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THE TEAMS FOR 2019:
COACH: Shane Cansdell-Sherriff. 2018: 10th. LOSSES: Robbie Turnbull (Weston). GAINS: Tallan Martin (Thornton), Manoli Papas (Lakes), Josh Williams (Maitland), Daniel Eisenhauer, Drew Grierson (Hamilton).
With a team built largely on under 20s talent, Rosebud caused a few upsets in 2018, including a win over Edgeworth. Their young, stable roster should be better again. KEY: Discipline: Red cards last year hurt Adamstown who showed plenty of heart.
COACH: Kew Jaliens. 2018: 9th. LOSSES: Brock Oakley (Valentine), Kane Runge (Dandenong), Callum Bower (Edgeworth), Josh Maguire, Jake Barner, Sam Ford, Regan Payne, Tega Marcus, Kew Jaliens. GAINS: Zac Sneddon, Scott Carter (Valentine), Robbie Turnbull (Adamstown), Liam Wilson (Mariners Youth), Sam and Jack Kamper (Dandenong), Jason Tjien-Fooh (Netherlands), Kaleb Cox, Tristan Esquilant (Jets Youth).
Jaliens has added new and old faces to his squad after taking over from Steve Piggott. Sneddon and Turnbull return as part of an even new mix of youth and experience. KEY: Consistency: The Bears had wins over Maitland and Magic last year but lost twice to last-placed Valentine.
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