AHL Round 2: Tigers vs Waratahs Preview

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Our Tassie Tigers and Tassie Van Demons are back at the Tasmanian Hockey Centre this Sunday, October 14 as they take on NSW in round 2 of the Australian Hockey League.

The Van Demons will push back at 1.00pm, with the Tigers following at 2.45pm.


2018 Australian Hockey League  – Round 2

Tassie Tigers vs NSW Waratahs

Head Coach – Glenn Freeman
Assistant Coach – Andrew McDonald
Team Manager – Iain Meaney
Sports Scientist – Ben Scarlett
Doctor – Ian Middleton
Physiotherapist – Ben Hayes

Kieron ARTHUR
James BOURKE
Tim DEAVIN (C)
James DICK
Gobind GILL*
Nick LESLIE
Kurt MACKEY
Sam MCCAMBRIDGE
Linden MCCARTHY
Samuel MCCULLOCH
Ben READ
Oliver SMITH
Jack WELCH
Grant WOODCOCK (GK)

Inclusions
Debutant*


Tassie Tigers looking to replicate their round one performance

The Tassie Tigers will return to the Tasmanian Hockey Centre on Sunday in the hopes of repeating their round one performance.

The team is confident after a massive 5-1 win over ACT and coach Glenn Freeman is happy with how the team is tracking.

Freeman said that playing in Tasmania provides a great boost to the team and he hopes that the good weather will bring the crowd out in force for Sunday’s crucial clash.

“Last week was a very good performance,” he said. “They were absolutely wrapped to get that first game in Hobart and get a win as well.”

“The team has been training well and we have been lucky to have Andrew McDonald who is driving these guys hard. We are really starting to see what we can produce”

Ex-Kookaburras defender, Tim Deavin will step into the Captains role in the absence of Eddie Ockenden and his experience will be crucial given Tasmania’s youthful side – Ockenden, Jeremy Edwards, and Joshua Beltz will be unavailable due to national duties.
Linden McCarthy, James Dick, and debutant Gobindraj Gill have all been called into the side to replace them and are expected to make an impact.”We have a very even squad with quite a few young guys that we are very happy with,” Freeman said,

“Selection is very hard, but it’s great to have opportunities for these young guys to get out there and make their debut.”

The Waratahs are hit by absences too, losing 8 from the side that lost 6-4 to Queensland. However, the Waratahs still have plenty of talent with former Kookaburras stars Simon Orchard, Matthew Butterini and Tristan White all making the trip to Hobart.

“It’s going to be a really good, even match,” Freeman said. “That’s exciting for us, and also for the people of Tasmania to come out and watch.”

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