Bupa TSL Round 12 Preview

A top of the table clash headlines what promises to be a bumper round 12 of TSL action!

Check out all the team selections here. 

Saturday 16th June

North Hobart v Glenorchy (North Hobart Oval) – 2:00pm

Last Time They Met: Glenorchy 17.20 (122) def. North Hobart 5.5 (35) – Round 4, 2018 at KGV Oval

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

Glenorchy will be looking to start to build some mid-season momentum after losing four on the trot prior to the round 11 win over the Tigers.

The Demons’ defensive group will be put under immense pressure with Glenorchy possessing a powerful midfield-forward rotation, that if able to get off the hook, can score in a hurry.

Cameron Duffy will be a key figure for the Magpies. IC: Solstice Digital

Glenorchy has plenty of firepower, with the likes of Jaye Bowden, Ben Kamaric, Mitch Rainbird and Cameron Duffy all likely to be too strong for the youthful Demons, who will be extra reliant on Nathan McCulloch, the Hugh Williams’ and Sean Willis.

The Demons, who have shown continual development throughout the season will likely push the Magpies early, but the star power of the Magpies should prove to be too much.

Players to watch:

Cooper Leek (North Hobart): With the ability to hit the scoreboard, former Roo Cooper Leek looks to be a handy pick up for the Demons. Expect Leek to work hard all day and play a key role in North Hobart’s forays into attack.

Cameron Duffy (Glenorchy): One of the competition’s premier big men, Cameron Duffy will be a big player on the small confines of North Hobart Oval, with his aerial prowess and mobility around the ground likely to stretch a North Hobart side full of developing kids.


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Saturday 16th June

Clarence v North Launceston (Blundstone Arena) – 2:00pm

Last Time They Met: Clarence 11.9 (75) def. by North Launceston 11.21 (87) – Round 4, 2018 at Blundstone Arena

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

Unquestionably the match of the round and potentially the most important match of the season to date, competition pacesetters North Launceston will travel to Blundstone Arena to take on the in-form ‘Roos, who have only lost two games this season.

Clarence hasn’t lost a game since round five and will head into the match full of confidence.

Clarence and North Launceston will have a fascinating midfield duel. IC: Andrew Woodgate

Jake Cox, Troy Cunliffe, Jeromey Webberley and Ryan Bailey are all firing on all cylinders at the moment, while star midfielder Brady Jones will be better for having played his first match back from injury last week.

The ‘Roos will be sweating on the fitness of skipper Jackson O’Brien, who is a key inclusion for the blockbuster.

North Launceston will be hoping that Bart McCulloch and Taylor Whitford will be fully fit for the match, while stars Dakota Bannister, Zach Burt, Josh Ponting, Mark Walsh and Tom Bennett are also set to be key players alongside inclusion Tom Couch.

Pay close attention to the midfield battle and ruck duel between Alex Lee and Ryan Bailey, with some of the compeition’s very best set to go head to head.

Home ground advantage will aid the ‘Roos, but don’t be surprised if this match goes right down to the wire.

Players to watch:

Brady Jones (Clarence): Clarence’s returning star showed signs of promise against the Blues, but will be better for the run heading into this top of the table clash. The Roos will need Jones to fire when going up against the competition’s deepest midfield.

Tom Bennett (North Launceston): Third on the competition’s goalkicking tally and third in the Player of the Year award; Tom Bennett is having some sort of season. A versatile forward that is difficult to match up on, expect Bennett to be a key focus for the ‘Roos on Saturday afternoon.


LIVE Stream of the match via Facebook and YouTube from 1.50pm with your commentary team of Damian Gill, Brent Costelloe and Cam Brown

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Saturday 16th June

Tigers v Lauderdale (Twin Ovals) – 2:00pm

Last Time They Met: Tigers 13.5 (83) def. by Lauderdale 16.14 (110) – Round 4, 2018 at Twin Ovals

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

Lauderdale entered the round 11 bye full of confidence after winning consecutive matches over Glenorchy and Launceston, and will be eager to continue putting pressure on the top three by defeating the Tigers.

Blake Grant is in some fine form for the Tigers. IC: Solstice Digital

Nat Franklin, Phil Bellchambers and Leo Harrison have been excellent through the midfield for the Bombers and will face a big test against the Tigers’ trio of Ryan Matthews, Will Campbell and Lachy Clifford.

The Tigers have what it takes to trouble the best sides in the competition, but have struggled to pull everything together in consistent four-quarter efforts.

Keep your eyes on how Lauderdale play swingmen Ben McGuinness and Ryan Wiggins, with the Bomber pair’s height and strength likely to cause some headaches at both ends of the ground.

If the hosts can deliver a full four-quarter performance against the southern Bombers, Trent Baumeler’s men might cause an upset, but expect Lauderdale to continue their winning ways by pulling away late.

Players to watch:

Blake Grant (Tigers): The former Demon has been a standout for the Tigers this year with his ability to hit the scoreboard and work up the ground making him a crucial asset. Delivered his best performance in the yellow and black to date last weekend and will enter this clash with confidence.

Jacob Gillbee (Lauderdale): The former Gold Coast Sun has kicked two goals in every game he has played since rejoining the Bombers, all while bringing teammates into the match. Part of a versatile forward group that will be looking to cause the Tigers some serious headaches.


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