The teams have been revealed for Round 7 of the Statewide Super League, with one game to be played on Friday night and four on Saturday afternoon.
Friday May 17
West Adelaide v Sturt | City Mazda Stadium | 7:20pm
West Adelaide has swung the changes ahead of its match against Sturt on Friday night.
Premiership captain Chris Schmidt will miss at least six weeks after injuring his knee against South in Round 6 while defender Lachlan Evans and forward Mason Middleton have been dropped to the Reserves.
Former Redleg Lyndon Hupfeld will be given an opportunity to fill Middleton’s absence while former Richmond rookie Gibson Turner returns to provide a spark inside 50m.
Journeyman Nigel Osborn will get his richly deserved Statewide Super League debut after being named on the wing.
The 28-year-old has played in various locations including the CMS Crows and Mallala while also representing the SA Country team on multiple occasions.
Key utility Chol Majok and speedster Murray Waite have also been named in the 23-man squad.
F: G. Turner, Beech, Wasley-Black
HF: Noble, Hupfeld, Karpany
C: Johnson, Snelling, Osborn
HB: P. Fairlie, Keough, Willsmore
B: Hill, Ryan, Dunkin
R: Parrella, H. Haysman, K. Stevens
INT: Waite, B. Turner, Majok, Batley, J. Evans
IN: Hupfeld, Waite, Osborn, G. Turner, Majok
OUT: Schmidt (knee), Middleton, L. Evans
Cleeland, Middleton, Anderson, Pillion, Inglis, Kirk, Gallaway, Lynch, Heitmann, L. Evans, Caruso, Laube, Noonan, Morrish, Gutsche, Rana, C. Fairlie, May, Moore, J. Bentley, G. Haysman.
Jolly, Ebert, O’Connor-Dawkins, Brauer, J. Westley, Iuliano, Stakic, Bailye, Rundle, Heitmann, Wooldridge, Morelli, Van den Berg, Nunan, Chamberlain, Nield, Laudato, Gilbert, Sareen, Henty-Smith, Groom, Pederick, Sinderberry, Anderson, Talbot, Boughen.
Sturt has called upon a developing key defender for its contest against West on Friday night.
Hahndorf FC product Luke Edmonds will play his first Statewide Super League game since last year’s First Semi-Final, the his fourth game in succession after making his debut in Round 18.
Edmonds has been joined in the Double Blues’ 23-man squad by possible RAA Rookie Mihail Lochowiak and premiership forward Ben Hansen, who has overcome a shoulder complaint.
Medium defender Henry Carey couldn’t be considered after injuring his hamstring at training on Monday night.
F: J. Hone, Sutcliffe, Riley
HF: M. Evans, Patullo, Battersby
C: Slimming, Colquhoun, Crocker
HB: Harms, Stephens, Sumner
B: F. Evans, Edmonds, Coomblas
R: Fahey-Sparks, Kirkwood, Pearce
INT: Hansen, Lochowiak, Condon, Greenslade, Munn
IN: Edmonds, Lochowiak, Hansen
OUT: Carey (hamstring)
McEntee, Allan, Samblich, Penfold, Shute, Stuart, Week, Parker-Boers, Illman, Thornton, Burrows, Trenorden, Wills, Gilfoy, Laycock, Voigt, Voss, Grivell, Mitchell, Thiele, Richards.
F: Howe, Ferres, J. Ferrari
HF: Henke, Durack, Crane
C: Laycock, Harradine, Holland
HB: Grieve, Matteucci, Z. Grivell
B: Berry, Paddick, Britten-Jones
R: Zevenboom, Fahey, Evans
INT: Bates, May, Starr, Z. Parker-Boers
EMG: Smith, Opperman, Swiderski
Saturday May 18
Port Adelaide v Adelaide | Alberton Oval | 1:40pm
Port Adelaide’s attacking options have been boosted ahead of the SANFL Showdown on Saturday.
Key tall Todd Marshall and speedy goal sneak Aidyn Johnson have been sent back from AFL duty to line-up with the Magpies.
Matt Appleton, Dallas Hill, Simon Wong, Ben Edwards and Jack Strange have all been named as potential inclusions ahead of the AFL-listed emergencies returning.
F: Cox, Marshall, Hill
HF: Davidson, Mead, Woodcock
C: Pudney, Hewett, Wong
HB: Appleton, McKenzie, Frederick
B: Sutcliffe, Corcoran, Elsworthy
R: Grundy, Trengove, Johnson
INT: Edwards, Strange
IN: Appleton, Hill, Wong, Edwards, Marshall, Johnson
OUT: Atley (AFL), Mayes (AFL), Farrell (AFL), Garner (AFL), Broadbent (AFL), Motlop (AFL), Frampton (AFL), Ladhams (AFL)
F: Stengle, Jenkins, Wright
HF: McHenry, Davis, Sholl
C: Knight, Wilson, Douglas
HB: Seedsman, Fogarty, Butts
B: Hamill, Otten, Merrett
R: Hunter, Gibbs, Poholke
INT: Boyle, Latchford, Strachan, McAdam, McPherson
IN: Douglas, Gibbs, Knight, McPherson, Poholke, Seedsman
OUT: L. Brown (AFL), Jones (AFL), Hutchesson (suspended), Johnson
Central District v Glenelg | X Convenience Oval | 2:10pm
Central District has made three unforced changes for the its must-win match against Glenelg on Saturday.
Ruckman Jonathan Marsh, defender Murray Stephenson and wingman Sam Hanna have all been sent back to the Reserves.
Into the 23-man squad comes star midfielder Travis Schiller, who was a late withdrawal in Round 6 due to a calf injury.
Tall utility Tim Auckland, defenders Ryan Llewellyn and Dylan Weaver and possible RAA Rookie Flynn Pisani have also been included.
F: Menzel, Fort, D. Pisani
HF: Hoskin, Presbury, F. Pisani
C: Barreau, Jydon Neagle, Meatthew Neagle
HB: O’Gorman, Goodrem, Haydon
B: Jenner, Madden, Habel
R: Auckland, J. Schiller, T. Schiller
INT: Dew, Gillard, Llewellyn, McKenzie, Weaver
IN: Auckland, Llewellyn, F. Pisani, T. Schiller, Weaver
OUT: Hanna, Marsh, Stephenson
Burton, Cannizzaro, Cotgrove, Falkenberg, S. Furnell, Hanna, Marsh, McKelvie, McLean, Montgomerie, Jaxon Neagle, O’Brien, Ortiz, Payne, Rigney, Shaw, Slade, Smit, Spence, Stephenson, Theodorakopolous, White.
Grubb, Hughes, Welch, Durdin, McBride, Carreno, Odegaard, Dowse, Tidswell, Fiebiger, Smith, Fraser, Milera, Xanthopoulos, Tippins, Ponton, Falland, Cannizzaro, Richard, Arnold, Whitelum, Marsden, Thomson, Stevens.
Glenelg has regained two players with AFL experience for its trip to confront Central on Saturday.
Former Cat Cory Gregson has overcome a tight calf while ex-Carlton defender Aaron Joseph has recovered from his hamstring strain.
They have been joined in the Bays’ 23-man squad by developing defender Alex Martini, who has been named on the five-man extended interchange bench.
Wingman Carl Nicholson couldn’t be considered after injuring his calf against the Eagles in Round 6.
F: Hosie, McBean, Gregson
HF: Close, Reynolds, McCarthy
C: Betterman, Snook, Scharenberg
HB: Motlop, Curran, Agnew
B: Bradley, Proud, Chalmers
R: White, Gould, Partington
INT: Joseph, Schott, Bailey, Koster, Martini
IN: Joseph, Gregson, Martini
OUT: Nicholson (calf)
Boyle, Carmody, Carnelly, Carney, Davis, Holyoak, Kerrish, Le Cornu, Leck, Lovelock, McDermott, McPherson, Potter, Sawford, Schreiber, Searle, Slade, Sumner, Symonds, Virgin, Yates.
F: Woolford, Sigal, Slade
HF: Dean, Park, Wright
C: Weir, Kuller, Horsnell
HB: Liambis, Strickland, Dowdell
B: Beaumont, Hawson, W. Schreiber
R: Emmett, Edwards, O’Loughlin
INT: Murphy, McManus, Jones, O’Brien
Eagles v Norwood | Maughan Thiem Kia Oval | 2:10pm
The Eagles have added four players to their extended bench for the encounter against Norwood on Saturday.
Led by veteran Matthew Goldsworthy who have overcome a quad strain, the Eagles have also included ruckman Seb Guilhaus, midfielder Jack Firns and possible RAA Rookie Nick Moore (20, 184cm and 80kg).
Experienced wingman Chris Hall has been sidelined by a foot complaint while Ethan Haylock has been sent back to the Reserves.
F: Von Bertouch, N. Hayes, Rowe
HF: Poole, J. Hayes, Johansen
C: Petrenko, Foote, Sinor
HB: Toumpas, Thompson, J. Gaffney
B: Rowland, Giuffreda, C. Gaffney
R: J. Redden, Lonergan, Sharrad
INT: Goldsworthy, Comitogianni, Firns, Giulhaus, Moore
IN: Goldsworthy, Moore, Firns, Guilhaus,
OUT: Hall (foot), Haylock
Boyd, Weidemann, Haylock, Nason, Cook, E. Miller, Schmusch, X. Redden, House, Brill, Bruce, Lewis, McPherson, Wehr, Michael, McLeod, Langcake, Westbrook, Mead, Armfield, Pedlar.
F: Schofield, Phillips, Pearce
HF: Jackson, Coff, Francis
C: Frederick, Beecken, Williams
HB: Hoile, Jones, Lock
B: C. Smith, McNeilly, Buck
R: H. Smith, Schoenberg, McNeil
INT: Arriola, Barnett, Carter, Dawkins, Dorian, Kennedy
Norwood is poised to include a Jack Oatey Medallist for its game against the Eagles on Saturday.
Star midfielder Matt Panos has recovered from the flu and a groin complaint to be named on the five-man extended interchange bench.
The former Western Bulldog has been joined in the 23-man squad by fellow inclusions Cody Szust, Mac Bower, Cameron Taheny and possible RAA Rookie Josh Richards (20, 175cm and 65kg).
The Redlegs’ midfield unit has been hit hard by the absences of Will Abbott (knee), Matt Nunn (hip) and Anthony Wilson (calf) who all couldn’t be considered due to injury.
F: Dawe, Shenton, Barry
HF: Hamilton, L. Johnston, Smart
C: Stephens, Gerloff, Z. Richards
HB: McKenzie, Talia, Forster
B: Bode, Georgiou, Wilkins
R: Baulderstone, Grigg, Bampton
INT: Panos, Szust, Bower, Taheny, J. Richards
IN: Panos, Szust, Bower, Taheny, J. Richards
OUT: Abbott (knee), Nunn (hip), A. Wilson (calf)
D. Johnston, Hay, Barnett, Di Stefano, Waters, Ball, Grove, Buckham, Heard, Olsson, Crauford, J. Wilson, Spence, Bristow, Martin, Pascoe, Fahlbusch-Moore, Charlton, Saywell, Carroll, Willhelm, Millman.
Murley, Murphy, De Luca, Morris, Cavallaro, D. Trepka, M. Trepka, Kudra, Altomare, Murphy, Falco, Swanbury, Fairbrother, Carroll, Minervini, M. Roberts, Webb, Lake, Bartlett, Duke, Binder, Carbine, A. Roberts.
North Adelaide v South Adelaide | Prospect Oval | 2:10pm
North Adelaide has significantly strengthened its line-up to face South on Saturday.
Captain Max Thring and former skipper Mitch Clisby return from hamstring strains while premiership defender Brock Castree has overcome an ankle injury.
Giant ruckman Jack Blair has also been included in the Roosters’ 23-man squad, named on the extended interchange bench.
Small forward Strato Agorastos and midfielder James Schwarz have been relegated to the Reserves.
F: Thring, Harvey, Szekely
HF: Hender, Ramsey, Miller
C: Spina, Tropiano, Allmond
HB: Laurie, Smith, Castree
B: Clisby, Hilder, C. Craig
R: A. Barns, Combe, T. Schwarz
INT: Blair, Kirk, Olekalns, Slee, Verity
IN: Blair, Castree, Clisby, Thring
OUT: J. Schwarz, Agorastos
Neade, Jarman, Chapman, Wharton, Driscoll, Aldridge, J.Schwarz, Deep, Minervini, C.Barns, J.Craig, Lower, Agorastos, Nixon, Tiggemann, Ginever, Rigney, Coleman-Oakes, Neagle, Bowman, Langley.
F: Newchurch, Marshall, L. Borg
HF: Antrobus, Scott, Byrne
C: Hill, Magor, Osborne
HB: Akker, Vasey, Nance
B: Daniell, Campbell, N. Santillo
R: Hart, Crompton, Dinning
INT: Robinson, M. Borg, Hem, Hodges, Tindale, Willis, Ok, Buck
South Adelaide will launch the career of a promising ruckman against North on Saturday.
Reynella FC giant Cam McGree (20, 198cm and 102kg) has been named to start at full forward as the Panthers continue to develop their youth from within.
McGree has been joined in the Panthers’ 23-man squad by small forward Darnell Tucker and speedy utility Hayden Sampson, who have been named on the extended interchange bench.
Experienced utility Ben Haren will miss six weeks with a fractured fibula while Emmanuel Irra is still a fortnight away due to a quad injury.
F: Noble, McGree, Emery
HF: Heaslip, Overall, Fitt
C: Kappler, Cross, Karpany
HB: Haines, Cailotto, Brown
B: Rose, Crabb, Summerton
R: Knoll, Davis, Liddle
INT: Sampson, Hoey, Tucker, Whittlesea
IN: McGree, Sampson, Tucker
OUT: Irra (thigh), Haren (fractured fibula)
Badger, Beeche, Bogle, Coleman, Colwell, Elmes, Freitag, Grimley, Helyar, Illingworth, Juckers, Kennedy, Loneragan, Lovering, Manuel, McKinnon, Mills, Milsom, Sladojevic, Snelling, Whitbread.
F: Riddle, Fitzgerald, Horne
HF: Oliver, Reed, Nye
C: Spicer, Clifton, McCreeery
HB: Spacie, Douglass, Kernahan
B: Austin, Hindes, Jones
R: Williams, Sampson, Kraemer
INT: Hamilton, Pettiford, Wilkinson, Strapps, Hay, Calyun, Rice, Copley