There’s a lot of fresh faces in the Suns squad to run the glasses over today. High draftees Jarrod Garlett (pick No. 15) and Touk Miller (pick No. 29) will get their first taste of senior football. The ambitious pair have set their sights on an early debut this campaign, so they will be looking to put some runs on the board sooner rather than later.
Mature-aged rookies Adam Saad and Keegan Brooksby have both played senior football at state league level previously with Coburg (VFL) and South Adelaide (SANFL) respectively. Both have been rewarded after eye-catching summers on the track.
The Eski and Mitch Hallahan will both be getting around in new colours after changing teams in the offseason. While Alex Sexton and Matt Shaw have been two Suns to impress new coach Eade on the training track this summer; both will be out to press their claims for a spot in Gold Coast’s round one side against Melbourne.
In the absence of injured key defenders Steven May and Rory Thompson, Seb Tape, Henry Schade and Jack Leslie will get an opportunity against powerful Geelong opposition.
The Little Master won’t be out there but that just opens up opportunities for everyone else.
For the Greatest Team of All, Duckwood won’t be playing but they’re still fielding a pretty strong team.
Recruits Mitch Clark and Sam Blease as well as draftees Nakia Cockatoo, Dean Gore, Cory Gregson, Jordan Cunico and Padraig Lucey will play their first games in the blue and white hoops.
With Jimmy Bartel, Harry Taylor, Andrew Mackie, Corey Enright, Mathew Stokes, and James Kelly on the ground, you can be sure that the boundary line next to the Cats bench will be chockers with wheelchairs, walking frames and the like.
Also playing their first game for the Cats will be category B rookie Michael Luxford and defender Jake Kolodjashnij (against his twin brother).
Who will you be watching?
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