18 year old Port Adelaide recruit Sam Powell Pepper is on the verge of a round one AFL debut.

The Noongar midfielder has impressed observers in his three pre – season matches for Port with his physicality and poise and if selected, will play his first match at the highest level alongside skipper Travis Boak (pictured) in his 200th AFL match.

Boak says he was impressed by Powell Pepper from the very first day on the training paddock and he’ll be a welcome addition to the clubs lineup.