The Western Magpies Reserves will be a young team but will also be a tall team when they play their first match of the season in a practice match at Morningside on Saturday.
Comprising 8 players from last year's Colts team plus several new recruits including the return of 2015 B & F winner Bryce Crossley and tall ruckman in Joshua Uebergang, the Pies will still be somewhat of an unknown quantity. Veteran Gabe McKinnon will try his luck at CHF after many years in defence.
Pies coach Craig Allen thinks his side will be more than competitive and after missing finals in recent seasons the Pies will be pushing hard for a return to the September action this year.
The Pies are without 14 players on the weekend with absentees including Sean McEvoy, Todd Billing, Scott Musson (returns from Cairns) and Sean Mewing.
Western Magpies Reserves v Morningside at Morningside on Saturday April 8th at 11.45 am (practice match)
B: Will Burgess Tom HillDom Morrison
HB: Damon Allen Jamie Page Kurt Vine
C: Phil StumerBryce Crossley Matt Cowton
HF: Tom Roderick Gabe McKinnon Scott Taylor
F: Luke Brown Jeremy Derooy James Gainford
R: Joshua Uebergang
Rov: Liam Reynolds
I/c: W Krause