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Gideon Simon a first on AFL list
Authored by: fumbaloney on Wednesday, December 19 2012 @ 07:22 pm ACDT

ActuallyI  just found out two days ago that Sydney have let Starling go and are not signing him as an International Rookie due to injury and fitness concerns - suppose he just hasn't come on as they would have expected. A shame. With expansion I was certain that more Internationals and Northern Territorians would be drafted/rookie listed. This is not the case. Despite the success of players like Mike Pyke, Pearce Hanley & Cyril Rioli, there are less Internationals and Territorians on AFL lists than 3 years ago. Hopefully North Melbourne sign Eric Wallace - International Rookie list cut off is this Friday.

Gideon Simon a first on AFL list
Authored by: Brett Northey on Wednesday, December 19 2012 @ 09:29 pm ACDT

Probably not surprising re Starling unless he showed something special.  With the established Mumford then Pyke doing well and Sam Reid already a very good tall forward at 20 years old and Sydney picking up Irishman Tommy Walsh last year they were already looking good in the big man department.  Now securing Kurt Tippett who plays forward and ruck it's hard to see Pyke getting a game (unless Mumford gets injured) let alone Walsh.  So speculating on tall internationals probably isn't worth their effort for the next few years.

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