Betta Teams: South Adelaide vs Central District - Round 6
South and Central set to clash in Noarlunga
South Adelaide return to action this weekend to face Central District on the familiar expanses of Hickinbotham Oval.
The Panthers will be without the services of co-captain Joel Cross, who has returned to Melbourne following the passing of his father Mark during the week.
A shake up has also been made in the forward line after omitting tall target Ben Haren and young small forwards Connor Fairlie and Alex Moyle.
In their place comes the Panthers seventh debutant of the season in exciting Victor Harbor product Nathan Kreuger, who has been named a starter in the forward pocket.
The 18-year-old utility possesses athleticism that defies his 196cm, 88kg frame and has shown flashes of brilliance during his time with South's Under-18s and Reserves.
A highly touted junior prospect within the Panthers Talent Pathway, Kreuger was invited to the AFL Draft Combine at the end of 2017.
Tom Whittlesea also returns up front after a strong showing in the Reserves last weekend, while Robert Irra has been named in a back pocket.
Fellow inclusions Adam Hunter and Jesse McKinnon will vie for a return to League action amongst an extended interchange.
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What: SANFL Round 6 - South Adelaide vs Central District
Where: Hickinbotham Oval
When: Saturday, May 5 - League 1:10pm, Reserves 10:30am
Entry: $14 adult, $8 concession, Free Under 18s
Watch: Channel 7 or on delay via the South Adelaide Digital Pass
In: Irra, Kreuger, McKinnon, Hunter, Whittlesea
Out: Haren (omitted), Fairlie (omitted), Cross (personal reasons), Moyle (omitted)
New: Nathan Kreuger (SAFC U18s/Victor Harbor - GSFL)
Milestones: Kreuger - debut
Aurrichio, Badger, Baker, Beenham, Carter, Elmes, Fairlie, Gurney, Haren, Helyar, Hoey, Illingworth, Kappler, McGree, Millman, Moyle, Redigolo, Szust, Taylor, Tyllis
In: Fairlie, Haren, Moyle
Out: Hunter (League), Irra, (League), Kreuger (League), McKinnon (League), Whittlesea (League)
EMG: Sowter, Telfer
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