TAC CUP - Gippsland Power vs Murray Bushrangers

The Murray Bushrangers tackle one of the greatest challenges in TAC CUP football when they take on Gippsland Power on their home ground at Morwell Recreation Reserve on Good Friday.

With both sides coming off convincing round 1 victories it promises to be an even contest with both sides displaying outstanding young talent across the ground.

The Bushrangers will head into the clash without power forward Josh Schache (Seymour) and running machine Dylan McDonald (Albury) who will represent the AFL Academy over the next two weeks with games against Werribee VFL & Northern Blues VFL teams.

Benalla’s David Mennen will also miss following a call up to the Collingwood VFL team. “David Mennen, Josh Schache & Dylan McDonald have all been outstanding over the pre-season and the next two weeks provides a great opportunity for their development, we look forward to having them back in a few weeks time” TAC CUP Coach Darren Ogier said.

“With three senior players out of the sides it provides a great opportunity for others to step up and make their mark within the team and on the competition. Our GPS data indicates that a number of midfield group are working extremely hard both offensively but also defensively, this work-rate will be critical against Gippsland this week’.

 ‘It has been pleasing to be able to hit the scoreboard, with 24 goals spread across key forwards and midfield runners a real highlight’. “Our work in the back half was exciting at times with run from half back creating opportunities further afield’

“Whilst games against Gippsland in Morwell always provide a challenge, it is great to spend more time together with a bus trip and overnight stay providing a great opportunity to continue to building momentum gained over the pre-season.

The Bushrangers welcome two debutants into the team including 206cm Deniliquin youngster Kyle Galloway who has overcome a season ending finger injury in 2014 to earn a place in the Bushrangers line up. Numurkah product Luke McKeown has recovered from an injury interrupted pre-season and has been promoted off the clubs rookie list to be named in the forward pocket for his first game of TAC CUP football. Dynamo Levi Middleton (Finley) has recovered from injury and will play his first game for the season. .

This weekend’s game commences at 1.00pm at the Morwell Recreation Reserve with the Under 16’s commencing at 11.00am. For any queries relating to the Murray Bushrangers please contact Talent Manager Lee Fraser on 0402414 476 or via email lee.fraser@aflvic.com.au;

 IN

Levi Middleton

Finley

Kyle Galloway (Debut)

Deniliquin

Luke McKeown (Debut)

Numurkah

 OUT

Josh Schache

AFL ACADEMY

Dylan McDonald

AFL ACADEMY

David Mennen

Collingwood VFL

 

MURRAY BUSHRANGERS LINE UP ROUND 2 vs GIPPSLAND POWER

 

Backs

Harrison Tanner 27

(Albury)

Brady Sharp 40

(Myrtleford)

 

 

Julius Battista 3

(Shepp Bears)

 

Half Backs

Lachlan Tiziani 29

(Albury)

Nick Coughlan 16

(Albury)

 

Lachlan Leeds 14

(Jerilderee)

 

Midfield

Murray Waite 19

(Wang Magpies)

 

Alex Tattersall 30

(Mooroopna)

 

Jake Marshall 26

(Deniliquin)

Luke Smith 4

(Congupna)

 

 

 

Wil Brodie 7

(Shepp Bears)

Bowen Smith 17

(Nathalia)

 

 

 

Half Forwards

Fletcher Carroll 5

(Albury)

Max Canfield 24

(Yarrawonga)

 

Jy Simpkin 2

(Mooroopna)

 

Forwards

Luke McKeown 57

(Numurkah)

Trent McMullan 18

(Wodonga)

 

 

Josh Minogue 21

(North Albury)

Interchange

Clayton Oliver 10

(Mooroopna)

Nate Trotter 28

(Euroa)

 

Kyle Galloway 36

(Deniliquin)

Ryley Sharp 37

(Myrtleford)

 

 

Ryan Garthwaite 25

(Lavington)

Levi Middleton 12

(Finley)

 

 

 

Emergencies

Chris Welsh 39

(Benalla)

 

Jake Page 8

(Albury)

Ethan Boxall

(Chiltern)

 

 Unavailable List

Name

Reason

Length of Time

King, Mitch

Knee

1 – 2 Weeks

Mannagh, Shaun

Foot

1 Week

McDonald, Dylan

AFL ACADEMY

2 Weeks

Mennen, David

Collingwood VFL

2 Weeks

Morrison, Harry

Knee

Returning Mid-Season

Payne, Harrison

Bruised Collarbone

2 Weeks

Schache, Joshua

AFL ACADEMY

2 Weeks

Sproule, Zachary

Knee

3 - 4 Weeks

 

TAC CUP LADDER

Current Ladder

POS

TEAM

P

W

L

D

B

For

Agst

%

PTS

1

Oakleigh Chargers

2

2

0

0

0

165

63

261.90

8

2

Calder Cannons

2

2

0

0

0

165

132

125.00

8

3

Murray Bushrangers

1

1

0

0

0

157

50

314.00

4

4

Gippsland Power

1

1

0

0

0

94

39

241.03

4

5

Eastern Ranges

2

1

1

0

0

211

132

159.85

4

6

Geelong Falcons

1

1

0

0

0

83

81

102.47

4

7

Sandringham Dragons

2

1

1

0

0

120

120

100.00

4

8

North Ballarat Rebels

1

0

1

0

0

81

83

97.59

0

9

Northern Knights

2

0

2

0

0

101

166

60.84

0

10

Dandenong Stingrays

1

0

1

0

0

39

94

41.49

0

11

Western Jets

2

0

2

0

0

88

237

37.13

0

12

Bendigo Pioneers

1

0

1

0

0

50

157

31.85

0




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