By ZAC MILBANK
At least three changes will be made to the Torrens University SA U18 Team for Game 2 against Victoria Metro at Alberton on Saturday.
Set to play their only game on home soil for the 2019 AFL U18 National Championships, the Croweaters will be without star forward Cameron Taheny, who suffered a corked thigh in the Game 1 win against Western Australia last Saturday.
Central District underager Corey Durdin and South bigman Damon Freitag have also been rotated out of the squad while six players have been included to potentially play their first game of the carnival.
Those inclusions are Glenelg pair Jordan Moore and Brady Searle, Central duo Jack Carpenter and Oliver Shaw, Eagles forward Jamie Coff and exciting South utility Zac Dumesny, who is eligible for the 2020 AFL Draft.
Searle and Coff have been named to start across the half-forward line while the remaining inclusions have been listed on the extended interchange bench.
SA worked hard for an 11-point win against the Sandgropers in Perth for Game 1, with key defenders Karl Finlay and Dyson Hilder both performing strongly.
A second consecutive win for the four-game tournament would put SA in a strong position to defend its crown, with Game 3 and Game 4 to be played against Victoria Country (June 28 in Geelong) and the Allies (July 3 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne).
F: Kysaiah Pickett, Daniel Sladojevic, Josh Morris
HF: Brady Searle, Jamie Coff, Harry Schoenberg
C: Dylan Stephens, Jackson Mead, Joshua Shute
HB: Will Gould, Dyson Hilder, Luke Edwards
B: Oliver Grivell, Karl Finlay, Jordan O’Brien
R: Lachlan Burrows, Jed McEntee, Lachlan McNeil
INT: Harrison Magor, Zac Dumesny, Darnell Tucker, Jordan Moore, Will Day, Callum Park, Oliver Shaw, Jack Carpenter
IN: Moore, Searle, Dumesny, Coff, Carpenter, Shaw
OUT: Taheny (corked thigh), Durdin, Freitag