Sunday’s (17/07/2016) AFL 2016 Round 17 match is between St Kilda Saints and Melbourne Demons. The opening bounce is set to commence at 15:20 local time with the game to be played at Etihad Stadium. The away team Melbourne Demons are the favourite for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between St Kilda Saints and Melbourne Demons.
When: 15:20 | Sunday 17/07/2016
Where: Etihad Stadium
B: J.Geary, S.Dempster, D.Roberton
HB: J.Newnes, S.Gilbert, L.Montagna
C: M.Weller, D.Armitage, J.Billings
HF: B.Acres, N.Riewoldt, N.Wright
F: T.Membrey, J.Bruce, D.Minchington
R: T.Hickey, L.Dunstan, J.Steven
I/C from: E.Templeton, S.Ross, L.Delaney, J.Gresham, D.McKenzie, C.Shenton, J.Sinclair
IN: J.Billings, E.Templeton, C.Shenton, J.Sinclair
B: S.Frost, T.McDonald, N.Jetta
HB: J.Hunt, O.McDonald, J.Grimes
C: C.Petracca, B.Vince, D.Tyson
HF: J.Garlett, J.Watts, J.Harmes
F: A.Vandenberg, J.Hogan, D.Kent
R: M.Gawn, N.Jones, J.Viney
I/C from: A.Brayshaw, B.Stretch, T.Bugg, B.Kennedy, M.White, J.Wagner, M.Jones
IN: A.Brayshaw, T.Bugg, J.Wagner
Melbourne and Essendon appear set to become engulfed in a trade stand-off over defender Michael Hibberd.
Hibberd, one of the Bombers’ banned AFL players, is contracted to the club until the end of next season. However, the Demons are reportedly said to be confident of landing him for next season.
However, Essendon are likely to request a first-round draft pick in return for the trade, and given the Demons’ top pick is No.27, it’s likely to cause an issue between the two clubs.
The issue has already drawn the ire of Bombers coach John Worsfold, who has accused his Melbourne counterpart Paul Roos of breaking AFL rules to make contact with the contracted 26-year-old.
“They shouldn’t be expressing any interest in contracted players,” Worsfold told News Corp Australia.
“I think that’s outside the laws of the game.”
Roos has denied those claims.