The brother of a current coach and the son of a gun headlined a big night of selection.
Forward Elijah Hollands, the son of Wodonga premiership player and one-time Richmond forward Ben, has been named to make his debut away to Albury on Saturday.
He’ll be joined by fellow debutant in boom Murray Bushrangers’ forward Hudson Garoni.
The Bulldogs’ faith in the talented teens is highlighted by the fact they'll play their first game against the unbeaten Tigers.
It’s one of three changes, with veteran ruckman Sam Maher announcing his retirement after he broke his arm against Wangaratta.
Albury has also made three changes, including 2016 Did Simpson medallist, Daniel Cross.
Meanwhile, the older brother of North Albury co-coach Chris Schmidt will debut away to premiers, Wangaratta.
Nick Schmidt claimed the Barossa Light and Gawler Football Association’s Schluter Medal in 2016.
Jason Hines will also play his first game for the Hoppers.
The Pies, meantime, are finally starting to resemble the grand final team, recalling four premiership players.
Daniel Boyle, Ben Douthie, Matt Kelly and Michael Bordignon adds enormous firepower to the home side.
Elsewhere, Wodonga Raiders have brought in Shane Munro (hamstring) and fiercely competitive Murray Bushranger, Dylan Clarke, for the home match against Myrtleford.
Star Matt Neagle starts his VFL stint at Essendon.
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