THE VFLW Blues will welcome the key inclusion of AFLW star Jess Hosking for Saturday’s Round 15 clash with Darebin. 

After last week’s loss to against the Tigers, the Blues will go into Saturday’s game at La Trobe University looking to rebound with a strong performance against Darebin.

Jess Hosking’s inclusion, who was a late out in Round 14, will bring the side some extra experience and confidence going into the clash. 

Hosking is one of four inclusions, joining impressive AFLW-listed youngsters Georgia Gee and Charlotte Wilson. Isobel Dakis Rofe also comes into the side for her fourth game of the season.

Captain Nat Plane has been named as an emergency for the clash after missing last week’s game, along with defender Jorja Borg.

However, the Blues will be without All-Australian Gab Pound and the experienced Katie Loynes, who have shown their wares at both AFLW and VFLW level. Emerson Woods also comes from the side, as does Lauren Munday. 

The Blues showed some encouraging signs in Round 14 despite the result, with Sarah Wright’s contested work being the shining light. 

The side’s pressure and tackling intensity that they displayed against the Tigers was also encouraging: building on that across four quarters will be crucial if the Blues are to come away with a win against the Falcons. 

The Round 15 VFLW clash will be held at La Trobe University, with a starting time of 11am.

Team Selection
B5. A McKay37. M Clifford66. M Neill
HB8. C Bromage55. G Wright44. A Prins
C7. S Wright2. K Loynes9. B Gurr
HF19. G Gee20. C Wilson11. J Hosking
F34. G Parker12. S Cubasch40. S Mason
R90. J Nelson45. L Brazzale*21. T Cassar
Int82. P Chisholm63. S Craige31. M Jarvis
 41. I Dakis Rofe  
Emg50. J Borg32. N Plane39. C Leighton
23P17. B Gutknecht