Bupa TSL Round 11 Preview

Round 11 of the Bupa Tasmanian State Legaue is upon us, with two contenders facing off in a huge clash at Windsor Park, a must-win game for both the Magpies and Tigers, and the Demons facing one of the toughest tests in Tasmanian footy. 

Check out all the team selections here. 


Saturday 9th June

Launceston v Clarence (Windsor Park) – 2:00pm 

Sonny Whiting will play game 150 in round 11. IC: Solstice Digital

Last Time They Met: Clarence 8.7 (55) def. by Launceston 13.7 (85) – Round 5, 2018 at Blundstone Arena

Form Guide (most recent first): Launceston – L W L W W | Clarence – W B W W W

Launceston will host Clarence at Windsor Park in what promises to be the match of the round.

Both the Blues and ‘Roos will be gunning for their seventh win, with second spot on the ladder up for grabs.

The Blues went down to Lauderdale last weekend and will be itching to get back on the winners list against the ‘Roos – a side that hasn’t lost a game since going down to Launceston in round five.

The ruck duel between Hamish Leedham and Ryan Bailey will be fascinating to watch, with both players undoubtedly in the top handful of ruckmen in the competition this season.

Clarence’s mobile forward line might cause some headaches for the Blues, with Ashton Dickenson, Chris Nield, Alex Silver and Troy Cunliffe all entering the match in impressive touch, however Clarence’s defensive structures will also be tested with Launceston boasting one of the competition’s most damaging forward lines.

This Launceston forward group will be bolstered by the return of club stalwart Sonny Whiting, who will be playing his 150th game.

It is hard to pick a winner in this one with both sides possessing stars on every line. The home ground advantage may swing the contest in Launceston’s favour, but expect this to be a cracking contest.

Players to watch:

Brodie Palfreyman (Launceston): After being blanketed by Lauderdale milestone man Alex Hevey last weekend, expect Launceston prime mover Brodie Palfreyman to come out firing against the Roos. A destructive midfielder, keep a close eye on how Clarence approach curbing his influence.

Alex Silver (Clarence): Part of a mobile forward group, Silver is fast becoming an integral member of this Clarence outfit as evidenced by his five-goal haul last weekend against the Demons.


LIVE Stream of the match via Facebook and YouTube from 1.50pm with commentary courtesy of City Park Radio’s David Mohr, Anthony Osborn and Mitch Hills.

LIVE broadcast also available on 103.7 and 96.5 FM City Park Radio from 1.55pm Saturday. Also available on the online stream.

Score updates via the official TSL App for Android and  Apple.

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Photos and vision on the official TSL Instagram account


Saturday 9th June

North Launceston v. North Hobart (UTAS Stadium) – 2:00pm

Last Time They Met: North Hobart 2.5 (17) def. by North Launceston 28.21 (189) – Round 5, 2018 at North Hobart Oval

Form Guide (most recent first): North Launceston – W W W W B | North Hobart – L L W B L

North Hobart face the toughest test in Tasmanian footy this weekend, a trip to UTAS Stadium to play the high-flying Northern Bombers.

Zach Burt looks to be in some impressive form. IC: Andrew Woodgate

North Hobart have shown steady improvement throughout the season to date, with the likes of Nathan McCulloch and Nick Lee supporting upcoming stars Sam Caswell, William Peppin and Callum Kilpatrick.

The Demons will be depleted this week, however, with a host of players set to miss due to under-16 and under-17 representative games.

It was always going to be tough for the Demons to challenge North Launceston, and with five changes, it appears that it will be a bridge too far.

North Launceston has been in ominous form since going down to Glenorchy in round three, winning every game since to stamp their authority as the competition’s top dog.

North Launceston have superstars on every line, with a Jay Foon-led defence, a midfield group of Taylor Whitford, Josh Ponting and Mark Walsh and a forward line containing Zach Burt and Tom Bennett, set to stretch the Demons too far.

Tom Couch and Sherrin Egger will both miss, but the inclusion of Bart McCulloch will add further firepower to an already potent attacking side.

Expect North Hobart to be competitive, particularly early, but for the Bombers to win in a canter.

Players to watch:

Zach Burt (North Launceston): After breaking the game open against Glenorchy last weekend with three second term goals, Zach Burt appears to be in some ominous touch. Capable of playing as a lead-up forward or as a key defender,Burt is likely to cause the Demons some serious headaches.

Hugh NJ Williams (North Hobart): The North Hobart skipper hasn’t missed a beat since coming back into the side, leading from the front in both defence and attack. A switch into defence in the second half against Clarence changed the momentum of the match, so expect him to start down back against the Bombers.


Score updates via the official TSL App for Android and  Apple.

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Saturday 9th June

Glenorchy v Tigers (KGV Oval) – 2:00pm

Last Time They Met: Tigers 8.6 (54) def. by Glenorchy 11.8 (74) – Round 5, 2018 at Twin Ovals

Form Guide (most recent first): Glenorchy – L L B L L | Tigers – B L L L L

Two sides in need of a win will lock horns at KGV, with the Tigers keen to record their second win for the year, and the Magpies looking for their first win since ANZAC Day.

Glenorchy started the year in red-hot form and still appear to be one of the teams to beat this season, despite results not going their way in recent times.

Mitch Walker will be playing in his second match against his former club. IC: Solstice Digital

Jaye Bowden, Rhys Mott and Ben Kamaric are all likely to play crucial roles through the midfield for the Pies, with skipper Brayden Webb still under an injury cloud.

This midfield group will have a difficult task at hand, however, with the Tigers’ engine room of Will Campbell, Lachy Clifford and Ryan Matthews a potent force.

The Tigers took it right up to the Magpies on ANZAC Day and will take plenty of confidence into this encounter, however the hosts star power will likely be too strong as Glenorchy prepare for an assault back up the ladder.

Glenorchy will be further bolstered by the returns of Joel Millhouse, Brady Quinn, Matthew Joseph and key defender Josh Grant, while the Tigers will also be more structurally sound with the inclusions of Marcus Davies and Brady Rees.

Players to watch:

Mitch Walker (Glenorchy): The former Tiger started his season in the black and white in hot form, but hasn’t reached the same heights in recent weeks. A clash against his former side is likely to spur on the immensely talented key forward, who can break a game apart on his day.

Will Campbell (Tigers): A gun in the Tigers midfield, Will Campbell has backed up a breakout 2017 with another consistent campaign so far in 2018. The Magpies boast a talent-laden on-ball brigade, so expect Campbell to play a crucial role for the Tigers if an upset is to occur.


Score updates via the official TSL App for Android and  Apple.

Updates on the TSL Facebook page, TSL Twitter account

Photos and vision on the official TSL Instagram account