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Pre-Season Preview

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 9:29 AM
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The Royals kick start their 2018 Premiership campaign tomorrow at East Fremantle Oval against the Sharks. With the Royals coming off a solid preseason and the Sharks wanting to show off some new recruits it promises to be a cracking game between two teams who expect big things out of 2018.

The story of the game will be Nic Naitanui’s return to football after an 18-month layoff after rupturing his ACL in 2016. All football followers will be hoping for a safe and successful return for the dual All-Australian. The biggest name in WA football will share ruck duties with young Aaron Redhead who will also play his first senior game for the Royals and the exciting Asher Samelko.

Recruits Sharrad Wellingham and Jackson Ramsay will be keen to show off what they can offer the Royals in 2018. After coming off AFL lists at the end of last year both have relished the environment at the Royals and have plenty to offer this season. The polish of Wellingham and the toughness of Ramsay are important components of our impressive midfield unit.

Reigning FD Book Julian Ameduri and Nathan Blee will be looking to build on their strong performances from last year. Stan Wright, Will Maginness and Callum Hart have impressed everyone at the club this preseason and look primed for big seasons. Shayne Hille will be looking to stamp his authority across half forward and through the middle

Co Captains Kyle Anderson and Pat McGinnity as well as defender Tom Gorter will miss the clash to manage niggles in readiness for the season.

The reserves take a young, but exciting squad into their preseason match. Nelson Waite, Mitch Dobson and Taylor North will all be looking to press their case for more time in the seniors after getting a taste last year. 12 Colts graduates from 2017 including Christian Ameduri, Sam East, Kye Willcocks and Harley Stack will take the field with the future of the Royals looking bright.

East Perth vs East Fremantle
10 March 2018 East Fremantle Oval

Game Times
League – 2.00pm
Reserves – 11.30am
Colts – 9.00am

East Perth League Team List  
Name No
Jackson RAMSAY 2
Chris MASTEN 3
Shayne HILLE 4
Luke PARTINGTON 5
Stan WRIGHT 7
Will MAGINNESS 8
Julian AMEDURI 9
Nathan BLEE 10
Ben MILLER 11
Callum HART 12
Sharrod WELLINGHAM 13
Asher SAMELKO 18
Aaron REDHEAD 19
Will SCHOFIELD 20
Jackson NELSON 21
Kurt MUTIMER 26
Nathan EATON 27
Nic NAITANUI 29
Hamish BRAYSHAW 30
Brayden AINSWORTH 37
Kane LAFONTAINE 38
Matthew ALLEN 42
Joshua ROTHAM 43
Francis WATSON 44
Dwayn BOLTON 56
Malcolm KARPANY 63
Callum ENGLAND 65
Tarir BAYOK 71
 

East Perth Reserves Team List

First Name No
Will YOUNG 1
Austin WATSON 2
Nelson WAITE 14
Mitch DOBSON 16
Ciaran ALLSOP 31
Jamie RUDRUM 32
Matthew YOUNG 34
Harley STACK 35
Sam EAST 36
Christian AMEDURI 39
Daniel RUSSO 40
Mitchell GUPANIS 44
Joshua HEWETT 45
Kye WILLCOCKS 46
Harry BLANCH 47
Tom AMOS 48
Taylor NORTH 49
Reginald JONES 50
Erick BASHEMULE 51
Kobe CHRISP 52
Jack AMOS 53
Alex MICHELON 54
Josh LOO 55
Jake BALESTRA 57
Jedd EDWARDS 58
Tom VELLIOS 59
Nathan INTROVIGNE 60
Matthew SEYMOUR 61
Nathan ARBON 62
Jake DUGAN 64
Braydn FURMARK 66
Campbell ABBOTT 67
Kristian CAPORN 68