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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 09 : Zak Butters of the Power celebrates a goal with team mates Travis Boak and Robbie Gray during the 2019 JLT Community Series match between the Port Adelaide Power and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Alberton Oval on March 09, 2019 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by AFL Media)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 09 : Zak Butters of the Power celebrates a goal with team mates Travis Boak and Robbie Gray during the 2019 JLT Community Series match between the Port Adelaide Power and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Alberton Oval on March 09, 2019 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by AFL Media)

WITH the first bounce of the 2019 AFL season just days away, AFL Media has had a crack at predicting our Round 1 side. 

Have a look at who they've picked below! 

B: Darcy Byrne-Jones, Tom Jonas, Ryan Burton
HB: Dan Houston, Tom Clurey, Riley Bonner
C: Xavier Duursma, Tom Rockliff, Jack Watts
HF: Steven Motlop, Justin Westhoff, Zak Butters
F: Paddy Ryder, Todd Marshall, Brad Ebert
Foll: Scott Lycett, Travis Boak, Robbie Gray
I/C: Matthew Broadbent, Willem Drew, Sam Powell-Pepper, Connor Rozee
EMERG: Karl Amon, Sam Gray, Dougal Howard, Sam Mayes

NEW: Ryan Burton, Zak Butters, Willem Drew, Xavier Duursma, Scott Lycett, Connor Rozee

UNAVAILABLE: Charlie Dixon (leg), Jarrod Lienert (knee), Hamish Hartlett (knee), Ollie Wines (shoulder)

NOTES: There's quite a few line-ball decisions for this new-look Port Adelaide side. I've gone with four debutants – Connor Rozee, Zak Butters, Xavier Duursma and Willem Drew. Duursma is prone to making a few errors, but he has pace and takes the game on, traits the Power are searching for this year. Jack Watts has done enough to secure a spot on the wing, while he can also spend time in defence. Matthew Broadbent proved his fitness in a SANFL trial last Friday night and adds experience in his return from a long-term ankle injury. With Jarrod Lienert sidelined with a medial knee injury, I've gone with the playmaking of Broadbent as his replacement ahead of the defensive-minded Dougal Howard. Paddy Ryder has been named assuming he recovers in time from a fractured cheekbone. - Lee Gaskin