Murray Bushrangers coach Darren Ogier has encouraged his players to embrace the challenge of playing Calder Cannons.DAMEN FRANCIS May 2, 2014 3:10am
Murray Bushranger Dougal Howard has been tasked with stopping Calder Cannons giant Peter Wright this weekend.
They’re big, fast and incredibly skilful.
But there will be the same number of Murray Bushrangers as there are Calder Cannons running out at Highgate Recreation Reserve in Craigieburn tomorrow for the round six TAC Cup clash.
Bushrangers coach Darren Ogier said the match represented a huge challenge for his side, but encouraged the players to embrace it.
‘‘They are the quickest team in the competition from the AFL testing day and they’ve got three or four very tall guys who are very athletic as well,’’ Ogier said.
‘‘But they’ve got 23 and we’ve got 23, so if we can make that contest, get it out the back and get into space we’re going to be right in it.
‘‘There won’t be anywhere to hide, but you want to be playing against the best teams and the best players, so it’s a great opportunity.’’
Dougal Howard is set to get first crack at 203
The Albury Tigers defender has reach and athleticism that Ogier hopes will combat the threat of the Cannons star, but much will depend on the work of his teammates up the ground.
‘‘We need to work at cutting out the supply to make sure we give him a chance and they have two of three down there, so it won’t be just him,’’ he said.
The Bushrangers have made three forced changes, with rebounding Dan Howe and winger Dylan McDonald recovering from concussion and developing forward Josh Schache rested with hamstring soreness.
Speed merchant Henri Peni returns after getting through a full game for Shepparton Swans’ under-18 team in his comeback from a hamstring problem and Mooroopna tall timber Alex Tattersall gets another crack.
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Tattersall has been in and out of the side with injury and fitness issues, but has a real chance to make his mark up against Cannons goliath Mark Kovacevic, who stands at 204
‘‘It’s going to be interesting to see how Alex goes up against opponents that are bigger than him,’’ Ogier said.
‘‘For a bloke who’s 200
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