TAC CUP Round 3 - North Ballarat Rebels vs Murray Bushrangers

The spotlight shines on Bendigo this weekend where the Murray Bushrangers tackle in form North Ballarat Rebels in TAC CUP Country Round. All six Country regions will play a triple header this Saturday in what is one of the biggest weekends in the TAC CUP calendar.

The Murray Bushrangers sit second on the ladder and will be striving for 3 wins to start the season in what could be their toughest test thus far. Bushrangers coach Darren Ogier is fully aware of what lies ahead ‘North Ballarat have quality players at their disposal, their leg speed and ability to run through the middle of the ground will be a great challenge our group’.

‘The midfield led by Marshall, Waite, Brodie, Simpkin, Oliver, Luke & Bowen Smith have been super through winning contested ball and spreading both offensively and importantly defensively, it is a cliché but your ability to defend and pressure the opposition will often determine the result’.

Up forward the Bushrangers will be looking for young North Albury gun Josh Minogue to continue his strong start to the season. Max Canfield (Yarrawonga), Trent McMullan (Wodonga) & Ryley Sharp will provide key focal targets.

 The Bushrangers have made two forced changes to the team with Lachie Leeds (Jerilderee) suffering a finger injury and Luke McKeown’s (Numurkah) shoulder causing him to miss 1 -2 weeks.

The provides a great opportunity to two younger members of the squad with bottom age duo Chris Welsh (Benalla) and Jake Page (Albury) both making their TAC CUP debut.

This weekend’s game commences this Saturday 11th April at 3.30pm at the Queen Elizabeth Oval with the Under 16’s taking on the Geelong Falcons on Friday 10th April at 3.30pm. 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

Jake Page (Debut)

Albury Tigers

Chris Welsh (Debut)

Benalla

OUT

Luke McKeown (Numurkah)

Shoulder

Lachie Leeds (Jerilderee)

Finger

 

MURRAY BUSHRANGERS LINE UP ROUND 3 vs NORTH BALLARAT

Backs

Chris Welsh 39

(Benalla)

 

Brady Sharp 40

(Myrtleford)

 

 

Julius Battista 3

(Shepp Bears)

 

Half Backs

Lachlan Tiziani 29

(Albury)

Nick Coughlan 16

(Albury)

 

Harrison Tanner 27

(Albury)

Midfield

Nate Trotter 28

(Euroa)

 

Kyle Galloway 36

(Deniliquin)

Jake Marshall 26

(Deniliquin)

Luke Smith 4

(Congupna)

 

 

 

Wil Brodie 7

(Shepp Bears)

Murray Waite 19

(Wang Magpies)

 

 

 

 

Half Forwards

Levi Middleton 12

(Finley)

 

Ryley Sharp 37

(Myrtleford)

 

 

Jy Simpkin 2

(Mooroopna)

 

Forwards

Trent McMullan 18

(Wodonga)

 

Max Canfield 24

(Yarrawonga)

 

Josh Minogue 21

(North Albury)

Interchange

Clayton Oliver 10

(Mooroopna)

Fletcher Carroll 5

(Albury)

Bowen Smith 17

(Nathalia)

Alex Tattersall 30

(Mooroopna)

 

 

Ryan Garthwaite 25

(Lavington)

Jake Page 8

(Albury)

 

 

 

Emergencies

Isaac Wallace 15

(Wodonga)

Harry Boyd 32

Shepparton Bears

 

James Cousins 33

(Mansfield)

 

Unavailable List

Name

Reason

Length of Time

Gardiner, Thomas

Adductor

1 -2 Weeks

Leeds, Lachie

Finger

2 -3 Weeks

McDonald, Dylan

AFL ACADEMY

1 Week

McKeown, Luke

Shoulder

1 - 2 Weeks

Mennen, David

Collingwood VFL

1 Week

Morrison, Harry

Knee

Returning Mid Season

Papoulis, Jayk

Adductor

1 - 2 Weeks

Payne, Harrison

Bruised Collarbone

2 - 3 Weeks

Schache, Joshua

AFL ACADEMY

1 Week

Sproule, Zachary

Knee

2 -3 Weeks

TAC CUP LADDER

POS

TEAM

P

W

L

D

B

For

Agst

%

PTS

1

Oakleigh Chargers

3

3

0

0

0

278

105

264.76

12

2

Murray Bushrangers

2

2

0

0

0

258

106

243.40

8

3

Eastern Ranges

3

2

1

0

0

304

199

152.76

8

4

Calder Cannons

3

2

1

0

0

232

225

103.11

8

5

North Ballarat Rebels

2

1

1

0

0

209

131

159.54

4

6

Gippsland Power

2

1

1

0

0

150

140

107.14

4

7

Northern Knights

3

1

2

0

0

203

219

92.69

4

8

Dandenong Stingrays

2

1

1

0

0

123

144

85.42

4

9

Geelong Falcons

2

1

1

0

0

133

165

80.61

4

10

Sandringham Dragons

3

1

2

0

0

173

222

77.93

4

11

Western Jets

3

0

3

0

0

130

350

37.14

0

12

Bendigo Pioneers

2

0

2

0

0

98

285

34.39

0

 




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