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VFLW Preview: Southern Saints v Melbourne Uni

VFLW Reporter Meg Saultry previews the Southern Saints' Round 11 clash against Melbourne Uni. - St Kilda Saints,AFLW
VFLW Reporter Meg Saultry previews the Southern Saints' Round 11 clash against Melbourne Uni.

The Southern Saints will be looking to end their two-game losing streak when they host the 11th-placed Melbourne Uni on Sunday afternoon.


Where: Skybus Stadium, Frankston

When: Sunday 22 July

Time: 3pm

Conditions: Sunny, with a top of 13 degrees

Form guide:

After winning three of their first four games, the Southern Saints have capitulated in recent weeks. The seventh-placed side have lost three of their last four games, suffering their biggest defeat last week when they lost to Geelong by 38 points.

Melbourne Uni was unable to get across the line last week, losing to league-leaders Hawthorn by five points. The Mugars have won only two of their nine games though, so Peta Searle’s side will be eyeing off the four points.

READ: Cats too strong for Southern Saints

Selected team:

B:  I. Quintal, J. Rolland, C. Wilson
HB: L. Olsen, S. Karlson, A. Silver
C: E. Brown, J. Owen, G. Ricardo
HF: L. Arnell, T. Bohanna, K. Ripari
F: G. De Angelis, C. Munn, D. Lawrence
R: R. Watt, A. Drennan, S. Johnson
Int: A. Allsopp, A. Brown, J. Hull, M. Maitland
23P: C. Jones

Players to watch:


Courteney Munn

The Saints forward presented well as a key target in the loss to Geelong last week. Munn’s impeccable set shot kicking was on show once again when she kicked the Saints opening goal from 40 metres out.

Lauren Arnell

The former Carlton AFLW skipper returns to the Saints side this week after missing last week’s clash. The midfielder was one of the Saints’ best in their Round 9 loss to Casey, finishing with 24 disposals and 11 tackles in wet conditions.

READ: Arnell bolsters Southern Saints


Madison Prespakis

The Vic Metro captain re-joins the Mugars’ line up this week after a successful stint at the U18 Championship Carnival in Queensland last week. The midfielder was joint winner of the Championship’s MVP award and is rated as a potential No. 1 pick in the NAB AFL Women’s Draft in October.

Ash Riddell

The Melbourne Uni skipper notched up a match-high 26 disposals and 10 inside-50s against the Hawks last week. Drafted to North Melbourne for the 2019 AFLW season, the midfielder is also the Mugars best contested ball winner.