WODONGA Raiders ruckman Floyd Bollinghaus will play his first match for the Murray Bushrangers in 15 months when they take on Gippsland Power at Morwell on Sunday.
Bollinghaus ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament playing in a Victoria Country trial against Victoria Metro last April.
He has played four matches in the seniors and three in the reserves for Wodonga Raiders this season.
Bollinghaus came into the side for the injured Ben Kelly who has knee tendinitis.
Wodonga Raiders’ Nick Murray and Jake Bradshaw return from injury while Wangaratta’s Mitch Holt and Josh Crawford will debut in the Futures Round where a minimum of 11 bottom age players must be selected.
Laitham Vandermeer will miss several weeks after suffering a broken collarbone playing for Victoria Country against Western Australia.
The Bushrangers hammered Geelong Falcons by 97 points in their last outing with stand-in coach Mark Brown keen to build on the performance.
Ely Smith and Dylan Clarke have been leading the way in the midfield while Hudson Garoni continues to kick goals.
The Gippsland Power are looking to bounce back after a 20-point loss to Bendigo Pioneers at Morwell.
The Power were unable to capitalise on a solid first term, kicking three goals in the opening quarter, before kicking only four goals in the remaining three terms.
The match starts at 12pm.
The team is:
B, Barzen, Murray, Bradshaw; hb, Clarke, Boyd, Boyer, c, Wilson, Smith, Sandford; hf, Frauenfelder, Butts, Chandler; f, Chalcraft, Garoni, Bice; foll, Marriott, Clarke, Ash; inter, Andrews, Bollinghaus, Warner, Crawford, Whyte, Holt.