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SWFL 2023: Exciting tests all-round throughout round seven action

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Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Dylan Marino (Harvey Bulls) is pinned in a tackle by Ben Frazer.
Camera IconDylan Marino (Harvey Bulls) is pinned in a tackle by Ben Frazer. Credit: Jon Gellweiler

The Harvey Bulls are entering Saturday’s clash against South Bunbury at Hands Oval following a two-game losing streak, however, coach Mark Pink is confident his side will give their best.

“We haven’t lost the belief,” he said.

“There have been injuries, but every club battles with that. Belief is not the issue, so we just have to get back on track and do the basics.

“We are really looking forward to the challenge of playing South Bunbury. We may be a little bit undermanned, but they might be as well.”

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Under lights at Sir Stewart Bovell Park, league leaders Busselton will lock horns with surprise packets Carey Park, who are desperate to snap their final hiatus this season.

Magpies coach Daniel Delaney is well aware of what the Panthers are capable of.

“I’m looking forward to a tight contest,” he said. “They are a young team. Frank Italiano (Panthers coach) and I are good mates as well, so we have to be ready for them.”

Two matches are scheduled for Sunday — Bunbury against Donnybrook at Payne Park, along with Eaton taking on Collie Eagles at Glen Huon Reserve.

Aside from working on their conversion and reducing turnovers, Eaton coach Chris Kinninmont is adamant his men need to start quickly against the winless Eagles.

“Collie are definitely not coming down the hill for a barbecue,” Kinninmont said. “They are coming for the four premiership points.”

On Tuesday, the SWFL announced its initial senior country week training squad, which is coached by Kinninmont.

SWFL Nutrien Ag Solutions Country Football Championships training squad

Aug-Marg River — Jack Hick; Bunbury — Dylan Heasman, Joel Houghton, Tyson Wood; Busselton — Ethan Bowman, Liam Creighton, Jake Dugan, Jaxon East, Jon Meadmore, Zac Pethybridge, Austin Styles, Mitchell Tenardi; Carey Park — Kelvin Lawrence, Harley Sparks; Collie Eagles — Talan Michael, Sam Russell; Donnybrook — Sam Bevan, Todd Gregory, Jacob Kendle, Sam Perkusich, Zac Trigwell, Scott Tuia; Dunsborough Sharks — Chris White; Eaton — James Chadwick, Greg Humphries, Paul Rinder, Ben Rioli; Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault — Connor Carbone, Jono Fenwick, Zavier Williams; Harvey Bulls — Lloyd Beever, Andrew Haydon, Sam Lewis, Jacob Pickett, Thomas Wood; South Bunbury — Shaun Crane, Jay Crossman, Tom Gorter, Cole Sawyer.

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