Storm bolstered for Dockers clash

WESTERN Storm regained some key players for its important State League clash against Burnie at Aurora Stadium tomorrow.

The Storm will be virtually at full strength with only ruckman Cody Thorp in doubt as he attempts to recover from a knee injury.

Back into the side comes big man Haydn Smith as a replacement in the ruck, Chris Taylor and Mariners captain Tim Jones with Brodie Palfreyman and Billy Jack also named.

Burnie regained its Mariner representatives in Ryan Gardner and Caleb Hislop with Sam Rice also returning to give the Dockers a full-strength line-up.

North Launceston named Ethan Petterwood for a senior return after being sidelined for an extended period due to the effects of glandular fever.

The Bombers travel to play Glenorchy at KGV and also regained Callen Young and its Mariners players in Logan Reynolds, Jay Lockhart, Dakota Bannister and Lochlan Young.

Jacob Hawkins, Hayden Goss and Nathan Pearce were omitted.

Glenorchy will be without its coach Aaron Cornelius after he suffered a horrific knee injury last week, which ended his season and also lost Daniel Joseph.

The Magpies regained their Mariners in Jordan Hayden, Jordon Arnold and Josh Watts.

Launceston named ruckman Nathan O’Donoghue and Beau Green to return for its away game against Devonport.

O’Donoghue had been battling to recover from an abdominal injury but will be a handy replacement for big man Hamish Leedham who will miss with a shoulder injury.

Zac Oldenhof, Zane Rundle and Curtis Murfett were also named on an extended interchange bench.

Devonport will also be strengthened by the return of its Mariners in Kade Pitchford, Billy Sharman and Jesse Johnson along with Corey Plumbridge and Brayden Stevenson.


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