• July 17, 2021

Suns players return to training in Brisbane

Suns training camp has begun with a bang, with the likes of Liam Messam, Michael Morgan, Josh Papalii and Matt Prior all expected to be in action. 

The Suns return to full training on Friday, with Papalius set to start on the wing with fellow rookies Jamie Lyon and Tom Lynch. 

Lyon will take on the full-back position, while Lynch is likely to move into the centre position. 

Meanwhile, Morgan is expected to come into the starting line-up after missing the last three matches due to illness. 

Morgan has been in outstanding form, scoring seven goals in his last three games and helping the Suns to a 5-0 win over North Queensland on Saturday. 

With Lyon and Lynch in the side, Morgan will have to make do with his lone striker partner in the starting side, Sam Kasiano, and his first-choice right back, Sam Warburton. 

It remains to be seen whether Morgan will be allowed to return to the starting lineup against St Helens in the A-League, but it remains to a degree unknown whether the Queensland-born winger will be able to make the jump to the Aussie national team. 

There is still no confirmation on whether the two players will be retained in the squad, but with Papelius returning to training, there is a possibility that they could feature in the match against St Kilda. 

“We are looking forward to getting back to training and playing again,” said Suns coach Stephen Fleming. 

Suns players to take part in training include: Liam Messham (c), Josh Papam, Jamie Lyon, Tom Lynch, Sam Morgan, Matt Prior (C), Liam Mills, Sam Ritchie, Jake Carlisle, Sam Kerridge, Tom Rogic, Matthew Burt, Luke Brooks, Tom Ruggles, Josh Williams (D), Sam Kasney, Josh Wright (GK), Sam Hilling, Liam Jones, Tom Daley, James Hird, Josh Murphy, Michael Walters, Matt Walker (G), Matthew Boyd, Sam Reid, Tom Scully, Liam Whelan, Jake Trbojevic, Jordan Houghton, Matt Mullan, Tim Moltzen, Sam Gibson, Michael McLeod, Tom Hawkins, Sam Powell, Daniel Goc, Tom Mitchell, Liam Miller, Sam Tomlinson, Ben Currie, Josh Robinson, Tim Browne, Luke Byrne, Jordan De Silva, Tim Mannion, Adam Smith, Jack Hingert, Liam Smith, Luke Brattan, Jack Graham, Tim Williams, James Kelly, Jordan Cousins, Tom Latham, Matt King, Luke Treadwell, Luke Lewis, Tom Robertson, Jack Macdonald, Matt Tooram, Nathan Jones, Ben Furlong, Ben Reid, Jack O’Brien, James Maitland, Ben Wilson, Josh Schofield, Jake Fagundes, Daniel Halaika, Matt Phillips, Jack Evans, David Mundy, Matthew Strome, Ryan Harwood, Matt Todd, Jacob Elliott, James O’Connor, David Myers, Aaron Mullett, Sam Cane, Josh McLean, Aaron Fyfe, Jack Gunston, Michael Creswell, Jacob Liddle, Tom Nicholls, Luke Williams, Jordan Drew, Ben Stokes, Jacob Townsend, Dylan Walker, Ryan Burton, Sam Youngs, Jack Riewoldt, Ben Smith, Nick Riewveen, Josh McGuire, Dylan Buckley, Dylan Larkin, Jack Grimes, Tim Breslin, Sam Jacobs, Sam Rowe, Ben Keays, Tom Symonds, Sam Lonergan, Tom Wood, Tom Smith, Sam Butler, Daniel Talia, Ben McEvoy, Jack Gosiewski, James Harmes, Tom Curran, Jack Viney, Sam McGuire and Jacob Williams.