Blues get stronger after finest win; Lions reshuffle after brutal actuality verify: Team Tips

Carlton is ready to welcome again a number of huge names after its spurring win over Fremantle.

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Thursday June 30, 7:20pm at Gabba

Lions’ staff

B: J.Payne, H.Andrews, M.Adams

HB: B.Starcevich, D.Rich, N.Answerth

C: J.Berry, T.Berry, H.McCluggage

HF: C.Rayner, E.Hipwood, L.McCarthy

F: D.McStay, J.Daniher, C.Cameron

FOLL: O.McInerney, J.Lyons, L.Neale

I/C: D.Robertson, M.Robinson, Ok.Coleman, J.Tunstill

EMG: C.Ah Chee (sub), J.Madden, D.Fort, R.Lester

TEAM TIPS: Expect just a few modifications on the Lions after final spherical’s surprising loss to the Demons and the approaching return of key gamers. Star Zac Bailey ought to return after lacking the Dees recreation attributable to well being and security protocols, whereas coach Chris Fagan mentioned Dayne Zorko was a “certainty” to play. James Tunstill and Tom Berry will possible make method for Zorko and Bailey, whereas this is likely to be the week the Lions lastly unleash Rhys Mathieson at AFL stage after racking up 37, 49, 23 and 43 disposals from his previous 4 VFL outings. Deven Robertson would possible make method is Mathieson got here into the aspect. Luckily scans have cleared Jarryd Lyons of any structural injury to his ribs, so he must be superb to face the Dogs.

Bulldogs’ staff

B: E.Richards, R.Gardner, T.O’Brien

HB: C.Daniel, A.Keath, B.Dale

C: B.Williams, J.Macrae, A.Scott

HF: J.Johannisen, J.Ugle-Hagan, T.Liberatore

F: M.Bontempelli, A.Naughton, C.Weightman

FOLL: J.Sweet, J.Dunkley, A.Treloar

I/C: R.West, H.Crozier, R.McComb, J.Schache

EMG: B.Khamis, D.Bedendo, L.McNeil (sub), R.Garcia

TEAM TIPS: Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge flagged on Friday evening the membership may hold Tim English on the sidelines for an additional week to present him additional time to recuperate from concussion. The Dogs can be with out rebounding defender Ed Richards after he was dominated out with concussion in the course of the win over Hawthorn. There are loads of contenders to exchange Richards after Footscray’s robust VFL win, with AFL emergencies Riley Garcia (21 disposals, three clearances) and Dom Bedendo (20 disposals, six marks, one objective) impressing. Toby McLean returned from an ACL rupture within the VFL to kick two targets from 18 disposals, whereas Lachie Hunter had 26 disposals and 6 clearances — however neither participant can be rushed again into the senior aspect. Zaine Cordy, Buku Khamis and even father-son gun Sam Darcy all carried out strongly too, which means the Dogs had the choice to usher in additional top to fight the Lions if they need.

Richards will miss with concussion (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)Source: FOX SPORTS


Friday July 1, 7:50pm on the Marvel Stadium

Blues’ staff

B: A.Saad, Le.Young, B.Kemp

HB: N.Newman, L.Plowman, S.Docherty

C: J.Newnes, P.Cripps, M.Cottrell

HF: C.Durdin, C.Curnow, J.Motlop

F: J.Honey, H.McKay, Z.Fisher

FOLL: T.De Koning, S.Walsh, G.Hewett

I/C: J.Boyd, J.Silvagni, L.O’Brien, M.Kennedy

EMG: W.Setterfield (sub), M.Owies, L.Fogarty, L.Stocker

TEAM TIPS: Expect just a few modifications on the Blues. Matt Owies may come straight again in after being a late out final spherical attributable to calf tightness, whereas Adam Cerra (hamstring) and Jack Martin (calf) may even be within the combine. All three gamers will face health exams later within the week, with Cerra extremely prone to are available. One compelled withdrawal can be Jordan Boyd, who faces a prolonged stint on the sidelines after struggling an acute fracture in his foot. If Owies is match to return, it’s laborious to see him, Josh Honey, Corey Durdin and Jesse Motlop all enjoying in the identical aspect. Motlop’s stress was a characteristic towards the Dockers, however Durdin has just a few extra runs on the board.

Saints’ staff

B: C.Wilkie, D.Howard, J.Battle

HB: H.Clark, J.Sinclair, J.Webster

C: R.Byrnes, B.Crouch, J.Billings

HF: B.Long, T.Membrey, J.Gresham

F: D.Butler, M.King, Z.Jones

FOLL: R.Marshall, J.Steele, S.Ross

I/C: M.Windhager, B.Paton, N.Wanganeen-Milera, C.Sharman

EMG: D.Joyce (sub), J.Lienert, M.Wood, J.Higgins

TEAM TIPS: They made an announcement final week dropping Jack Higgins, however after a efficiency towards Sydney that was simply as obvious because the earlier week towards Essendon, will the Saints make one other huge name at choice? Saints followers thought Dan Butler was fortunate to not be dropped for the Swans. He kicked one objective from 5 touches towards the Swans, however laid six tackles and was ranked fourth of all Saints for stress acts. Would Ryan Byrnes, Cooper Sharman and Hunter Clark be in some bother? As for who is available in, Brett Ratten indicated Bradley Hill, who was managed following private depart in the course of the week, together with veteran ruckman Paddy Ryder would possible be accessible for choice to face Carlton. Tom Highmore was superior within the VFL with 33 disposals and 12 marks, so he may are available to bolster the Saints’ defensive group. But Jack Higgins mightn’t be a lock to return straight again in. He kicked one objective from 17 touches for Sandringham, however took some time to heat into the sport. If Mitch Owens (concussion) can get by way of coaching this week, he’ll actually push his case for choice.

Will the Saints hand Higgins a reprieve? (Photo by Russell Freeman/AFL Photos by way of Getty Images)Source: FOX SPORTS


Saturday July 2, 1:45pm on the MCG

Bombers’ staff

B: J.Kelly, J.Laverde, J.Ridley

HB: M.Redman, D.Heppell, N.Hind

C: W.Snelling, Z.Merrett, S.Durham

HF: D.Shiel, Ok.Langford, M.D’Ambrosio

F: P.Wright, J.Stringer, H.Jones

FOLL: S.Draper, J.Caldwell, N.Martin

I/C: M.Guelfi, A.Perkins, B.Hobbs, N.Bryan

EMG: B.Ham (sub), B.Zerk-Thatcher, A.Waterman, T.Cutler

TEAM TIPS: Ben Rutten was assured Darcy Parish can be accessible to tackle the Swans, however fellow midfielder Andy McGrath can be “touch and go” contemplating he’d solely simply reinjured is adductor. Nick Bryan may come again out of the staff to make method for fellow ruck Andrew Phillips, who was managed final spherical. Alec Waterman kicked 3.1 within the VFL to push his case ahead for a re-call.

Swans’ staff

B: D.Rampe, T.McCartin, P.McCartin

HB: R.Fox, D.Stephens, J.Lloyd

C: O.Florent, L.Parker, N.Blakey

HF: W.Hayward, E.Gulden, S.Reid

F: I.Heeney, L.Franklin, T.Papley

FOLL: T.Hickey, C.Mills, C.Warner

I/C: R.Clarke, B.Campbell, L.McDonald, J.Rowbottom

EMG: H.McLean, W.Gould, S.Wicks, L.Taylor (sub)

TEAM TIPS: The Swans face a variety squeeze, notably within the huge man division. Swans coach John Longmire mentioned Peter Ladhams can be accessible for choice and can, subsequently, think about enjoying Ladhams and fellow ruck Tom Hickey in the identical aspect, supplied Hickey pulls up effectively from Saturday’s win over the Saints. But the Swans may even think about Joel Amartey, who kicked 5.2 from 23 disposals within the VFL on the weekend. He’s now kicked 26.14 from eight VFL video games this season, together with 10 majors from his previous two matches. But absolutely not all of Amartey, Lance Franklin, Sam Reid and Logan McDonald can play in the identical aspect? Neither Reid nor McDonald have kicked a objective from their previous two AFL video games. James Bell, Matthew Roberts, Sam Wicks, Corey Warner and Ben Ronke are all knocking on the choice door too.


Saturday July 2, 4:05pm at Adelaide Oval

Crows’ staff

B: T.Doedee, J.Butts, P.Parnell

HB: B.Smith, N.Murray, W.Hamill

C: J.Hately, R.Laird, J.Dawson

HF: N.McHenry, D.Fogarty, J.Soligo

F: S.McAdam, T.Walker, J.Rowe

FOLL: R.O’Brien, B.Keays, S.Berry

I/C: H.Schoenberg, J.Rachele, M.Hinge, W.Milera

EMG: M.Crouch, L.Murphy, C.Jones (sub), E.Himmelberg

TEAM TIPS: The Crows should discover a substitute for Will Hamill, who was subbed out of Sunday’s recreation beneath concussion protocols. They may too have to exchange Shane McAdam, who suffered a nasty ankle damage. Matt Crouch absolutely has to return into rivalry after racking up 41 disposals and booting a objective within the SANFL, whereas Andrew McPherson (30 touches, eight marks) and Lachlan Sholl (31 disposals, 9 marks) have additionally firmly put themselves within the combine. Riley Thilthorpe additionally isn’t far off coming back from an ankle damage.

Crows fly excessive over lackluster Kangaroos | 01:04

Demons’ staff

B: J.Harmes, H.Petty, S.May

HB: J.Jordon, J.Lever, C.Salem

C: A.Brayshaw, C.Petracca, E.Langdon

HF: B.Brown, B.Fritsch, T.Sparrow

F: A.Neal-Bullen, S.Weideman, C.Spargo

FOLL: L.Jackson, C.Oliver, J.Viney

I/C: T.Bedford, M.Hibberd, J.Bowey, Ok.Pickett

EMG: A.Tomlinson, L.Dunstan, M.Brown, J.Hunt (sub)

TEAM TIPS: The Dees received’t really feel inclined to make many modifications after bouncing again in an enormous method in final Thursday evening’s 64-point belting to Brisbane. They importantly bought by way of the sport unscathed apart from Christian Salem wanting proppy at phases as he builds again as much as full health from his knee damage. Max Gawn mentioned post-match he was pushing for a return as quickly as this week from his syndesmosis damage, however you possibly can’t think about the membership can be speeding again its skipper. Mitch Brown erupted with 6.6 within the VFL, whereas Jake Melksham (18 touches, two targets) and Kyle Chandler (14 touches, two targets) additionally performed effectively. But it will got here to no nice shock if the Dees go into Saturday’s conflict unchanged.


Saturday July 2, 7:25pm at GMHBA Stadium

Cats’ staff

B: T.Stewart, S.De Koning, T.Atkins

HB: J.Bews, M.Blicavs, J.Kolodjashnij

C: M.Duncan, C.Guthrie, I.Smith

HF: Z.Tuohy, J.Cameron, G.Miers

F: B.Close, T.Hawkins, T.Stengle

FOLL: R.Stanley, J.Selwood, M.Holmes

I/C: J.Henry, M.O’Connor, S.Menegola, Z.Guthrie

EMG: C.Stephens (sub), G.Rohan, L.Dahlhaus, S.Neale

TEAM TIPS: Tom Stewart will come out of the aspect by way of suspension for his hit on Dion Prestia, with Gary Rohan, who was a late out attributable to hamstring tightness, prone to slot straight again in. All indications had been that Patrick Dangerfield was set to return from damage towards Richmond, however now Channel 7’s Mitch Cleary experiences he’s prone to miss once more towards North given the Cats face Melbourne 5 days later. Cooper Stephens (28 disposals) and Shaun Higgins (21 touches) additionally put their hand up for a reprieve, however there’s not many openings in a Cats aspect that’s simply stormed into the highest 4. Could they preserve their mantra of conserving their squad contemporary and to relaxation one or two veterans towards the 18th-placed Roos?

Jeremy Cameron: Cat’s model of Dusty? | 01:19

Kangaroos’ staff

B: L.McDonald, A.Corr, J.Walker

HB: J.Archer, B.McKay, Ok.Turner

C: A.Hall, L.Davies-Uniacke, H.Greenwood

HF: T.Thomas, N.Larkey, P.Curtis

F: C.Zurhaar, T.Xerri, C.Taylor

FOLL: T.Goldstein, J.Simpkin, J.Anderson

I/C: J.Stephenson, B.Scott, A.Bonar, T.Powell

EMG: F.Perez (sub), Ok.Hayden, C.Lazzaro, C.Coleman-Jones

TEAM TIPS: The Roos are reeling after one more loss on the weekend as David Noble is once more left to seek for solutions on the choice desk. Bailey Scott was subbed out at halftime with a hip damage because the possible lone compelled change from the 57-point defeat to Adelaide. Jack Mahony (21 touches, two targets) and Charlie Lazzaro (24 disposals, one objective) can be on the entrance of the queue to return in after robust VFL outings. Callum Coleman-Jones (25 disposals, 26 hit-outs, one objective) additionally impressed, however the Roos couldn’t probably drop Todd Goldstein or Tristan Xerri, may they? Lachie Young is free to return from suspension and sure takes Aiden Bonar’s spot in defence.

North Melbourne start inside evaluation | 02:12


Saturday July 2, 7:25pm at Metricon Stadium

Suns’ staff

B: S.Lemmens, S.Collins, C.Graham

HB: O.Markov, C.Ballard, J.Farrar

C: D.Swallow, N.Anderson, B.Ellis

HF: B.Ainsworth, M.Chol, N.Holman

F: I.Rankine, L.Casboult, S.Flanders

FOLL: J.Witts, M.Rowell, T.Miller

I/C: M.Rosas, J.Bowes, C.Burgess, A.Davies

EMG: R.Atkins, S.Day, B.Fiorini (sub), E.Hollands

TEAM TIPS: The Suns suffered a number of damage issues towards Port together with to Izak Rankine (shoulder), Nick Holman (wrist), Sean Lemmens (knock) and Alex Davies (knee), with the latter’s seemingly essentially the most critical to probably maintain him out of the Pies conflict. Connor Budarick (hamstring) may very well be match to reclaim his place within the aspect, whereas Rory Atkins (34 touches, 10 marks) put his hand up for reprieve after a robust VFL outing, albeit in a 76-point loss to Casey. A debut for Elijah Holllands mightn’t be far odd regardless of solely selecting up 12 disposals with one objective within the twos.

Port too highly effective for Gold Coast | 02:14

Magpies’ staff

B: B.Maynard, D.Moore, I.Quaynor

HB: S.Pendlebury, J.Howe, I.Chugg

C: N.Murphy, J.Crisp, J.Daicos

HF: J.Elliott, B.Mihocek, B.McCreery

F: J.Ginnivan, D.Cameron, T.Adams

FOLL: M.Cox, P.Lipinski, N.Daicos

I/C: S.Sidebottom, J.Noble, O.Henry, W.Hoskin-Elliott

EMG: T.Brown, T.Ruscoe (sub), C.Poulter, A.Begg

TEAM TIPS: All the intrigue surrounds whether or not or not Jordan De Goey will return to the fold, with the Pies aspect in any other case effectively settled after profitable its fifth recreation in a row over GWS. If De Goey performs, Isaac Chugg is seemingly most vulnerable to popping out of the staff after a quiet debut displaying towards the Giants. Elsewhere, Magpies coach Craig McRae confirmed final week mid-season draftee Josh Carmichael was within the combine to play his first recreation, and he continued his good type with 24 disposals and eight marks within the VFL on the weekend, whereas Finlay Macrae picked up 21 touches himself and booted a objective.

Pies maintain off quick ending Giants | 03:13


Sunday July 3, 2:10pm on the MCG

Tigers’ staff

B: D.Grimes, R.Tarrant, N.Broad

HB: L.Baker, N.Vlastuin, D.Rioli

C: M.Pickett, J.Short, Ok.McIntosh

HF: M.Rioli, J.Clarke, S.Bolton

F: J.Riewoldt, D.Martin, T.Lynch

FOLL: T.Nankervis, D.Prestia, J.Ross

I/C: J.Gibcus, S.Edwards, J.Graham, H.Ralphsmith

EMG: B.Miller, I.Soldo (sub), T.Dow, J.Aarts

TEAM TIPS: The Tigers might want to change concussed midfielder Dion Prestia for the conflict with West Coast. Jake Aarts was spectacular within the VFL with 24 disposals and 7 clearances after being named as an emergency for the conflict with Geelong. Matt Parker is another choice for the Tigers after a strong fortnight within the VFL. Trent Cotchin is listed as a health check after his collarbone damage suffered in Round 14, however he seems unlikely to play towards West Coast.

Why wasn’t play stopped for Prestia? | 02:31

Eagles’ staff

B: S.Hurn, T.Barrass, L.Duggan

HB: J.Jones, J.Rotham, E.Yeo

C: C.West, T.Kelly, J.Redden

HF: J.Cripps, J.Darling, W.Rioli

F: L.Ryan, J.Kennedy, J.Waterman

FOLL: B.Williams, L.Shuey, A.Gaff

I/C: B.Hough, J.Petruccelle, R.Bazzo, C.Jamieson

EMG: A.Witherden (sub), L.Foley, G.Clark, H.Edwards

TEAM TIPS: Big Nic Naitanui is ready to return for his first match because the Round 4 win over Collingwood. The ruckman has been sidelined with a medial ligament concern however made a formidable return by way of the WAFL. Naitanui completed with 17 disposals, 26 hit-outs and two targets to show himself match. A number of different Eagles impressed in that very same WAFL match with Harry Edwards (30 disposals and 23 marks) pushing for a recall given the continued absence of Jeremy McGovern. Greg Clark, Luke Foley and Patrick Naish had been additionally outstanding at WAFL stage as was Alex Witherden.


Sunday July 3, 3:20pm at GIANTS Stadium

Giants’ staff

B: C.Idun, S.Taylor, I.Cumming

HB: A.Kennedy, N.Haynes, L.Ash

C: L.Whitfield, T.Green, C.Ward

HF: S.Coniglio, H.Himmelberg, J.Riccardi

F: D.Lloyd, J.Hogan, T.Greene

FOLL: L.Keeffe, J.Kelly, X.O’Halloran

I/C: J.Wehr, T.Bruhn, P.Davis, T.Taranto

EMG: J.Brander, W.Derksen, Ok.Briggs, C.Brown (sub)

TEAM TIPS: Big Braydon Preuss is able to return after his third suspension of the 12 months. The Giants had the bye within the VFL, so gamers like Jarrod Brander weren’t capable of put their finest foot ahead. Brander had been spectacular per week earlier with 36 disposals on a wing. Mid-season recruit Wade Derksen may come into rivalry for his first recreation as a Giant.

GWS Giants press convention | 07:35

Hawks’ staff

B: B.Hardwick, J.Sicily, J.Blanck

HB: C.Jiath, J.Impey, H.Morrison

C: C.Nash, T.Mitchell, L.Bramble

HF: L.Shiels, L.Breust, D.Moore

F: J.Koschitzke, M.Lewis, C.Macdonald

FOLL: N.Reeves, J.Newcombe, J.O’Meara

I/C: J.Worpel, D.Howe, J.Scrimshaw, S.Butler

EMG: J.Morris (sub), F.Maginness, D.Grainger-Barras, J.Callow

TEAM TIPS: Jack Gunston will face a health check earlier than he can face GWS in Round 16. Ned Long and Max Lynch are additionally pushing for a senior return. Finn Maginness was spectacular within the VFL with 24 disposals, seven tackles and 5 clearances. Tom Phillips stays within the VFL whereas Kyle Hartigan collected 10 touches after being dropped for the loss to the Western Bulldogs. Young Denver Grainger-Barras can also be ready within the VFL wings for a shot at a senior recall.


Sunday July 3, 3:20pm at Optus Stadium

Dockers’ staff

B: B.Walker, A.Pearce, H.Young

HB: B.Cox, L.Ryan, E.Hughes

C: J.Aish, A.Brayshaw, J.Clark

HF: L.Henry, L.Schultz, T.Colyer

F: N.Fyfe, R.Lobb, G.Logue

FOLL: S.Darcy, W.Brodie, C.Serong

I/C: M.Taberner, D.Mundy, M.Frederick, B.Banfield

EMG: M.Crowden (sub), D.Tucker, S.Sturt, L.Meek

TEAM TIPS: The Dockers have loads of choices in the event that they wish to make modifications to the aspect crushed by Carlton. Joel Hamling continues to impress at WAFL stage in defence whereas younger Neil Erasmus is one other pushing for a senior recall. Darcy Tucker can’t be thought of attributable to a finger damage sustained within the WAFL. Michael Walters and Josh Treacy may each come into the combination, and simply must show themselves absolutely match for choice.

Power’s staff

B: R.Burton, T.Jonas, T.McKenzie

HB: R.Bonner, A.Aliir, D.Houston

C: Ok.Amon, W.Drew, Ok.Farrell

HF: J.Mead, T.Marshall, C.Rozee

F: M.Georgiades, C.Dixon, S.Powell-Pepper

FOLL: J.Finlayson, O.Wines, T.Boak

I/C: L.Jones, X.Duursma, M.Frederick, S.Motlop

EMG: S.Mayes (sub), J.Burgoyne, T.Schofield, M.Bergman

TEAM TIPS: The Power might want to change Riley Bonner who will miss by way of facial fractures. But there’s excellent news with defensive duo Tom Clurey and Darcy Byrne-Jones able to exit the AFL’s well being and security protocols. Orazio Fantasia stays an opportunity to play his first AFL recreation of the 12 months after getting by way of the SANFL. He collected 17 disposals however struggled with accuracy to complete with 0.4. Ruckman Sam Hayes didn’t impress as he pushes for a recall, with simply six touches.

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