of shooters, as they try to work it closer to the goal.

    Collingwood FC

    From my perspective, shooters now get double the points from a marked area where a lot of shooters already score from, and the defence has no added advantage to defend it.

    But who knows? Maybe I'm completely wrong and this will lead to a whole new level of netball with a brand new audience to boot!

    @KateKatecornish @YaThinkN @sportznut67 How will Sharon, Sharon Streslecki explain the 2 point (why is it point when we score goals) to Kim Kardashian West? @MagdaSzubanski

    Let me know what you think in the comments!