Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Redbacks Face Dilemma

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Redbacks Face Dilemma

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THE AFL Darling Downs major semi-final will be played today at Rockville Oval.

Premiers Toowoomba Tigers will be out to take another step forward in defence of their title.

With recent finals experience, home-ground advantage, parochial supporter base and the knowledge that they are two wins to nil over the Redbacks, the Tigers will go into this game as favourites.

Almost certain to be without Kurt Millard, Jason Hoole and Bryce Bodsworth for this game, the entire Reddies approach will have to be re-shuffled.

These three key players will all face fitness tests before the game.

The make-up of the Redbacks defence has been reasonably stable all year and with the versatility of Tony Chandler, Andrew Bardsley and Nathien Richards, the gaps left can be covered.

The unexpected return to defence of Josh Andrews and Steve Martin has become a big plus.

Undoubtedly triple Holman Medallist Brendan Iles will come in for some heavy tagging. …

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