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2020 AFL Draft


Tiger Rookie
Dec 16, 2009
Reckon we’ll take another rookie before the season starts. I just heard we have invited some players to do preseason with a view to giving one a rookie spot. One player invited is my cousins son Rhyan Mansell, a Tassie lad from Nth Launceston who played in Woodville-West Torrens senior flag last season. He’s a small defender, quick and tough
Thanks for the info
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Tiger Legend
Oct 8, 2004
Footscary better hope Bugle Hagan is good, they sold the farm to get him.
The last couple of forwards to go early in the draft have been very ordinary.


Tiger Legend
Dec 8, 2004

This a good take. We had McRae as our final targeted player, once he was gone, we were out. If we made a pick it would'v been Bailey Laurie.

This two did bits tell a lot about what we value in footballers rights now.

Here's a description on Laurie " boasts elite agility and creativity forward of centre, able to weave his way into dangerous positions and bring others into the game."

Here's a description of McRae 'Macrae is a classy midfielder who you want delivering the ball inside 50; boasting great composure and the ability to kick efficiently on both feet."

Ability forward of centre, creative, agility and damaging. Quality touches, not quantity. Reeks of Shane Edwards, Kane Lambert, Daniel Rioli even Dusty.
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Walks softly carries a big stick.
Jul 13, 2003
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Tiger Superstar
Jan 18, 2007
Confirmed list of players training with us.

Nicholas Couroupis (West Adelaide)
Joshua Green (Marist AFC)
Rhyan Mansell (Woodville-West Torrens)
Derek Eggmolesse-Smith (Richmond)
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It's Tiger Time
Mar 17, 2003
This young lad sounds alright, I'm excited.

#21 Nicholas Couroupis

Couroupis was one of the Bloods’ best midfielders with 19 disposals, seven clearances and four tackles in this match. He collected plenty of contested possessions at stoppages and used his explosiveness to break away from the contests. His lateral vision is outstanding for a young player, as he found targets that many would not see and used lengthy handballs to clear congestion and give his teammates space to work into.

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Tiger Champion
Feb 11, 2004



DRAFT ANALYSIS: “Green is a mobile utility who thrives aerially, helping him shape as the leading GWS Academy prospect this year.” – Michael Alvaro
Following in the footsteps of his brother, Tom, Josh Green looms as the top talent coming out of the GWS Giants Academy in 2020. While he cuts a similar figure to his elder sibling, the Canberran is a genuine utility at 192cm, able to play roles in key position posts at either end and even run through midfield. Green turned out for the Giants Academy four times last year, while also representing the NSW/ACT Under 17 Futures side against Vic Country. As a top-ager, he improved his standing with two excellent performances for the Giants in the Academy Series, arguably claiming best afield honours for his side in both outings. Having played in the 2019 Under 17 Futures All-Star showcase, Green also earned a National Combine invite to cap off his year.
  • Versatility
  • Overhead marking
  • Clean hands
  • Vertical leap
  • Endurance
  • Midfield craft
  • Ground level impact
Versatility is one of the top traits a draft prospect can have and as a genuine utility, Green ticks that box. He is a strong figure at 192cm/87kg, allowing him to adapt to the rigours of key position play and take on opponents who may measure up taller than him. Green’s aerial ability is largely made up of his marking prowess, with a decent vertical leap (71cm running at preseason testing), judgement of the ball in flight, and clean hands combining to make up that part of his game.
At centre half-back, Green uses those traits to cut across and intercept, while up forward he more often marks on the lead or in contested situations. His sometimes overlooked running capacity also aids such a style, with high-level endurance (21.6 yo-yo test score in preseason) and decent speed off the mark (3.075 seconds 20m sprint) allowing him to attend multiple contests. As much was evident in his first Academy Series outing, where he dominated the second half with a series of strong marks in soggy conditions.
That same running ability is something which has Green pegged as a potential big-bodied midfielder, somewhat in the mould of his older brother. His clean hands and overall mobility shape as terrific attributes which can transfer to midfield play, though Green’s craft in that position is something he can still improve on. Looking at his NAB League numbers from 2019, they are quite indicative of a key position player with averages of 10 disposals and 3.3 marks, but Green is the type of tall who can find a good amount of ball between the arcs.
Should he continue to really give the midfield a crack in future, Green can work on becoming a touch more agile and explosive from the contest. His speed does not rate too badly in testing, though he can take a little time to get going and break free from congestion. He is a mobile type across the ground, but in a similar vein, Green can improve his ground level work to cleanly extract and move the ball on at stoppages. But with a good amount of strings to his bow and a promising base to work off, Green could be a player to show a steep rate of development should he reach the elite level.
Green may have attracted some interest from AFL clubs outside of the Giants with his performances this year, especially in the Academy Series against the best of his NSW/ACT peers. He looms as a much more prospective talent when compared to his brother Tom, so could prove more of a value pick later in the draft for GWS. At season’s end, the Giants held four picks past 40, meaning they could cover any bid for Green in the National Draft, select him late, or allow him to slide into the Rookie Draft. Either way, the most straightforward conclusion is that he will remain in GWS colours come 2021, should he be granted an AFL opportunity.
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