MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 01: The taped up hands of Lindsay Thomas of the Kangaroos hold the ball as he lines up for goal during the round 18 AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Etihad Stadium on August 1, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Winner of The Recruit chooses Brisbane

South Australian Matt Eagles is now a Brisbane Lion after winning the second series of reality TV show ‘The Recruit’ and signing a contract with the club in the live finale.

Eagles defeated fellow finalists Daniel Cox and Jordan Treloar to sign on as a category B rookie with the Lions, selecting them over Collingwood and Greater Western Sydney.

In an officially sanctioned AFL draft event, all 18 clubs voted on a 3-2-1 basis for which of the final three they thought deserved to win The Recruit, which gave an opportunity to young footballers who missed out on the draft process initially to play at the elite level.

On Wednesday night at The Palms at Melbourne’s Crown Casino, three clubs nominated to draft Eagles with the 26-year-old choosing to sign a contract with Brisbane, where he currently lives.