TAC CUP - Murray Bushrangers vs Northern Knights

The Murray Bushrangers will be aiming to entrench themselves in the top four this weekend when they return to the Wangaratta Showgrounds to take on the Northern Knights. The young Bushrangers had an outstanding victory in their last game against Geelong Falcons and will be challenged to repeat that four quarter effort again on Saturday.

Coach Darren Ogier is full aware of what the Knights can bring to the table, “They have some great talent within their group and will be buoyed by the return of a number of private school players this weekend”. “We will need to ensure that we continue to apply defensive pressure, move the ball quickly and assist each other across the ground”

“A number of these players have been really good in the first & second games, to be a good TAC CUP player you are required to back up each and every week, the pressure in on team to that against the Knights this Saturday afternoon”.

The Bushrangers have been hit with injuries in recent days with Lachlan Leeds, Ethan Boxall and Fletcher Carroll all ruled out whilst North Albury’s Shaun Mannagh has received a call up to the New South Wales / ACT squad. Young guns Jack Kirley (Lavington) and Tom Gardiner (Mansfield) will return to their local clubs.

A number of players have returned to the side including Nathalia’s Bowen Smith, Finley’s Levi Middleton, Shepparton’s Julius Battista & Chris Welsh from Benalla whilst 19 Year Old due Harrison Payne (Corowa-Rutherglen) and Kyle Galloway (Deniliquin) have also been included following a few weeks out of the team.

“We have a few or our more experienced boys returning to the team which is a credit to their work ethic and attitude over recent weeks”. “As a group we are looking forward to the game and I know each player enjoys playing TAC CUP football within our region”.

This week’s game is at the Wangaratta Showgrounds and commences at 1.00pm.

IN

Bowen Smith

Nathalia

Levi Middleton

Finley

Julius Battista

Shepparton

Chris Welsh

Benalla

Harrison Payne

Corowa-Rutherglen

Kyle Galloway

Deniliquin

 OUT

Lachlan Leeds

Ankle

Ethan Boxall

Finger

Fletcher Carroll

Quad

Shaun Mannagh

NSW / ACT Nationals

Jack Kirley

Lavington

Tom Gardiner

Mansfield

MURRAY BUSHRANGERS LINE UP ROUND 11 vs NORTHERN KNIGHTS

Backs

Harrison Tanner 27

(Albury)

Brady Sharp 40

(Myrtleford)

 

Ryan Garthwaite 25

(Lavington)

 

Half Backs

Harrison Payne 31

(Corowa-Rutherglen)

Ryley Sharp 37

(Myrtleford)

 

Chris Welsh 39

(Benalla)

Midfield

Jake Page 8

(Albury)

Clayton Oliver 10

(Mooroopna)

Louis Pinnuck 47

(Strathmerton)

 

Rucks

Kyle Galloway 36

(Deniliquin)

Murray Waite 19

(Wang Magpies)

 

James Cousin 33

(Mansfield)

Half Forwards

Lachlan Waite 41

(Seymour)

 

Trent McMullan 18

(Wodonga)

 

Luke Smith 4

(Congupna)

Forwards

Billy Cooper 52

(Shepparton East)

 

Mitch King 1

(Wodonga)

Levi Middleton 12

(Finley)

Interchange

Isaac Wallace 15

(Wodonga

Ned Nihill 34

(Nathalia)

Julius Battista 3

(Shepparton)

 

 

Bowen Smith 17

(Nathalia)

 

Esava Ratugolea 60

(Cobram)

 

Emergencies

Bill Robertson 38

(Albury)

Tom Gardiner 9

(Mansfield)

Harry Boyd 32

(Shepparton)

 

Unavailable List

 

Name

Reason

Length of Time

1

Boxall, Ethan

Finger

2 - 4 Weeks

2

Brodie, William

Vic Country Nationals

1 Week

3

Carroll, Fletcher

Quad

1 Week

4

Coughlan, Nicholas

VFL - Footscray

1 Week

5

Leeds, Lachie

Ankle

2 -4 Weeks

6

Mannagh, Shaun

NSW/ACT NATIONALS

1 Week

7

Marshall, Jake

NSW/ACT NATIONALS

1 Week

8

McDonald, Dylan

NSW/ACT NATIONALS

1 Week

9

McKeown, Luke

Knee

1 - 2 Weeks

10

Mennen, David

Vic Country Nationals

1 Week

11

Minogue, Joshua

NSW/ACT NATIONALS

1 Week

12

Schache, Joshua

Vic Country Nationals

1 Week

13

Simpkin, Jy

Vic Country Nationals

1 Week

14

Sproule, Zachary

NSW/ACT NATIONALS

1 Week

15

Tiziani, Lachlan

NSW/ACT NATIONALS

1 Week

 TAC CUP LADDER

POS

TEAM

P

W

L

D

B

For

Agst

%

PTS

1

North Ballarat Rebels

10

9

1

0

0

888

576

154.17

36

2

Murray Bushrangers

10

7

3

0

0

893

590

151.36

28

3

Dandenong Stingrays

10

7

3

0

0

896

740

121.08

28

4

Geelong Falcons

10

6

3

1

0

800

697

114.78

26

5

Eastern Ranges

10

6

4

0

0

826

643

128.46

24

6

Oakleigh Chargers

10

6

4

0

0

762

624

122.12

24

7

Gippsland Power

10

5

4

1

0

829

688

120.49

22

8

Calder Cannons

10

3

6

1

0

691

820

84.27

14

9

Sandringham Dragons

10

3

7

0

0

502

728

68.96

12

10

Northern Knights

10

2

8

0

0

676

885

76.38

8

11

Bendigo Pioneers

10

1

9

0

0

551

948

58.12

4

12

Western Jets

10

1

9

0

0

596

1097

54.33

4

 




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