NORTH Ballarat Roosters will get their first taste tomorrow of one of the most talked-about teams this summer in the Victorian Football League.
Williamstown has gone on a big recruiting campaign, securing the likes of former AFL-listed players Brent Prismall (Geelong/Essendon), Justin Sherman (Brisbane), Leigh Williams (Melbourne) and Cameron Wood (Brisbane/Collingwood).
All four have been named for the Seagulls in a practice match against the Roosters at Eureka Stadium.
This is the Selkirk Roosters’ third pre-season clash. The Roosters deliberately targeted traditional league heavyweights to bout, starting with Port Melbourne and a win against depleted reigning VFL premier Geelong at Kardinia Park.
The Roosters will host their season launch and jumper presentation post-match.
VFL round one action starts next weekend but the Roosters will open their campaign on April 6 in the split round, against Collingwood at Victoria Park.
NORTH BALLARAT TEAMS
B: Hoy, L. Delaney, Tate; HB: Wilkins* Searl Warren#; C: McKenzie*, George, Austin; HF: Nicholls, Sewell, Darmody; F: Driscoll, Cook, Garner*; FOL: Mabon*, Schache, Giampaolo. Inter from: Kiel, Linke, Clifton, Rippon, Curnow, Curran*, Keeble, Macula, Conroy.
B: Currie, Barber, Simpson; HB: Lockyer, Carey, Whelan; C: Semmens, Scott, Clyne; HF: Murphy, Keeble, Peters; F: Macula, Wallace#, Graham; FOL: Conroy, D. Edwards, Horbury. Inter from: Werts, Youl Peel, Bennett, Baird, Close, Morris, Kirby, Wehrung, Shell.