Round 16 Team: Werribee vs Collingwood

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  
 23P  Tristan Xerri    

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

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