IC17 Nauru Chiefs named
Wednesday, May 03 2017 @ 08:18 AM ACST
Contributed by: Troy Thompson
The Nauru Chiefs have named their final 30-man squad for the 2017 AFL International Cup to be held in Melbourne from August 5th. Fourteen returning members of the IC14 squad such as Yoshi Harris, Trent Depaune, Johnny Dagiaro (this will be Johnny's fourth International Cup) and Kenneth Oppenheimer will give the side some solid experience.
While there will also be plenty of excitement from newcomers such as Richmond Spanner, Niga Haulangi and Shawnkemp Maaki.
The Chiefs finished seventh at IC14 defeating the USA, Great Britain (twice), Indonesia and losing only to eventual runners up Ireland by 27 points in Bendigo after being just three points down at 3/4 time. They will be looking to push higher at IC17.
The Chiefs should be feared by all teams that give themselves a realistic chance at the IC17 title as their hard fast football will be complemented by a more thinking game around the stoppages. Domestically in Nauru the game has probably never been better organised both at senior and junior level I expect this squad will show the benefits of that.
The full squad is:
|NAURU CHIEFS SQUAD FOR IC17||Team|
|Agir Nenabo Amwano||Bombers|
|Jose TripleJ-Jems Uepa||Bulldogs|
|David Japheth Adeang||Cats|
|Jeremiah Gil Kam||Hawks|