Rival AFL clubs are set to attempt to poach several young stars from GWS, as a weaker draft looms at season’s end.
The likes of Jake Barrett, Tim Golds, Adam Kennedy, Lachie Plowman, Jacob Townsend, Adam Tomlinson, Zac Williams and Nathan Wilson are extremely talented youngsters who are yet to be given much game time, who could make the move to other clubs next year.
Several former GWS players such Taylor Adams, Josh Bruce, Jack Hombsch, Anthony Miles and Dom Tyson have all excelled at new clubs after struggling to break into the star studded Giants’ team, showing that there is a huge depth of talent at the Giants.
A host of scouts have been regular attendees at Giants’ NEAFL games this season, with a total of 11 of the Giants’ first-round picks having played NEAFL football this year.
St. Kilda forward and former GWS player Josh Bruce, who has kicked 39 goals this season, said that Victorian clubs will lure many Giants’ youngsters down south.
“Victorian clubs will be circling and throwing the kitchen sink at (GWS players). Some guys who aren’t as settled will want to come back for family and friends. But some of the really talented guys aren’t getting a game, even first-round picks.”
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