Perth’s Clint Jones to play for WA in state clash against Tassie tomorrow

Perth’s Clint Jones (left, playing for St Kilda) has been selected in the WA team to take on Tasmania tomorrow. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images
Perth’s Clint Jones (left, playing for St Kilda) has been selected in the WA team to take on Tasmania tomorrow. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

CLUB allegiances will be put on hold for the good of the state, with Western Australia to take on Tasmania at Bassendean Oval tomorrow.

Perth’s Clint Jones has been picked in the side, which WA will enter as favourites; it holds a 17-5 record against Tasmania.

Jones has averaged 35 disposals and five tackles a game this season.

Former Adelaide Crows forward Ian Callinan will assume on field leadership for Tasmania, a side coached by Brett Geappen, the brother of former Swan Districts and WAFL State player Tim.

The state game will be the first at Bassendean Oval between WA and Tasmania and also the first between the two states since 1999.

The game starts at 2.15pm and entry is free.

Squads

Western Australia

East Fremantle: Andrew Stephen, Brett Peake, Matthew Watson.

South Fremantle: Ashton Hams, Ryan Cook, Tim Kelly, Ben Saunders, Marlion Pickett, Zachary Strom.

Claremont: Ryan Neates, Jye Bolton, Darcy Cameron.

West Perth: Shane Nelson, Aaron Black, Luke Meadows, Jay Van Berlo, Nicholas Rodda, Andrew Strijk.

Perth: Clint Jones.

East Perth: Paul Johnson.

Subiaco: Leigh Kitchin, Aaron Heal.

Peel Thunder: Josh Bootsma.

Swan Districts: Matt Riggio, Tony Notte.

Tasmania

Trent Standen, Jay Blackberry, Taylor Whitford, Clinton Riley, Ian Callinana, Tom Cleary, Jordan Arnold, Ben Reynolds, Mitch Thorp, Nick Dodge, Jobi Harper, Jack Siggins, Jay Foon, Nich Walters, Harry Walters, Branden Batchelor, Jordan Hayden, Ryan Wiggins, Jay Lockhart, Dylan Riley, Mitchell Rainbird, Tyrone Morrison, Corey Nankervis, Cameron Duffy, Jake Cox.