By ZAC MILBANK
Saturday August 3
Central District v South Adelaide | X Convenience Oval | 1:10pm
Central has recalled an exciting teenager as it prepares to host South Adelaide on Saturday.
Ball-winning midfielder Corey Durdin is one of four inclusions into the Bulldogs’ 23-man squad as they look to win their third match in succession.
The SA U18 onballer has been joined by defender Mitchell Payne, former Redleg Darcy Pisani and strongly-built Brody Mahoney, who could play his first League game of the season.
Kyle Presbury couldn’t be considered after straining his Achilles against West in Round 15 while mature-age rookie Steve Burton is out with a hand complaint.
F: Menzel, Fort, Jenner
HF: Hoskin, Dahms, D. Pisani
C: Barreau, Jydon Neagle, East
HB: Goodrem, Patterson, Matthew Neagle
B: Montgomerie, Llewellyn, Habel
R: Marsh, J. Schiller, T. Schiller
INT: Durdin, Gillard, Mahoney, Jaxon Neagle, Payne
IN: Durdin, Mahoney, Payne, D. Pisani
OUT: Burton (hand), Presbury (Achilles)
Auckland, Barilla, Cannizzaro, Cotgrove, Falland, S. Furnell, Grubb, Haydon, John, Lange, McKenzie, O’Brien, O’Gorman, Ortiz, Richard, Rigney, Shaw, Sheppard, Stephenson, Weaver, White.
Carreno, Xanthopoulos, Ponton, Thomson, Welch, Fraser, Wall, Kalleske, Wilson, Robins, Hahn, Richard, Falland, DeJonge, Bristow, Lehman, Arnold, Mudge, Stevens, Milera, Linke, Helmers, Welch, McBride.
South Adelaide coach Jarrad Wright is continuing to unearth homegrown talent in his team’s game against Central on Saturday.
Talented forward Eamon Wilkinson (19, 180cm and 71kg), from Meadows FC in the Adelaide Hills, has been named to start in the forward pocket.
After a delayed start to the season due to a knee reconstruction last year, Wilkinson will be joined in the Panthers’ 23-man squad by fellow teenagers Hayden Sampson and Tate Coleman.
Sampson, who collected 34 disposals and a goal in the Reserves last round, and Coleman have been listed on a five-man extended interchange bench.
Defender Lee Hoey has been sent back to the Reserves.
F: Wilkinson, Overall, Whittlesea
HF: Heaslip, Haren, Liddle
C: Milsom, Cross, Irra
HB: Haines, Summerton, Rose
B: Biemans, Crabb, Brown
R: Cailotto, Davis, Karpany
INT: Sampson, Noble, McGree, Fitt, Coleman
IN: Wilkinson, Sampson, Coleman
Badger, Beeche, Bogle, Colwell, Davies, Emery, Fitzgerald, Hoey, Illingworth, Juckers, Kappler, Loneragan, Lovering, McKinnon, Moffa, Rosman, Snelling, Tucker, Whitbread, Williams.
F: Riddle, Sladojevic, Barrett
HF: Hamilton, Oliver, Nye
C: Birt, Clifton, Cook
HB: Kernahan, Douglass, Flett
B: Little, Spacie, Draper
R: Freitag, Sweetman, Horne
INT: Sampson, Ryan, Kraemer, Copley, Jones, Coulthard, Fitzgerald
Sunday August 4
North Adelaide v Glenelg | Prospect Oval | 2:10pm
North Adelaide will be without its captain for the contest against Glenelg on Sunday.
Premiership skipper Max Thring has been ruled out for at least a fortnight after injuring his calf against Norwood in Round 15.
He has been replaced be star midfielder Aidan Tropiano, who was a late withdrawal against the Redlegs.
Maris Olekalns, James Schwarz and Luke Wharton have joined Tropiano in the Roosters’ 22-man squad, with this trio all listed on the extended interchange bench.
Joint vice-captain Alex Spina will play his 100th Statewide Super League game after making his debut in Round 1 of 2014.
F: Szekely, Harvey, Hender
HF: Spina, Laurie, Jarman
C: Allmond, Tropiano, Neagle
HB: Minervini, Smith, Keller
B: Slee, C. Craig, Clisby
R: A. Barns, T. Schwarz, Combe
INT: Miller, Olekalns, J. Schwarz, Wharton
IN: Olekalns, J. Schwarz, Tropiano, Wharton
OUT: Thring (calf), Lower, Aldridge
Neade, Kirk, Aldridge, Verity, Deep, C.Barns, J.Craig, Lower, McInerney, Blair, Agorastos, Nixon, Campbell, Ginever, Rigney, Coleman-Oakes, Bowman, Langley, Flanagan, Robinson.
F: Dinning, Coates, Newchurch
HF: Antorbus, Scott, Byrne
C: Manning, Magor, M. Borg
HB: Nance, HIlder, Simon
B: Akker, Vasey, McKenzie
R: Hart, Osborne, Hill
INT: Daniell, Z. Santillo, Hem, Ok, N. Santillo, Crompton, Hodges, O’Loughlin, McNamara
Glenelg could make just one change with a like-for-like replacement as it heads to Prospect to face North Adelaide on Sunday.
Former Geelong forward Cory Gregson, who has missed the past two matches with a leg injury, looms as the ideal inclusion for former Rooster Marlon Motlop.
Gregson has been named on a seven-man extended interchange bench and is the most likely to return due to Motlop’s unavailability with his employment as an Aboriginal Programs coordinator at Port Adelaide FC.
Promising young trio Todd Slade, Jack Yates and Alex Martini have also been listed on the extended interchange bench together with untried Launceston recruit Rulla Kelly-Mansell.
F: Virgin, McBean, Close
HF: Bailey, Reynolds, LeCornu
C: Scharenberg, Snook, Gould
HB: Joseph, Curran, Schott
B: Bradley, Proud, Agnew
R: White, McCarthy, Partington
INT: Uebergang, Gregson, Betterman, Slade, Kelly-Mansell, Martini, Yates
IN: Gregson, Kelly-Mansell, Martini, Slade, Yates
OUT: Motlop (work commitments)
Boyle, Carmody, Carney, Davis, Holyoak, Leck, Lovelock, McDermott, Park, Potter, Sawford, Schreiber, Searle, Sumner, Symonds, Weir, Wisdom.
F: Dowdell, Slade, O’Dea
HF: Horsnell, Sigal, McCarthy
C: Murphy, L. Edwards, Beaumont
HB: Schreiber, Strickland, Owen
B: Moyle-Read, Hawson, Jones
R: Emmett, Liambis, Kuller
INT: McManus, Castine, O’Brien, B. Edwards, Dean