The RSEA Magpies welcome back star utility Harrison Gunther for their huge Bingley-Linton Cup clash with Clarence at Bellerive on Saturday, as they look to maintain their stranglehold on the coveted cup.
After the sombering news that lynchpin defender Tom Cleary will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his ACL, the return of Gunther after a strong run of form for North Melbourne in the VFL is a timely boost.
Gunther has played on AFL-level talent such as Majak Daw, Jamarra Ugle-Hagan, Sam Weideman and Patrick Ambrose to show he belongs at the highest level.
There is also a possibility ball-winning defender Zac Webster could return for the clash, however his availability will be dependent on scans. Webster has averaged 23 disposals and 5.7 marks off half-back in three games this season.
Clarence last defeated the Pies at Bellerive in 2014, with Glenorchy enjoying eight straight wins over the old foe since that Round 1 defeat, and have claimed 15 of the last 18 contests against the Roos.
With the Bingley-Linton Cup put into hiatus last season due to COVID, it has been eight years since Clarence hoisted the cup high.
Seniors kick off at 2pm, development at 11.30am.