The North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos have named their squad for Sunday's season-opening match against the Saints in Hobart.

As confirmed earlier on Thursday, former Williamstown Seagull Ruby Tripodi will make her AFLW debut, while fellow recruits Kate Shierlaw, Lulu Pullar, Eliza Shannon, Ailish Considine, Lucy Burke and Liz McGrath have all been included in the extended squad.

Both Shierlaw and Burke are a chance to face their former club, after crossing from Moorabbin to Arden Street in the recent off-season.


Experienced midfielder Jenna Bruton is unavailable for selection after being ruled for up to a month due to a calf strain.

Defender Hannah Bowey is also out of action for a similar period as she continues to deal with a bone stress issue in her shin.

Small forward Zoe Savarirayan has already been ruled out for the season after tearing her ACL earlier in the year.

Sunday afternoon's game at Blundstone Arena is non-ticketed, with free entry for all wanting to attend.

The final 21-player team will be confirmed on Friday at 5pm AEST.


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