Round Two of the 2016 AFL Women’s Exhibition series kicks off this Sunday with Melbourne taking on the Brisbane Lions at the MCG.
The Melbourne squad, drawing on players from the AFL Victoria Women’s Academy plus Amy Chittick and Angela Foley from the Northern Territory, will take on a Brisbane Lions squad boasting the top talent from Queensland.
Melbourne has introduced some new faces, including Penny Cula-Reid, Jess Hosking, Ainslie Kemp and cricketer Jess Cameron. While Cecilia McIntosh makes her return to the MCG, where she injured her knee in last year’s series.
Previewing the match on the ‘This AFL Life’ podcast, Darebin Falcons star and veteran ruck, Aasta O’Connor, believes the game will come down to which team’s ruck duo can gain the ascendancy.
“It’s going to be a really interesting battle through the ruck, and whichever ruck can give their mids first-use, I think that will go a long way to putting it on the scoreboard.” O’Connor said.
Ellie Blackburn, Madeleine Boyd, Jessica Cameron, Amy Chittick, Penny Cula-Reid, Jessica Dal Pos, Sarah D’Arcy, Alicia Eva, Angela Foley, Kate Gillespie-Jones, Emma Grant, Ashleigh Guest, Danielle Hardiman, Amy Harrison, Melissa Hickey, Nicole Hildebrand, Jess Hosking, Alicia Janz, Ainslie Kemp, Brooke Lochland, Cecilia McIntosh, Elise O’Dea, Daisy Pearce, Lauren Pearce, Bree White
Brisbane Lions squad:
Shaleise Law, Ally Anderson, Emily Bates, Sam Virgo, Nikki Wallace, Megan Hunt, Hanna Sexton, Emma Zielke, Kate McCarthy, Sharni Webb, Maddy Roberts, Delma Gisu, Leah Kaslar, Selina Goodman, Sally Young, Breanna Koenen, Nat Thomas, Tahlia Randall, Tayla Harris, Rachael Crack, Jordan Membrey, Danielle Wall, Kylie Lawrence
Melbourne v Brisbane Lions, MCG
Sunday 22 May, 10:05 am AEST
Live coverage on Fox Footy from 10am AEST
Live stream via afl.com.au