Launceston Tornadoes are allaying concerns over doubts of Lauren Mansfield’s place in the grand final team.
Mansfield was forced to miss the home preliminary final four days earlier against Nunawading Spectres.
The 28-year-old has been attending a training camp for the Australian Opals over the past fortnight ahead of this year’s world cup in Spain.
Coach Derrick Washington has remained in contact with Mansfield to pencil in the star guard’s availability for the Tornadoes’ biggest game of nearly a decade.
Opals commitments continued to ensure the point guard has not played the past five club games following an earlier tournament in China.
Washington has given his word Mansfield has overcome a troublesome ankle, ruling her out for six games in the middle of the year.
“She’s been telling me she is feeling pretty good,” he said. “It’s a day to day thing when it comes to injuries.