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 forward from across the opening round: returning Tiger Edward Burrows-Cheng or North Launceston star Zach Burt?
Edward Burrows-Cheng (Tigers)
Returning to his junior club after several seasons playing for Bond University in Queensland, the elder Burrows-Cheng brother’s first TSL game couldn’t have gone much better.
Burrows-Cheng kicked four majors in the Tigers’ Good Friday victory over North Hobart, while also dishing several others off to teammates, including his brother Oliver.
Burrows-Cheng has the ability to find space and can use his mobility to be a dangerous proposition for opposing defences both aerially and at ground level.
After kicking 50+ goals in Queensland last season, Burrows-Cheng looks likely to be a key forward target at the Twin Ovals in 2018.
Zach Burt (North Launceston)
North Launceston star Zach Burt has stamped his authority as one of the competition’s most dynamic forwards in recent seasons, and the start of his 2018 campaign has done nothing to suggest this will be changing any time soon.
Burt kicked six goals in North Launceston’s emphatic round one win over Launceston, moving himself into good positions to make the most of the side’s swift ball movement.
Burt rarely misses in front of the big sticks, making the most of his opportunities on Good Friday.
The Bombers have several avenues to goal, but with Burt in this sort of ominous touch so early in the season, there is every chance he will surpass his 2017 tally of 34 goals.