Kuwarna forward Izak Rankine says running out on in the Indigenous guernsey he had a hand in designing will be "a dream come true.”

The 24-year-old designed the guernsey with his cousin, Harley Hall, which not only highlights key elements of their culture but also displays Rankine’s journey from growing up in South Australia and moving to the Gold Coast, before returning home.

Kuwarna will wear the jumper for the first time at AFL level against Collingwood at the MCG on Saturday afternoon.

Speaking to the media at the AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Round launch on Monday, Rankine explained how special the guernsey is to him and his family.

“I’m very proud (of the jumper), growing up I always wanted to buy the indigenous guernsey and it is my favourite round of the year,” Rankine said.

“To have a hand in designing one, it is a dream come true and something that is very special to me and my family.

“I’m very happy with how it turned out, Harley (Hall) has done a great job with bringing the design to life, and everyone involved has done a terrific job to produce such a great product.

“I can’t wait to see all the boys out on the field running around in it on the weekend.” 

Kuwarna comes into Saturday’s clash with the Magpies following a thrilling draw against Brisbane on Sunday.

Rankine said it was an “empty feeling” walking off the ground. 

“It was a bit weird, an empty feeling to be honest,” Rankine said.

“You want to win and get the four points, but to share the points with Brisbane who are a great side, we’ll walk away with two points and a lot to learn.

“Attention now shifts to this weekend against Collingwood, and we can’t wait for the challenge.” 

From a personal point of view, Rankine finds himself in a rich vein of form, booting 10 goals, while averaging 17.3 disposals across the past three games.

“I think I’ve put a few good games together now, I’m at the age where I need to start playing more consistently and be one of the leaders out there on the field,” Rankine said. 

“I haven’t tried to change too much or reinvent the wheel, I’ve just stuck at it, kept working hard and continued to learn as much as I can from the leaders. 

“Going into the midfield has been a good move for me, I feel a lot more comfortable the more I’ve gone in there, and I’ve loved being up and around the footy more.”