TEAM TALK: NEAFL R16 – Big names selected
Round 16 of the NEAFL features two games involving NSW/ACT sides. The Canberra Demons host the Southport Sharks, while the GWS GIANTS take on the Sydney Swans in the NEAFL Sydney Derby.
The Demons are coming off the back of a disappointing loss to Sydney University. They were completely outplayed by the Students and will be looking for more physicality in an attempt to get their season back on track.
They have made three changes to their side to face the Sharks as Reed Stevens, Jack Powell and Kade Klemke come into the team.
Stevens has had an impressive season to date, and has punched well above his 17 years. The youngster was Canberra’s Rising Star winner last year and is an important inclusion for this weekend.
Christian Palombi is injured, while Donald Roberts and Billy Muir have both been omitted. Palombi is a member of the GWS GIANTS Academy and has been very impressive in his first season in the NEAFL.
Spotless Stadium hosts the Sydney Derby on Saturday afternoon, as two teams who have had very different seasons come together. The table-topping Swans face the GIANTS who are languishing at the bottom of the ladder.
The GIANTS NEAFL season has been a season filled with mass-changes week-in week-out, and round 16 is no different. They have made 15 changes for their side to face the Swans, welcoming back some experienced players along the way.
Isaac Cumming, Tendai Mzungu and Daniel Lloyd all return after featuring for the GIANTS’ AFL side. Mzungu and Lloyd both played in last-week’s heart-stopping draw to Hawthorn down in Launceston.
The Swans also welcome back a lot of AFL-level experience. Kurt Tippett has been named to play his first game in over a month after an ankle injury. He is joined by Will Hayward who is also returning from injury through the NEAFL.
Jordan Foote and Oliver Florent are also in the side for the Swans, two players who have impressed all season at NEAFL level.
Impressive defender Colin O’Riordan has been ruled out for the clash and has been replaced by Academy member, Cooper Lee.
MATCH DAY INFORMATION
Canberra Demons (8th) vs. Southport Sharks (7th)
Date: Saturday, 15 July 2017
Venue: UNSW Canberra Oval
Watch: Streaming live on NEAFL TV
SELECTED CANBERRA DEMONS SIDE
B: 23. Ben Fulford 29. Ben Halse 21. Matt Vardanega
HB: 36. Lucas Meline 38. Riley Budd 25. Sam Martyn
C: 5. Nick Collins 17. Jordan Harper 24. Alex Smout
HF: 10. Reed Stevens 3. Andrew Swan 16. Mitch Hardie
F: 4. Aaron Bruce 11. Jacob Turner 46. Jack Powell*
Foll: 42. Cameron Milne 8. Mitch Maguire 9. Nick Pleming
Inter: 33. Lachlan Harper 19. Max Richardson 1. Isaac Taylor 12. Luke McKay 6. Kade Klemke
Emer: 27. Lachlan Maples 14. Donald Roberts 45. Ben McGinness
In: 10. Reed Stevens 46. Jack Powell 6. Kade Klemke
Out: 22. Billy Muir (omitted) 32. Christian Palombi (injured) 14. Donald Roberts (omitted)
GWS GIANTS (10th) vs. Sydney Swans (1st)
Date: Saturday, 15 July 2017
Venue: Spotless Stadium
Entry: Entry with ticket to GWS GIANTS vs. Sydney Swans AFL match
Watch: Not streaming live
SELECTED GWS GIANTS SIDE
B: 40. Jake Gaynor 48. Matt Rawlinson 47. Nathan Richards
HB: 13. Isaac Cumming 42. Jake Stein 39. Alex Paech
C: 55. Kieren Briggs 25. Tendai Mzungu 45. Lachlan Tanner
HF: 38. Daniel Lloyd 30. Matt Flynn 33. Lachlan Tiziani
F: 46. Dylan Addison 49. Rhys Pollock 44. Jake Bartholomaeaus
Foll: 26. Dawson Simpson 11. Will Setterfield 28. Zach Sproule
Inter: 51. Nick Shipley 52. Tom Highmore 53. Brendan Myers 54. Alistair Gillespie
Emer: Doulton Langlands
In: 13. Isaac Cumming 25. Tendai Mzungu 28. Zach Sproule 33. Lachlan Tiziani 38. Daniel Lloyd 39. Alex Paech 40. Jake Gaynor 44. Jake Bartholomeaus 46. Dylan Addison 47. Nathan Richards 48. Matt Rawlinson 51. Nick Shipley 52. Tom Highmore 53. Brendan Myers 54. Alistair Gillespie
Out 33. Daniel Fleming 36. Billy Johnson 37. Joe Stapleton 38. Lachlan Dennis 39. Riley Budd 40. Brandon Norton 46. Max Lower 47. Matthew Edwards 48. Liam Sansom 50. Brock Aston 52. Ben McGinness 53. Reed Stevens 54. Ben Zoppo 44. Bailey Lambert 51. Jack Buckley
SELECTED SYDNEY SWANS SIDE
B: 46. Sam Murray 21. Jack Maibaum 2. Alex Johnson
HB: 31. Harry Marsh 32. Michael Talia 56. Cooper Lee
C: 34. Jordan Dawson 33. Brandon Jack 54. Jared Deep
HF: 30. Tyrone Leonardis 36. Aliir Aliir 45. Sam Fisher
F: 25. Ben Ronke 1. James Rose 47. Toby Pink
Foll: : 8. Kurt Tippett 6. Jordan Foote 19. Shaun Edwards
Inter: 18. Callum Sinclair 11. Jeremy Laidler 9. Will Hayward 13. Oliver Florent 27. Daniel Robinson
Emer: 52. Harrison 60. Liam Maze 50. Sam Wicks 58. Hamish MacDonald 53. James Bell
In: 34. Jordan Dawson 13. Oliver Florent 6. Jordan Foote 9. Will Hayward 8. Kurt Tippett 56. Cooper Lee 27. Daniel Robinson
Out: 38. Colin O’Riordan 53. Sam Barkley 49. Will Gowers 58. Hamish MacDonald 60. Liam Maze 52. Harrison Carr