Team: Round 16 VS Bullants

30 July 2021

TEAM NEWS 
There are five changes for the Big W in our return to the field. Two are forced with Nathan Cooper and Nick Coughlan sidelined with injury. With the pair missing it has opened the door for Ryan Pendlebury and Ariek Lual to add to the two appearances this season while Logan Wagener also returns to the side for the first time since his debut at Box Hill. Dan Nielson who has reinvigorated himself as a forward will play his first game for 2021 and for the third match in a row we see another debutant in Noah Gribble. The younger brother of Tom and AFL draft hopeful gets his first taste of VFL footy after starring for the Geelong Falcons and Vic Country this season.

NOTE: The match will not be open to spectators as a result of the Victorian State Government's  latest COVID-19 restrictions.

FAST FACTS
     -  Tomorrow's match will be our second encounter against the Northern Bullants this season. The first in Round 6 was also at Preston City Oval.
      Our last meeting with the Bullants resulted in the club's second biggest win in our time in the VFL/VFA, as we triumphed by 160 points. 
     -  Tom and Noah Gribble will be the first brothers to play in a match for Werribee since Hugh and Elijah Wales who lined-up in Round 14, 2015.
     -  Tomorrow's game will be Logan Wagener's second for Werribee but fourth VFL outing of 2021 having played twice as a top up for Gold Coast.
     -  Northern Bullants enter the match on a three game win streak having beaten Carlton, Richmond and Coburg consecutively in Rounds 11-13.

MATCH DETAILS
       ROUND 16
       Preston City Oval (no crowds permitted for Round 16)
       Saturday July 31, 2pm
       Live stream via WFC YouTube HERE


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