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Draft 2013: Pies take a punt

The highest 10 picks in this 12 months’s Draft, headed by new GWS Large Tom Boyd.

Nice Western Sydney choose Tom Boyd first overall in the AFL Draft, adding the Eastern Ranges forward to their impressive stock of expertise.

The Top 10 of the AFL 2013 national draft: (L-R) Tom Boyd, GWS; Josh Kelly, GWS; Jack Billings, St Kilda; Marcus Bontempelli, We

The Top 10 of the AFL 2013 nationwide draft: (L-R) Tom Boyd, GWS; Josh Kelly, GWS; Jack Billings, St Kilda; Marcus Bontempelli, Western Bulldogs; Kade Kolodjashnij, Gold Coast Suns; Matt Scharenburg, Collingwood; James Aish, Brisbane Lions; Luke McDonald, North Melborne; Christian Salem, Melbourne; and Nathan Freeman, Collingwood. Supply: News Corp Australia

COLLINGWOOD has once more landed a surprise slider on the national draft, confident it may possibly appropriate Matthew Scharenberg’s power feet issues.

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In a golden one-two punch, the Pies took defender Scharenberg and lightning onballer Nathan Freeman inside the highest 10, giving coach Nathan Buckley five first-spherical draft picks in 12 months.

Sandringham Dragons midfielder Nathan Freeman is thought for his explosive velocity and intelligence within the clearances and seems a tantalising prospect for clubs on the 2013 AFL Draft.

However Scharenberg’s start to the season could be delayed by up to six months, with serious considerations over bone stress reactions in both of his ft.

The South Australian was rated a prime-three expertise for most the year but has been unable to run since August and has not set a timeline for his restoration.

The Western Bulldogs additionally punted on the upside of uncooked 194cm midfielder Marcus Bontempelli at decide four, giving its onball division a new dynamic twist.

Northern Knights midfielder Marcus Bontempelli will hope his sensible end to the 2013 AFL season will likely be rewarded with a prime 10 decide in this yr’s National Draft.

Even with a full cupboard of inside midfielders, the Canine fell in love with his Scott Pendlebury-like strikes that came to the fore in an excellent finish to the 12 months.

All eyes can be on Victorian Tom Boyd at the AFL draft, with the highly-rated forward expected to be recruited because the number one choose by the GWS Giants.

Higher Western Sydney welcomed spearhead Tom Boyd and running machine Josh Kelly with picks No.1 and No.2.

Sandringham Dragons midfielder Josh Kelly is prone to rating a spot at GWS with pick two in the 2013 AFL Draft following an outstanding TAC Cup season.

It means the franchise membership has plundered eight of the past 9 top-three picks, in an unprecedented domination of the AFL talent pool.

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Early yesterday, the Pies have been still agonising over the decision to choose between star South Australian Scharenberg and James Aish at No.6, who surprisingly slid outdoors prime-five calculations this week.

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley with new recruit Matt Scharenberg. Picture: Wayne Ludbey

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley with new recruit Matt Scharenberg. Image: Wayne Ludbey Supply: News Corp Australia

Dual-premiership Norwood midfielder Aish, who was thought-about a probable high-two choose for many of the year, fell to Brisbane in a dream begin for Justin Leppitsch’s tenure as new coach.

Melbourne additionally confronted a tough call, but favoured the versatility of highly effective midfielder Christian Salem over the explosive velocity of Sandringham teammate Freeman.

A giant-bodied midfielder with a exact kick, Sandringham Dragons star Christian Salem is expected to be a top 15 AFL Draft pick in 2013.

Salem’s sublime left-foot ought to help sharpen the Dees’ ball-use.

Richmond also obtained its man Ben Lennon, including a lot-needed polish and x-factor to its half-ahead line.

Ben Lennon will hope his razor sharp proper boot would be the difference over his fellow AFL hopefuls at this yr’s Nationwide Draft.

Carlton dominated against bolstering its thin key forward stocks and as an alternative elected for clearance king Patrick Cripps at No.13, to assist renew an ageing midfield brigade.

Collingwood is the only finalist prior to now nine years to scoop two prime-10 picks. The Pies paired-up premiership linchpins Dale Thomas and Scott Pendlebury (2005) and Ben Reid and Nathan Brown (2006).

Last year, the Pies loaded up with three-first spherical decisions and picked up one of many steals of the draft when gun ruckman Brodie Grundy slipped to No.18.

Grundy overcame a again downside to pip Darren Jolly for the club’s first ruck place within the elimination closing loss to Port Adelaide.

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2013 DRAFT PRIME 10

1. Tom Boyd – GWS

2. Josh Kelly – GWS

three. Jack Billings – St Kilda

four. Marcus Bontempelli – Bulldogs

5. Kade Kolodjashnij – Suns

6. Matthew Scharenberg – Collingwood

7. James Aish – Brisbane

eight. Luke McDonald – North Melbourne

9. Christian Salem – Melbourne

10. Nathan Freeman – Collingwood

 

 

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Draft gun says injury not serious

A younger Western Australian who as soon as dreamt of taking part in within the NBA could be this season’s AFL draft bolter.

Draft prospects Christian Salem and Matt Scharenberg ride the Claw at Dreamworld. Picture: Glenn Hampson

Draft prospects Christian Salem and Matt Scharenberg ride the Claw at Dreamworld. Picture: Glenn Hampson Source: News Corp Australia

TOP 10 draft contender Matthew Scharenberg is battling sesamoiditis, however stays assured it won’t impression on his entry into AFL football subsequent year.

Because the Herald Solar solely revealed final Saturday, Scharenberg has been informed by medical doctors to rest his feet after developing bone-stress reactions in both of his ft.

“It’s sesamoiditis – the sesamoid bone in every foot is just a bit infected and I’ve been informed to rest,” Scharenberg said at the moment.

“They (the ft) are not too unhealthy. I am simply giving them a relaxation in the meanwhile (and) just taking it every week at a time right now.”

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On the eve of the nationwide draft, the Glenelg younger gun admitted he was uncertain when he would again working again or whether or not his toes points would have any affect on the place he is selected tomorrow.

Asked about speculation that his injury may need had a few clubs revising their ideas, Scharenberg stated: “All of that is out of my management, to be sincere.”

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He admitted he was greater than somewhat annoyed, but mentioned: “I’m assured (it will not be a problem) … completely.

“Accidents are part of football. I’m not different to anyone else.”

Scharenberg, 18, has long been touted as an early 2013 draft selection, but his latest issues have some suggesting he may go anywhere from St Kilda’s No. 3 selection by to Melbourne at No.9.

He swears he doesn’t care which club settles on him, saying: “I’m just completely happy to get the opportunity … as long as my title gets pulled out, then I’ll joyful wherever it is.”

Matt Scharenberg in action for South Australia at the national under-18 championships.

Matt Scharenberg in motion for South Australia at the nationwide below-18 championships. Source: Information Corp Australia

The kid whom Mark Williams as soon as described as the perfect schoolboy footballer he had seen since Wayne Carey desires to be seen as “a player who will do all the things for the workforce … (and who) works very laborious to place the group first.”

Scharenberg was driving The Claw at Dreamworld today with another anticipated early pick, Sandringham’s Christian Salem, who may find yourself with Melbourne at decide 9.

Salem stated the prospect of enjoying on the Demons beneath Paul Roos would be a dream come true.

“That would be so exciting, he is gained a premiership at Sydney and just to have the kind of information he has within the sport is superb,” Salem stated.

“I simply finished exams last week and subsequent week I might be training at an AFL club, hopefully.”

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AFL 2013 Phantom Draft

GWS will reveal footy's worst-kept secret when it names Eastern Ranges power forward Tom Boyd as the No. 1 pick in the 201

GWS will reveal footy’s worst-kept secret when it names Jap Ranges power forward Tom Boyd because the No. 1 choose in the 2013 national draft. Picture: Michael Klein. Supply: News Corp Australia

1. Higher Western Sydney

TOM BOYD

Peak: 200cm Weight: 103kg

Club: Jap Ranges

Recruiters expect this bloke to be within the captaincy body within three years. Strong-marking spearhead who is able to go.

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All eyes might be on Victorian Tom Boyd at the AFL draft, with the extremely-rated ahead anticipated to be recruited as the primary decide by the GWS Giants.

2. Higher Western Sydney

JOSH KELLY

183cm, 75kg

Membership: Sandringham Dragons

Is it too big a call to say he’s a future Brownlow medallist? Some recruiters suppose not. Elite kick on both sides who runs all day.

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Sandringham Dragons midfielder Josh Kelly is prone to score a spot at GWS with decide two within the 2013 AFL Draft following an impressive TAC Cup season.

three. St Kilda

JACK BILLINGS

184cm, 78kg

Club: Oakleigh Chargers

Injects the class the Saints crave up ahead. Does some crazy stuff near goal, but the query is can he elevate his recreation within the midfield?

Classy Oakleigh Chargers midfielder/forward Jack Billings will hope his distribution and polish round objective will prove an excessive amount of for golf equipment to refuse in this yr’s AFL Draft.

four. Western Bulldogs

MARCUS BONTEMPELLI

194cm, 83kg

Membership: Northern Knights

If the Canine can crack open this bloke’s potential he may wind up one of the best expertise from the draft. Tall midfielder who dances like Pendles but can go lacking.

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Northern Knights teammates Marcus Bontempelli (left) and Ben Lennon are both likely to go in the first round. Picture: Josie Hay

Northern Knights teammates Marcus Bontempelli (left) and Ben Lennon are both more likely to go within the first round. Picture: Josie Hayden Supply: Information Corp Australia

5. Gold Coast

KADE KOLODJASHNIJ

190cm, 81kg

Membership: Launceston

The tonic the Suns lack – athletic, rebounding defender from half-again who is a smart user, very like Hawthorn star Grant Birchall.

Twin brothers Kade (bottom) and Jake Kolodjashnij prepare for the draft on the Gold Coast.

Twin brothers Kade (backside) and Jake Kolodjashnij put together for the draft on the Gold Coast. Source: Getty Pictures

6. Collingwood

JAMES AISH

184cm, 75kg

Club Norwood

How does this occur? The Pies land a two-time SANFL premiership star who Champion Knowledge charges one of the best kick within the draft (87 per cent efficiency).

The stars of South Australia's national champion under-18 side (from left) Matthew Scharenberg. Luke Dunstan and James Ais

The stars of South Australia’s national champion under-18 side (from left) Matthew Scharenberg. Luke Dunstan and James Aish. Source: Information Corp Australia

7. Brisbane

MATT SCHARENBERG

190cm, 87kg

Club: Glenelg

Twin all-Australian and intercept king who some clubs fee the second-greatest player in the draft. The Lions must nurse the bone-stress reactions in each his ft.

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8. North Melbourne (father-son)

LUKE MCDONALD

188cm, 85kg

Club: Werribee

Onerous-running defender with a deadly left-foot and powerful management, like Luke Hodge. Dominated the VFL finals and will slot straight into Brad Scott’s side.

 Luke McDonald puts the Northern Territory's Anthony Tipungwuti under pressure.

Luke McDonald puts the Northern Territory’s Anthony Tipungwuti under pressure. Source: News Corp Australia

9. Melbourne

CHRISTIAN SALEM

183cm, 81kg

Club: Sandringham Dragons

Nathan Freeman was the buzz word here however the Dees prefer Salem, who is a greater kick and extra versatile. Has a bit of toe, kicks targets and boasts an enormous body.

A giant-bodied midfielder with a precise kick, Sandringham Dragons star Christian Salem is expected to be a prime 15 AFL Draft pick in 2013.

10. Collingwood

BEN LENNON

188cm, 77kg

Club: Northern Knights

Tough name for the Pies deciding between Lennon and Freeman. However Lennon has more class and composure and his suitability to the flanks helps replace Heath Shaw.

Ben Lennon will hope his razor sharp right boot would be the distinction over his fellow AFL hopefuls at this yr’s National Draft.

11. West Coast

DOM SPEED

184cm, 83kg

Membership: Subiaco

What a transfer from the Eagles to slip from 6 to eleven and nonetheless get their man. A stoppage king who kicks objectives in the vein of Simon Black.

Dom Sheed takes on the agility course at the draft combine. Picture: Colleen Petch

Dom Sheed takes on the agility course at the draft combine. Picture: Colleen Petch Supply: News Corp Australia

12. Richmond

ZAK JONES

181cm, 76kg

Club: Dandenong Stingrays

Little bit of a shock here but the Tigers love the reliability and hardness of foot soldier Jones. Has a splash of pace, sparkled in finals and a fiery method. Brother of Demon Nathan.

Dandenong Stingrays midfielder and Vic Country MVP Zak Jones is hoping his strong finish to the season is famous by AFL teams on draft day.

13. Carlton

PATRICK CRIPPS

190cm, 90kg

Club: East Fremantle

Key forward Cam McCarthy would make sense but the Blues are hellbent on another inside midfielder. They flew to nation WA final week to interview Cripps and the Cats also like the Jobe Watson-sort.

 WA's Patrick Cripps handballs under pressure.

WA’s Patrick Cripps handballs underneath stress. Source: News Corp Australia

14. Greater Western Sydney

LEWIS TAYLOR

173cm, 73kg

Membership: Geelong Falcons

Add another 10cm and this bloke is a top-five expertise. Explosive ball-winner with pinpoint expertise, a la Brent Harvey. Helps substitute the grunt the lost in Adams and Tyson.

 Lewis Taylor starred for Vic Country. Picture: AFL MEDIA

Lewis Taylor starred for Vic Country. Image: AFL MEDIA Supply: Equipped

15. Sydney

NATHAN FREEMAN

182cm, 85kg

Membership: Sandringham Dragons

A bit like Roo Shaun Atley two years in the past, Freeman is the midfield slider. Blessed with explosive tempo, he offers the Swans midfield a dynamic edge. Must tidy up his kicking.

Sandringham Dragons midfielder Nathan Freeman is known for his explosive pace and intelligence within the clearances and appears a tantalising prospect for golf equipment on the 2013 AFL Draft.

sixteen. Geelong

BLAKE ACRES

190cm, 80kg

Club: West Perth

A toss-up between WA men Acres and McCarthy, but Cats love their large-bodied midfielders and Acres brings versatility-plus.

Blake Acres leaves opponents in his wake.

Blake Acres leaves opponents in his wake. Source: News Corp Australia

17. Fremantle

CAMERON McCARTHY

193cm, 85kg

Membership: South Fremantle

The Dockers’ No. 1 scenario. Local product McCarthy slips to them and bolsters the entrance half with Pavlich ageing. Broke his leg in the national champs however he is the second-finest key forward in the draft.

18. St Kilda

BILLY HARTUNG

177cm, 75kg

Membership: Dandenong Stingrays

Working machine with a smart left foot, he’d lap up the wings at Etihad Stadium. Saints have achieved a mountain of work on him and imagine he’ll become an A-grade ball carrier.

Dandenong Stingrays winger Billy Hartung’s velocity and endurance should see him selected within the first spherical of the 2013 AFL draft, with St Kilda and Fremantle exhibiting strong interest.

19. St Kilda

DARCY GARDINER

192cm, 85kg

Membership: Geelong Falcons

Saints trying intently at Luke Dunstan however Gardiner will get the nod. Competitive beast who is the perfect one-on-one defender in the draft pool.

Darcy Gardiner is thought to be one of the best key defender within the 2013 AFL Draft and is predicted to go in the first round.

20. Gold Coast

TRENT DUMONT

186cm, 83kg

Membership: Norwood

Medium midfielder can do a bit of every thing. Clean with the footy and will settle on a ahead flank.

21. Port Adelaide

MICHAEL APENESS

200cm, 98kg

Membership: Eastern Ranges

Third-greatest key forward with added ruck capabilities. Would give Port another goal for their blossoming midfield to spot. Places John Butcher beneath the pump. Recovered from ACL.

Japanese Rangers full ahead/ruckman Michael Apeness is a rare commodity in this draft: a tall ahead who is efficient in entrance of purpose.

22. Brisbane Lions

LUKE DUNSTAN

185cm, 83kg

Membership: Woodville-West Torrens

Arduous-bodied inside midfielder could be a basic the Lions can build their subsequent-generation midfield round. Exhausting at the contest and clean by hand.

23. Adelaide

TOM CUTLER

190cm, 85kg

Club: Oakleigh Chargers

Athletic defender might add a degree of difference to Crows backline with his run and damaging talent. Injuries wrecked 2013 and nonetheless scare some clubs.

 Tom Cutler in action for Oakleigh Chargers in the TAC Cup.

Tom Cutler in motion for Oakleigh Chargers within the TAC Cup. Source: News Corp Australia

24. Hawthorn

ZACH MERRETT

179cm, 76kg

Club: Sandringham Dragons

Hawks love their neat left-footers and Merrett makes extremely-quick and sensible choices across the ahead 50. Would hit up the Hawks’ tall targets fantastically.

25. Brisbane Lions

DANIEL McSTAY

194cm, 88kg

Club: Eastern Ranges

Anticipate the Lions to go a key defender here and McStay could be the perfect left. Athletic tall backman is a shut-down king and may run off his opponent.

26. Essendon

RORY LOBB

205cm, 98kg

Club: Swan Districts

Creating ruckman has been a late-season sensation in the WALL. Bombers need a third big man. Comes from basketball background and might take a seize up forward.

A younger Western Australian who as soon as dreamt of enjoying within the NBA could be this season’s AFL draft bolter.

2013 DRAFT BURNING QUESTIONS

Will Dayle Garlett get drafted?

We predict not. The Herald Sun believes he missed a scheduled interview with Hawthorn in September and North Melbourne has dominated him out. Essendon was burned by him last yr. Not good news for Dayle.

Dayle Garlett awaits his fate for draft day. Picture: Colleen Petch

Dayle Garlett awaits his fate for draft day. Picture: Colleen Petch Source: News Corp Australia

Who holds the key to the draft order?

If the mail is true, the Pies have been nonetheless tossing up between Matthew Scharenberg, James Aish, Chris Salem and Nathan Freeman at pick 6 on Wednesday night time. Rivals had been still guessing what combination Collingwood will choose at 6 and 10.

Will the Canines’ punt repay?

Little doubt Marcus Bontempelli is a danger at decide four, however beefed up improvement assets, headed by the membership’s new stand-alone VFL team, will assist unleash his potential.

Is the Blues’ first pick a shock?

In a means sure, since you would think they need another key forward. But Patrick Cripps is a common inside congestion and can assist exchange Chris Judd.

Have the Saints done the right factor?

Yes. Record would have been in additional trouble in two or three years and not using a bold injection of younger expertise. Individuals will come to observe Jack Billings play and they’ll get a gun key ahead next year.

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Aish’s Sun could be on the rise

James Aish at home with his family ahead of Thursday's AFL National Draft. He's with parents Jill and Andrew and siblings

James Aish at dwelling together with his household ahead of Thursday’s AFL Nationwide Draft. He is with dad and mom Jill and Andrew and siblings Phoebe and Nick. Picture: Sarah Reed. Source: Information Corp Australia

 

With Victorians Tom Boyd and Josh Kelly all but locked in for the top two choices, Aish may fall anywhere from picks three to seven together with to the Suns who have decide five.

 

He has met with St Kilda which has choose three “a couple of times” but the Saints and Western Bulldogs who have pick 4 are believed to be keen on two other Victorians.

It means Aish could land at Gold Coast after spending every week living with Suns captain Gary Ablett this season as a part of the AIS program.

The 18-yr-old and his family will join fellow Croweater Matthew Scharenberg on the Gold Coast for the draft the place they are expected to be the first two South Australians chosen.

 

SA might produce up to eight of the highest 30 draftees with Trent Dumont, Luke Dunstan, George Hewitt, Darcy Hourigan, Malcolm Karpany and James Battersby additionally extremely rated.

“Clearly I am fairly excited that it’s finally come to this stage,” Aish mentioned.

“I’m looking forward to it and seeing hopefully a variety of SA boys (get drafted) especially after (profitable) the nationwide championships.”

With neither Adelaide or Port Adelaide having a pick inside the highest 20, Aish is getting ready to nearly certainly move interstate to observe his dream.

“It is a bit surreal, I’ve solely just turned 18 so I’ve had to get the whole lot sorted the final couple of days, banking, cellphone and all that,” he said.

“However it will likely be a superb challenge and can make me develop up a bit faster.”

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