Team-by-team guide for 2017/18
ABU DHABI FALCONS
PREMIERSHIPS: 1; 2010/11
COACH: Josh Walker
CAPTAIN: Zac Moon
KEY PLAYERS: Zac Moon, Rhys Watkins, Adam Bence
2016/17 SEASON: 4th
SPORT360 PREDICTION: 3rd.
The Falcons have been pushing for the top three the past three seasons but have lost some key games by the narrowest margins.
With early strong squad numbers the Falcons look set to push once again, and who knows might even reach the 2017/18 GF.
PREMIERSHIPS: 1; 2013/14
COACH: Pitre Bourdon
KEY PLAYERS: Andrew Moore, Andreas Serner, Chris Brandner
2016/17 SEASON: 5th
SPORT360 PREDICTION: 5th.
The loss of three stalwarts over the summer will hurt the Kangaroos.
Each game they play will have a lot on the line due to their match results counting for double points.
If they snare a couple of wins early it could really rock the premiership ladder. Watch this space.
COACH: Mo Darwish
CAPTAIN: Ben Dawson
KEY PLAYERS: Jess McGuirk, Jake Gardner, Sean Nicholas
2016/17 SEASON: 3rd
SPORT360 PREDICTION: 4th.
The Dingoes have been hit hard in the off season after losing utilities Myles Lynch (moved overseas) and Mitch Hyde (injured).
Time will tell if the Dingoes can bounce back to fight it out for the top two.
The oldest club in the league, but still searching for their first league title.
PREMIERSHIPS: 5; 2011/12, 2012/13, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17
COACH: Rich Wharton
CAPTAIN: Ryan Perkins
KEY PLAYERS: Travis Hayward, Ryan Perkins, Lach de Morton
2016/17 SEASON: Premiers
SPORT360 PREDICTION: 2nd.
Have been the dominant team for the past six years but surely this dynasty will not last.
The team is full of fresh faces but will they continue to fly the Dragons flag? Still definitely the hunted team, though.
COACH: Nathan Holly
CAPTAIN: Nathan Holly
KEY PLAYERS: Jack Egan, Nick Burchell, Jon Hickey
2016/17 SEASON: Runners-up
SPORT360 PREDICTION: 1st.
After falling short the past three seasons the Bulls will no doubt come out firing for 2017/18.
We expect the Bulls to overturn last year’s narrow Grand Final defeat and finally taste AFLME Premiership success.
Predictions courtesy of www.sport360.com