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Max-imum effort leads to senior debut for Spencer

GC SUNS Academy product Max Spencer is confirmed to make his AFL debut in Round 19.

8:30am  Jul 28, 2017

Gaz & May named for Round 19

Steven May and Gary Ablett have been named to take to the field against Richmond.

6:21pm  Jul 27, 2017

Max Spencer upgraded to senior list

Gold Coast local Max Spencer has earned a place on the SUNS' senior list.

4:30pm  Jul 27, 2017

Rischitelli makes his senior return

goldcoastfc.com.au  July 13, 2017 6:20 PM

Team Announcement: Round 17 See who's in the squad to take on Collingwood on Saturday July 15

Michael Rischitelli will play his first AFL match in 12 months after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.

Senior coach Rodney Eade confirmed to reporters on Thursday the “heart and soul” of the Gold Coast SUNS would make his long-awaited comeback against Collingwood at Metricon Stadium this Saturday afternoon.

His last senior game was against Brisbane in the 2016 Round 16 QClash.

Rischitelli has featured for Stephen Daniel’s NEAFL team the past month, steadily building his match-conditioning and touch as he looks to reignite his 211-game career.

Pleasingly, he’ll be joined by a cavalry of returning SUNS, with former teammate Pearce Hanley and midfielder Aaron Hall also marking their return from respective hamstring injuries.

Champion playmaker Gary Ablett has been named in the final team sheet, but will require an additional fitness test on Friday before receiving the all clear. 

 

Round 17 AFL Premiership Team

B: J. Harbrow, R. Thompson, P. Hanley
HB:  T. McKenzie, S. May, A. Saad
C: M. Rischitelli, G. Ablett, M. Rosa
HF: J. Lyons, T. Lynch, C. Ah Chee
F: B. Ainsworth, P. Wright, J. Martin
FOLL: J. Witts, T. Miller, D. Swallow
INT: A. Sexton, S. Lemmens, J. Bowes, A. Hall

EMG: J. Lonergan, B. Fiorini, J. Scrimshaw 

IN: G. Ablett, M. Rischitelli, P. Hanley, A. Hall
OUT: R. Davis (omitted), J. Lonergan (omitted), B. Fiorini (omitted), D. Macpherson (omitted)