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Team Sheets – Rd. 1

All the news, rumours, and team sheets for Round 1!

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WELCOME BACK!

Season 2019 is finally upon us!  Sit back and relax as the anticipation you’ve felt for months slowly turns to dread as your sure-fire winning team is totally dismantled at the selection table.  OK, so maybe it won’t be that bad, but I can always dream…

My name is Ollie and I’ll be running the team sheets this year!  As you may have noticed, I. Love. Carnage.  I live for Thursday night chaos, there is no greater thrill than a long list of stars out, and nothing more boring than all the rookies playing week after week.  Through the greatest adversity only the strongest climb to the top, I hope everyone’s team, mine included, is derailed constantly.

But back to the Team Sheets!  This will be a rolling post, updated with selection rumours until the actual teams drop, and from there it will be your traditional team sheets with a complete summary of the devastation chaos destruction despair team news.  The Traders will of course be reacting LIVE on the Official AFL Fantasy Facebook page when the teams are released, so think of this as your text-based companion guide.

Finally, if you’ve seen some news that I’ve missed, feel free to tweet at me and I’ll follow it up.

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Selection News & Rumours

Carlton vs Richmond

The Thursday night teams are out and there are six new Blues confirmed for round 1!  Sam Walsh, Michael Gibbons, Mitch McGovern, Alex Fasolo, Will Setterfield, and Nic Newman are all locked in, but Matthew Kreuzer is still one or two weeks away.

On the Richmond side of things, Tom Lynch is playing! He’ll line up alongside fellow new recruit Mav Weller, and rookie Noah BaltaBrandon Ellis is the surprise omission, although his JLT form wasn’t great.  Finally, while the team sheets don’t necessarily lock in where people play ALL game, it should be noted that Dustin Martin is listed at Full Forward, possibly contradicting the idea that Lynch would be replacing him in the forward line.

Collingwood vs Geelong

No surprises for Collingwood, no Isaac Quaynor, and opposition midfielders can breathe a sigh of relief with the exclusion of Levi Greenwood.

Rookie bananza for Geelong!  Charlie Constable, Tom Atkins, Jordan Clark, and Gryan Miers are all playing.  Other new players Luke Dahlhaus and Gary Rohan are also in, but Darcy Fort has not made the cut, not even as an emergency.

Melbourne vs Port Adelaide

More rookie goodness from this game, it makes me sick.  Marty Hore has made the cut, and Braydon Preuss has been listed as an emergency.

All of Port Adelaide’s previously named rookies are here, Zak Butters and Xavier Duursma are on the bench, Connor Rozee is in the forward pocket, and Willem Drew is named on the ball with Sam Powell-Pepper and Tom RockliffScott Lycett and Paddy Ryder will be dual-rucking.

Adelaide vs Hawthorn

No surprises from Adelaide, Paul Seedsman is out as advertised, replaced with rookie Chayce JonesMatt Crouch, Rory Sloane, and Bryce Gibbs named in the guts, Brad Crouch on the bench.

James Worpel is named on the ball with James Cousins on the bench.  Jack Scrimshaw has also slotted in on the bench next to Jonathon Ceglar.

Western Bulldogs vs Sydney

First round draft pick Bailey Smith will debut, first named on the bench.  Tom Liberatore is in the middle, and Caleb Daniel is playing across half back as rumoured.

Lance Franklin makes it!  He’s joined up forward by the debutant Nick Blakey, with Ben Ronke missing out.  Ryan Clarke owners will be relieved to see him named on the wing as well.

Brisbane vs West Coast

Allen Christensen and Archie Smith miss out for Brisbane, but both are named as emergencies.  New Lion Lincoln McCarthy has made the cut.

Tom Hickey will play his first game for West Coast in a ruck tandem with Nathan VardyJosh Kennedy, Willie Rioli, and Jamie Cripps are all injured, but youngsters Jack Petruccelle, Oscar Allen, and Jarrod Brander are all playing.  New Eagle Josh Smith will have to wait.


St. Kilda vs Gold Coast

Into the Sunday teams, Matthew Parker and Callum Wilkie will be debuting, while Jack Steven has made it onto the bench.  Dan HanneberyJonathon Marsh and Sam Rowe are not ready selection for yet, while Rowan Marshall and Nick Hind watch on as emergencies.

New year, new Gold Coast Suns. Sam Collins, Jordan Murdoch, Jack Hombsch, George Horlin-Smith, Jack Lukosius, Chris Burgess, and Anthony Miles are all playing their first game at their new club, Ben King however will have to wait named as first emergency.  Despite the rumours, Jack Martin has made the cut.

GWS vs Essendon

Jackson Hatey has missed the cut in the end, he’s an emergency alongside Isaac Cumming and Matthew Flynn.  As expected Josh Kelly isn’t playing, but Jacob Hopper and Toby Greene are named.

One surprise from Essendon, Darcy Parish has missed the cut, he joins Zac Clarke as an emergency.  It should also be noted that Devon Smith is playing off the bench, while Zach Merrett lines up in the forward pocket…

Fremantle vs North Melbourne

Final game of the round and we have one surprise inclusion for Fremantle, rookie Lachie Schultz.  Jesse Hogan, Stephen Hill, Harley Bennell, Griffen Logue and Aaron Sandilands are all missing from their best 22, but new players Reece Conca, Travis Colyer, and Rory Lobb have all been named.  Mature age rookie Brett Bewley has missed out completely.

Bailey Scott will debut for North Melbourne on Sunday, while other new faces Jared Polec, Jasper PittardAaron Hall and Dom Tyson have also all made the cut.

29 Comments

29 Comments

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    Jimmy BoxOffice

    March 21, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Relton Roberts is set to not be named

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    Shags

    March 21, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Great stuff Ollie :)

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      Ollie

      March 21, 2019 at 5:06 pm

      Thanks mate, just carrying on the legacy!

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    Jake Penny

    March 21, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Join my league! For all that love DT Talk
    CDJKUP77

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      Daniel

      March 21, 2019 at 4:48 pm

      Please people join! WZANCA6U

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    Sir Fartypants

    March 21, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Nice format! Keep this up all year young fella!!

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      Ollie

      March 21, 2019 at 5:06 pm

      Thank you :)

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    Tom

    March 21, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Taranto or Rockliff? Thanks in advance legends.

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      rossco1

      March 21, 2019 at 5:34 pm

      Taranto

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      David C

      March 22, 2019 at 8:34 am

      Rocky is going to kill it this year.

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    Henry L

    March 21, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Can some legends help me fill this league?
    Code: PERZKJLN

    Cheers.

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      The Janitor

      March 21, 2019 at 6:44 pm

      Joined: Benno’s Bombers

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    Gary Lying

    March 21, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Any word on Scrimshaw playing?

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    lizardof oz

    March 21, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    A team with Riewoldt and Lynch is not gonna play a gun on- baller at FF.

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    Marcus

    March 21, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    another Legend, thanks Ollie

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    Nisssmoboy

    March 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Hey guys .. need some help filling a league please .. W4UAAVW3

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      Matt

      March 21, 2019 at 6:39 pm

      What do we do now that Zac Clarke has been picked but only on the extended bench?

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        Sir Fartypants

        March 21, 2019 at 7:26 pm

        We pick proper ruckmen

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        Nathan Schultz

        March 21, 2019 at 7:29 pm

        Z Clarke is going to be an emergency for most of the year IMHO. I can’t see them overlooking Devon Smith, McDonald-Tipungwuti, and Aaron Francis (given Hookers absence). I think the last position will go to one of Guelfi, Parish, or Laverde.

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          lizardof oz

          March 21, 2019 at 8:44 pm

          I’m betting it doesnt but do have contingency plan.

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    The Salamander

    March 21, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    RDT League, 4 spots left: 699314

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    Brown

    March 21, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Rocky named in the middle – still too risky?

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      PowerAde

      March 21, 2019 at 9:49 pm

      taking the gamble with the c on him. gl or rip me

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    MagicDoor

    March 21, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Thoughts on Dunkley named on the flank, worry?

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    Living in Portugal

    March 22, 2019 at 4:34 am

    Team sheets without actual team sheets?

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    jabroni (@jabroni9)

    March 22, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    RDT League – 203580 join up

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    jay

    March 22, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    My team – thoughts?:

    Lloyd, Salem, Smith, Williams, Clark, Duursma (Scrimshaw, Hore)
    McCrae, Coniglio, Cripps, Angus Brayshaw, Brad Crouch, Libba, Walsh, Constable (Gibbons, Scott)
    Grundy, Goldstein (Smith, Fort)
    Danger, Tim Kelly, Parfitt, Setterfield, Drew, Miers (Parker, Balta)

    $2K spare in the bank.

    I didn’t want Balta, but I had to lock-in my team Thursday lockout team on Wednesday lockout cause I was at work and didn’t know which other rooks would get named at that time.

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    Living in Portugal

    March 23, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Rocky’s baaaccckkkk

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