Teakle Returns | Round 8 Preview

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 11:26 AM

After becoming only the second team in WAFL history to lose three consecutive games by 6 points or less, the Sharks are determined to finally get over the line against Subiaco this Saturday at Leederville Oval.

It will be no easy feat against the reigning premiers, who are fighting for a chance to make finals in 2020.

Into the extended side this week comes Tim Bockman, Cameron Davidson, Jordan Mills, Alex Montauban and Brynn Teakle.

Teakle, who trained during pre-season at Essendon, will play his first League game for the season, rewarded for his consistent effort in the Reserves. The 203cm beanpole will provide a mobile target up forward as well as assisting captain, Jon Griffin in the ruck.

We have likely seen the end of Nick Kommer this season, after he sustained another injury to his hamstring.

In a very tight competition, our Reserves are sitting just outside the top 4 with a finals berth still a reality. The side will need to win the next two games to keep their chances alive. Returning from an injury that initially looked like he would miss the rest of the season, Luke Strnadica will boost the ruck and forward stocks for the Blue and Whites. Reuben McGuire, Jamie Meade and Alex Bray will be keen to perform well in their push to return to the Seniors.

It is another important game in the Colts, with the Sharks sitting just inside the top 4. They will be looking to repeat their last two stunning performances, knocking off the previously undefeated West Perth and Claremont sides. Subiaco will be no easy task, having only lost one game for the season.