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With only four rounds to go until the finals, three games involving NSW/ACT sides headline Round 18 action in the NEAFL this weekend.

First up, Sydney University host the sixth-placed Aspley Hornets as they look to get their finals charge back on track. The Students were upset by the GWS GIANTS last weekend, who managed to secure only their second win of the season at Blacktown.

University return to Henson Park to take on the Hornets, and will want a much more physical and determined effort if they are to hold on to third position.

The Students have made just the once change this weekend. Jacob Derickx has been ruled out through injury, and will see Michael Manteit come onto the bench to replace him.

The Canberra Demons host a quality Brisbane Lions outfit on Saturday afternoon at UNSW Canberra Oval. The Demons won last time against Southport and come fresh off the bye to take on the Lions.

The Demons welcome back Tom Faul from injury who slots straight back into the half-back line. Faul has played nine games this season, but his career has been disrupted by injury, meaning he will be looking for a prolonged stretch in the team.

Reed Stevens, Riley Budd and Jack Powell are the three players who drop out of the side.

Finally, the GWS GIANTS travel to the Gold Coast to take on the Suns at Metricon Stadium. The GIANTS will be full of confidence following their upset win over Sydney University last week.

The GIANTS were boosted by the return of Stephen Coniglio, but he drops out this weekend after being recalled to the senior side. Brett Deledio remains in the team, looking to build on his solid half of footy in his return from injury.

Coming into the side are Jacob Hopper and Tim Mohr in two of nine changes. Hopper is named to return from an ankle injury that has kept him out for over a month of football. After playing six AFL games this season, the former NSW/ACT MVP will be looking to build on the form that saw him as one of the brightest prospects coming out of the GIANTS Academy.



Date: Saturday, 29 July 2017

Time: 12pm

VenueHenson Park

Entry: Free

Watch: Streaming live on NEAFL TV

Live StatsChampion Data stats available on the Official NEAFL App


B: 2. Xavier Richards 12. Aaron Day 46. James Loneragan

HB: 33. Nathan Cooper* 24. Tim Barton 26. Will Sierakowski

C: 3. Tom Ayton 4. Austin Lucy 1. Jack Hiscox

HF: 42. James Brain 35. Ryan Hebron 23. Kane Murphy

F: 18. Jack Dimery 16. Alistair Gillespie 8. Damien Bonney

Foll: 22. Sam Tagliabue 5. Zac O’Brien 15. Tom Young

Inter: 30. Callum McFadden 38. Darcy Baron-Hay 40. Matt Wilson 10. Mitch Thompson 28. Michael Manteit

Emer: 43. Jonathan Williams 31. Lachlan Kilpatrick 11. Nick Foster

In: 28. Michael Manteit

Out: 9. Jacob Derickx (injured)


Date: Saturday, 29 July 2017

Time: 12pm

Venue: UNSW Canberra Oval

Entry: Free

Watch: Not streaming live

Live StatsChampion Data stats available on the Official NEAFL App


B: 23. Ben Fulford 29. Ben Halse 21. Matt Vardanega

HB: 36. Lucas Meline 13. Tom Faul 6. Kade Klemke

C: 5. Nick Collins 17. Jordan Harper 24. Alex Smout

HF: 12. Luke McKay 3. Andrew Swan 16. Mitch Hardie

F: 4. Aaron Bruce 11. Jacob Turner 1. Isaac Taylor

Foll: 42. Cameron Milne 8. Mitch Maguire 25. Sam Martyn

Inter: 33. Lachlan Harper 19. Max Richardson* 9. Nick Pleming 27. Lachlan Maples 37. Maxwell Beaumont

Emer: 22. Billy Muir 41. Daniel Cerni 45. Ben McGinness

In: 27. Lachlan Maples 37. Maxwell Beaumont 13. Tom Faul

Out: 10. Reed Stevens (Giants) 46. Jack Powell (Giants) 38. Riley Budd


Date: Saturday, 29 July 2017

Time: 3.45pm

Venue: Metricon Stadium

Entry: With ticket to Gold Coast Suns vs. Richmond AFL Match

Watch: Streaming live on NEAFL TV

Live StatsChampion Data stats available on the Official NEAFL App


B: 44. Will Taylor 39. Tim Mohr 48. Reed Stevens

HB: 54. Jack Buckley 42. Jake Stein 51. Nick Shipley

C: 13. Isaac Cumming 7. Brett Deledio 50. Jack Powell

HF: 40. Ty Evans 53. Lachlan Tanner 33. Lachlan Tiziani

F: 46. Ben McGinness 52. Matthew Walker 47. Nathan Richards

Foll: 30. Matt Flynn 28. Zach Sproule 2. Jacob Hopper

Inter: 27. Harry Himmelberg 25. Tendai Mzungu 38. Daniel Lloyd 49. Rhys Pollock 21. James Peatling

Emer: 45. Nathan Coxall

In: 44. Will Taylor 40. Ty Evans 45. Nathan Coxall 46. Ben McGinness 49. Rhys Pollock 53. Lachlan Tanner 21. James Peatling 2. Jacob Hopper 39. Tim Mohr

Out 3. Stephen Coniglio (AFL) 45. Jake Gaynor 55. Kieren Briggs 48. Brendan Myers 39. Alex Paech 54. Riley Budd 53. Laine Fitzgerald 46. Jy Lane (all omitted)