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.
LEADING TAC CUP PERFORMERS – DAY TWO COMBINE
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