Australia's FastNet Diamonds have notched up two strong victories on the first day of the World Netball Series in England.
Adopting modified rules which include six-minute quarters and unlimited rolling substitutions, the series aims to test the fitness, technical ability and tactical awareness of players.
And in a team boasting Australia's top young netballers along with former national representatives, the Diamonds presented two polished performances on Friday.
In the first match at Liverpool's Echo Arena, Australia overcame Jamaica 38-28, before going on to down Fiji 39-15.
"The speed of our transitions was fantastic and combined with some wonderful attacking play," Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander told AAP.
"The team stuck to our game plan very well, very disciplined, and in both matches we proved much less costly with errors than our opponents.
"All up it was really beautiful play to watch."
On Saturday, Australian - co-captained by revered defender Bianca Chatfield and NSW Swifts star Susan Pratley - take on England, South Africa and 2010 series winners New Zealand.
"England and New Zealand are definitely the stand-out teams from what I've observed. England in particular, very sharp," Alexander said.
"They have some strong and experienced players and we're going to have to be mindful of that."
Results from day one put Australia in a strong position ahead of Sunday's finals.