State Combine invitees announced

46 extra TAC Cup players have been invited to test at the 2016 Victorian State Combine, after 43 TAC Cup players scored invites to the national NAB AFL Draft Combine last week. 

The State Combine will take place at Etihad Stadium on Sunday October 9 after the four-day national Combine has concluded. Attendees will be tested for their athletic traits and football skills as well as having their personality and character assessed, but on a lesser scale than for those attending the national Combine. 

Players invited to the State Combine have had interest shown in them by AFL clubs, but weren’t nominated by the minimum five clubs required to be invited to the national Combine. 

The Oakleigh Chargers head the list for most State Combine invitees with seven players (after having five invited to the national Combine). Next is the Calder Cannons (six / none invited to the national Combine), followed by the Dandenong Stingrays (five / four), Sandringham Dragons (five / six), Murray Bushrangers (four / eight), North Ballarat Rebels (four / five), Eastern Ranges (three / five), Northern Knights (three / one), Western Jets (three / three), Bendigo Pioneers (two / two), Geelong Falcons (two / three) and Gippsland Power (two / one). 

See the full list of TAC Cup State Combine invitees below.

CLICK HERE to see the NAB AFL Combine list, announced last week 


Cooper Jones           Bendigo Pioneers

Kayle Kirby              Bendigo Pioneers


Hayden Blythe          Calder Cannons

Zach Guthrie            Calder Cannons

Mitch Lewis              Calder Cannons

Jackson McDonald     Calder Cannons

Michael Romero        Calder Cannons

Ben Ronke               Calder Cannons


Dan Allsop               Dandenong Stingrays

Mason De Wit           Dandenong Stingrays

Sam Fowler             Dandenong Stingrays

Liam McKay             Dandenong Stingrays

Reece Piper             Dandenong Stingrays


Kane Keppel            Eastern Ranges

Nelson Lane             Eastern Ranges

Jordan Lynch           Eastern Ranges


Pat Dowling             Geelong Falcons

Sam Simpson           Geelong Falcons


Will Leslie                Gippsland Power

Sean Masterson        Gippsland Power


James Cousins         Murray Bushrangers

Louis Pinnuck           Murray Bushrangers

Lachlan Tiziani          Murray Bushrangers

Isaac Wallace           Murray Bushrangers


Jermaine Jones        North Ballarat Rebels

Jarrod Korewha        North Ballarat Rebels

Lloyd Meek              North Ballarat Rebels

Callan Wellings         North Ballarat Rebels


Luke Bunker            Northern Knights

Lachlan Murphy        Northern Knights

Matthew Signorello    Northern Knights


Jono Aujard             Oakleigh Chargers

Louis Cunningham     Oakleigh Chargers

Nick Larkey             Oakleigh Chargers

Ed Phillips                Oakleigh Chargers

Jack Roughsedge      Oakleigh Chargers

Callum Searle           Oakleigh Chargers

Lachlan Walker         Oakleigh Chargers


Harrison Burt           Sandringham Dragons

Lachlan Filipovic        Sandringham Dragons

Corey Lyons            Sandringham Dragons

Cam Poulson            Sandringham Dragons

Ari Sakeson             Sandringham Dragons


Harrison Bult            Western Jets

Brock McGregor       Western Jets

Brodie Romensky      Western Jets


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