The Robinhood Stars find themselves in an unfamiliar position ahead of their third meeting of the ANZ Premiership season with cross-city rivals the Northern Mystics.

The Robinhood Stars have dropped to second on the ANZ Premiership ladder after losing to the Northern Mystics 65-57 at home in Auckland in the second instalment of the Northern Challenge series.

Robinhood Stars Captain Maia Wilson wants to see all seven players in purple firing at the same time on court when they return home for the second match in the Barfoot & Thompson Northern Challenge.

A superb defensive showing has spurred The Robinhood Stars towards a 53-43 ANZ Premiership triumph over The Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel in Dunedin.

Two teams who know how to battle right to the final whistle go head-to-head in Dunedin as they both look to hold their places in the ANZ Premiership top three.

The Robinhood Stars have consolidated their spot at the top of the ANZ Premiership ladder with a resilient 55-53 win over The Te Wānanga o Raukawa Central Pulse in Auckland.

The Robinhood Stars return home where they will be looking to break this year’s deadlock with Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse – one game apiece heading into their Round 9 ANZ Premiership contest.

"Management and the girls all accept you for what skills you bring to the team because they know not everyone is going to be the same and they use what strengths you have to benefit the team."

The Robinhood Stars have lost just their second match of the ANZ Premiership season, falling 63-60 to the Northern Mystics in the first instalment of the Northern Challenge series in Auckland.

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