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Son of a gun handed Kangas debut, Oliver suffers setback, Lions defend their honour

Son of a gun handed Kangas debut, Oliver suffers setback, Lions defend their honour


The son of AFL video games file holder Brent Harvey has been picked to debut for North Melbourne on Sunday after they battle Geelong.

Cooper Harvey, 18, will play for the Kangaroos after spectacular kind at VFL degree that included 5 objectives in opposition to Williamstown final day trip.

Brent, who performed a file 432 video games for North earlier than retiring in 2016 and who stays on the membership as a growth coach, bought to interrupt the information to his son at coaching on Thursday morning.

North Melbourne launched imaginative and prescient of the announcement, an emotional Brent praising Cooper’s laborious work to earn a possibility that had been “a very long time coming”.

He’ll be part of a Kangaroos facet that was well-beaten final day trip, thumped by 11 objectives by the hands of Adelaide in what was their thirteenth straight defeat.

Cooper is certainly one of 4 father-son gamers on North’s checklist, together with Jackson Archer (son of Glenn), Bailey Scott (son of Robert) and Luke McDonald (son of Donald).

He’s the second confirmed father-son debutant this week, with Melbourne set to unleash Taj Woewodin, son of 2000 Brownlow Medal winner Shane.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 22: Brent Harvey of the Kangaroos hands the game ball to his son Cooper after playing his 300th game during the round 21 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Subiaco Oval on August 22, 2010 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Brent Harvey palms the sport ball to his son Cooper after enjoying his three hundredth sport in 2010. (Picture by Paul Kane/Getty Photos)

In the meantime, Hawthorn will lose veteran purpose sneak Luke Breust for Saturday’s journey to GWS after an harm of their loss to Carlton.

“He had a reasonably uncomfortable knock within the throat on the weekend and he had some scans (on Thursday) and he’s nonetheless misplaced his voice,” coach Sam Mitchell stated.

“Apparently he gained’t have his voice again for 10 to 14 days … it’s only a bit too bruised to threat enjoying.”

There’s some optimistic harm information for the Hawks although, with working defender Jarman Impey (again) and teen Tyler Brockman (sickness) match for the Giants conflict.

Struggling West Coast will look to snap their 13-game dropping run with out veteran duo Luke Shuey and Shannon Hurn.

Each gained’t face Brisbane on Saturday after pulling up sore from final week’s loss to St Kilda and failing to coach this week, coach Adam Simpson introduced.

Star midfielder Tim Kelly will play after an sickness whereas Jeremy McGovern can also be set to return for his first sport since spherical three after hamstring surgical procedure.

Oliver suffers setback

Melbourne have suffered a serious blow with AFL star Clayton Oliver to be sidelined for one more month by harm.

The star onballer failed to complete a coaching session on Wednesday and was seen in a heated and prolonged dialogue with a Demons employees member on the Casey Fields oval.

The Demons issued a media launch on Thursday, saying he has had additional hamstring discomfort.

“What we have now skilled to date is that Clayton can comfortably obtain 90 per cent of his working capability, however as we noticed yesterday, he’s unable to get to full pace to move his minimal coaching markers,” stated Melbourne soccer boss Alan Richardson.

“This implies that, because of the discomfort Clayton felt throughout his run throughs, additional restoration time is required. At this stage, we anticipate this shall be three to 4 weeks.”

Clayton Oliver of the Demons and Darcy Cameron of the Magpies in action.

(Picture by Michael Willson/AFL Pictures by way of Getty Photos)

Oliver has been sidelined for six weeks with hamstring points and a nasty contaminated blister, and the midfielder maestro had been pushing for a return in Saturday evening’s match in opposition to St Kilda.

“Clayton has a posh hamstring harm, attributable to the truth that the harm is positioned the place the muscle attaches to the tendon, and to additional complicate that, there’s harm to 2 separate hamstring muscle tissues,” Richardson stated.

“There isn’t a doubt that Clayton’s restoration has been sophisticated by the week he was required to spend motionless in hospital.

“The membership will proceed to discover all remedy choices for Clayton, however as with all gamers we gained’t be taking any dangers together with his return-to-play timelines.”

Melbourne are coming off an upset loss to GWS and have gained solely two of their final six video games.

Saints hopeful Ross, Hill shall be match for Demons conflict

St Kilda are prone to delay making the ultimate name on Seb Ross on Brad Hill as they nurse knee accidents forward of the AFL conflict with Melbourne.

Ross and Hill had been damage in final weekend’s slim win over West Coast and whereas scans have cleared them of structural harm, coach Ross Lyon shouldn’t be 100 per cent sure they may play at Marvel Stadium.

“We expect they’re in all probability going to play – the scans are mainly away from structural harm, so it’s in all probability a twist and a little bit of trauma, doubtlessly,” Lyon stated.

“We’re fairly optimistic, however we gained’t know till the again finish of at this time, how they pull up.”

Luckless Hunter Clark can also be closing on a return after his round-11 knee harm in opposition to Hawthorn.

The Saints and Demons will head into Saturday evening urgently searching for kind as they handle the canine days of June and July.

Sebastian Ross of the Saints handballs

(Picture by Darrian Traynor/AFL Pictures/by way of Getty Photos)

Melbourne are coming off an upset loss to GWS, whereas St Kilda had a large scare in opposition to the last-placed Eagles earlier than rallying within the second half.

After successful their first 4 video games, St Kilda haven’t had consecutive wins since this season.

“We’ve been inconsistent, extra in all probability inside video games,” Lyon stated.

“Have we been blown away? Towards Adelaide we had been … apart from that it’s 20 factors, 15.

“We’ve been in most video games. However inside these video games, from a training perspective, there have been fluctuations.”

Lyon can not fault St Kilda’s effort, however is demanding higher workforce defence and ball use.

“There was some frustration,” he stated.

“Our ball use and workforce defence have been inconsistent, so we’re actually attempting to button down over the following eight weeks – in any other case we’re losing time.

“However we’ve earned the precise. I usually simply chuckle to myself – if we’re fifth on the ladder, we’ve had our trials and tribulations, I’d hate to suppose among the different coaches and golf equipment, their trials and tribulations have been.”

Lyon additionally famous that when the whips had been cracking in opposition to West Coast, his gamers responded.

“In an actual sense, when the season was up for grabs, we delivered what we would have liked to in opposition to some actually good opposition,” he stated.

“We take a whole lot of solace from that, however we have to discover that kind.”

Coleman leaps to Brisbane’s defence

Keidean Coleman needs to show the Brisbane Lions’ defence into assault.

The 23-year-old has made a house for himself within the facet’s new-look again six that now consists of speedy pair Conor McKenna and Darcy Wilmot.

Their slingshot technique was in full move in a win over Richmond final week which Coleman thinks “proved a degree”.

Their third-straight spectacular victory got here after a second of introspection that could possibly be the turning level of the Lions’ (11-4, third) season.

“We didn’t need that sport to occur, nevertheless it occurred,” the Katherine product advised AAP of their shock loss to Hawthorn a month in the past.

“We had a reasonably good, laborious assessment on it … particularly our defensive facet.

“It was poor; I keep in mind that Monday, we touched on what must occur any longer.

“We would have liked to begin performing if we need to go far into September.”

Veteran backman Daniel Wealthy hasn’t performed since then, slotted right into a coaching block with out-of-form ahead Jack Gunston after a heart-to-heart with coach Chris Fagan.

Coleman, who started his Lions profession within the forwards, has been one of many membership’s most fun prospects within the backline over the past two seasons.

However he has felt the strain since Wealthy’s demotion and says his halfback clique are enjoying with the previous All-Australian in thoughts.

“He’s an exquisite participant and it’s fairly selfless to place his hand up,” Coleman stated of Wealthy.

“Me personally, I do know I’ve bought to begin performing as a result of I’m not a walk-up (begin); me, Darcy, Conor, need to preserve enjoying nicely.

“As quickly as we flip the ball over, it’s about simply with the ability to go.

“We need to problem them.”

Generally known as ‘Kiddy’, Coleman stated he by no means noticed himself as a defender.

“In juniors I performed within the midfield and realised I didn’t have the tank, and in under-17s I performed a little bit of defence however wasn’t actually taking it severely till a few years in the past,” he stated.

Academy product Coleman dominated in an undefeated NEAFL season with Brisbane to earn his AFL begin as a pinch-hitting small-forward.

“I used to be fairly good on offence however wished to work on defence and final 12 months I had an excellent, laborious take a look at myself,” he stated.

“And I ended up having a reasonably good 12 months, however I’m attempting to be extra constant now.

“We (he, Wilmot and McKenna) all deliver nice strengths to the facet and if we do this every part takes care of itself.”




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