After playing crucial roles in securing the Allies a round one victory over Vic Country, nine Tasmanians have again been selected for round two of the under-18 National Championships.
The Allies will take on Vic Metro at Southport on Saturday (June 16), with both teams looking to secure a second straight win to start the series.
The Allies accounted for Vic Country in Blacktown last weekend, booting four goals to none in the final term to run away with a 23-point win.
In a contested match, Chayce Jones (28 disposals, five clearances, six tackles and two goals) shone to help the Allies start their campaign with a win for the first time in the side’s three years in the competition.
Vic Metro also started the series with a bang, grinding out an 18-point win over Western Australia at Optus Stadium. Ben King, Noah Anderson and Rhylee West were among the standouts in the win.
The Allies will have matches against South Australia (Friday June 29) and Western Australia (Wednesday July 4) to follow.
ALLIES v VICTORIA METRO
Saturday June 16 – 11:00am
|Backs||36. Matthew McGuinness (Lauderdale)||37. Jacob Koschitzke||11. Keidean Coleman|
|Half Backs||47. Nicholas Baker (Lauderdale)||48. Dirk Koenen||17. Thomas Matthews|
|Centres||20. Fraser Turner (Clarence)||10. Chayce Jones (Launceston)||28. Matthew Green|
|Half Forwards||19. Bailey Scott||41. Matthew Walker||8. Baxter Norton
|Forwards||31. Connor McFadyen||49. Nick Blakey||9. Blair Rubock (Launceston)|
|Followers||40. Kieren Briggs||26. Thomas Green||46. Tarryn Thomas (North Launceston)|
|Interchange||18. Lachlan McDonald||13. Ethan Jackson (Launceston)||12. Mitchell O’Neill (North Hobart)|
|45. Jack Tomkinson||16. James Peatling|
|Emergencies||2. Connor Budarick (em)||25. Ryan Gilmore (em)||44. Caleb Graham (em)|
#8 Baxter Norton – North Hobart (12/06/1999)
#9 Blair Rubock – Launceston (07/01/2000)
#10 Chayce Jones – Launceston (14/01/2000)
#12 Mitchell O’Neill – North Hobart (21/02/2001)
#13 Ethan Jackson – Launceston (22/10/2000)
#20 Fraser Turner – Clarence (26/12/2000)
#36 Matthew McGuinness – Lauderdale (13/07/2000)
#46 Tarryn Thomas – North Launceston (25/03/2000)
#47 Nicholas Baker – Lauderdale (10/11/2000)