There are few surprises in the first of the two teams to be named today for the kickoff of the AFL season.
FB: Bret Thornton, Michael Jamison, Aaron Joseph
HB: Paul Bower, Jarrad Waite, Jordan Russell
C: Ryan Houlihan, Marc Murphy, Heath Scotland
HF: Andrew Carrazzo, Lachie Henderson, Kade Simpson
FF: Setanta O’hAilpin, Matthew Kreuzer, Eddie Betts
Fol: Robert Warnock, Bryce Gibbs, Brock McLean
Int: Joe Anderson, Mitch Robinson, Andrew Walker, Chris Yarran
Emg: Shaun Grigg, Sam Jacobs, Kane Lucas
Differences from round 1 projection:
Out: Richard Hadley
The lack of Lucas and Rohan Kerr is not surprising. Anderson, however, could be a bolter. Having only managed 12 games in the past three seasons, Anderson’s strengths as a half-back rebounder could feed into the retirement of Nick Stevens to mean he will play a lot more games this year. Priced at 44 in DT and 60 in SC – despite this underlining the quality of his disposal – means he will be more of a DT candidate if anything.