Team-by-team guide for 2017/18

ABU DHABI FALCONS

ESTABLISHED: 2007

PREMIERSHIPS: 1; 2010/11

COACH: Josh Walker

CAPTAIN: Zac Moon

KEY PLAYERS: Zac Moon, Rhys Watkins, Adam Bence

2016/17 SEASON: 4th

SPORT360 PREDICTION: 3rd.

The Falcons have been pushing for the top three the past three seasons but have lost some key games by the narrowest margins.

With early strong squad numbers the Falcons look set to push once again, and who knows might even reach the 2017/18 GF.

DOHA KANGAROOS

ESTABLISHED: 2007

PREMIERSHIPS: 1; 2013/14

COACH: Pitre Bourdon

CAPTAIN: TBC

KEY PLAYERS: Andrew Moore, Andreas Serner, Chris Brandner

2016/17 SEASON: 5th

SPORT360 PREDICTION: 5th.

The loss of three stalwarts over the summer will hurt the Kangaroos.

Each game they play will have a lot on the line due to their match results counting for double points.

If they snare a couple of wins early it could really rock the premiership ladder. Watch this space.

 

 

 

 

DUBAI DINGOES

ESTABLISHED: 2006

PREMIERSHIPS: 0

COACH: Mo Darwish

CAPTAIN: Ben Dawson

KEY PLAYERS: Jess McGuirk, Jake Gardner, Sean Nicholas

2016/17 SEASON: 3rd

SPORT360 PREDICTION: 4th.

The Dingoes have been hit hard in the off season after losing utilities Myles Lynch (moved overseas) and Mitch Hyde (injured).

Time will tell if the Dingoes can bounce back to fight it out for the top two.

The oldest club in the league, but still searching for their first league title.

 

DUBAI DRAGONS

ESTABLISHED: 2008

PREMIERSHIPS: 5; 2011/12, 2012/13, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17

COACH: Rich Wharton

CAPTAIN: Ryan Perkins

KEY PLAYERS: Travis Hayward, Ryan Perkins, Lach de Morton

2016/17 SEASON: Premiers

SPORT360 PREDICTION: 2nd.

Have been the dominant team for the past six years but surely this dynasty will not last.

The team is full of fresh faces but will they continue to fly the Dragons flag? Still definitely the hunted team, though.

 

MULTIPLEX BULLS

ESTABLISHED: 2014

PREMIERSHIPS: 0

COACH: Nathan Holly

CAPTAIN: Nathan Holly

KEY PLAYERS: Jack Egan, Nick Burchell, Jon Hickey

2016/17 SEASON: Runners-up

SPORT360 PREDICTION: 1st.

After falling short the past three seasons the Bulls will no doubt come out firing for 2017/18.

We expect the Bulls to overturn last year’s narrow Grand Final defeat and finally taste AFLME Premiership success.

 

Predictions courtesy of www.sport360.com 

 




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