Greater Western Victoria Rebels have been dealt a cruel blow with star player Tom Berry set to miss the rest of the season with a scaphoid injury.
The wrist injury will not only hurt the side’s chances for the remainder of the TAC Cup season, but it brings an end to his opportunities to showcase his talents to AFL recruiters who have had a close eye on the highly-rated Berry.
Berry has just come off a stint with Vic Country in the national under-18 championships.
Joel O’Connell, Charlie Perks, Connor Giddings and Isaac Wareham have been named on the extended bench.
SEASON OVER: Talented Rebel Tom Berry has been dealt a cruel injury blow, set to miss the remainder of the season. The Rebels will take on Northern Knights on Sunday. Picture: Lachlan Bence
TEAM (Sunday, 11.30am)
B: C.Craig-Peters, B.Helyar, J.Lohmann; HB: M.Lloyd, J.Cleaver, R.Polkinghorne; C: B.Dodd, E.Lamb, H.Jennings; HF: I.Grant, I.Thomas, J.Hill; F: E.Harvey, T.Mahony, M.Martin; R: P.Glanford, C.Wilson, S.Carlin; Int: M.Burgess, L.Dawson, C.Giddings, J.O'Connell, C.Perks, M.Schnerring, I.Wareham, E.Ajang (23rd player)
In: C.Giddings, C.Perks, J.O'Connell, I.Wareham, E.Ajang
Out: T.Watts, C.Hinkley, T.Berry