The NT Thunder could have three representatives in the Queensland team for Saturday’s interstate game, cementing the club’s standing as an integral part of the QAFL competition.
Thursday 10 June 2010
The NT Thunder could have three representatives in the Queensland team for Saturday’s interstate clash with Tasmania, cementing the club’s standing as an integral part of the QAFL competition.
Injuries and the tyranny of distance prevented any Territorian representing the League against Tasmania in Hobart last year, but that is all about to change.
Cameron Ilett is a certain starter, and key defender Shaun Tapp and ruckman Kenrick Tyrrell are hoping the selectors will include them when the final 23 is decided tonight.
Thunder coach and Maroons assistant Murray Davis was delighted that three of his players were in contention for a berth.
“I’m really pleased for them, it’s a bit of a reward for their start to the season and how they have gone about it,” Davis told The NT News.
All three were among Thunder’s best players in their loss to Labrador at the weekend.
Davis, who is Queensland’s defensive coach, says size and depth is the key issue to overcoming Tasmania this time around.
“On the Southport oval there is obviously a lot of room to run and carry the football so that leg speed and midfield depth is going to be important,” he said.