North Launceston's Oliver Sanders is set to add to the club's proud Tasmania Devils contingent when he debuts in Ballarat on Saturday.
With another heart-breaking, nail-biting loss in the Devils' arsenal, coach Adrian Fletcher is optimistic as his seventh-placed side face the Greater Western Victorian Rebels, who sit in 13th.
"We love travelling. It's a good chance to get all the boys together and the coaches, have that team spirit, drive up to Ballarat and hopefully we put in a great performance for Tasmania," the four-club AFL player said.
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Co-captain Nic Baker and talented tall Joseph Chaplin return, while Oliver Sanders is in line to make his #NABLeagueBoys debut in Ballarat.
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Following their four-point loss to ladder leaders Dandenong Stingrays at Bellerive Oval, a competition-wide bye allowed some of the Devils stars to play for their State League sides.
"Our older guys went and played in the statewide and put in great performances and we then we had eight play for the Allies."