TEAM NEWS: Six in contention for BRFC debut


Head Coach John Aloisi has named his first 18-man squad of season 2018/19 for this Sunday’s clash against the Mariners.

Your Brisbane Roar return to Suncorp Stadium in just a matter of days to kick-start a fresh campaign against the Michael Mulvey-led Central Coast outfit.

With a number of fresh faces making their way to Brisbane over the off-season, Aloisi’s side contains six players who are in line to make their debut in orange.

Australian recruits in Adam Taggart, Stefan Mauk and Stefan Nigro have all been included in the 18-man squad, as has Danish import Tobias Mikkelsen and Spaniard Alex Lopez.

NPL QLD Golden Boot winner Dylan Wenzel-Halls is also in contention.

We are unbeaten in our last 12 meetings with the Mariners and have outscored this week’s opponents 18-3 in the last six of those fixtures.

Our Hyundai A-League seasons gets underway at 4pm on Sunday at Suncorp Stadium. Get your tickets HERE.


Hyundai A-League 2018/19 Round 1: Brisbane Roar FC v Central Coast Mariners
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 
Sunday, 21 October (4pm)

Brisbane Roar FC squad: 1.Brendan WHITE (gk), 4.Daniel BOWLES, 6.Avram PAPADOPOULOS, 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 9.Adam TAGGART, 11.Eric BAUTHEAC, 13.Stefan MAUK, 14.Alex LOPEZ, 15.Stefan NIGRO, 17.Matt MCKAY (c), 19.Jack HINGERT, 21.Jamie YOUNG (gk), 22.Tobias MIKKELSEN, 23.Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 24.Connor O’TOOLE, 26.Nicholas D’AGOSTINO, 33.HENRIQUE **two to be omitted**

Ins: Nil

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 2.Dane Ingham (ankle – 3 weeks), 10.Brett HOLMAN (knee – TBC)