Popular Hawthorn defender Jack Scrimshaw may have limited job security listening to Alastair Clarkson in a radio interview this morning on SEN, He referred to where Scrimshaw came from (fitness levels) and the conditioning he requires to become resilient at AFL level.
“He’s got a lot of work to do (Including conditioning)” Alastair Clarkson on Jack Scrimshaw via @1116sen.
2019 Injury Report: Round 1
Marc Murphy will likely spend the majority of the season starting on a wing in 2019, he averaged 24.1 Disposals for the Blues last season.
I’ll probably spend the majority of time on the wing – Marc Murphy on 2019 via @1116sen.
Matthew Kreuzer is still questionable for Round 1, he underwent knee surgery in late January.
“He’ll certainly be right for Round 2” Marc Murphy on Matthew Kreuzer if he wasn’t to play in Round 1 via @1116sen.
Sydney key forward Lance Franklin has not been confirmed for Round 1 as yet, Swans coach John Longmire didn’t give too much away at his presser today.
He is still a chance, he trained on Saturday & trained really well so we will make sure we get all the facts before we make that decision – John Longmire on Lance Franklin playing Round 1.
Rookie Chayce Jones is a chance to debut in Round 1 for Adelaide, he averaged 8.0 Disposals & 4.0 Tackles in the JLT Series.
Chayce Jones is in the mix for selection this weekend after strong performances in the JLT Series via Ben Hart.
Power Rankings: March, 2019
Some Clarification surrounding Ruck support for Toby Nankervis, Damien Hardwick did say Tom Lynch would play some parts in the Ruck this season.
“Tom (Lynch) probably will at stages, there’s no doubt about that.. he’ll be pinch-hitting (in the Ruck)” Damien Hardwick on Sunday.
There is no confirmation for Noah Balta playing Round 1 as yet, Damien Hardwick does acknowledge there is work to do but is excited for what he will be in the long term.
“What he is, is he’s very raw.. Once we refine him into the player we think he can be, we think he’s going to be a very good long-term player” Damien Hardwick on Noah Balta.
Fantasy News Today: 14 March, 2019
Guy Walker has been sidelined with a shoulder injury for what is likely the majority of the season for Melbourne, Sam Wright will miss at least Round 1 due to a Quad injury for the Kangaroos.
Bulldog defender Dale Morris does not require a full knee construction, if all goes well he may be able to return late in the season.
Bailey Smith could make his debut for the Bulldogs in Round 1, Fremantle Jesse Hogan will not play in Round 1 due to personal leave.
By The Numbers: Disposals Per Inside 50 JLT Series 2