Melbourne has re-signed Alex Neal-Bullen and Bill Stretch until the end of 2017, while Mitch White and Max King have both been retained on the rookie list.

Neal-Bullen (pick No.40 in last year’s draft) and Stretch (No.42) showed their potential in 11 games throughout 2015.

“Alex and Billy have adapted really quickly to the demands of being AFL players,” Melbourne football operations boss Josh Mahoney told the club’s website.

“Both of them were able to play 11 AFL games in their first year and with a full pre-season leading into next year and the year after, we think they’re going to continue to develop into good AFL players.

“They (White and King) have both accepted additional years on their rookie contracts.”