FOJ – or Festival of Josh – has been one of the most highly publicised events in Perth with West Coast Eagles star Josh Kennedy playing his final game against Adelaide at Optus Stadium on Sunday.

But there is another cause for celebration with electrifying small forward Willie Rioli playing his 50th game for the club.

Rioli, who played alongside Kennedy in the 2018 Grand Final triumph, has had a truncated journey towards the milestone, but has been a welcome inclusion in the Eagles team again this season.

A loveable character with a high football IQ, he has been dangerous up forward and through the midfield, his touch of wizardry adding another dimension to the Eagles game plan.

He sees the game earlier than most, sometimes executes his skills too quickly for teammates who are half a step behind this astute football mind and mesmerises fans around the country.

While Kennedy and Rioli will have special reason to celebrate the day – Kennedy playing his 271st match – a couple of teammates will also be grateful to be a part of one of the great occasions in club history.

When the match committee today settled on the starting line-up for this round 21 battle, they promoted utility player Samo Petrevski-Seton and small forward Zac Langdon.

That leaves one of the emergencies – defenders Jackson Nelson and Rhett Bazzo, midfielder Greg Clark or tall forward Hugh Dixon – to start as the medical substitute, the role filled by Dixon last week.