The only player in the final round with a link to the 1990s will rack up a milestone on Saturday.
Wangaratta Rovers’ Sean O’Keeffe will play his 150th game, along with fellow defender Ben Kneebone, at home against North Albury.
“It’s always a goal I guess throughout my career, my goal was to play 100, anything other than that’s a bonus,” O’Keeffe said.
Lavington’s John Hunt is the league’s only other player to have played in the 1990s, but he’s been named as an emergency and is expected to play reserves against Wodonga Raiders.
“He’s a really smart player, he knows how to find the footy and he sets us up on the way out of our defence a lot,” co-coach Sam Carpenter said.
“What other clubs don’t see is his leadership qualities.”
Thirty-five-year old O’Keeffe is planning to play on.
Rovers have just the two wins, but could move ahead of North.