Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley (pictured) says he has no fears over the fitness of boom youngster Sam Powell – Pepper for this weeks clash with North on Saturday afternoon.

Ports final quarter blitz saw them get home over the Eagles on Sunday by32 points with Yamatji ruckman Paddy Ryder starring with 40 hitouts, 17n possessions and two goals.

The take no prisoners Powell – Pepper appeared to injure his shoulder in a crunching tackle on West Coasts Elliott Yeo but Hinkley says the 19 year olds toughness will ensure he’s ready for the clash with the Kangaroos.