Riverina League have slung a late selection surprise by calling Coolamon young gun Liam Delahunty into the team to face AFL Canberra on Saturday.
Delahunty, 18, is the region's most exciting talent and was rushed into the Riverina League representative team after the withdrawals of Coolamon teammates Jake Barrett and Joe Redfern.
Delahunty has spent the past few months with under 18 representative commitments but became available for the interleague fixture once cleared of NEAFL duties with Greater Western Sydney (GWS).
While he is yet to play a game for Coolamon this season, Delahunty did not hesitate in putting his hand up to represent his league in Canberra on Saturday.
"I'm feeling pretty pumped about it," Delahunty said.
"You go away and play in the (under 18) rep games and no one else gets to see you play really so it will actually be pretty good to play a game with people from within the league.
"I was happy they picked me and I'm pretty pumped to go out there and play."
Riverina League representative coach Jade Hodge received a call from Giants Academy head coach Jason Saddington on Wednesday, letting him know of Delahunty's availability.
It is only part of a two-week block at the moment where Delahunty is free of under 18 representative commitments, while no top-up players were required for the Giants' NEAFL team.
Hodge said Delahunty's inclusion was much needed after the withdrawal of Redfern due to a hamstring injury.
"It worked out pretty well," Hodge said.
"Big Joey pulled out so Liam coming in worked out perfect."
Delahunty will start at centre-half-forward, where Redfern had been pencilled in to play.
It continues a big season for Delahunty, who was selected in the Allies squad recently after impressing with 11 goals from five games for the Giants Academy in the NAB League.
He also represented the Australian under 18 team against Casey Demons at the MCG last month.
Delahunty is looking forward to another test, this time against AFL Canberra's best senior players.
"It's probably going to be way bigger bodies and it will be a tough game," he said.