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The new bidding system: Implications for the 2015 draft

The system explained: With the new system that has been announced this year, there’s been some confusion from fans over the implications it will have on their academy and father/son talents. The first part of this article aims to explain the system in an easy to understand manner, while the second will look at cases […]

Under the Microscope: Time to get defensive

Key defenders and small defenders are crucial to a team’s success. Recruiters now have to find players who are willing to run in both an attacking and defensive manner. In this edition of Under the Microscope we are going to be looking at aspects of defending which are both over and underrated when analysing a […]

Under the Microscope: Ruck development

The art of the ruck. They start the game and can be the difference between winning and losing. Ruckmen are the most frustrating and hardest to develop. The golden rule of recruiting is proven with these players – the taller the player, the longer the development. But clubs are now taking ruckmen from the state league […]

Rebels set to buck the premiership trend in 2015

North Ballarat Rebels are one of three teams charging towards its second TAC Cup premiership, but the lid is firmly on, despite a strong start in season 2015. The Rebels only blemish this year was an unlucky two-point loss to Geelong Falcons at Simonds Stadium. That result that could have gone either way, especially considering […]

The JC Form Report: Rounds five and six

With the TAC Cup season well underway, the form report will look at the top 10 players from the last two weeks, commendable performances, and those who, while they might not have performed to the top of their ability last week, have shown enough throughout the season to suggest they are someone to keep an eye […]

Josh Glenn: An interesting path

When Gold Coast called out Josh Glenn with selection seven in last year’s rookie draft, to most he was just another name and one of many mature age players drafted to the AFL. But the path Glenn took to get to there is very different. In his junior season, he fell out with the Central […]

The JC Form Report: Week four

With the TAC Cup season well underway, the form report will look at the top 10 players from last week, commendable performances, and those who, while they might not have performed to the top of their ability last week, have shown enough throughout the season to suggest they are someone to keep an eye on. […]

The JC TAC Cup form report: Round three

Our newest series is a new perspective on power rankings. With most power rankings looking the same in each instalment, Rising Stars writer Jourdan Canil has begun the form power rankings, with the top 20 players ranked on week to week form. It’s important to keep in mind that these are not draft rankings. However, […]

New Pioneers set to entertain

Bendigo Pioneers are set to be a harder running and more entertaining  team this year if new coach Brett Henderson has anything to say about it. The new Pioneers Under 18s coach has taken over the role from David Newett after the latter had three years in the role. Henderson’s coaching resume includes a premiership […]

In the Spotlight: Draft bolters and sliders

As we converge on the national draft in less than two weeks, In the Spotlight takes a look at the draftees whose names are set to be called out on November 27th. In our first edition, we take a look at the bolters and sliders – those who have either shot up the draft order […]

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