Two more rising Farrer League players have accepted the challenge in tackling the O and M's higher level.
North Wagga premiership player Kane Flack has joined giant youngster Jack Driscoll at Albury, while Marrar's Drew Beavan will play with Lavington, when free of GWS commitments.
Originally from Tumut, Beavan played senior football under former O and M star Shane Lenon as a 16-year-old, but didn't play much the following season due to those Giants' representative duties.
"He's a right-footer and kicks well and he's got good balance, he never loses his feet," Lenon said.
He's a right-footer and kicks well and he's got good balance, he never loses his feet.- Shane Lenon on Drew Beavan
"He played mainly down back for us and would link up and set up play and he also took the kick-ins, but I think he'll make a pretty good midfielder."
Beavan played three games for the Giants' reserves in the NEAFL in 2019.
"I think he'll play some senior footy no doubt, but it's going to be hard when he's not there training all the time," Lenon warned.
His time at the Giants potentially cost Beavan a premiership at Wagga Tigers last year in the AFL Riverina Championship.
The on-baller played three senior games, but when combined with his time away from the club and the Tigers' red-hot form in the shortened season, he didn't play in the premiership win over Leeton Whitton.
Meanwhile, Flack is also a midfielder with silky skills.
Flack also came through the GWS Academy and Giants' system.
He found himself in unique circumstances two years ago, debuting for North Wagga and then making his representative debut a week later.
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Flack played for the Farrer League in its thrilling loss to the Hume League.
Both newcomers could potentially debut in the O and M season openers as Albury hosts Yarrawonga on Saturday, March 27, while Lavington is home to Wangaratta Rovers the following day.
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