The Western Magpies will take on Surfers in their final practice match for 2019 tomorrow.
For the first time this season, all 3 grades will be in action with the Colts playing at 10am, Reserves at midday and Senior game at the traditional 2pm timeslot.
In another first, it will be the Magpies first hitout on the new look McCarthy Homes Oval. The new playing surface has come up just in time for a busy season and is a huge improvement, while the newly installed picket fence creates a pleasing aesthetic at the ground.
After a nomadic pre-season, the Pies have been back training on the home deck for a few weeks now and are now settling into a rhythm.
A number of players remain unavailable due to other pre-season commitments or some niggling injuries, so the Magpies will again be fielding an experimental 22 and will also include some NEAFL listed talent aligned to the Magpies to begin to build cohesion.
With so many seniors and reserves players unavailable, the Reserves will be particularly under strength and will feature several members of the Woodsmen side to top them up, while the Colts numbers have been decimated by unavailability due to academy duties that previously weren’t scheduled.
David Lewis , Jack Goodall, Riley Easton, Jack Austin, Dan Edwards, Will Fletcher, Brenton Saunders, Jayden Gallagher, Aaron Highlands, Ben Jaenke-Cain, Rory Johnson, Peter Kilroy, Macauley Lonergan, Drew Mitchell, Val Pope, Kale Reed, Cade Scott, Ethan Sivijs, Monty Vine, Liam Dwyer, Logan Murray, Harrison Kerr.
Gabe McKinnon, Tim Green, Cam Ferguson, Chris Jenkins, Whitlam Bishop, Aiden D’Rosa, Joel Workman, Zac Collison, Rohan Smith, Chris Hunt, Sam DeNys, Hamish Campbell, Matt Mazarolle, Will Woodburn, Mitch O’Dea, Jordan Bonney, Noah Resuggan, Chris Mihalopoulos, Isaac Bongaarts, Josh Young