TAC CUP - Murray Bushrangers vs Sandringham Dragons

The 3rd placed Murray Bushrangers will take on one of the metropolitan powerhouses in the Sandringham Dragons this Saturday at Norm Minns Oval in Wangaratta.

The Bushrangers head into the clash full of confidence after winning their last two games over the Calder Cannons & New South Wales / ACT Rams

Recovery has been the main focus of the squad this week with High Performance Manager Matt Glossop running a program to ensure the players recovery from a 6 day break and a bruising contest against the Rams. “The boys professionalism with their recovery techniques are critical to their performance week in week out, to their credit the squad have been diligent with ice baths, physiotherapy and recovery being the main focus particularly early in the week” Glossop said.

Bushranger’s coach Darren Ogier said the Bushrangers will be keen to take on one of the powerhouses of the competition “Sandringham always provide a strong opposition, they beat us in last year semi-final with their ability to run and create opportunities up forward”. “Coming off a tough game last week our boys will need to start extremely well and put early pressure on the opposition”.

The Bushrangers will be aiming to utilise their mobile tall forward line with Yarrawonga’s Max Canfield, Wodonga’s Trent McMullan & North Albury’s Josh Minogue all providing strong targets up forward. The midfield will be led by Wangaratta’s Murray Waite, Benalla’s David Mennen & Albury’s Dylan McDonald.

The Bushrangers welcome another debutant this week with Albury youngster Zachary Sproule making his debut for the club. “Young Zach is a good young talent who has had to recover from a knee injury suffered in the pre-season, he has worked hard and deserves his opportunity”.

Mooroopna’s Clayton Oliver & Mansfield’s James Cousins also return to strengthen the Bushrangers midfield brigade. The game will be played at Norm Minns Oval from 1.00pm this Saturday afternoon.

IN

Zachary Sproule (Debut)

Albury

Clayton Oliver

Mooroopna

James Cousins

Mansfield

 

OUT

Joshua Schache

Rested

Jake Marshall

Hip

Ned Nihill

Nathalia

 

MURRAY BUSHRANGERS LINE UP ROUND 7 vs SANDRINGHAM DRAGON

Backs

Lachie Leeds (14)

Jerilderee

 

Brady Sharp 40

(Myrtleford)

 

Shaun Mannagh 6

(North Albury)

 

Half Backs

Ryan Garthwaite 25

(Lavington)

Nick Coughlan 16

(Albury)

Lachlan Tiziani 29

(Albury)

 

Midfield

Harrison Tanner 27

(Albury)

Clayton Oliver 10

(Mooroopna)

David Mennen 11

(Benalla)

 

Rucks

Ryley Sharp 37

(Myrtleford)

 

James Cousin 33

(Mansfield)

Fletcher Carroll 5

(Albury)

 

Half Forwards

Dylan McDonald 13

(Albury)

Trent McMullan 18

(Wodonga)

 

Josh Minogue 21

(North Albury)

Forwards

Luke Smith 4

(Congupna)

 

Max Canfield 24

(Yarrawonga)

 

Murray Waite 19

(Wang Magpies)

 

Interchange

Julius Battista 3

(Shepparton)

Harrison Payne 31

(Corowa-Rutherglen)

Levi Middleton 12

(Finley)

 

 

Zachary Sproule 20

(Albury) 23rd Player

Bowen Smith 17

(Nathalia)

 

 

Emergencies

Jack Kirley 45

(Lavington)

 

Nate Trotter 28

(Euroa)

Max Lynch 35

(Albury)

 

Unavailable List

Name

Reason

Length of Time

Brodie, William

School Football Scotch College

7 Weeks

Galloway, Kyle

Shoulder

2 - 3 Weeks

Marshall, Jake

Hip

1 - 2 Weeks

Morrison, Harry

Knee

3 - 4 Weeks

Papoulis, Jayk

Groin Soreness

Indefinite

Schache, Joshua

Rested

1 Week

Simpkin, Jy

School Football Scotch College

7 Weeks

TAC CUP LADDER

POS

TEAM

P

W

L

D

B

For

Agst

%

PTS

1

North Ballarat Rebels

6

5

1

0

0

617

358

172.35

20

2

Geelong Falcons

6

5

1

0

0

462

370

124.86

20

3

Murray Bushrangers

6

4

2

0

0

527

349

151.00

16

4

Eastern Ranges

6

4

2

0

0

510

355

143.66

16

5

Oakleigh Chargers

6

4

2

0

0

458

320

143.12

16

6

Gippsland Power

6

4

2

0

0

537

395

135.95

16

7

Dandenong Stingrays

6

4

2

0

0

471

410

114.88

16

8

Calder Cannons

6

2

4

0

0

367

500

73.40

8

9

Sandringham Dragons

6

2

4

0

0

286

443

64.56

8

10

Northern Knights

6

1

5

0

0

384

523

73.42

4

11

Western Jets

6

1

5

0

0

316

627

50.40

4

12

Bendigo Pioneers

6

0

6

0

0

313

621

50.40

0

 




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