High-profile recruit to hit season opener unseen

oandmBorder Mail | Wodonga Raiders’ boom recruit Brodie Filo will go into the round one clash against three-time premier Albury without a practice match.

Filo was one of a number of top-line players who missed the club’s five-goal win over Wangaratta Rovers.

“It was a high pressure, high intensity game which is what we were after leading into the opening round,” Rovers’ co-coach Sam Carpenter said.

Milawa recruit Ben Clarke, Chris Knowles and Isaac Willett impressed for the Hawks.

Rovers were unscathed while Raiders’ star Jydon Neagle is expected to recover from a slight cork.

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