HOME GAME: Warwick Redbacks' Daniel Sams (red jersey) in AFL Darling Downs fixtures this season.
HOME GAME: Warwick Redbacks' Daniel Sams (red jersey) in AFL Darling Downs fixtures this season. Kevin Farmer

Redbacks home game against the Swans from Dalby

AUSSIE RULES: Dalby Swans will travel to Warwick Credit Union Oval tomorrow and line up against a Redbacks team that is hungry to turn around their somewhat dismal start to the season.

Sitting in seventh place on the ladder and boasting one more victory than the Reddies, the Swans will be all fired up and keen to roll the eighth-placed Redbacks.

The action will start at 2pm.

Alex Cutmore could be looking at yet another extended rest on the sidelines with a quad tear and Kurt Millard is still yet to play his first game for the season due to a pre-season hamstring injury.

The up side for the selection panel is the inclusion of Kris Millard, Tony Chandler, Mitch Drayton and Andrew Bowles.

There is also a whisper around the club that triple Holman Medallist Brendan Iles may well be putting on the boots for a run along with returnees Nathan Rogers and Robbie Stewart.

It’s only a whisper at this stage, but a strong one.

Dalby is a tall, fast- running team and likes to use the ball freely, the handball being a strong weapon.

The Reddies defence will need to play at its best to combat a very capable attacking six.

Their midfield though active will be tested by the Reddies Andrew Bardsley and ball-getting dynamo Tyhe Clarkson.

Wherever Kris Millard is used, be it in defence or attack, his strong marking and long kicking will have a lot to do with the final outcome of this game.

My (very biased) money is on the Redbacks to win by 16 points or more.

Following the A-grade men’s game will be the ever growing in popularity ladies game featuring the Coolaroo/Redbacks (Redroos) against the Swans.

The Dalby Ladies have lost only one game so far this year and are sitting comfortably in second place, while the combined Redroos are yet to register a victory.

If enthusiasm is any guide to the final result the Redroos for mine, but no money on this one. Coolaroo/Warwick also combine in juniors.



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