By ZAC MILBANK
Seven changes have been made ahead of the Torrens University SA Under-18 Team’s final game of the NAB AFL National Championships on Sunday.
Set to tackle Western Australia in Perth, the Croweaters will have at least five players donning the cherished red guernsey for the first time in this carnival.
Sturt’s Luca Slade, the son of Central District premiership midfielder Matthew Slade, will start on a wing while Glenelg U18 captain Ben Ridgway lines up at half-forward.
Tall forward Tom Scully gets his opportunity at full forward after booting three goals in Round 14 to take his season tally to 45 while South’s Will Verrall will start from the interchange before throwing himself into the ruck.
SA will be seeking to finish its campaign with a 2-2 win-loss record having defeated Allies by 37 points in Game 1 before losing to Victoria Country by two points and Victoria Metro by 73 points in its next two outings.
Game 4, starting at 12.15pm on Sunday, will be live-streamed via the AFL website.
Sunday July 24
WA v SA | Optus Stadium, Perth | 12:15pm SA time
Live broadcast on Fox Footy and live stream on AFL.com.au
F: Jake Walker (Glenelg), Tom Scully (West), Ashton Moir (Glenelg)
HF: Mattaes Phillipou (Eagles), Isaac Keeler (North), Ben Ridgway (Glenelg)
C: Luca Slade (Sturt), Adam D’Aloia (Eagles), Billy Dowling (North)
HB: Tyson Walls (Norwood), Max Michalanney (Norwood), Jakob Ryan (Glenelg)
B: Shaun Bennier (North), Adam Deakin (Central), Charlie Duncan (South)
R: Harry Barnett (West), Nick Sadler (Sturt), Archie Lovelock (Glenelg)
INT: Will Verrall (South), Will Patton (West), Jack Delean (South), Kobe Ryan (West), Brodie Tuck (Central)
IN: Slade, Ridgway, Delean, Verrall, Tuck, Scully, Deakin
OUT – Holt (H & S Protocols), Lemmey, Foster, Blacker, Pedler, Barkla, Marshall