Northern Bullants news

Folau, Giants to face Bullants first-up

From the Preston Leader
Reported by Sam Landsberger
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FORMER NRL superstar Israel Folau’s first game of Aussie rules in Victoria will be against the Northern Bullants in the AFL’s new Champions League this year.

Leader can reveal Folau’s Greater Western Sydney Giants will meet Carlton’s VFL affiliate in Round 1 of the knockout competition on Saturday, April 30, at the MCG.

Bullants sting rivals by a goal

From LocalFooty
Reported by Karena Cox
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NORTHERN Bullants moved into the VFL top eight after defeating Coburg by one goal at NAB Oval on Saturday.

The Ants started the Round 7 strong and by the end of the opening quarter had built a 20-point lead. But the Tigers fought back in the second term to reduce the margin to one point at half-time.

Bullants set up tough test for Roosters

From The Age
Reported by Brent Diamond
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A SPEEDY Northern Bullants are set to test reigning premier North Ballarat's pace in Friday night's VFL grand final after making Port Melbourne appear slow in its upset 21-point preliminary final victory at TEAC Oval yesterday.

Carlton speedster Chris Yarran was flashy and best on ground with five goals and 25 disposals, providing a backbone for what could be the beginning of an ominous 2010 campaign.

Yarran, who was the No. 6 selection in the 2008 AFL draft, and his Blues sidekick Jeff Garlett, controlled proceedings in a dominant second term where the Bullants piled on six unanswered goals to steer a nine-point quarter-time buffer out to 43-points at the main break.

Bullants coach David Teague believes Yarran and Garlett - who loom as the Bullants' secret weapons - will be even more effective at Etihad Stadium on Friday night.
Cameron Cloke celebrates one of his four goals in the Bullants' match against Port Melbourne.

Cameron Cloke celebrates one of his four goals in the Bullants' match against Port Melbourne.
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Bullants resist brave Port Melbourne

From the Herald-Sun
Reported by Chris Mitchell
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THE Northern Bullants are into their first grand final in 25 years after a gutsy 21-point preliminary final win against Port Melbourne at TEAC Oval yesterday. The Carlton-aligned Bullants will play 2008 premier North Ballarat in the grand final at Etihad Stadium on Friday night after the Roosters demolished Collingwood in the second preliminary final on Saturday.

Links to Carlton will only bolster Bullants

From LocalFooty
Reported by Laura Jolly

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NORTHERN Bullants coach David Teague hopes the club’s link with Carlton makes his side a force to contend with this VFL season.

Teague said although the Bullants’ own list was thinner than last year’s, when it made the elimination finals, Carlton’s list would make them stronger.

“I think we’ll get some real depth from Carlton.