Miners Cup returns
Saturday, 1st June, 2019
By Tyler Hannigan
Broken Hill coach Robert Hickey has finalised his side for the upcoming representative clash against Far North today.
With a host of players unavailable through work, family and other commitments, Hickey and AFL Broken Hill have done what they can to put a competitive side on the park for the clash.
At its core, the Broken Hill side is very good with the likes of South’s Marc Purcell, West’s Liam King and Daniel Milne, and North forward Anthony Henderson.
Purcell is joined by South teammates Angus Collins, Jordan Holmes, Zach Doyle and Luke Lines as well as juniors Adam McInnes and Tarrant Wood.
West are well represented with Michael Andruszkiewicz, Josh Cieslik, Ty Andrews, Lachy Harvey and junior Dylan Foggo joining King and Milne in the squad.
North has just the one representative with Dylan Harris while Central has four in James Moran, James Bressanelli, Jordan Cox and Lindon Cox.
However, the final side had yet to be named at the time of writing.
Today’s game is the first senior men’s representative match since 2016 and is part of a multi-year agreement with the Far North League who will travel to Broken Hill for next year’s match.
The two league’s formerly played the Miners Cup match as a curtain raiser to a Port Adelaide home game at Adelaide Oval and formerly at AAMI Stadium.
The Far North League is made up of four clubs - East Roxby Roos, Roxby Districts Miners, Hornridge Magpies and Olympic Dam Devils - who compete in a 12-round season. East Roxby currently sit on top of the ladder due to a better percentage but all four clubs have at least two wins from the first five rounds.
Broken Hill (probable positions):
FB: T. Andrews, A. Collins, L. Harvey
HB: M. Andruszkiewicz, J. Cieslik, T. Wood
C: L. King, M. Purcell (c), D. Harris
HF: L. Cox, J. Holmes, D. Milne (vc)
FF: J. Cox, A. Henderson, A. McInnes
R: J. Moran, Z. Doyle, L. Lines
INT: J. Bressanelli, D. Foggo, TBA, TBA, TBA