State League Standouts Pushing for AFL Recall

State League Standouts Pushing for AFL Recall

Several players have made a strong case for an AFL recall following standout performances in the State League over the weekend. State League Standouts Pushing for AFL Recall

Ryley Sanders was a standout for Footscray in their 13-point win over Box Hill at Whitten Oval on Sunday. The 19-year-old midfielder dominated with 27 disposals, 10 tackles, and eight clearances, putting himself in contention for a return to the Western Bulldogs’ lineup after their recent disappointing performance.

State League Standouts Pushing for AFL Recall

Chad Wingard showed promising signs in his second game back from a ruptured Achilles tendon, contributing 10 disposals and a goal for Box Hill.

In the curtain-raiser to the Q-Clash, Jy Farrar was the star for Gold Coast, kicking a game-high five goals in their commanding 86-point win over the Brisbane Lions. Lloyd Johnston also impressed for the Suns with 16 disposals and two goals, continuing his strong form after an interrupted pre-season.

St Kilda youngster Lance Collard showcased his potential with three goals for Sandringham, taking his tally to 11 goals for the season. His performance comes after receiving a taste of AFL action earlier in the year.

Robert Hansen Jr had his best game of the season for North Melbourne, also kicking three goals, highlighting his attacking prowess.

In Sydney’s narrow victory over Greater Western Sydney, Joel Hamling made an impact up forward, booting three goals for the Swans. Meanwhile, Harry Rowston led the way for the Giants with 29 disposals, including 26 kicks, eight clearances, and a goal.

Nathan Kreuger returned to action for Collingwood and managed to kick a goal from limited opportunities in his first game of the season. Ash Johnson continued his efforts to find form with 15 disposals and seven marks for the Magpies despite their 27-point loss to Southport.

Matthew Coulthard had a standout performance for Richmond, tallying a season-high 18 disposals and a goal in their 32-point victory over Coburg at Piranha Park on Saturday.

These impressive performances highlight the depth of talent in the State Leagues and provide AFL coaches with plenty of options when considering team selections.

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