Round one has been run and won with North Launceston, Tigers and Clarence getting off to winning starts.
We want to know who you think was the standout defender/backman across the opening round of the season – North Launceston recruit Michael Tang, or Tigers leader Marcus Davies?
Michael Tang (North Launceston)
Tang impressed in his first game as a Northern Bomber, finding plenty of the football across half back.
Launceston struggled to break through the Bombers’ defensive structure, and Tang’s ability to intercept the ball and cut off attacking forays from the Blues proved crucial in delivering the reigning premiers a big win to start their flag defence.
The former Calder Cannons and Port Melbourne player looks to be a valuable addition to this already impressive squad, further underlining North Launceston’s credentials as favourites to go back-to-back.
Marcus Davies (Tigers)
Davies is an on-field leader for the emerging Tigers of Kingborough, using his experience and big frame to patrol the back half of the ground.
The former Carlton AFL player combined well with Tigers recruit Jake Doran to restrict the North Hobart forwards to just four goals for the match, helping to give his Tigers an impressive round one win over the Demons at North Hobart Oval.