North Ballarat Roosters pair Andrew Hopper and Nick Rippon did not enjoy the desired success as they pulled on the Big V against the Western Australian Football League in Saturday’s state game.
The WAFL defeated the Victorian Football League by 63 points, 20.14 (134) – 10.11 (71).
The comfortable victory was the WAFL’s first ever state game win in Victoria, snapping a 23-game losing streak.
VFL 3.4 5.7 8.7 10.11 (71)
WAFL 3.2 9.5 15.10 20.14 (134)
Goals: VFL - Jordan Lisle 2, Sam Switkowski 2, Matt Hanson, Michael Gibbons, Tom O’Sullivan, James Ferry, Eli Templeton
WAFL - Ben Saunders 6, Jack Bradshaw 3, Hayden Schloithe 3, Leroy Jetta 2, Clancy Wheeler 2, Aaron Black, Jye Bolton, Ryan Cook, Tony Notte
Best: VFL - Tom O’Sullivan, Sam Switkowski, Matt Hanson, Bayley Fritsch, James Ferry, Tom Goodwin
WAFL – Ben Saunders, Shane Nelson, Clancy Wheeler, Kyal Horsley, Haiden Schloithe, Ryan Cook, Jack Bradshaw