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Demons duo added to State Squad Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 11:22 AM

In-form Perth Demons pair Michael Bennell and Michael Sinclair have been added to the Kia WAFL State Squad ahead of this Sunday’s clash with the SANFL at Optus Stadium. 

Bennell has been rewarded for his early season form, finishing with four goals over the weekend against the Tigers, moving his tally to 14 for the season. 

The 25-year-old excitement machine is joined by Sinclair, with the defender shaking off injury concerns this week to gather 25 disposals in Perth’s 14-point win. 

Subiaco’s Rhys Waters,West Perth’s Andrew Strijk and South Fremantle’s Brock Higgins have withdrawn from the squad with injury concerns. 

A win for WA would see the team claim its seventh-consecutive victory in State Games and set a new record, surpassing WA’s six game winning streak in State Games that concluded in 1927. 

2019 KIA WAFL State Squad
Claremont – Jye Bolton, Anton Hamp, Kane Mitchell, Declan Mountford, Bailey Rogers. 
East Perth – Jackson Ramsay.
Peel Thunder – Blair Bell, Jackson Merrett, Gerald Ugle.
Perth – Michael Bennell, Corey Byrne, Brant Colledge, Michael Sinclair.
South Fremantle – Jacob Dragovich, Chad Pearson, Haiden Schloithe, Kade Stewart.
Subiaco – Lachlan Delahunty, Josh Deluca, Kyal Horsley, Hayden Kennedy, Leigh Kitchin, Angus Litherland, Jordan Lockyer, Ben Sokol.
Swan Districts – Corey Gault, George Hampson, Tony Notte.
West Perth – Aaron Black, Shane Nelson.

WA Umpires
Field Umpires: Ryan Shelton and Matt Adams. Emergency: Cam Jones.
Boundary Umpires: Clayton Gardner and Bayley Lamont.
Goal Umpire: Steve Gaensler.
Goal Umpire 3rd Scorer: Jason Tyrell.

As this game forms part of an AFL match day, an AFL ticket is required for spectators to enter the ground. All spectators who purchase a ticket can attend both the State and AFL game.

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