The 2008 NAB Cup was the Australian Football League pre-season competition played in its entirety before the Australian Football League's 2008 Premiership season began. It culminated with the Final played on 8 March 2008 at AAMI Stadium in which St Kilda beat Adelaide by 5 points.

2008 NAB Cup
AFL pre-season competition
Season2008
Teams16
WinnersSt Kilda (3rd title)
Matches played15
Attendance244,103 (average 16,274 per match)
Michael Tuck MedallistJason Gram (St Kilda)

In their continuing attempt to grow Australian football internationally, the AFL played the opening game of the 2008 NAB Cup in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[1]

GamesEdit

Round 1Edit

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date Time Report
Collingwood 0.7.13 (55) Adelaide 4.15.10 (136) Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club[2] 6,102 Saturday, 9 February 1:45 PM 8:45 PM (AEDT) AFL.com.au
St Kilda 1.15.12 (111) Richmond 2.7.11 (71) Telstra Dome 23,329 Friday, 15 February 7:40 PM AFL.com.au
Western Bulldogs 1.6.9 (54) North Melbourne 1.4.10 (43) TIO Stadium 8,256 Friday, 15 February 7:40 PM AFL.com.au
Geelong 5.22.11 (188) Melbourne 2.11.5 (89) Skilled Stadium 15,000 est. Saturday, 16 February 4:40 PM AFL.com.au
Port Adelaide 0.12.13 (85) Carlton 1.13.13 (100) AAMI Stadium 9,133 Saturday, 16 February 5:40 PM AFL.com.au
Essendon 2.11.16 (100) Brisbane Lions 2.8.7 (73) Carrara Stadium 10,078 Saturday, 16 February 7:40 PM AFL.com.au
Hawthorn 3.2.13 (52) Sydney 0.7.8 (50) Aurora Stadium 14,778 Sunday, 17 February 3:40 PM AFL.com.au
Fremantle 2.12.14 (104) West Coast 1.7.9 (60) Subiaco Oval 32,502 Sunday, 17 February 7:10 PM AFL.com.au

Quarter FinalsEdit

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date Time Report
Western Bulldogs 0.8.11 (59) Essendon 3.12.14 (113) Telstra Dome 19,831 Friday, 22 February 7:40 PM AFL.com.au
St Kilda 3.9.10 (91) Geelong 3.8.11 (86) Manuka Oval 6,825 Saturday, 23 February 3:40 PM AFL.com.au
Hawthorn 4.9.13 (103) Carlton 4.3.15 (69) Telstra Dome 20,940 Saturday, 23 February 7:10 PM AFL.com.au
Adelaide 1.14.11 (104) Fremantle 1.12.6 (87) AAMI Stadium 10,394 Sunday, 24 February 4:40 PM AFL.com.au

Semi FinalsEdit

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date Time Report
Essendon 1.12.10 (91) St Kilda 1.12.13 (94) Telstra Dome 26,079 Friday, 29 February 7:40 PM AFL.com.au
Adelaide 2.13.11 (107) Hawthorn 1.11.9 (84) AAMI Stadium 14,033 Saturday, 1 March 6:40 PM AFL.com.au

Grand finalEdit

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date Time Report
Adelaide 0.9.10 (64) St Kilda 2.7.9 (69) AAMI Stadium 26,823 Saturday, 8 March 6:50 PM AFL.com.au

Knock-Out ChartEdit

Round One Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Western Bulldogs 1 6 9 54
North Melbourne 1 4 10 43 Western Bulldogs 0 8 11 59
Essendon 2 11 16 100 Essendon 3 12 14 113
Brisbane Lions 2 8 7 73 Essendon 1 12 10 91
St Kilda 1 15 12 111 St Kilda 1 12 13 94
Richmond 2 7 11 71 St Kilda 3 9 10 91
Geelong 5 22 10 188 Geelong 3 8 11 86
Melbourne 2 11 5 89 Adelaide 0 9 10 64
Hawthorn 3 2 13 52 St Kilda 2 7 9 69
Sydney 0 7 8 50 Hawthorn 4 9 13 103
Port Adelaide 0 12 13 85 Carlton 4 3 15 69
Carlton 1 13 13 100 Adelaide 2 13 11 107
Collingwood 0 7 13 55 Hawthorn 1 11 9 84
Adelaide 4 15 10 136 Adelaide 1 14 11 104
Fremantle 2 12 14 104 Fremantle 1 12 6 87
West Coast 2 7 9 60

ScorecardEdit

Adelaide vs St Kilda
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Final
Adelaide 0.1.4 (10) 0.2.9 (21) 0.6.10 (46) 0.9.10 (64)
St Kilda 0.0.4 (4) 1.2.5 (26) 2.4.7 (49) 2.7.9 (69)
Venue: AAMI Stadium, Adelaide
Date: 8 March 2008 – 6:50PM ACDT
Attendance: 26,823
Umpires: Michael Vozzo, Dean Margetts, Brett Rosebury
Goal scorers: Adelaide Goals: 4: Tippett
2: Burton
1: Douglas, Goodwin, van Berlo
St Kilda Goals: 3: Milne
2: Riewoldt
1: Schneider, Gram, Koschitzke, X Clarke
Best: Adelaide Johncock, Tippett, van Berlo, Rutten, Porplyzia, Symes
St Kilda Gram, Schneider, Milne, Harvey, Ball, King, Hayes
Reports: nil
Injuries: nil
Coin toss winner: St Kilda
Michael Tuck Medal: Jason Gram, St Kilda
Australian television broadcaster: Network Ten
National Anthem:

2008 AFL NAB Cup Final TeamsEdit

St Kilda Football ClubEdit

St Kilda Football Club 2008 AFL NAB Cup Champions Team
B: Sam Gilbert Samuel Fisher Steven Baker
HB: Jason Gram Leigh Fisher Jarryn Geary
C: Aaron Fiora Lenny Hayes Jason Blake
HF: Stephen Milne Nick Riewoldt Xavier Clarke
F: Adam Schneider Justin Koschitzke (Captain) Charlie Gardiner
Foll: Michael Gardiner Clinton Jones Luke Ball
Int: Steven King - Leigh Montagna Raphael Clarke - David Armitage Shane Birss - Nick Dal Santo
Robert Harvey - Jarryd Allen
Coach: Ross Lyon

Adelaide Football ClubEdit

Adelaide Football Club 2008 AFL NAB Cup Final Team
B: Graham Johncock Ben Rutten Scott Stevens
HB: Brad Symes Nathan Bock Nathan Bassett
C: Andrew McLeod Scott Thompson Nathan Van Berlo
HF: Jason Porplyzia Kurt Tippett Simon Goodwin
F: Bernie Vince Ken McGregor Brett Burton
Foll: Ivan Maric Brent Reilly Michael Doughty
Int: Brad Moran - Jonathon Griffin Tyson Edwards - Robert Shirley David Mackay - Chris Knights
Richard Douglas - Bryce Campbell
Coach: Neil Craig

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Visual Entertainment Group Pty Ltd (2008). "Australian Football Video 2008 NAB Cup Premiers Sports Delivered". AFL DVD. Retrieved 11 January 2009.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Damian Barrett (24 January 2008). "Footy facelift for polo complex". Herald Sun.