Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley has confirmed the Power will name four debutants ahead of their round one clash with Melbourne this Saturday.
Speaking to the media on Tuesday regarding his team selection, Hinkley confirmed the club would play three draftees from the 2018 Draft, one from 2016, and two new trade period additions.
Connor Rozee, Zak Butters, Xavier Duursma, Willem Drew, Scott Lycett and Ryan Burton will all play their first games for the Power.
Ken Hinkley has confirmed we will play six club AFL debutants against @melbournefc this weekend – Rozee, Butters, Duursma, Drew, Lycett and Burton ⚡
— Port Adelaide FC (@PAFC) March 19, 2019
Hinkley also provided an update on ruckman Paddy Ryder, suggesting he would be named this weekend “at this stage.”