NSW/ACT U16 Rams

Ahead of Round One of the NAB AFL U16 Championships starting next weekend, the AFL NSWACT U16 Rams have gone into camp in Albury today. The squad of 25 was named earlier this week.

The Rams have a week to prepare for their match against Tasmania on Monday, 12 June 2017 at Blacktown International Sportspark.



Round 10 of the NEAFL sees some important games for our teams from NSW/ACT, with three of the clubs holding strong finals aspirations.

The Canberra Demons are at home to Aspley in an important mid-season clash. With the teams sitting sixth and fifth respectively, the match is a great chance for both clubs to cement their place in the top six.

The Demons will be wanting to bounce back after a tough loss to Sydney University last weekend, with a number of their stronger players having unusually quiet performances. The likes of Alex Bruce will be wanting to get back on top of the Aspley midfield, and Jordan Harper will be looking to build on his 37 touches last week.

Nick Pleming and Josh Bennett are two massive ‘ins’ for the Demons side this weekend. Pleming’s inclusion is a much needed boost for the Canberra midfield, with his industrial attitude sorely missed against the Students last week. Illustrious goal kicker Bennett also returns after a few weeks out, and will provide the Demons with a physical presence up forward.

At Spotless Stadium, the GWS GIANTS welcome back a number of big-names in their important clash against the Redland Bombers.

Sitting in ninth position, the 2016 Premiers will be looking to secure only their second win of the season in the curtain raiser against the similarly struggling Bombers.

Tim Mohr comes back into the team after being involved with the senior side in their win against West Coast Eagles. The GIANTS also welcome back Jeremy Finlayson and Isaac Cumming.

The biggest name to play will be Tendai Mzungu, with the 31-year-old making his way back from a hamstring injury. The former Fremantle Docker succumbed to the injury in Round 1 against the Adelaide Crows, and his inclusion in the NEAFL side will provide plenty of AFL experience.

The final game this round sees the high-flying Sydney University take the tough trip up to Darwin. The NT Thunder are a hard team at home, but are not unbeatable, losing to Canberra and the Swans in recent weeks. It will take a strong performance from the Students to continue their good form this season.

There is only one change to the Sydney University side this weekend with James Brain coming into the team, a sign of confidence after their strong win against the Demons.

Xavier Richards will be looking to improve his accuracy coming off 2.6, and Lewis Stevenson will want to build off the back of his impressive 42-disposal game.

A win would put the pressure on the Sydney Swans at the top of the ladder, who have the bye this weekend.



Canberra Demons vs Aspley

Date: Saturday, 3 June 2017

Time: 12pm

Venue: UNSW Canberra Oval

Entry: Free

Watch: Not streaming live

Live Stats: Champion Data stats available on the Official NEAFL App



B: 14. Donald Roberts 29. Ben Halse 38. Riley Budd

HB: 35. Tom Highmore 36. Lucas Meline 13. Tom Faul

C: 24. Alex Smout 3. Andrew Swan 25. Sam Martyn

HF: 4. Aaron Bruce 11. Jacob Turner 23. Ben Fulford

F: 16. Mitch Hardie 2. Josh Bennett 28. Sam De Sousa

Foll: 42. Cameron Milne 17. Jordan Harper 9. Nick Pleming

Inter: 46. Jack Powell 8. Mitch Maguire 40. Rhys Pollock 10. Reed Stevens* 1. Isaac Taylor

Emer: 27. Lachlan Maples 22. Billy Muir 5. Nick Collins

In: 9. Nick Pleming 35. Tom Highmore 46. Jack Powell 38. Riley Budd 40. Rhys Pollock 2. Josh Bennett

Out: 45. Ben McGinness 21. Matt Vardanega 5. Nick Collins 22. Billy Muir 19. Max Richardson 27. Lachlan Maples

GWS GIANTS v Redland Bombers

Date: Saturday, 3 June 2017

Time: 12:55pm

Venue: Spotless Stadium

Entry: With ticket to GWS GIANTS AFL Game

Watch: Streaming live on NEAFL TV

Live Stats: Champion Data stats available on the Official NEAFL App



B: 42. Jake Stein 39. Tim Mohr 49. James Peatling

HB: 45. Lachlan Tanner 56. Nathan Coxall 51. Nick Shipley

C: 48. Daniel Foley 28. Zach Sproule 54. Luke Cuthbert

HF: 33. Lachlan Tiziani 30. Matt Flynn 57. Kyle Devlin

F: 44. Will Clark 52. Ben McGinness 31. Jeremy Finlayson

Foll: 26. Dawson Simpson 13. Isaac Cumming 25. Tendai Mzungu

Inter: 53. Bailey McParland 47. Daniel Cerni 58. Jacob Conlan 55. Kieren Briggs

Emer: Matthew Edwards

In: 31. Jeremy Finlayson 55. Kieren Briggs 51. Nick Shipley 39. Tim Mohr 13. Isaac Cumming 26. Dawson Simpson 25. Tendai Mzungu 33. Lachlan Tiziani

Out: 11. Harry Annear 13. Jake Gaynor 46. Jai Reed 48. Ben Jamieson 45. Shaun Driscoll 49. Rhys Pollock 54. Riley Budd 40. Tyh Evans


NT Thunder vs Sydney University

Date: Saturday, 3 June 2017

Time: 6:30pm

Venue: TIO Stadium

Entry: Free

Watch: Streamed live on ThunderVision

Live Stats: Champion Data stats available on the Official NEAFL App


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: 8. Damien Bonney 7. Tim Barrett 17. Jackson Potter

F: 9. Jacob Derickx 2. Xavier Richards 28. Michael Manteit

Foll: 22. Sam Tagliabue 21. Lewis Stevenson 15. Tom Young

Inter: 34. Ned Reinhard* 13. Jordan Law 42. James Brain 31. Lachlan Kilpatrick 11. Nick Foster

Emer: 40. Matt Wilson 23. Kane Murphy 46. James Loneragan

In: 42. James Brain

Out: 46. James Loneragan