21 year old Noongar defender Francis Watson has had an eye catching debut for the West Coast on Saturday.

With a host of stars missing from the Eagles lineup in the 33 point defeat by GWS, Watson (pictured) had 15 disposals and seven marks to have plenty of onlookers talking.

Watson says while there were plenty of nerves before the match, he was happy with the way he was able to work his way into the match and must be a chance of selection for the Eagles matchup against Freo on Saturday.