North Ballarat Rebels name eight debutants

North Ballarat Rebels will sport eight debutants in their TAC Cup season opener against Geelong on Sunday.

The Rebels will travel into Falcons' territory in Camperdown for the fixture.

Those set to pull on the Rebels' guernsey for the first time are: Tom Schnerring (Warrnambool), Jacob Hopper (St Patrick's College/Leeton-Whitton), Angus Martin (Laharum), Matthew Johnston (North Ballarat City), Eric Guthrie (Coleraine), Korrey Smith (Dartmoor) and Sam Jasper (Kalkee).

Rebels talent manager Phil Partington said it was a great reward for all the hard work these players had made to earn their first game.

Those to debut were notified a week ago, in a club bid to help initial nerves and excitement settle before match preparations.

This is the Rebels' first visit to the picturesque Leura Oval in Camperdown for TAC Cup under-18 football.

The Rebels will host the Falcons in their traditional bout at Warrnambool's Reid Oval, border territory for each club, in round 13 on July 6.

TEAMS

NORTH BALLARAT REBELS

B: Jacob O'Beirne James Richards Tom Schnerring*

HB: Sam Bennett Oscar McDonald Josh Webster

C: Jacob Hopper* Daniel Butler Darcy Tucker

HF: Sam Hooper Keegan Mason Tom Templeton

F: Jesse Palmer Angus Martin* Matthew Johnston*

R: Rowan Marshall Joe Symons Eric Guthrie*

Inter: Jonathon Neville Ryan Kemp* Sam Glover Korrey Smith* Sam Jasper* Jayden Brennan

Emg: Luke McLeod Ben Simpson

*Rebels debutants

GEELONG FALCONS

B: McMahon Curnow Melican

HB: Parish Cordy Miles

C: Hudson Maishman Nelson

HF: Beardsell Goddard Christensen

F: Bright McCartin Mathieson

R: Randone S. Dixon N. Dixon

Inter from: Sheahan Augerinos Cooper Wagener Rieniets Floyd McCartney Biggs

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