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NEAFL Team: Round 13

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 26:  Izak Rankine kicks during a Gold Coast Suns AFL training session on November 26, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images/AFL Media)

Izak Rankine will make his return to football this Saturday when he takes to the field in the NEAFL.

Rankine has been named in the forward pocket, but will play limited game time as he builds his match fitness according to Senior Coach Stuart Dew.

“There’s obviously no pressure on him to break any land speed records, but I think he’s pretty keen to get out there,” Dew told the media on Thursday.

“We just want to get him back enjoying footy, his first game in our club colours officially even though he played the JLT games.

“We’ll all be watching how he goes and most importantly his teammates are really excited to play with him.”

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Jordan Murdoch and Aaron Young will also make their returns after an ankle and knee injury respectively.

First-year forward Josh Corbett travelled to Townsville as an emergency, but will play in the NEAFL this weekend as well as Jez McLennan who missed the last NEAFL match. 

Brad Scheer has earnt an AFL promotion and comes out of the side while Mitch Riordan is unavailable.

The SUNS face the Sydney Swans in the NEAFL at 11:30am on Saturday at Blacktown International Sports Park. 

The match will be live-streamed here. 

 

FB

45. J. Dawson

21. J. Leslie

57. R. Buckland

HB

31. J. Murdoch

46. C. Graham

43. J. McLennan

C

33. G. Horlin-Smith

35. M. Rischitelli

42. C. Nutting

HF

15. A. Young

29. C. Burgess

60. C. Portelli

F

37. I. Rankine

32. B. Crossley

19. J. Corbett

FOLL

22. T. Nicholls

40. J. Heron

54. L. McDonald

INT

61. E. Semaan

50. F. Greenwool

52. C. Joyce

 

51. B. Deslandes

59. M. Conroy

EMG

53. A. Davies

48. M. Selsby

 

 

IN: McLennan, Horlin-Smith, Murdoch, Rankine, Corbett, Young, Conroy, Selsby, Davies
OUT: Scheer, Riordan, Budarick, Koenen, Paul Oea, Gore, A. Crossley