KOLORA-Noorat hopes an emerging ruckman with a zest for the contest can help in its Warrnambool and District league finals quest.
Power coach Ben Walsh said Brad Lucas set the tone in its 12.18 (90) to 4.10 (34) win over finals hopeful South Rovers on Saturday.
"Brad rucked on his own with Brodie Edge out," he said.
"He's a big, physical ruckman about 19 or 20 years old but he's been one of our most improved this year and loved the responsibility."
The top-placed Power did suffer an setback with George O'Sullivan re-injuring himself within the first 10 minutes after missing a chunk of the season with shoulder and back-related problems.
"He didn't last long which was disappointing," Walsh said.
"It's a similar injury to what he's missed with. He was keen to get out there and he's frustrated but hopefully we get him back in the next couple of weeks."
Walsh said Kolora-Noorat wanted to take a strong side in against bottom-placed Dennington next weekend.
The Power then has a bye before facing flag contenders Nirranda and Merrivale in the final two home-and-away rounds.
"We want to make the most of the last three games," he said.
"Every game is an opportunity to get better and that won't be changing next week.
"We'll play our best side and try and knuckle down on a few things."
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