Australian Football comes to South Africa

2008 Pre-Season Exhibition Match

Carlton 2.4 16 5.6 36 5.9 39 9.10 64
Fremantle 1.2 8 6.4 40 10.6 66 11.12 78
Venue: SuperSports Arena, Pretoria South Africa Date: 2 February 2008
Result: Loss Umpires: Crowd: 5222
Goalkickers: Hartlett 3, Bannister, Betts, Cloke, Kreuzer, Russell, Stevens
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil

Game Review

Many Carlton fans were eagerly waiting for the first bounce of this game. It promised to unveil the new recruits, the new game plan; a whole bevy of packages. The result was not in Blue favour, but the winner was football in a new territory for the game.

The first quarter was a lacklustre affair, with both teams only managing three goals between them, both teams fielded 32 players without star players Brendan Fevola, Chris Judd, Richard Hadley, and Jeff Farmer for the Dockers. But it was the collision between Shaun Hampson and Kepler Bradley which was both the highlight of the first half and a blight on the game.

Hampson and Bradley simply went into a contest but it was Shaun's timing which caused the accident. An ambulance was called for Kepler and the game was held up for ten minutes, but he was back on the ground at three-quarter time.

The accident seemed to spark Freo to the eventual win, but the Blues came back in the last to claw back a deficit which had during the third blown out to six-goals.


B: 16 Shaun Grigg 40 Michael Jamison 32 Bret Thornton
HB: 29 Heath Scotland 30 Jarrad Waite 27 Dennis Armfield
C: 6 Kade Simpson 24 Nick Stevens 33 Ryan Houlihan
HF: 2 Jordan Russell 23 Adam Hartlett 4 Bryce Gibbs
F: 19 Eddie Betts 28 Cameron Cloke 37 Jake Edwards
Ruck: 22 Shaun Hampson 44 Andrew Carrazzo (c) 3 Marc Murphy
Interchange: Mark Austin Jordan Bannister Paul Bower
Steven Browne David Ellard Lachie Hill
Ryan Jackson Sam Jacobs Matthew Kreuzer
Setanta o’hAilpin Darren Pfeiffer Jason Saddington
Michael Shields Simon Wiggins
Coach: Brett Ratten


First viewing: This was the first official Carlton game for the highlighted players above
Captain: Andrew Carrazzo captained the Blues in this fixture

Games | Exhibition Games | Charity Games | 2008
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