League leaders set to march on
Saturday, 27th May, 2017
Ladder leaders South look set to dish out a football lesson this afternoon when they take on West at the Alma Oval.
The Roos were at their best last week when they methodically carried out a 73-point demolition job of the Magpies, and there’s no reason why they can’t do the same against the hapless Robins today.
West were absolutely thrashed last week, falling short of a Bulldog onslaught by 130 points.
A big in for the Roos this week - unfortunately for West - is Cody Schorn who has been named on the forward flank.
Schorn has been in red-hot form this year and is sure to cause some major headaches for the Robin defence.
Jake Gepp also returns to the fold and slots into a forward pocket to give the Roo machine a formidable front-end this afternoon, even without full forward Dylan Browne who’s position will be left in the hands of youngster Sam Edgecumbe.
Arlen Bird kicked four and was best on ground last week at centre half forward for the Roos, and he should give West youngster Ty Andrews an almighty challenge.
West are without the Kicketts this week - Nathan and Tom - and they’ll need to dig deep if they are to make a dent on the scoreboard this afternoon.
Into the side for the Robins comes full forward Luke Kooyman, who will provide a target up front for West. Big Benny McInerney is starting to find his stride and should be a handful for the South backmen this afternoon.
Max Everuss also comes into the West side has been elevated from the reserves.
The last time these two sides met, the Roos poleaxed the Robins by 94 points. Unfortunately for the Robins, with a fine autumn day predicted, they are odds-on to suffer another big loss today - their eighth in a row this year.
Roos by 80 points.
The Bulldogs take on the Magpies at their home ground today, and they are going into the middle of the season with their heads held high.
They are stringing together some great football and their team is largely unchanged going into today’s clash.
In their last encounter, the Bulldogs routed the Pies by ten goals.
A big out for the Magpies is the galloping rooster Patrick Reincke, who will be sorely missed down back in the black and white today. Muscat is also out for the Pies, further weakening their defence.
Let’s hope Anthony Henderson doesn’t get leather poisoning today, for he is sure to see plenty of the pill.
The Bulldog goal machine will likely kick a big bag today, adding to his already impressive tally of 32 majors this year.
Bulldogs by 60 points.