AFL JLT Series Live Carlton Blues vs St Kilda Saints Streaming Free 2018 AFL Pre Seasons match will be kick off at Princes Park Stadium, Carlton North, Victoria, Australia, Wednesday 28 February 2018 online, 19:10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Like the state-of-the-art facilities under construction at Moorabbin, St Kilda’s first round picks from the 2017 draft are a work in progress.
The Saints are hopeful that staff and players will move into their upgraded Moorabbin base by Easter at the earliest – which can’t come soon enough given players were getting changed in portables covered in graffiti at training on Wednesday.
But luckily Hunter Clark (pick No.7) and Nick Coffield (pick No.8) look a lot better than those portables, so much so that they’ve been named to play against Carlton in the Saints’ JLT Community Series opener at Ikon Park on Wednesday.
And it’ll be a game full of top-end draft talent, with Carlton selecting Paddy Dow (pick No.3) and Lochie O’Brien (pick No.10) to play, meaning four of 2017’s top 10 picks could be on show on Wednesday.
All four draftees played in their clubs’ respective AFLX encounters earlier in February with Dow arguably putting in the best performance during that carnival.
The Saints will also welcome back David Armitage and Paddy McCartin to their side. Armitage only played two games in 2017 (rounds one and four) due to a groin injury while McCartin could only manage five due to ongoing concussion concerns, the last of which came in round 12.
McCartin has been concussed on six occasions, the last of which was in June, ending his 2017 season. The power forward suffered a foot strain during pre-season training in November. Prior to the foot strain he had run a personal best time in the club’s 3km time trial.
B: L.Plowman 20, L.Jones 14, C.Marchbank 22
HB: K.Simpson 6, J.Weitering 23, C.Byrne 38
C: A.Mullett 18, P.Cripps 9, D.Thomas 39
HF: D.Cuningham 28, C.Curnow 30, J.Garlett 21
F: M.Wright 46, H.McKay 10, L.Casboult 41
Foll: M.Kreuzer 8, M.Murphy 3, P.Dow 2
I/C: J.Lamb 13, M.Kennedy 7, L.O’Brien 4, J.Silvagni 1, S.Petrevski-Seton 5, J.Pickett 33, E.Curnow 35, Z.Fisher 25
St Kilda Saints:
B: J.Geary 14, N.Brown 22, D.Roberton 17
HB: J.Webster 29, J.Carlisle 2, S.Savage 5
C: J.Newnes 16, D.Armitage 20, J.Sinclair 35
HF: B.Long 21, P.McCartin 32, N.Wright 34
F: J.Gresham 4, T.Membrey 28, M.Weller 44
Foll: B.Longer 18, S.Ross 6, J.Steven 3
I/C: L.Dunstan 7, B.Acres 8, J.Steele 9, H.Clark 11, J.Lonie 13, S.Gilbert 19, N.Coffield 33, R.Marshall 43