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AFL 2017 Round 01 - Adelaide v GWS Giants

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 26: Charlie Cameron of the Crows breaks away from Matthew Kennedy of the Giants during the 2017 AFL round 01 match between the Adelaide Crows and the GWS Giants at Adelaide Oval on March 26, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by AFL Media)

Charlie Cameron believes his rugby league background is a big reason why tackling and a lightning side step are two major weapons in his game.

The Queensland-born speedster told The Crows Show he played rugby league as a junior and didn’t take up AFL until late in his teens.

Cameron said tackling and taking the game on were things he could transfer from one sport to the other.

“Tackling is a big part of my role with forward 50 pressure and up in the forward lines,” Cameron said.

“It’s a lot different with tackling from NRL to AFL but I enjoy tackling and when I get to hit blokes.”

The 22-year-old has taken his game to another level this year and his run and carry through the middle of the ground have become somewhat of a trademark.

“I’m enjoying my time up in the midfield at the moment so hopefully I can get some more minutes up there,” Cameron said.

 “When I get the chance to run and carry I can but I guess it just happens.

“To take the game on is exciting so I’ve just got to keep doing it.”

For the full interview and more behind-the-scenes insights tune in to Channel Seven at 11.30am on Sunday for The Crows Show, brought to you by Chemist Warehouse.

The show will then be available on our website and app. It is also replayed nationally on 7Mate early in the week. Please check your local TV guides.