TAC CUP - Murray Bushrangers vs Geelong Falcons

The Murray Bushrangers will debut four players when they take on the Geelong Falcons at Highgate Recreation Reserve in Craigieburn.

On the back of 10 players committed to the Under 18 National Carnival and with Nick Coughlan once again elevated to play with the Footscray VFL side this week provides a great opportunity for a number of the clubs ‘bottom age’ players.

Talent Manager Lee Fraser described this week’s debutants;

Lachlan Waite (Seymour) – Played with Vic Country in the Under 16 National Championships in 2014. Has developed well throughout the year, has the ability to play defence or as a lead up forward. Great set of hands who reads the play really well.

Billy Cooper (Shepparton East) – Has graduated through the AFL VICTORIA Lagunta’s program where his skill and athleticism has shone through. Reads the play superbly and has developed into a player who can rebound from defence or provide an attacking option in the front half.

Esava Ratugolea (Cobram) – Has impressed his coaches at Cobram with his extraordinary athleticism and ability to impact the marking contest. Is one of the quickest players on the list and at 195 centimetres can play as a forward marking option or in the ruck.

Ethan Boxall (Chiltern / Wodonga Raider) – Moved to the Wodonga Raiders this year and has played some good senior football under the leadership of Darren Creswell. Slightly built but very courageous, reads the play well and has the ability to hit the scoreboard with his left foot.

Other players to return to the side this week include Luke Smith (Congupna), Jake Page (Albury), Ned Nihill (Nathalia) and Fletcher Carroll (Albury).

With eight changes to last week’s side that were defeated by top of the ladder North Ballarat Rebels coach Darren Ogier is excited by this week’s challenge. “A great part of our program is that so many talented young footballers get the opportunity at the level, as a coaching group we are extremely excited by what this week may bring”. “All boys have been training hard and learning our systems, provided each players plays their role and supports each other we will get the result we are after”

This week’s game is at Highgate Recreation Reserve in Craigieburn and begins at 12.00pm.

IN

Luke Smith

Congupna

Fletcher Carroll

Albury

Jake Page

Albury

Ned Nihill

Nathalia

Ethan Boxall (Debut)

Chiltern / Wodonga Raiders

Esava Ratugolea (Debut)

Cobram

Lachlan Waite (Debut)

Seymour

Billy Cooper (Debut)

Shepparton East

 

OUT

Dylan McDonald

NSW/ACT National Carnival

Josh Minogue

NSW/ACT National Carnival

Jake Marshall

NSW/ACT National Carnival

Lachlan Tiziani

NSW/ACT National Carnival

Zachary Sproule

NSW/ACT National Carnival

David Mennen

Rested – Vic Country National

Nick Coughlan

Footscray VFL

Bowen Smith

Nathalia

 

MURRAY BUSHRANGERS LINE UP ROUND 10 vs GEELONG FALCONS

Backs

Jack Kirley 45

(Lavington)

 

Brady Sharp 40

(Myrtleford)

 

Ned Nihill 34

(Nathalia)

Half Backs

Louis Pinnuck 47

(Strathmerton)

Ryan Garthwaite 25

(Lavington)

 

Lachie Leeds (14)

Jerilderie

 

Midfield

Tom Gardiner 9

(Mansfield)

 

Clayton Oliver 10

(Mooroopna)

Harrison Tanner 27

(Albury)

Rucks

Mitch King 1

(Wodonga)

Shaun Mannagh 6

(North Albury)

 

Fletcher Carroll 5

(Albury)

Half Forwards

Ethan Boxall 50

(Chiltern)

Trent McMullan 18

(Wodonga)

 

Luke Smith 4

(Congupna)

Forwards

Murray Waite 19

(Wang Magpies)

 

Ryley Sharp 37

(Myrtleford)

 

Isaac Wallace 15

(Wodonga)

Interchange

James Cousin 33

(Mansfield)

Lachlan Waite 41

(Seymour)

 

Jake Page 8

(Albury)

 

Billy Cooper 52

(Shepparton East)

 

Esava Ratugolea 60

(Cobram)

 

Emergencies

Max Lynch 35

(Albury)

Levi Middleton 12

(Finley)

Julius Battista 3

(Shepparton)

 

Unavailable List

Name

Reason

Length of Time

Brodie, William

School Football Scotch College

1 Week

Canfield, Max

Broken Jaw

3 - 5 Weeks

Coughlan, Nicholas

VFL - Footscray

1 - 2 Weeks

Galloway, Kyle

NSW/ACT NATIONALS

2 Weeks

Marshall, Jake

NSW/ACT NATIONALS

2 Weeks

McDonald, Dylan

NSW/ACT NATIONALS

2 Weeks

McKeown, Luke

Knee

1 - 2 Weeks

Mennen, David

Rested - Vic Country

1 Week

Minogue, Joshua

NSW/ACT NATIONALS

2 Weeks

Payne, Harrison

Groin Soreness

1 - 2 Weeks

Schache, Joshua

Rested - Vic Country

1 Week

Simpkin, Jy

Hip

1 Week

Sproule, Zachary

NSW/ACT NATIONALS

2 Weeks

Tiziani, Lachlan

NSW/ACT NATIONALS

2 Weeks

Trotter, Nate

Shoulder

2 -3 Weeks

 

TAC CUP LADDER

POS

TEAM

P

W

L

D

B

For

Agst

%

PTS

1

North Ballarat Rebels

9

8

1

0

0

795

506

157.11

32

2

Dandenong Stingrays

9

7

2

0

0

826

647

127.67

28

3

Geelong Falcons

9

6

2

1

0

732

620

118.06

26

4

Murray Bushrangers

9

6

3

0

0

816

522

156.32

24

5

Eastern Ranges

9

6

3

0

0

759

569

133.39

24

6

Oakleigh Chargers

9

5

4

0

0

688

557

123.52

20

7

Gippsland Power

9

4

4

1

0

755

647

116.69

18

8

Calder Cannons

9

3

5

1

0

613

736

83.29

14

9

Sandringham Dragons

9

2

7

0

0

418

650

64.31

8

10

Northern Knights

9

1

8

0

0

589

818

72.00

4

11

Bendigo Pioneers

9

1

8

0

0

510

874

58.35

4

12

Western Jets

9

1

8

0

0

529

1010

52.38

4

 




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