NAB Challenge Squads – Week 4
The all-important NAB4 teamsheets, with clubs going close to full strength, as they drop with Shags’ players to watch.
The remaining games for the 4th and final round of AB challenge are up, and its our last chance to look at many players before we choose our teams proper. THERE IS NO ROCKY OR GAZ. So we wont see either before season proper. If you haven’t heard the news, Brad Crouch has been relegated. We do get a sneaky look at Bennell at Freo, and Treloar at pies.
Collingwood v Western Bulldogs
Saturday 11 March, 1.10pm AEDT at Etihad Stadium
1. Alex Fasolo, 2. Jordan De Goey, 3. Brent Macaffer, 7. Adam Treloar, 8. Tom Langdon, 10. Scott Pendlebury, 11. Jarryd Blair, 13. Taylor Adams, 14. James Aish, 15. Jarrod Witts, 16. Nathan Brown, 17. Jonathon Marsh, 18. Travis Varcoe, 19. Levi Greenwood, 22. Steele Sidebottom, 25. Jack Crisp, 26. Marley Williams, 28. Ben Sinclair, 30. Darcy Moore, 31. Jackson Ramsay, 32. Travis Cloke, 34. Alan Toovey 36. Dane Swan, 37. Brayden Maynard, 43. Adam Oxley, 44. Corey Gault, 45. Jack Frost
Notable absentees: Brodie Grundy, Matt Scharenberg, Jamie Elliott, Ben Reid
1. Matt Suckling, 2. Robert Murphy, 3. Mitch Wallis, 4. Marcus Bontempelli, 5. Matthew Boyd, 6. Luke Dahlhaus, 7. Lachie Hunter, 9. Jake Stringer, 10. Easton Wood, 11. Jack Macrae, 13. Nathan Hrovat, 15. Tom Campbell, 16. Toby McLean, 17. Tom Boyd, 21. Tom Liberatore, 23. Jordan Roughead, 24. Shane Biggs, 25. Koby Stevens, 30. Joel Hamling, 32. Kieran Collins, 33. Marcus Adams, 35. Caleb Daniel, 38. Dale Morris, 39. Jason Johannisen, 42. Liam Picken, 43. Jack Redpath, 46. Lin Jong
Notable absentees: Jed Adcock, Will Minson, Tory Dickson, Fletcher Roberts, Mitch Honeychurch
Jordan De Goey (MID/FWD) stirred a lot of hype after his last hit out. Be good to see a cheapish Brent Macaffer (MID) have another hit out, and hopefully a full game. Clearly still looking at mainstays Scott Pendlebury (MID), Steele Sidebottom (MID), Taylor Adams (MID), Dane Swan (MID).
At Doggies, another look at Tom Liberatore (MID) return from injury form. Lachie Hunter (MID) and Jake Stringer (FWD) are midpricers to keep an eye on, as well as DT mainstays Luke Dahlhaus (FWD), Matthew Boyd (DEF), Jack Macrae (MID). Don’t underestimate the chance Marcus Bontempelli (MID) shows us the absolute champion he is, and Mitch Wallis (MID) as always.
Keep a sneaky eye on Lin Jong (MID/FWD) as a midprice option, who absolutely smashed it last week with a weaker midfield. He’ll find it harder with more of dogs stars back, but if he smashes it again, you have to take him as a serious smokey option.
Mainly because we simply havent seen him play at pies Adam Treloar (MID AF $576,000 RDT $603,400) we see for first time at the pies, and we know the kid can play!
Fremantle v Geelong
Saturday 11 March, 1.10pm AWST at Domain Stadium
1. Hayden Ballantyne, 3. Zac Dawson, 4. Harley Bennell, 5. Garrick Ibbotson, 6. Danyle Pearce, 7. Nat Fyfe, 8. Nick Suban, 10. Michael Walters, 11. Tommy Sheridan, 12. Jonathon Griffin, 13. Tendai Mzungu, 14. Lachie Weller, 16. David Mundy, 20. Matt Taberner, 21. Michael Barlow, 23. Chris Mayne, 26. Ed Langdon, 27. Lachie Neale, 28. Brady Grey, 29. Matthew Pavlich, 30. Zac Clarke, 32. Stephen Hill, 33. Cameron Sutcliffe, 34. Lee Spurr, 36. Alex Silvagni, 37. Michael Johnson, 46. Clancee Pearce
Notable absentees: Anthony Morabito, Aaron Sandilands, Matt de Boer
1. Rhys Stanley, 3. Jimmy Bartel, 4. Andrew Mackie, 5. Nakia Cockatoo, 6. Lincoln McCarthy, 7. Harry Taylor, 8. Jake Kolodjashnij, 9. Zac Smith, 11. Darcy Lang, 13. Tom Lonergan, 18. Josh Cowan, 21. Jordan Murdoch, 22. Mitch Duncan, 23. Josh Caddy, 24. Jed Bews, 25. Lachie Henderson, 26. Tom Hawkins, 28. Cory Gregson, 29. Cameron Guthrie, 30. Nathan Vardy, 32. Steven Motlop, 33. George Horlin-Smith, 35. Patrick Dangerfield, 36. Tom Ruggles, 37. Michael Luxford, 39. Shane Kersten, 46. Mark Blicavs
Notable absentees: Joel Selwood, Scott Selwood, Daniel Menzel, Corey Enright
We see David Mundy (MID) for first time over the NAB cup. There is a lot of hype over Tommy Sheridan (DEF) as a defender options. Michael Barlow (MID/FWD) is setting himself up as one of the must have forward premiums. Clearly keeping an eye on Brownlow recipient Nat Fyfe (MID). The ruck dynamic is interesting at the cats, which concerns me over Mark Blicavs (RUCK/MID) role as more midfield, with both Rhys Stanley (FWD/RUCK) and Zac Smith (RUCK), the latter getting a lot of the ruck time. Will this continue in season proper? Patrick Dangerfield (MID) continues to impress, as does mid pricer Mitch Duncan (MID), but will the dynamic change with the Selwood brothers in the team?
Clearly Jimmy Bartel (DEF) remains a favourite, and I have my eyes on George Horlin-Smith (MID) as a possible expensive rookie option
Another obvious pick because we haven’t seen them at their new side, Harley Bennell (FWD/MID AF $509,000 RDT $533,300) could be the forward premium we are all looking for.
Hawthorn v North Melbourne
Saturday 11 March, 7.10pm AEDT at Etihad Stadium
3. Jordan Lewis, 4. Billy Hartung, 5. Sam Mitchell, 6. Josh Gibson, 7. Ben McEvoy, 8. Taylor Duryea, 9. Shaun Burgoyne, 10. Bradley Hill, 11. Brendan Whitecross, 12. James Frawley, 13. Jonathan O’Rourke, 14. Grant Birchall, 15. Luke Hodge, 16. Isaac Smith, 17. Angus Litherland, 18. Jonathon Ceglar, 19. Jack Gunston, 21. James Sicily, 22. Luke Breust, 24. Ben Stratton, 25. Ryan Schoenmakers, 26. Liam Shiels, 28. Paul Puopolo, 30. Kaiden Brand, 33. Cyril Rioli, 37. Blake Hardwick, 41. Daniel Howe
Notable absentees: Will Langford, Jarryd Roughead, Matt Spangher, Jack Fitzpatrick
3. Jed Anderson, 5. Ben Jacobs, 6. Lachlan Hansen, 7. Jack Ziebell, 8. Daniel Wells, 9. Andrew Swallow, 10. Ben Cunnington, 11. Michael Firrito, 12. Lindsay Thomas, 13. Ryan Clarke, 15. Nick Dal Santo, 16. Scott D. Thompson, 17. Aaron Mullett, 18. Shaun Atley, 19. Sam Wright, 20. Drew Petrie, 21. Luke McDonald, 22. Todd Goldstein, 27. Taylor Garner, 29. Brent Harvey, 30. Jarrad Waite, 32. Mason Wood, 34. Jamie Macmillan, 35. Aaron Black, 36. Joel Tippett, 43. Sam Gibson, 50. Ben Brown
Notable absentees: Trent Dumont, Robbie Tarrant, Brad McKenzie, Shaun Higgins
Jed Anderson (MID/FWD) seemed to be hyped before NAB cup, and havent heard much since. Here is his chance against his old team. Another look at Daniel Wells (MID) who is too cheap to ignore if his form is good. Aaron Mullett (DEF) who had 63 from 66% onfield is also possibly too cheap to ignore.
Hawks mainstays are playing in Jordan Lewis (MID), Sam Mitchell (MID), Luke Hodge (MID).
Isaac Smith (MID) is one of those players a bit younger on the outer who surely is due for a huge break out. We are all hoping that Daniel Howe (DEF) plays another cracking game and earns a spot in the top 22. Jack Gunston (FWD) is in, if you are thinking Hawks will gun again and the Key Position player will kick bags of goals with Roughead out of the team.
Brendan Whitecross (DEF/FWD AF $232,000 RDT $260,900) is possibly too cheap to ignore if he can cement a position in the hawks top 22, and being expensive rookie priced.
Brisbane Lions v Greater Western Sydney
Sunday 12 March, 12.10pm AEST at Metricon Stadium
1. Ben Keays, 2. Ryan Harwood, 4. Ryan Bastinac, 5. Mitch Robinson, 7. Tom Bell, 8. Rohan Bewick,10. Daniel Rich, 11. Pearce Hanley, 12. Stefan Martin, 14. Josh Walker, 15. Dayne Zorko, 18. Nick Robertson, 21. Daniel Merrett, 22. Marco Paparone, 23. Josh Schache, 24. Liam Dawson, 25. Daniel McStay, 26. Tom Cutler, 28. Lewis Taylor, 29. Jaden McGrath, 31. Harris Andrews, 32. Sam Mayes, 34. Jonathan Freeman, 35. Ryan Lester, 36. Rhys Mathieson, 44. Archie Smith, 47. Reuben William
Notable absentees: Tom Rockliff, Allen Christensen, Dayne Beams, Josh Green
1. Phil Davis, 3. Stephen Coniglio, 4. Toby Greene, 5. Dylan Shiel, 6. Lachie Whitfield, 7. Rhys Palmer, 8. Callan Ward, 9. Tom Scully, 10. Devon Smith, 11. Jack Steele, 16. Nathan Wilson, 17. Steve Johnson, 18. Jeremy Cameron, 20. Adam Tomlinson, 21. Matt Buntine, 22. Josh Kelly, 23. Heath Shaw, 24. Joel Patfull, 29. Zac Williams, 32. Ryan Griffen, 33. Will Hoskin-Elliott, 34. Caleb Marchbank, 35. Aidan Corr, 36. James Stewart, 37. Rory Lobb, 40. Adam Kennedy, 41. Shane Mumford
Notable absentees: Jon Patton, Jacob Hopper, Nick Haynes, Cam McCarthy
No Rocky or Beams! Im still liking the look of Ryan Harwood (DEF) at Brissy, and they have great choices in rookies in Ben Keays (MID), Rhys Mathieson (MID), Jonathan Freeman (FWD).
Dayne Zorko (FWD/MID) lurks as a forward option, and people are still keen on Nick Robertson (DEF) as midprice defence option. I’m personally surprised more people haven’t jumped on Mitch Robinson (FWD/MID) as a forward premium, how had an amazing second half of 2015 and has looked solid over NAB. Over at GWS, people are super keen on Toby Greene (FWD/MID). Shane Mumford (RUCK) is listed even though he had an injury last week. Heath Shaw (DEF) remains the must have defender premium. Pearce Hanley (MID) has traditionally been a defender, and if his role is the same, could be a sneaky pick for the DPP round 6 change.
Steve Johnson (FWD AF $479,000 RDT $502,000) had a cracker first hit out, and immediately looked like he could be a genuine DT forward option.
Melbourne v St Kilda
Sunday 12 March, 4.10pm AEDT at Etihad Stadium
1. Jesse Hogan, 2. Nathan Jones, 3. Christian Salem, 4. Jack Watts, 7. Jack Viney, 11. Max Gawn, 12. Dom Tyson, 13. Clayton Oliver, 15. Billy Stretch, 16. Dean Kent, 17. Sam Frost, 20. Colin Garland, 21. Cameron Pedersen, 22. Viv Michie, 23. Bernie Vince, 25. Tom McDonald, 28. Oscar McDonald, 29. Jayden Hunt, 31. Jack Grimes, 32. Tomas Bugg, 35. Ben Kennedy, 36. Jeff Garlett, 39. Neville Jetta, 42. Josh Wagner, 43. James Harmes, 45. Matt Jones, 46. Dean Terlich
Notable absentees: Heritier Lumumba, Lynden Dunn, Christian Petracca, Chris Dawes, Aaron Vandenberg, Angus Brayshaw
1. Tom Hickey, 3. Jack Steven, 4. Eli Templeton, 5. Shane Savage, 6. Sebastian Ross, 7. Luke Dunstan, 8. Blake Acres, 9. Tom Lee, 11. Leigh Montagna, 12. Nick Riewoldt, 13. Jack Lonie, 14. Jarryn Geary, 15. Jack Billings, 16. Jack Newnes, 17. Dylan Roberton, 19. Sam Gilbert, 20. David Armitage, 22. Jade Gresham, 24. Sean Dempster, 25. Sam Fisher, 26. Tom Curren, 27. Josh Bruce, 28. Tim Membrey, 29. Jimmy Webster, 34. Nathan Wright, 44. Maverick Weller, 45. Jason Holmes
Notable absentees: Paddy McCartin, Hugh Goddard, Billy Longer
Good to see Leigh Montagna (FWD/MID) lining up for saints, he doesnt seem to be in as many teams due to his steep price, but a solid performance may change that. We will want to see if Jack Steven (MID) and David Armitage (MID) continue their 2015 blistering form. Jack Billings (FWD) is still popular as a POD, and Jack Newnes (MID) anther who has been a backman, interesting to watch his role for possible DPP round 6. The dees have a very young midfield, and players like Jack Viney (MID), Dom Tyson (MID), Christian Salem (DEF), Matt Jones(MID) all have a chance to stand up. Max Gawn (RUCK) has shown solid form and cements his place as a genuine ruck premium choice.
Veteran Champion Nick Riewoldt (FWD AF $544,600 RDT $520,000) is leaner and reports of him playing more in the midfield, also the fact that less bench turnovers would greater suit his endurance style of play, means yet again he is a good DT forward option.
West Coast v Essendon
Sunday 12 March, 4.10pm AWST at Domain Stadium
2. Mark LeCras, 3. Andrew Gaff, 4. Dom Sheed, 5. Brad Sheppard, 6. Elliot Yeo, 8. Jack Redden, 9. Nic Naitanui, 11. Matt Priddis, 13. Luke Shuey, 14. Liam Duggan, 15. Jamie Cripps, 16. Eric Mackenzie, 17. Josh J. Kennedy, 18. Xavier Ellis, 20. Jeremy McGovern, 22. Jonathan Giles, 25. Shannon Hurn, 26. Sam Butler, 27. Jack Darling, 29. Scott Lycett, 30. Jackson Nelson, 31. Will Schofield, 33. Josh Hill, 36. Fraser McInnes, 39. Malcolm Karpany, 44. Jamie 47. Kane Lucas
Notable absentees: Lewis Jetta, Sharrod Wellingham, Chris Masten, Tom Lamb
6. Joe Daniher, 7. Zach Merrett, 8. Martin Gleeson, 9. Brendon Goddard, 11. David Zaharakis, 12. Mark Baguley, 13. Orazio Fantasia, 14. Jason Ashby, 17. Adam Cooney, 20. Jackson Merrett, 24. Craig Bird, 28. Mitch Brown, 29. Patrick Ambrose, 30. Kyle Langford, 36. Michael Hartley, 38. Nick Kommer, 41. Will Hams, 42. James Gwilt, 43. Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, 44. Shaun McKernan, 45. Conor McKenna, 47. James Kelly, 48. Mathew Stokes, 49. Matt Dea, 52. Jonathan Simpkin, 53. Mark Jamar, 54. Sam Grimley
Notable absentees: Matthew Leuenberger, Courtenay Dempsey, Jayden Laverde, Ryan Crowley
We get to see veteran champion James Kelly (MID) put on the red and the black, as too Mathew Stokes (FWD/MID). Rookie Nick Kommer (FWD) impressed in an overall lackluster bombers team, and Matthew Dea (DEF) hitout was solid as well. Both Brendon Goddard (MID) and David Zaharakis (MID) are back in to bolster midfield, and continue to watch Zach Merrett (FWD/MID) getting more mid time, and roles of Craig Bird (FWD/MID) and Jonathan Simpkin (FWD/MID).
The Eagles have a strong lineup with DT favorites Andrew Gaff (MID), Matt Priddis (MID), Nic Naitanui (RUCK). Mark LeCras (FWD) absolutely smashed it last week, and may find himself in the odd team if he smashes it again. Elliot Yeo (DEF/MID) was very popular before the NAB, but has now waned a bit, a solid game may change that.
We get to see former Brissy midfielder Jack Redden (MID AF $537,000 RDT $562,300) play for the eagles, so yet again an easy choice, as he could be the smokey that wins it for us.
Carlton v Sydney Swans
Friday 11 March, 7.50pm AEDT at Etihad Stadium
Two Friday games for the last NAB challenge round, Blues vs Swans, and Suns vs Crows. There is no Gaz which will make a few of his owners sweat, although reports are he will play round 1.
We finally see Brad Crouch for Crows, and Blues have rested Marc Murphy, but we see Patrick Cripps and Andrew Walker for first time.
1. Andrew Walker, 4. Bryce Gibbs, 6. Kade Simpson, 7. Dylan Buckley, 8. Matthew Kreuzer, 9. Patrick Cripps,11. Sam Kerridge, 12. Blaine Boekhorst, 13. Jed Lamb, 15. Sam Docherty, 17. Sam Rowe, 22. Jason Tutt, 23. Jacob Weitering, 24. Mark Whiley, 30. Charlie Curnow, 32. Nick Graham, 33. Andrejs Everitt, 34. Andrew Phillips, 35. Ed Curnow, 37. Daniel Gorringe, 38. Ciaran Byrne, 39. Dale Thomas, 40. Michael Jamison, 41. Levi Casboult, 42. Zach Tuohy, 43. Simon White, 46. Matthew Wright
Notable absentees: Marc Murphy, Harry McKay, Lachie Plowman, Dennis Armfield
1. James Rose, 4. Dan Hannebery, 5. Isaac Heeney, 6. Tom Mitchell, 7. Harry Cunningham, 8. Kurt Tippett, 10. Zak Jones, 11. Jeremy Laidler, 12. Josh P. Kennedy, 13. Toby Nankervis, 14. Callum Mills, 15. Kieren Jack, 17. Jack Hiscox, 18. Callum Sinclair, 22. Dean Towers, 23. Lance Franklin, 24. Dane Rampe, 26. Luke Parker, 27. Daniel Robinson, 28. Nic Newman, 29. George Hewett, 32. Michael Talia, 33. Brandon Jack, 39. Heath Grundy, 40. Nick Smith, 41. Tom Papley, 44. Jake Lloyd
Notable absentees: Sam Reid, Ted Richards, Jarrad McVeigh, Ben McGlynn
Andrew Walker (DEF/FWD AF $333,000, RDT $349,300) isnt much more than a midprice outside POD, but we see him for first time. I can’t wait to see expensive priced rookie Jacob Weitering (DEF AF $232,000, RDT $224,800) play again, if he guns again will find himself in many backlines, whilst the same can be said for forward lines for Sam Kerridge (FWD/MID AF $299,000 RDT $177,100 ) who is seemingly must have in RDT. We have another look at Dale Thomas (FWD/MID), Bryce Gibbs (MID), Matthew Kreuzer (RUCK). Over at sydney there are so many premium mids to choose from with Tom Mitchell (MID), Luke Parker (MID), Dan Hannebery (MID), Josh P. Kennedy (MID). I hear a bit of talk about Kurt Tippett (FWD/RUCK AF $445,000 RDT $466,100) being used a bit more as a primary ruck. Callum Mills (MID AF $227,000 RDT $215,800) is another of those expensive rookies who looks to be worth the price tag. Zak Jones (DEF AF $241,000 RDT $260,200) was only given 40% Time on ground, like to see more. I’m interested in midpricer Isaac Heeney (FWD AF $369,000 RDT $386,900) who was injured first NAB round and barely seen in his second game, so hopefully see a bit more of him as he is one of John Longmires favourites.
We have seen most other players, but yet to see Patrick Cripps (MID AF $477,000 RDT $499,400), bit of a smokey, however he had a stellar season last year and could easily break out to even bigger numbers this year.
Gold Coast v Adelaide
Friday 11 March, 7.40pm AEST at Metricon Stadium
3. Matt Rosa, 4. Jack Martin, 5. Jarrod Harbrow, 6. Alex Sexton, 7. Nick Malceski, 11. Touk Miller, 12. Sam Day, 13. Callum Ah Chee, 14. Mitch Hallahan, 15. Daniel Currie, 16. Rory Thompson, 17. Steven May, 18. Trent McKenzie, 19. Tom Lynch, 22. Tom Nicholls, 23. Sean Lemmens, 26. Matt Shaw, 27. Clay Cameron, 28. Kade Kolodjashnij, 30. Peter Wright, 31. Keegan Brooksby, 32. Brandon Matera, 33. Aaron Hall, 35. Michael Rischitelli, 39. Ryan Davis, 40. Tom Keough, 42. Adam Saad
Notable absentees: Gary Ablett, Jaeger O’Meara, David Swallow, Dion Prestia, Jesse Lonergan
2. Brad Crouch, 4. Josh Jenkins, 5. Scott Thompson, 6. Jake Lever, 7. Nathan van Berlo, 9. Rory Sloane, 11. Paul Seedsman, 12. Daniel Talia, 13. Taylor Walker, 14. David Mackay, 15. Kyle Hartigan, 16. Luke Brown, 18. Eddie Betts, 21. Rory Atkins, 24. Sam Jacobs, 25. Kyle Cheney, 26. Richard Douglas, 27. Tom Lynch, 28. Cam Ellis-Yolmen, 29. Rory Laird, 30. Wayne Milera, 31. Jarryd Lyons, 33. Brodie Smith, 36. Dean Gore, 41. Mitch McGovern, 43. Reilly O’Brien, 44. Matt Crouch
Notable absentees: Curtly Hampton, Charlie Cameron, Troy Menzel, Andy Otten,
Matt Rosa (DEF/MID AF $411,000 RDT $430,600) still seems a popular defence premium pick with limited defence options, we havent seen much of his role at new club Suns, be good to get another look in. Trent McKenzie (DEF AF $287,000, RDT $301,100) wowed people with his huge bombs last week, and got a lot of the ball, has thrust himself into DT relevance again. Im super keen to watch smokies Aaron Hall (FWD/MID) and Touk Miller (FWD/MID), and we get another look at ruck rookie Daniel Currie (RUCK) to see if he makes top 22 , as well as Kade Kolodjashnij (DEF), Nick Malceski (DEF). Over at Adelaide, Matt Crouch (MID AF $396,000 RDT $414,700) has definitely put his hand up as a DT option. Rory Laird (DEF AF $489,000 RDT $511,800) is cementing himself as a top def premium choice. Popular rookie options Wayne Milera (FWD AF $199,000 RDT $179,800) and Dean Gore (MID AF $125,000 RDT $128,200), Gore in particular could help sort out the seeming shortage of budget mid rookies. Sam Jacobs (RUCK) is a perennial premium ruck choice, with a few looking at Rory Sloane (MID) with Danger out, and Paul Seedsman (DEF/MID) & Brodie Smith (DEF/MID) as a defence smokies.
No Gaz, so I simply can’t go past the obvious one in Brad Crouch (MID AF $415,000 RDT $321,900) too cheap to ignore in RDT, and possibly Fantasy, strong possibility will be main ball winner in absence of Dangerfield. They are being very careful managing his injury so they may rest him a lot.
SO MUCH FOR SHAGS PICK!
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Richmond v Port Adelaide
Etihad Stadium, Thursday 10 March at 7:10pm AEDT
Final NAB round teamsheets for Thursdays Tiges vs Port teams are in, and its our final chance to get a look at players before the season proper, which excitingly is just around the corner!
1. Nick Vlastuin, 2. Dylan Grimes, 3. Brett Deledio, 4. Dustin Martin, 5. Brandon Ellis, 6. Shaun Grigg, 7. Ben Lennon, 8. Jack Riewoldt, 9. Trent Cotchin, 10. Shane Edwards, 12. David Astbury, 14. Bachar Houli, 15. Andrew Moore, 16. Shaun Hampson, 17. Daniel Rioli, 18. Alex Rance, 21. Jacob Townsend, 23. Kane Lambert, 24. Ben Griffiths, 29. Ty Vickery, 30. Reece Conca, 33. Kamdyn McIntosh, 35. Nathan Broad, 37. Connor Menadue, 41. Mabior Chol, 44. Adam Marcon, 46. Jason Castagna
Notable absentees: Anthony Miles, Ivan Maric, Taylor Hunt, Troy Chaplin, Chris Yarran
1. Travis Boak, 3. Jake Neade, 5. Matthew Broadbent, 7. Brad Ebert, 8. Hamish Hartlett, 9. Robbie Gray, 12. Jackson Trengove, 13. Cameron O’Shea, 15. Karl Amon, 16. Oliver Wines, 18. Jimmy Toumpas, 19. Matthew White, 20. Chad Wingard, 22. Charlie Dixon, 23. Matthew Lobbe, 24. Jarman Impey, 27. Alipate Carlile, 28. Jay Schulz, 29. Jasper Pittard, 32. Dougal Howard, 33. Darcy Byrne-Jones, 36. Jack Hombsch, 39. Justin Westhoff, 40. Aaron Young, 41. Brendon Ah Chee, 42. Tom Jonas, 46. Sam Gray
Notable absentees: Jared Polec, John Butcher
After a couple of very solid hitouts, I am keeping a very close look at Connor Menadue (FWD/MID AF $138,000, RDT $170,400), and also back rookie Nathan Broad (DEF AF $125,000 RDT $121,300). Also first-round draftee Daniel Rioli (FWD AF $191,000 RDT $161,800 ) is worth watching….solely because he’s a Rioli…
It will be interesting to watch Charlie Dixon (FWD AF $329,000 RDT $344,200) who is very awkwardly priced, but could be used a lot as a second ruck for Lobbe, smokey for DPP if that occurs which might make him a sneaky pick. Also flashy Chad Windgard (FWD $495,000, RDT $518,800) gets his first game back. Dougal Howard (FWD $125,000 AF RDT $128,200) is a port fwd rookie you should keep an eye on. Dustin Martin (FWD/MID) is this years must have fwd, many are keen on Oliver Wines (MID), Matthew Lobbe (RUCK), and a few PODs Trent Cotchin (MID), Brandon Ellis (MID), Robbie Gray (MID). The later watch to see if he spends much time in FWD for a sneaky DPP round 6 strategy.
Most of these players we have already had a chance to see, but we haven’t seen veteran tiges player Brett Deledio (FWD AF $$530,000 RDT $554,800). Don’t expect a full game from the champ, but it would be good to see his form.