NAB AFL Combine testing results

A number of TAC Cup players impressed in the early tests of the 2015 NAB AFL Combine.

Friday night was the one and only time during the Combine that the footballs were in action, with the clean hands, goalkicking and kicking tests.

Dandenong Stingrays defender Kieran Collins (pictured) missed a perfect score by one in the clean hands, leading the way with 29 ahead of Northern Knights pair Darcy MacPherson and Tyrone Leonardis with 28.

Players from the Knights featured in the top 5 of all three tests, with captain Jade Gresham one of four players to score a perfect 30 on the goalkicking, along with Calder Cannon Nick O’Kearney, Morrish Medal winning Murray Bushranger Clayton Oliver and South Australian Oleg Markov

In the final assessment, Tasmanian Mitchell Hibberd scored 24 on the kicking test, just ahead of Murray Bushranger Nick Coughlan with 23, Northern Knight Darcy MacPherson and Dandenong Stingray Thomas Glen 22.

The Day 3 Combine results were still being finalised on Saturday night, but the following were the best from the TAC Cup:

  • North Ballarat Rebel Darcy Tucker led the way for the TAC Cup players in the beep test with 15.3, followed closely by Dandenong Stingray Jacob Weitering with a 15.1, while WA’s Josh Schoenfield recorded the second best Combine score ever with 16.2 to lead the way.
  • Oakleigh Charger Alex Morgan and Dandenong Stingray Kurt Mutimer were the fastest in the 20 metre sprint with 2.88, while Eastern Ranges captain Liam Jeffs and North Ballarat Rebel Daniel Rioli were just behind on 2.89
  • Stingray ruckman Gach Nyuon equalled Nic Naitanui’s absolute running jump record of 3.62m (combining highest point you can reach when jumping off the ground + running jump).
  • North Ballarat Rebel Daniel Rioli recorded the best time for the repeat sprint with 24.16 seconds, ahead of Dandenong Stingray Tom Glen with 24.46 and Oakleigh Charger David Cuningham with 24.51

Follow @TACCup on twitter for the 3km results on Sunday, as well as the State Combine results.


Clean hands test (out of a possible 30)
Kieran Collins                   Dandenong Stingrays        29
Darcy MacPherson              Northern Knights             28
Tyrone Leonardis               Northern Knights              28
Daniel Rioli                      North Ballarat Rebels        27
Rhys Mathieson                 Geelong Falcons              27
Mitch King                       Murray Bushrangers          27
Jade Gresham                  Northern Knights              26
Bailey Rice                      Dandenong Stingrays        26
Darcy Tucker                    North Ballarat Rebels        26
Kurt Mutimer                    Dandenong Stingrays        26

Goalkicking test      (out of a possible 30)
Jade Gresham                  Northern Knights             30
Nick O'Kearney                 Calder Cannons              30                                           
Clayton Oliver                  Murray Bushrangers         30
Tyrone Leonardis              Northern Knights             25
Liam Jeffs                      Eastern Ranges               25
Nick Coughlan                  Murray Bushrangers         25
Mitch King                       Murray Bushrangers         25 

Kicking test (out of a possible 30)                   
Nick Coughlan                 Murray Bushrangers           23
Darcy MacPherson            Northern Knights               22
Thomas Glen                  Dandenong Stingrays         22
Jade Gresham                 Northern Knights              21
Nick O'Kearney                Calder Cannons               21
Rhys Mathieson                Geelong Falcons              21
Ben McKay                      Gippsland Power             21
Charlie Curnow                 Geelong Falcons             21 


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