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Pre-Season Report: 2015 Rookies

Kieron Turner  February 19, 2016 11:05 AM

SUNS TV: Lappin on 2015 rookies GC SUNS Head of Development speaks to SUNS TV about the pre-season performances of our 2015 rookies

Gold Coast SUNS Head of Development, Matthew Lappin, spoke to SUNS TV about our 2015 rookie draft selections and how they’ve performed over their first pre-season at Metricon Stadium.

 

Tom Keough (Pick No. 3)

 

Tommy Keough’s a teacher, he’s obviously a bit older so he’s been able to do all the sessions. He’s fitted in really well as a tall third defender.

He’ll get a chance over the pre-season to lock down a position there. Again he competes really hard and kicks the ball well back there.

He’s a calm sort of guy, a calming influence which is handy in your backline.


Darcy MacPherson (Pick No. 21)

 

Darcy’s taken a few of us by surprise, he’s only little but again he’s really durable. Trains with really good intensity.

He’s playing a similar role to what Touk Miller was able to do last year in his first year so I think he’ll get a chance at some stage over the NAB Cup off the back of a really good pre-season and we look for him to stake his claim.

If he gets a chance, it’s up to him to hang onto it.

SUNS TV: Darcy Macpherson


Ryan Davis (Pick No. 38)

 

He’s 26 years of age I think, he’s been on West Coast’s list a few years ago so he had a couple of hamstring injuries but on the whole we’ve been really impressed by his attack at the contest.

He’s been a real competitor on the track and he’s a bit of a larrikin around the group so he’s been a good addition for the group.


Cameron Loersch (Pick No. 53)

 

Cam’s been a little bit in and out with injury. He obviously missed last year with glandular fever. He’s a really big kid so he’s taking a little bit of time but we’re excited about what he can do, particularly as a forward.

He’s a ruck/forward, or a forward/ruckman so he’s got really good forward nous for somebody so tall.


Jesse Joyce (Pick No. 67)

 

Jesse’s had a good pre-season. Obviously he’s come from a fair way back out of the Academy, playing at Palm Beach last year.

Highly skilful, he’s built his body up over the pre-season, he’s a young defender who reads the game really well.

So again as I spoke about earlier, we’re trying to improve our kicking efficiency as a club and we see him as someone who can do that because his left and right foot you can’t really tell the difference, they’re both really strong.

SUNS TV: Jesse Joyce