NAB AFL U18 Championships: Rd 4 teams
The teams have been announced for the interstate trips this weekend in the NAB AFL U18 Championships, with Vic Metro v WA and Vic Country v SA.
The top two teams in the NAB AFL U18 Championships will meet this weekend, with South Australia to host Vic Country in Round 4.
For the last decade SA has been the bogey team for Country in the Championships, with the best from South Australia having taken the points in the last nine contests.
Vic Country heads into the game undefeated with two wins against Vic Metro, and an away win against WA in Round 2. SA has shared the results with WA in their two encoutners, and a strong start against Vic Metro in Round 2 saw them comfortable victors.
Vic Country, proudly supported by Dairy Australia and their Legendairy campaign, will once again make four changes to their winning lineup from Round 3, with Myles Poholke (Dandeong Stingrays), Yestin Eades (North Ballarat Rebels) and Christian Buykx Smith (Gippsland Power) returning to the line-up, along with debutant Brandon White (Dandenong Stingrays). They come into the side for injured pair Tom Doedee and Ryan Hearn, with David Mennen and Kurt Mutimer rested.
Vic Metro will be looking for its first win of the Championships and will have up to 10 changes for its trip to Western Australia.
Jayden Collins, Ryan Clarke, Bryce Batty (Eastern Ranges), Jade Gresham, Braden Fiorini (Northern Knights), Harley Balic (Sandringham Dragons), Tom Phillips, Jack Firns, Jack Silvagni (Oakleigh Chargers) and Callum Moore (Calder Cannons) have all been named for the trip to Western Australia, with Fiorini set to be the 33rd player to be used by Vic Metro in the 2015 Championships.
Nick O’Kearney will be rested for the first time in the Championships, along with Dan Houston, Kade Answerth, Mark Kovacevic, Andrew Tashevki-Beckwith, Alex Morgan, Sam McLarty and Kane Keppel in the rotations, while Theo Thompson and Ben Crocker are set to miss through illness/injury.
In the absense of the leadership team of captain Theo Thompson and vice captains Ben Crocker, Sam Weideman and Nick O'Kearney, Northern Knights captain Jade Gresham will lead Vic Metro on Saturday.
Follow the coverage on both games this weekend via twitter @TACCup or #NABAFLU18s or watch a live stream of the game via the AFL app or website
Saturday June 13, 1.20pm (AEST)
WA v Vic Metro
Sunday June 14, 12.30pm
SA v Vic Country
NAB AFL U18 Championship ladder
|B||Jayden Collins||Jack Whitehead||Daniel Beddison|
|Eastern Ranges||Oakleigh Chargers||Oakleigh Chargers|
|HB||Tom Phillips||Jack Firns||Harley Balic|
|Oakleigh Chargers||Oakleigh Chargers||Sandringham Dragons|
|C||Tyrone Leonardis||Ryan Clarke||Fraser Pearce|
|Northern Knights||Eastern Ranges||Oakleigh Chargers|
|HF||Matthew Perry||Harry Thompson||David Cunningham|
|Northern Knights||Oakleigh Chargers||Oakleigh Chargers|
|F||Hasham Kerbatieh||Jack Silvagni||Blake Hardwick|
|Calder Cannons||Oakleigh Chargers||Eastern Ranges|
|FOLL||Jarrad Smith||James Parsons||Jade Gresham|
|Eastern Ranges||Eastern Ranges||Northern Knights|
|INT||Tom Cameron||Braden Fiorini||Goy Lok|
|Sandringham Dragons||Northern Knights||Sandringham Dragons|
|Jordan Gallucci||Callum Moore||Bryce Batty|
|Eastern Ranges||Calder Cannons||Eastern Ranges|
|B||Will Sexton||Kieran Collins||Brandon White|
|Geelong Falcons||Dandenong Stingrays||Dandenong Stingrays|
|HB||Darcy Tucker||Jacob Weitering||Jarrod Berry|
|North Ballarat Rebels||Dandenong Stingrays||North Ballarat Rebels|
|C||Tommy Glen||Nash Holmes||Daniel Capiron|
|Dandenong Stingrays||Gippsland Power||Dandenong Stingrays|
|HF||Jy Simpkin||Josh Schache||Will Brodie|
|Murray Bushrangers||Murray Bushrangers||Murray Bushrangers|
|H||Ben Ainsworth||Harry McKay||Darcy Parish|
|Gippsland Power||Gippsland Power||Geelong Falcons|
|FOLL||Gach Nyuon||Rhys Mathieson||Tom Cole|
|Dandenong Stingrays||Geelong Falcons||Bendigo Pioneers|
|INT||Mitch Cox||Yestin Eades||Myles Poholke|
|Dandenong Stingrays||North Ballarat Rebels||Dandenong Stingrays|
|Christian Buykx-Smith||Matthew Johnston|
|Gippsland Power||North Ballarat Rebels|