Myers and bellchambers out potentially makes this easier
B: Baguley, Ambrose, Hartley
HB: Kelly, Hurley, Gleeson
C: Zaharakis, Watson, Parish
HF: Colyer, Daniher, Tippa
F: Fantasia, Hooker, Green
Foll: Leuenberger, D Heppell, Z Merrett
Bench: Hocking, Stanton, Goddard, Langford
EMG: McGrath, Howlett, Dea
We probably need langford in for a bit more height, though i have him as still fringe best 22.
Going with the old veteran backline - Baguley, Kelly, Goddard. Defensive positioning and smarts beats speed IMO, bulldogs similar - Boyd, Murphy.
If bellchambers fit i would play 2 rucks and him forward.
I dont think McKernan or Stewart are up to it yet. but if Leuy needs a spell might need to bring one of them in.
Relief ruck - Daniher / Ambrose
This is getting very close to a consensus rd 1 best 22 - Myers had been a divisive presence which sadly is no longer an issue. Assuming his injury/form is ok, I would bring Hartley in for more height in the backline - likely for McGrath. A couple of other changes in position as shown above.
Dea vs Bags is a toss of a coin for me, but I think for team balance Bags stays (ie, i think Bags is more suited to the smallest forward).
Belly is an interesting one - I would want to see a full recovery from his injury and consistent/solid form in the twos for a period before bringing him in.
Hope to see each of McGrath, Francis, Laverde pushing to come into that team in the early rounds, and all of Stewart, Redman, Morgan, Ridley, Begley, Long, McKenna, McNeice, Mutch and Clarke showing solid form in the VFL over a period of time with a potential for games in the back half of the year.
Howlett, Bird, Brown and McKernan are very useful depth players (as Myers will be upon return from injury) - I wouldn't be surprised (or disappointed) to see Howlett in particular playing early on. I rate him as a small-medium marking forward.
Forward line is too fast.