25 August Training 11am Metricon
Warm and sunny and light breeze.
I was there from 11am-12.10pm, so when I say “full” training this means for that time.
[Spec] means my speculation and disregard completely if preferred.
Bryan [spec - probably not injured just played full game in ruck in scratch match]
Cahill (rehabbed in Dev’s No 5)
Light kicking & jogging
These 2 stood out of the first 40 minutes of group training and just jogged and then when they moved to forwards, backs & mids they joined in those sessions with Snell as a mid, and Marty as a back.
No sign of Belly or Dev Smith
Mutch trained with the backs.
Joe did full training with the forwards. Looks ready to play.
Hepp did full training with mids but only kicked on right foot. Looked ok.
McKenna did quite a bit of running and shouldn’t be out for too long.
Draper was running with him. Drapes joined (standing still) the mids and Phillips just as I was leaving. He was listening to Cara but I’m not sure if he trained after I left. He’s not injured [spec], but [more spec] I think Draper will play next week and Phillips & Joe will fly to Adelaide. Looks like they are lightening Drape’s training loads for obvious reasons.
Hurley was walking & with the rehab group. He didn’t train the last session I attended either. He’s carrying something [spec] and trying to hang in there to provide the leadership and experience we need.
Saad looks ok but started late as he had extended massage on hammies before starting his full training.
Hooker trained fully with the backs. Guelfs trained fully with the backs.
Mozz full training with the leg bandage.
The midfield training group under caracella was Parish, Ham, Hepp (right foot only), hibbo, cutler, snelling, Langford, mcgrath, Clark, Merrett, shiel - and Phillips stood outside the drills but engaged with these mids. [spec] this looked to me as if he was preparing to play, probably v hawks, but if not next week.
[spec] Based on training I’d say Joe, Phillips & Hooker are in. Belly, Francis & Draper are out.
If they bring in some fresh mids, cutler & hibbo were training with the mids.