Former North Melbourne champion David King says Hawthorn youngster James Worpel produced “the toughest act I’ve seen in football this year” on the weekend.
“It wasn’t even a 50/50 ball, it was a 40/60 ball and he decided it was going to be his.
“He just charged at the ball, took it clean which Geelong couldn’t do, one touch, spun, took a blow, spun out, gave the handball off to Jack Gunston who put it on the scoreboard to the Hawks, but it was bigger than that.
“It was a massive moment and the whole team got to him as he jogged from the ground and I just thought: what an action, what a moment.
“I think it’s the toughest thing I’ve seen in football all year.”
Worpel was taken at pick 45 by Hawthorn in the 2017 AFL draft and has played seven games this season.