SOUTH Launceston coach Mitch Thorp will have the luxury of trying to fit ruckman Cody Thorp and onballer Daniel Johncock into his team to take on cross- town rival Launceston in the State League second semi-final at Aurora Stadium.
Neither Thorp nor Johncock played in the Bulldogs final roster game when they disposed of Burnie by 71 points at Aurora and Thorp will be faced with the dilemma of whether to change a winning team.
The pair were named as inclusions on an extended interchange bench along with Tim Jones, but Thorp wasn't giving anything away at his pre- match media conference yesterday about whether or not they would play.
"We have everyone available to choose from - Cody Thorp and Daniel Johncock didn't play against Burnie so we have selection issues but they are very healthy at this time of year," Thorp said.
"To have your full list to choose from at this time of the year makes it enjoyable as a coach knowing you can play your best 22 on any given week.
"Cody and Daniel are in our best 22 - but it is hard to change something that worked the week before against Burnie."
LAUNCESTON will be without the suspended duo of Brennan and Gene Savage with key onballer Tim Bristow still in some doubt after suffering a hamstring strain against Burnie last week.
The Blues coach was disappointed by their suspension but believes his side is capable of winning without them.
"There's disappointment in the fact that my actions and those of my brother Gene were as such that the match review panel deemed we miss this week," he said.
"We move on and our club is far better than two individuals - and given both our form during the year we've certainly won games when we haven't played well as individuals so I don't see it as a massive interruption and we certainly have high- calibre players who will come in and fill the roles that we vacate.
"Tim trained Tuesday night and if he can train tonight he will play - he's never done a hamstring before so it is a bit of a wait and see thing for him to see how he handles it."
CLARENCE was expected to challenge a charge laid against key playmaker Cameron Thurley for striking Lauderdale's Danny Flood at a special hearing last night after video review of last week's first semi-final.
"It's a concern because you want your best players on the park come finals and obviously Thurls is one of our best and we'd very much like him to be out there," Roos coach Matthew Drury said.
BURNIE named Nick McKenna and Andrew Lee after both missed last week with calf and sciatica problems respectively in a full-strength line-up which included Russell Robertson for the first semi-final at West Park.