TEAM TALK: NEAFL Round 13
A Friday night blockbuster highlights Round 13 action in the NEAFL, as Sydney University take on the Sydney Swans at the SCG.
In the most important game of the season so far, the Students and the Swans are locked at the top of the table. The winner of this match will go four points clear and will be hard to catch going into the finals.
There are a number of changes to both teams. Sydney University welcome back defender Will Sierakowski who slots straight back into the half-back line. The reliable Jackson Potter is one of three players to drop out of the side.
The Swans have made six changes to the team that beat Aspley last weekend, most notably welcoming the experienced Jarrad McVeigh into the side. The former Swans captain turns out in the NEAFL on his way back from a hamstring injury that has kept him out for over a month.
Aliir Aliir is out of the side after suffering a knee injury last weekend and he is joined by Kurt Tippett, whose strong form has been disrupted by an ankle injury. Lewis Melican and Oliver Florent have both been called up to the senior side to take on Essendon on Friday Night.
Saturday afternoon sees the GWS GIANTS head north to take on the Brisbane Lions. The injury-ravaged GIANTS face another tough task as they attempt to finally get back in the winner’s circle this season.
The GIANTS have made 14 changes in their squad, including Harry Perryman and Rory Lobb who come back into the team. The two will bring much needed AFL experience into a side filled with promising Academy players.
They face a Brisbane Lions outfit full of AFL-listed players. Notable names include Jack Frost, Josh Schache and Claye Beams who will all be looking to impress.
The final game on Sunday sees the Canberra Demons host the Gold Coast Suns in a match with significant finals implications. The Demons sit in seventh place, one below the Suns, with a win set to propel them into the finals standings.
The Demons welcome back Allies member Tom Highmore who is an important part of the Canberra backline. Luke McKay is one of three players to drop out of the side after their disappointing loss to the Thunder last weekend.
MATCH DAY INFORMATION
Sydney University (2nd) vs. Sydney Swans (1st)
Date: Friday, 23 June 2017
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground
Entry: With your ticket for Sydney Swans vs. Essendon AFL match
Watch: Streamed live on NEAFL TV
SELECTED SYDNEY UNIVERSITY TEAM
B: 33. Nathan Cooper 38. Darcy Baron-Hay 35. Ryan Hebron
HB: 24. Tim Barton 12. Aaron Day 26. Will Sierakowski
C: 3. Tom Ayton 30. Callum McFadden 1. Jack Hiscox
HF: 6. Matt Rawlinson 7. Tim Barrett 42. James Brain
F: 9. Jacob Derickx 2. Xavier Richards 28. Michael Manteit
Foll: 22. Sam Tagliabue 21. Lewis Stevenson 15. Tom Young
Inter: 34. Ned Reinhard 8. Damien Bonney 18. Jack Dimery 4. Austin Lucy 11. Nick Foster
Emer: 40. Matt Wilson 23. Kane Murphy 46. James Loneragan
In: 26. Will Sierakowski 4. Austin Lucy 6. Matt Rawlinson
Out: 13. Jordan Law 17. Jackson Potter 31. Lachlan Kilpatrick
SELECTED SYDNEY SWANS TEAM
B: 46. Sam Murray 21. Jack Maibaum 52. Mitch Rogers
HB: 31. Harry Marsh 32. Michael Talia 38. Colin O’Riordan
C: 27. Daniel Robinson 58. Hamish MacDonald 54. Bailey Stewart
HF: 30. Tyrone Leonardis 47. Toby Pink 50. Sam Wicks
F: 25. Ben Ronke 1. James Rose 33. Brandon Jack
Foll: 60. Liam Maze 42. Robbie Fox 3. Jarrad McVeigh
Inter: 6. Jordan Foote 34. Jordan Dawson 19. Shaun Edwards 11. Jeremy Laidler
Emer: 49. Will Gowers
In: 19. Shaun Edwards 31. Harry Marsh 3. Jarrad McVeigh 54. Bailey Stewart 60. Liam Maze 58. Hamish MacDonald
Out: 36. Aliir Aliir 45. Sam Fisher 13. Oliver Florent 43. Lewis Melican 8. Kurt Tippett 52. Jarrod Osborne
Brisbane Lions (3rd) vs. GWS GIANTS (10th)
Date: Saturday, 24 June 2017
Venue: South Pine Sports Complex
Watch: Not streaming live
SELECTED GWS GIANTS TEAM
B: 54. Daniel Cerni 36. Harry Perryman 40. Tyh Evans
HB: 46. Dylan Addison 42. Brendan Myers 44. Max Beaumont
C: 55. Kieren Briggs 28. Zach Sproule 45. Lachlan Tanner
HF: 51. Jack Buckley 30. Matt Flynn 48. David Wright
F: 52. Jy Lane 47. Nathan Richards 53. James Peatling
Foll: 26. Dawson Simpson 13. Isaac Cumming 25. Tendai Mzungu
Inter: 11. Will Setterfield 37. Rory Lobb 39. Tim Mohr 38. Daniel Lloyd 31. Jeremy Finlayson
Emer: 49. Nathan Coxall
In: 36. Harry Perryman 11. Will Setterfield 42. Brendan Myers 44. Max Beaumont 45. Lachlan Tanner 47. Nathan Richards 48. David Wright 49. Nathan Coxall 51. Jack Buckley 52. Jy Lane 53. James Peatling 54. Daniel Cerni 55. Kieren Briggs 37. Rory Lobb
Out: 45. Laine Fitzgerald 48. Donald Roberts 49. Rhys Pollock 53. Reed Stevens 54. Jeremy Bridger 55. Daniel Johnston 52. Ben McGinness 32. Kyle Devlin 51. Jacob Conlan 33. Luke McKay 44. Will Clark 42. Jake Stein 47. Matt Edwards
Canberra Demons (7th) vs. Gold Coast Suns (6th)
Date: Sunday, 25 June 2017
Venue: UNSW Canberra Oval
Watch: Streamed live on NEAFL TV
SELECTED CANBERRA DEMONS TEAM
B: 35. Tom Highmore 29. Ben Halse 38. Riley Budd
HB: 27. Lachlan Maples 11. Jacob Turner 25. Sam Martyn
C: 5. Nick Collins 3. Andrew Swan 36. Lucas Meline
HF: 13. Tom Faul 4. Aaron Bruce 23. Ben Fulford
F: 16. Mitch Hardie 2. Josh Bennett 8. Mitch Maguire
Foll: 42. Cameron Milne 17. Jordan Harper 9. Nick Pleming
Inter: 22. Billy Muir 33. Lachlan Harper 10. Reed Stevens* 1. Isaac Taylor 24. Alex Smout
Emer: 14. Donald Roberts 12. Luke McKay 21. Matt Vardanega
In: 35. Tom Highmore 24. Alex Smout 33. Lachlan Harper
Out: 14. Donald Roberts 12. Luke McKay 40. Rhys Pollock