All nine of the North Ballarat Rebels that attended the AFL National and State draft combines acquitted themselves extremely well according to North Ballarat Rebels talent manager Phil Partington.
Jarrod Berry and Tom Williamson were the best two performers, both reinforcing their reputations as genuine athletes. Berry won the three-kilometre time trial and was equal best in the beep test, while Williamson won the agility test. Number one draft prospect Hugh McCluggage did not test at the combine after pulling up with a sore quad following the All-Stars match in late September. Fellow midfielder Willem Drew did not take part in the sprint tests but ran well in Sunday’s three-kilometre time trial with a time of 10 minutes and eight seconds. Cedric Cox tested well in the agility and speed tests. Of the state invitees, Callan Wellings was outstanding in the beep test recording a 15.4 shuttle run. Jarrod Korewha did not test due to a lower back concern while Lloyd Meek and Jermaine Jones impressed. Roosters’ Rowan Marshall performed strongly.
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