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Rookie pick 38: Lachlan Murphy

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Lachlan Murphy   - Photo by AFC Media

Lachlan Murphy - Photo by AFC Media

Lachlan Murphy
Height: 178cm
Weight: 74kg
Position: Defender
DOB: 4/12/98
From: Crows SANFL Development Squad/Northern Knights

BIO: Skilful and courageous small defender who excelled in his first season of senior football as part of Adelaide’s SANFL development squad. From Victoria, Murphy played every game for the SANFL Crows and won the Dean Bailey Award as the Club’s best and most dedicated development player. He finished fourth in Adelaide’s State League Club Champion count and earned the SANFL’s Breakthrough Player award on debut in Round One. A rebounding backman, Murphy ranked second at the SANFL Crows for effective kicks and rebound 50ms, and finished third at the Club for marks and disposals. He also collected more intercept possessions than any other Crow outside of League leader Tom Doedee. The versatile left-footer, who played as an inside midfielder at TAC Cup level, won the Northern Knights best and fairest award from just 10 games last year. Murphy is also proficient in the forward half as evidenced by his two-goal game against South Adelaide in the final match of Adelaide’s SANFL season. Despite his size, the 18-year-old is strong overhead and tough to beat one-on-one.