Murray Bushrangers' TAC Cup finals hopes go on the line tomorrow when the take on Eastern Ranges at Box Hill City Oval.GEORGINA CAHILL August 15, 2014 3:05am
It’s do or die for the Murray Bushrangers tomorrow.
The Bushies’ finals hopes rest on the shoulders of the Eastern Ranges in round 17 of TAC Cup.
The Bushies will travel to Melbourne tonight ahead of their 11
With two rounds remaining, the two sides sit on seven wins each, with the winner set to claim eighth spot and play finals footy.
For Bushies coach Darren Ogier the stakes don’t get much higher.
‘‘Every game is pretty much a final from here on in for us,’’ Ogier said.
‘‘(The players) are really excited and looking forward to the contest because they know the consequences are big.
‘‘We’ve got to make the most of it and make the most of the opportunities and they’re certainly running out.’’
Will Brodie will make his TAC Cup debut as the Bushies’ 23rd player.
Brodie, 15, impressed at the under-16 national carnival.
Ogier said the 184
‘‘Will’s form throughout the year has been outstanding and he continues to raise to the requested level, we are confident he will find his feet at TAC Cup level,’’ Ogier said.
Mooroopna trio Jy Simpkin, Nathan Drummond and Michael Reidy will return to the side alongside Deniliquin Rams youngster Jake Marshall.
The Bushies previously met Eastern Ranges in round five when the Ranges claimed a 17-point win.
Ogier said his side had improved two-fold since the first encounter, but had plenty of work ahead against the Ranges’ impressive outfit.
‘‘They run really hard and spread from the contest,’’ he said.
‘‘They’ve got very good skills and they’ve got some terrific midfielders.’’
The Ranges’ midfield is strengthened by highly rated draft prospect Christian Petracca.
In his third TAC Cup season, Petracca is a powerful, hard-running player who can push forward.
A DVD about the experience of Indigenous people who settled on the river flats between Mooroopna and Shepparton from 1939 will be screened on Monday.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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