My gut feel says we need to play McGrath and Baguley unless Kelly goes to Puopolo and Gleeson plays on Breust. Which isn't out of the question. But at least one of their smalls has torched us for the last 10 encounters! SO I'm hesitant to leave Baggers out, given he's our best small defender of the past 5 years, on the back of a couple of poor pre season games.
I roll the dice on Francis. He's gotten through 2 VFL practice games, he is an integral part of our future and we need to get games into him. Has more physical presence than Stewart, offers positional felxibility and means that Langford can spend more time in the midfield rotation. Does Hooker/Francis make our forward line underdone? Doesn't matter when you can clunk like that duo.
B - Baguley (Puopolo) Hartley (Vickery) Ambrose (Gunston)
HB - Kelly (Breust) Hurley (Roughead) McGrath (Rioli)
C - Zaharakis (smith) Watson (Mitchell) Parish (Hartung)
R - McKernan (McEvoy) Heppell (O'Meara) Merrett (Sheils)
HF - TIPPA (Burgoyne) Daniher (Gibson) Langford (Birchall)
F - Fantasia (Duryea) Hooker (Frawley) Francis (Stratton)
I- Stanton Goddard Colyer Gleeson