Round 8 Murray Bushrangers vs Sandringham Dragons

TAC CUP Preview

 

All roads lead to Norm Minns Oval this week with the Round 8 TAC CUP game between the Murray Bushrangers and Sandringham Dragons played as curtain raiser to the Ovens & Murray vs Hampden League clash.

 

The day will kick off at 12.00pm with some of the best young football talent in the country on display.

 

Murray Bushrangers Coach Darren Ogier was buoyed by the Round 7 victory over New South Wales and goes into the game confident of another good performance from the young Bushies.

 

‘We demonstrated solid form in our last game and the boys took a lot of confidence out the way they worked hard for each other in tough conditions. The boys are really gelling together well and you can see a real energy at training that is pleasing the coaching staff’.

 

‘Having said that there is no bigger challenge in the TAC CUP than coming up against the Sandringham Dragons who last season has three players drafted in the top 10. They have a number of talented players who will no doubt test our defensive pressure and willingness to work for each other’.

 

The Bushrangers are further buoyed by the form of Victorian Country representatives Nathan Drummond (Mooroopna) and Caleb Marchbank (Benalla) who were both named in the best players in Vic Country’s stirring win over their city counterparts in round of the National Carnival.

 

These boys will be looking to continue their form as will captain Nick Mellington (Benalla), half back Dan Howe (Rennie / Yarrawonga) and key position player Mitch Mahady (North Albury) who have been in good form over recent weeks.

 

The Bushrangers are pleased to have David Mennen (Benalla) return to the side and young Albury Tiger product Nick Coughlan will return for his first TAC CUP in 14 months after being a late withdrawal in Round 7.

 

The Bushrangers are also pleased to have a number of squad members playing interleague football this week, we with those boys and their respective leagues all the best this weekend.

 

 

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IN:

Nick Coughlan

Albury Tigers

David Mennen

Benalla

               

OUT:

Tom Holman

Calf

Caleb Marchbank

Calf Tightness

 

The selected team for this round is:

B

11. Kieran Ellis

(Albury FC)

36. Mitch Mahady
(North Albury)

45. Allister Clark

(Finley)

HB

27. Martin Brennan

(Rutherglen)

33. Connor Brown

(Waaia)

31. Jackson Clarke

(Wangaratta Magpies)

C

2. David Mennen

(Benalla)

24. Dan Howe

(Rennie)

13. Dylan McDonald

(Albury)

HF

1.Brady Pritchard

(Yarrawonga FC)

20. Dougal Howard

(Albury Tigers)

23. Josh Schache

(Seymour)

F

8. Henry Peni

(Shepparton Swans)

15. Brody Webster

(Benalla)

19. Murray Waite

(Wangaratta Magpies)

R

32. Isaac Muller

(Nth Albury)

12. Nick Mellington

(Benalla)

10. Nathan Drummond

(Mooroopna)

Int

7. Michael Duncan

(Mitta United)

16. Nick Coughlan

(Albury Tigers)

9. Brydan Hodgson

(Lavington)

 

48. Tom Nihill

(Nathalia)

29. Lachlan Tiziani

(Albury) (23rd Player)

 

Emerg

 

37. Ryley Sharp

(Myrtelford)

6. Shaun Mannagh

(North Albury)

 

 

 

 

Injured / Unavailable

 

Tom Holman (Kyabram)

Calf

1 week

Jack Welsh (Yarrawonga)

Shins

1 – 2 weeks

Mitch King (Wodonga)

Knee

Season

Elijah Wales (Myrtelford)

Foot

2 – 4 weeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Ladder:

 

POS

TEAM

P

W

L

D

B

For

Agst

%

PTS

1

Oakleigh Chargers

7

6

1

0

0

651

400

162.75

24

2

Calder Cannons

7

6

1

0

0

689

435

158.39

24

3

Sandringham Dragons

7

5

2

0

0

546

515

106.02

20

4

Western Jets

7

4

3

0

0

572

438

130.59

16

5

Geelong Falcons

6

4

2

0

0

510

453

112.58

16

6

Eastern Ranges

7

4

3

0

0

594

558

106.45

16

7

Dandenong Stingrays

6

3

3

0

0

404

409

98.78

12

8

Murray Bushrangers

6

3

3

0

0

376

410

91.71

12

9

Northern Knights

7

2

5

0

0

501

597

83.92

8

10

North Ballarat Rebels

6

2

4

0

0

357

463

77.11

8

11

Gippsland Power

6

1

5

0

0

390

471

82.80

4

12

Bendigo Pioneers

6

1

5

0

0

338

525

64.38

4

 




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