AFL: Byron Magpies face tough test from Tweed Tigers

BYRON Bay faces its biggest test of the season in a top-of-the-table clash against Tweed Tigers in local Aussie Rules at Ewingsdale today.

Byron has been the standout team this season and is undefeated with 13 wins.

However, the Tigers are coached by the astute Shane Shalliue, a fixture as a player and coach for many years on the Tweed and more often than not involved in premiership teams.

He has the big guns available in Jim Walle the master of the midfield and. Ash Gemmill

Throw in utility players Tom Arnold, John Weston and Tim Wells and the Tigers can control and move the ball slickly down the middle of on either flank.

Magpies coach Brett Potter has a slight advantage in he has a strong interchange bench and players fighting to get into the 22.

Matt King and Joey Ryan will work the forward line and recent conversion rates would suggest a match winning score is on the cards.

The other advantage the magpies have is height so it will be an interesting tactical battle between the coach's, how Potter uses his superior bench and height advantage and how Shalliue will nullify this and give the Tigers a chance of pulling off an upset

At the time of print last night the Bombers were travelling to Robina to take on the Roos in a night game


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