Re: Practice Match: Blues v Pies, Fri 24 Feb
Reply #13 –
For an insight into who the coaches have as 1's players...
Here is the 17 players playing 1's only
and 7 players playing both (which you'd think makes them fighting for a spot)
FB - Newman - Weitering - Plowman
HB - Saad - Young - Docherty
C - Acres - Cripps - O'Brien
HF - Fisher - C. Curnow - Kennedy
FF - Silvagni - McKay - Motlop
R - De Koning - Cerra - Hewitt
INT - E. Curnow - Cowan - Honey - Hollands - Cincotta - Mirkov
Players not playing in either...
I’m not sure how much you can extrapolate from team selection for an unofficial practice match. Selection in one or both squads may depend more on where players are at with their fitness and training loads than on whether they’re pencilled in for Round 1.
The team selected for the practice match against the Swans should be closer to the mark, but I wouldn’t rule out an unexpected selection or two for Round 1.
A lot will depend on whether “automatic” selections like Martin, MGovern and Pittonet get up.