Western Jets key forward and ruck prospect Tristan Xerri will have the rare opportunity of a VFL debut at Etihad Stadium when he runs out as Werribee’s 23rd man against Collingwood on Saturday.
An imposing figure at 202cm and 95kg, the 18-year-old has been named for the Tigers on the back of an impressive season to date with the Jets, during which he earned representative honours as a member of the NAB AFL U18 Championships-winning Vic Metro team.
Another big man could also be in line for a VFL debut, with key defender Harry Boyd elevated to the senior squad, while Tom Ellard, Ethan Petterwood, and Nick Buykx may also be recalled.
For the Development League clash with the Box Hill Hawks on Sunday, Nathan Laracy, Jack Williams, Matthew Brett, Charlie Bance, and Billy Crofts have all been named as possible inclusions.
2017 Peter Jackson VFL
Werribee vs Collingwood
Saturday, August 5
Etihad Stadium, Docklands
|B||7. Dane McFarlane||91. Lachlan Hansen||3. Michael Sodomaco|
|HB||9. Kurt Aylett||23. Ben McKay||12. Ryley Barrack|
|C||10. Joe Maishman||11. Matthew Hanson||36. Josh Williams|
|HF||76. Jed Anderson||6. Jake Sharp||2. Matthew Munro|
|F||78. Lindsay Thomas||32. Josh Corbett||44. Cam Zurhaar|
|R||57. Harry Boyd||29. Dom Brew||4. Tom Gribble|
|Int||63. Tom Ellard||27. Ethan Petterwood||37. Will Fordham|
|16. Brad Xavier||46. Matthew Taylor||60. Nick Buykx|
|8. Harrison King||58. Louis Pinnuck|
2017 AFL Victoria Development League
Box Hill Hawks vs Werribee
Sunday, August 6
Box Hill City Oval, Box Hill
|B||58. Louis Pinnuck||19. Nathan Laracy||25. Aiden Adams|
|HB||46. Matthew Taylor||16. Brad Xavier||1. Brydon Hodgson|
|C||80. Jake Edwards||8. Harrison King||37. Will Fordham|
|HF||60. Nick Buykx||57. Harry Boyd||63. Tom Ellard|
|F||79. Luke McLeod||20. Jason Robinson||53. Tom Jeffries|
|R||30. Kyle Galloway||27. Ethan Petterwood||61. Harry Kershaw|
|Int||90. Anthony Liberatore||24. Jack Williams||85. Jackson Menadue|
|72. Darby Schilder||59. Brandon Houlihan||55. Daniel Foley|
|18. Matthew Belbasis||65. Spiros Amarantidis||28. Matthew Brett|
|66. Charlie Bance||86. Mitchell Hodgetts||70. Billy Crofts|