NAB AFL U18 Championships: Rd 3 teams

This weekend Vic Country and Vic Metro meet for the second time in the 2015 NAB AFL U18 Championships.

The Round 1 game was one to remember, with Murray Bushranger Jy Simpkin kicking the winning goal after the siren to give Vic Country the perfect start to the 2015 Championships. 

Vic Country last week accounted for WA by 105 points to remain the only undefeated side in Division 1, while Vic Metro gave up a six-goal start to SA to suffer at 25-point defeat over in Adelaide.

Both teams return to Simonds Stadium on Sunday at midday for their Round 3 clash, with Country and Metro supported by Dairy Australia.

Country will have up to five changes, with injuries to Bailey Rice (Dandenong Stingrays) and Sam Skinner (Gippsland Power) keeping them out of the lineup. Geelong Falcon Darcy Parish returns from injury for his first Vic Country game of 2015, along with 19-year-old Daniel Capiron, who has played the last two games with Frankston in the VFL as 23rd player. Will Sexton (Geelong Falcons), Ryan Hearn (Gippsland Power) and Mitch Cox (Dandenong Stingrays) have also been added to the squad.

Metro has made eight changes to its squad, with Jordan Matera (Sandringham Dragons) and Jack Firns (Oakleigh Chargers) the only injury changes from Round 2. Andrew Tashevski-Beckwith (Sandringham Dragons), Daniel Beddison (Oakleigh Chargers), Kane Keppel (Eastern Ranges), Hisham Kerbatieh (Calder Cannons) and Sam McLarty (Oakeligh Chargers) all return after playing Round 1, while Fraser Pearce (Oakleigh Chargers), David Cunningham (Oakleigh Chargers) and Matthew Perry (Northern Knights) could debut.

Both squads will name a final 22 on Sunday.

Follow @TACCup or #NABAFLU18s on twitter Sunday for update scores from midday, or watch a live video stream of the game HERE

Vic Country vs Vic Metro

Simonds Stadium, Sunday June 7, 12pm

 

  VIC METRO    
B Andrew Tashevki-Beckwith Jack Whitehead Daniel Beddison
  Sandringham Dragons Oakleigh Chargers Oakleigh Chargers
HB Theo Thompson Kane Keppel Alex Morgan
  Sandringham Dragons Eastern Ranges Oakleigh Chargers
C Tyrone Leonardis Ben Crocker Fraser Pearce
  Northern Knights Oakleigh Chargers Oakleigh Chargers
HF Daniel Houston Harry Thompson David Cunningham
  Oakleigh Chargers Oakleigh Chargers Oakleigh Chargers
F Hisham Kerbatieh Sam McLarty Blake Hardwick
  Calder Cannons Oakleigh Chargers Eastern Ranges
FOLL Mark Kovacevic James Parsons Nick O'Kearney
  Calder Cannons Eastern Ranges Calder Cannons
INT Ryan Clarke Matthew Perry Goy Lok
  Eastern Ranges Northern Knights Sandringham Dragons
  Jarrad Smith Jordan Gallucci Tom Cameron
  Eastern Ranges Eastern Ranges Sandringham Dragons
       
  VIC COUNTRY    
B Will Sexton Kieran Collins Daniel Capiron
  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 David Mennen
  Dandenong Stingrays Gippsland Power Murray Bushrangers
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 Matthew Johnston Kurt Mutimer Tom Doedee
  North Ballarat Rebels Dandenong Stingrays Geelong Falcons
  Mitch Cox Yestin Eades Ryan Hearn
  Dandenong Stingrays North Ballarat Rebels Gippsland Power

 

One player Vic Metro will need to watch in Round 3 is Josh Schache (Murray Bushrangers) - watch his Round 2 highlights below. 




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