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LIVE: The Traders call the NAB Challenge

February 18, 2016 7:00 PM

Live Fantasy call with The Traders The boys are all pumped up in Launceston to call the opening game of the NAB Challenge
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Warnie will be keeping a close watch on the Fantasy scores as he calls the opening NAB Challenge game

THE NAB Challenge is back and AFL Fantasy coaches around the country are keen to take in every minute of the pre-season games to help craft their 2016 teams.

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At Aurora Stadium in Launceston, the Hawks and Blues look to be fielding excellent squads and The Traders will be on hand to take in all of the action.

Listen to The Traders' LIVE call via the NAB Challenge match centre

Roy, Calvin and Warnie will be donning the headsets and discussing the game as it unfolds in front of them in the commentary box for AFL Fantasy Radio. They'll be joined by special guests including Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge and Carlton midfielder Sam Kerridge.

In a first for, our resident experts will call the game from a Fantasy perspective, highlighting everything that eager coaches want to hear.

All of the stats, roles and insight into the Hawthorn v Carlton game tied in with general advice and news from around the League to help you have the best Fantasy season ever.

The Traders have quite a few players in the match on their watch-list including under-priced midfielders Bryce Gibbs (MID, $449,000) and Billy Hartung (MID, $333,000).

Popular defensive option Taylor Duryea (DEF, $436,000) will be monitored closely, as will new Blues Matthew Wright (FWD/MID, $309,000), Sam Kerridge (FWD/MID, $299,000) and the ex-GWS boys who will be lining up in the navy blue for the first time.

But it will be the array of players priced under $200,000 who will have the spotlight on them as bargain selections for the upcoming season.

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It will be interesting to follow how ex-Demon Jack Fitzpatrick (DEF/FWD, $188,000) fits into Hawthorn’s squad and the boys will be carefully checking the new draftees getting their first taste of AFL action.

The broadcast will be an interactive affair and the boys will be calling on fans to get involved via social media.

Send your tweets through to @AFLFantasy and use the hash tag #AFLFantasy or hit up the Facebook page to have your input into the show. Pre-game coverage will begin at 6:45pm AEDT and can be streamed via the official AFL app and on

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