Myrtleford recruit Tim Looby says his form doesn't deserve rep selection

MILESTONE MATCH: Brad Murray celebrated his 150th match for Myrtleford with an 11-point win over North Albury.

MILESTONE MATCH: Brad Murray celebrated his 150th match for Myrtleford with an 11-point win over North Albury.

HONEST APPRAISAL

Myrtleford star Tim Looby was upfront when quizzed on whether he would like to play interleague.

“At the moment I would have thought my form wouldn’t warrant it,” he said.

“Those teams should be picked on form and we’ll see what it’s like in a couple of weeks.”

The 30-year-old showed his class in crucial moments against North Albury as the Saints scored their first win.

“I probably had to pick up my work rate and obviously worked a bit harder today and a bit of luck and the ball comes your way,” he said.

Looby represented Goulburn Valley for close a decade.

“It would be a pretty good thing coming up against the Goulburn Valley, it would be a bit of a carrot,” he said.

The fierce rivals meet on May 13.

MURRAY’S MILESTONE

Brad Murray celebrated his 150th game in the 11-point win over North Albury.

The body is slowing down, but that’s fair enough after 18 years of top-level football.

“Brad’s got some bruising on the knee, look he’s pretty tough anyway, he’s also pretty crook with the flu this week,” coach Leigh Corcoran said.

Murray debuted with the Saints in 2000 and is now in his third stint there.

He’s also played at West Perth, Port Adelaide (SANFL), Echuca and Blackburn.

The match featured some typical Murray moments.

He was crunched by Daniel Leslie in a three-man marking contest late in the third term and limped off, only to return and kick a crucial goal in the first minute of the final term.

IN THE WARS

Wodonga big man Matt Seiter copped a triple-corkie on Good Friday.

The Morris Medallist hobbled off midway through the third quarter against Lavington and while he returned 10 minutes later, he was extremely proppy.

“I copped three corkies on the one leg,” he said.

“Brant Dickson got me with a couple, one just above the knee and another close to the hip.”

Seiter says he was struggling to walk on Saturday but by Easter Monday was walking around fine.

He’ll definitely play against Wodonga Raiders on Anzac Day.

BUSH TELEGRAPH

The word around Corowa-Rutherglen on Saturday was it had plucked a youngster from a camping site to play thirds.

It’s a good story, but it’s not quite right.

Jameson Booth plays for the Leeton Whitton Crows in the RFL.

Roos’ official Craig Spencer saw the teenager play last year and rang him on Thursday to see if he wanted a game.

He was actually camping at Cookardinia, near Henty, but cut short the break to train and play.

The St Francis College captain was named the Roos’ best in their loss to Albury.

Year Nine student Will Chandler also deserves praise for kicking four goals in the loss.

EASTER CROWDS 

More than 6000 people attended the weekend’s matches.

Yarrawonga led the charge with more than 2000 flocking to Mulwala’s Lonsdale Reserve for the annual one-off match.

Wangaratta’s Good Friday match under lights attracted around 1500, while Myrtleford had well over 1000.

Lavington and Corowa had around 800 each.

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