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    2014 round 1 team vs GWS

    ok so we have finally seen the new recruits play and the lads on our list in 2013 have had another pre season

    Given all the injuries and lack of match practice for some players here is my guess:

    OUT: for rd 1 but in when ready will be - Goodes, Tip, AJ, Jetta

    IN:

    Mitchell, Rohan, HarryC
    Buddy, Reid, Birdy

    Pyke
    Kennedy
    Macca
    Jack
    Hannes
    McGlynn

    Mal, Reg, Smithy
    Rampe, Ted, Shaw

    Bench:

    LRT - part time Ruck part time back when needed for height......Mal plays almost 50% of game on the wing so LRT will rest in the backs
    Parker - Midfield Forward rotation
    ROK - lesser minutes then years passed and will rotate thru midfield and Forwards
    BJ/Towers - I cant split them at the moment which is a healthy sign....if they end up sub they may well rotate week in week out

    I am struggling to see another fulltime Ruck put in the starting team but maybe I am wrong
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    Without Tippett it may be that we play Derickx. He seems to be ahead of Naismith and Nankervis and I don't think LRT has been doing any ruck work in the practice matches, although I'm happy to be corrected on that. Other than that I think you're likely to be fairly close with that squad.
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    Derickx is good

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    Derickx could certainly be an option, supporting Pyke for 3 quarters, then unleashing the sub (Jetta or Cunningham) by withdrawing Derickx in the last quarter and having Pyke ruck for most of it with LRT as the emergency ruck option. It's a common tactic used by most AFL teams that we haven't used in the past 2 years (with the exception being the 2012 GF but that was probably due more to Mumford's injury).

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    My team for round 1

    B LRT Richards. Rampe
    Hb Mal Grundy Smith
    C McVeigh K. Jack Hanna's
    HF Jetta Reid Rohan
    FF Cunning Franklin Derickx
    Foll Pyke Kennedy Parker

    Res McGlynn. Bird Mitchell
    Sub ROK

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    I think Shaw will play and Laidler is in contention as well. I agree that Cunningham has earned a spot; he's been terrific so far. It's pretty tight for the last few spots even with Tippett, AG and AJ out.

    Parker could miss with eye injury and Jetta may be up for the sub role with his interrupted preseason.

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    There's no way ROK will be sub. He's one of the fittest blokes at the club and he never had pace to begin with so I'm not sure why the sudden harping on his lack of speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ugg View Post
    There's no way ROK will be sub. He's one of the fittest blokes at the club and he never had pace to begin with so I'm not sure why the sudden harping on his lack of speed.
    Just read in the daily telegraph that Lance Franklin has been rushed to hospital after suffering a seizure! Does anyone on the forum have any more information on this news?

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    Just read in the Australian that the Buddy hospital incident happened earlier in the year and is a private medical matter!

    Sorry about my earlier post. I don't have a paid online subscription and only read the headline and few of the lines they give you!

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    My team would look like:

    Smith Grundy Rampe
    Shaw Richards Malceski
    McVeigh Jack Hannerbery
    Jetta Reid Rohan
    McGlynn Franklin Mitchell
    Pyke Kennedy ROK
    Bird LRT Parker
    S: Cunningham

    LRT to play as 2nd ruck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain View Post
    My team would look like:

    Smith Grundy Rampe
    Shaw Richards Malceski
    McVeigh Jack Hannerbery
    Jetta Reid Rohan
    McGlynn Franklin Mitchell
    Pyke Kennedy ROK
    Bird LRT Parker
    S: Cunningham

    LRT to play as 2nd ruck.
    I like your selections. Gee there is plenty of pace in the forwards. If Parker doesn't play then bring in Derickx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain View Post
    My team would look like:

    Smith Grundy Rampe
    Shaw Richards Malceski
    McVeigh Jack Hannerbery
    Jetta Reid Rohan
    McGlynn Franklin Mitchell
    Pyke Kennedy ROK
    Bird LRT Parker
    S: Cunningham

    LRT to play as 2nd ruck.
    I like your team Captain, but...

    Not sure they will want to play LRT as a 2nd ruck...He hasn't played for a long time. ....

    More likely they'll play him as a defensive forward who can go back, if we need the extra height.

    So I reckon one of our other rucks will get a run...probably Derickx.
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