Mid Season Draftees

Written by Chaos Theory on June 2 2023

The lastest Mid season draftees from Wednesday’s draft.

# The number at the end of the columns in their fantasy score

Ryan Maric WCE FWD $102,400 Gippsland Power (CTL) 96
Robert Hansen Jnr NM FWD $102,400 Subiaco (WAFL) 44
Clay Tucker HAW RUC $102,400 Eastern Ranges (CTL) 65
Matthew Coulthard RICH FWD $102,400 Glenelg (SANFL) 42
Harry Arnold SYD DEF $102,400 Brisbane Lions (VFL) 64
Mitchell Hardie GEEL MID $102,400 Woodville-West Torrens (SANFL) 108
Ethan Stanley FREM MID/FWD $102,400 Box Hill Hawks (VFL) 58
Jaiden Hunter ESS FWD $102,400 Perth (WAFL) 66
Caleb Poulter WB MID $212,000 Footscray Bulldogs (VFL) 76
Quinton Narkle PA MID $230,800 Essendon (VFL) 83
Brandon Ryan HAW FWD $102,400 Northern Bullants (VFL) 75
James Trezise RICH DEF $102,400 Richmond (VFL) 76
Jack Buller SYD FWD $102,400 Claremont (WAFL) 90

Gippsland Power forward Ryan Maric was taken by the West Coast Eagles with the first pick. Two years ago, Maric weighed 107kg and was playing country football for Drouin as a forward in the Gippsland League. Now, Maric (193cm, 83kg) is on West Coast’s list.

North Melbourne then used Pick 2 to select Subiaco goalkicker Robert Hansen Jnr. A lively 180cm forward with great goal nous, Hansen Jnr kicked three goals for Subiaco’s reserves side in Round 1 before playing five league matches.

Hawthorn with Pick 3 chose Eastern Ranges’ ruck Clay Tucker. The best ruck in the draft was GWS’s priority so they chose to pass on any selection.

Richmond with pick 4 took Glenelg’s Matt Coulthard

Pick 5 – GWS Giants: Pass

Sydney pick 6 194cm Lions VFL defender Harry Arnold — a former Suns academy member that was injured for the back-end of last season — to its list. A 24-year-old mobile key backman with a good one-on-one/intercept balance, Arnold has averaged 13.8 disposals and 7.8 marks this season. He is definitely one to keep an eye on for a early game.

Geelong with pick 7 selected Woodville-West Torrens’ Mitch Hardie

Fremantle, pick 8 Ethan Stanley Box Hill Hawks 188cm wing

Essendon, pick 9, Perth goalkicker Jaiden Hunter with Pick 9

Western Bulldogs, pick 10, Former Collingwood player Caleb Poulter became the latest Footscray player to be upgraded to Western Bulldogs’ AFL list

Luke Beveridge: “Absolutely (he could play). He’s been impressive enough at state league level for us to consider him coming in in the near future. He’s been playing mostly wing, he might play down there (defence).”

Port Adelaide, pick 11, ex-Cat Quinton Narkle from Essendon’s VFL side.

Hawthorn at Pick 12. Northern Bullants 200cm forward Brandon Ryan — the cousin of All-Australian Docker Luke Ryan. He’s kicked 18.10 from seven VFL matches this season, including 5.2 from 17 disposals and 10 marks against Sydney last month.

Richmond pick 13, VFL defender James Trezise was upgraded to the Tigers’ AFL list.

Pick 14 – GWS Giants: Pass

Sydney pick 15, selected Claremont ruck-forward Jack Buller.

# Detailed summary of draftees at AFL website.




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6 thoughts on “Mid Season Draftees”

  1. Ryan Maric will play in the WALF on the weekend after flying to join the Eagles yesterday.


    1. Hi Willy,
      Until they start training with clubs it is hard to be confident.

      With the Eagles injury woes and Ryan Maric form and enthusiasm you expect him to play sooner rather than later. His WALF game this weekend will be a key indicator.

      I am keen on Harry Arnold from Sydney. Drafted to help with the injured backline. A 24-year old, 194cm and 95kg key defender. Watch.

      Caleb Poulter got a good push from Bevo but his price of $212K makes it a difficult proposition. Would need to really fire and be on the bubble to be considered.

      Maric and Arnold are my two considerations as for the others I just don’t know.


  2. Sydney:
    Harrison Arnold.
    Arnold, a 24-year old, 194cm and 95kg key defender, joined the club from the Brisbane Lions with the Swans first pick of the night, pick 5.

    Originally from Mackay in Far North Queensland, Arnold came through the Gold Coast Suns Academy and played for Broadbeach before moving to Brisbane. He has spent the last two seasons with the Brisbane VFL side and has had a solid year in the key defender position for the Lions.

    “It’s no secret we have a few problems down there at the moment with injuries so we were getting stretched without any mature age players to fill those ranks for us so it was a clear focus for us.”

    “We really liked Harry last year, but he broke his clavicle in the VFL in July and needed surgery so that put an end to his season so we weren’t able to continue to assess him. This year however, he has done a pre-season with the Lions and he is physically well equipped for AFL football. His form has been really good and he has been playing on all types. His organisational skills and working with other defenders is impressive, he is a mature guy so he is ready to go.
    Sydney Swans General Manager – Recruiting and List Strategy, Kinnear Beatson


  3. Sydney:
    Jack Buller. 22-year old West Australian.

    Buller, who joined Sydney via pick 13 from the Claremont Football Club is a 199cm and 99kg key forward/ruck. He has had some standout performances in the WAFL this year and recently represented WA in the WA v SA representative match. A known goal kicker as well as his solid ruck skills, he was also part of the AFL Academy in 2018.

    Buller came through the WA pathway system with current Swans young stars Chad Warner and Logan McDonald and all three were part of the 2019 Western Australian National Championship winning side.

    “Jack has always been around the scene being in the WAFL program and AFL Academy in 2018 but he has got himself really fit and taken his football to a higher level. Don Pyke has strong connections in the WAFL and with Claremont and we heard he was in very good form. He can also go into the ruck, he competes really hard – that was one of the key things we liked about him as a key forward and a ruckman.”

    Sydney Swans General Manager – Recruiting and List Strategy, Kinnear Beatson



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