Western Force captain Matt Hodgson's new No.1 fan will be in the stands at nib Stadium for tonight's Super Rugby clash with the Cheetahs.
But there is every chance Hunter Patrick Hodgson will sleep through the entire 80 minutes.
Hunter, Hodgson and wife Jo's first child, was born nine days ago, two weeks early, and his arrival meant the Force breakaway missed the celebrations after victory over the Reds in Brisbane last Saturday.
Jo had an emergency caesarean after problems were detected during a routine ultrasound and it put a new perspective on priorities for the Wallabies flanker, who was originally booked on a flight to Brisbane the day before the match.
"It certainly does give you a new perspective on things when you have gone through an experience like that," Hodgson said.
"You don't realise what a big event it is until you have been through it and no matter what happens now, in games or at training, when I go home it brings your life into focus.
"I had been feeling pretty low because of a hamstring problem but this keeps your feet on the ground and brings into perspective why we play the game with the support of family."
Will young Hodgson pull on a Force jumper one day?"It will be up to him to play whatever he wants," his proud father said. "If he wants to play rugby then it will be here in Perth, if he wants to play AFL it will be for Freo, but I'll be putting the golf sticks in his hands as soon as possible."
Should the AFL interfere in the running of Melbourne Football Club?Vote
Do you have a story for us to investigate?
Select your state to see news for your area.