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How will St Kilda’s forward line mesh in 2019?


St Kilda’s Josh Bruce has explained how he thinks the Saints’ forward line can play next season, with a focus towards a more modern game style.

Alan Richardson has a slew of tall-to-medium forwards at his disposal, such as Bruce, Tim Membrey, Paddy McCartin, Josh Battle and Rowan Marshall, with the hope new forward line coach Brett Ratten can unlock the potential of the group.


“I can see us being a pretty powerful running unit,” Bruce told SEN Breakfast.

“I can imagine us playing two and a half talls or three talls and then playing a certain game style where we like to probably get them up high and beat them out the back.

“I reckon that’s probably where the game is going a little bit.

“I’m looking forward to seeing Brett Ratten, he has got some fresh ideas.”

Bruce added he thinks the mix of forwards will likely be a week-to-week proposition, depending on form and injury.

Bruce played just three matches due to injury in 2018, after three straight campaigns of 20-plus games. The 25-year-old described his most recent season as frustrating, and is looking to rectify it in 2019.

Listen to Josh Bruce’s chat with Garry Lyon and Tim Watson on SEN Breakfast in the player below

Josh BRUCE St Kilda SEN Breakfast

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