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Alex Rance [merged]
« on: November 24, 2007, 11:19:33 AM »
Alex Rance Swan Districts, WA, 192.3cm, 87.6kg,  DOB 9/10/89

Tall defender

Honours
NAB AFL All-Australian Under-18 Team 2007
Western Australia representative winners of the 2007 NAB AFL Under-18 Championship

Jon Haines, Talent and Coaching Manager WA Football Commission says:

Alex is the son of Murray who played a fair bit of footy over here in WA [with both the Eagles and Swan Districts]. He has a mature body for his age and played a lot of footy at the Championships as a running half-back with really strong defensive skills. He loves to run hard and aggressively from the half-back line; he showed that all year and not just at the carnival. For Swan Districts, he continually set up their play from the half-back line with his hard running, but he can certainly hold down a key position as well.

Hes very good overhead and very good in one-on-one situations, he holds his ground very well and rarely gets beaten in marking duels. Alex is a really committed, disciplined trainer; he soaks up the fitness and training side of things which is another good sign from a coachability point of view.

Kevin Sheehan, AFL National Talent Manager says:

Hes a dasher and hes been a revelation this year; hes much improved. Hes one of those defenders who is prepared to take them on and provide that dash out of defence and break the lines. Hes one who really enhanced his prospects with his three performances as a tall defender at the Championships.
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Re: Pick 18 - Alex Rance
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2007, 12:03:04 PM »

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Re: Pick 18 - Alex Rance
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2007, 12:05:10 PM »

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Re: Pick 18 - Alex Rance
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2007, 01:52:16 PM »
Name:Alex Rance

DOB: 9/10/1989
Height: 192.3cm
Weight: 87.6kg

Recruited From: SWAN DISTRICTS
Position:  Tall defender

Bio: Hard running player who provided WA U18s with great rebound from defence in their Championship-winning team. Won All-Australian honours.

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Re: Pick 18 - Alex Rance
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2007, 01:54:06 PM »
If looks count for anything, he certainly looks the goods.

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Re: Pick 18 - Alex Rance
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2007, 01:57:51 PM »
The thing i like about this guy is his body size/shape.

Already shows good upper body definition and will continue to get bigger and stronger.

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Re: Pick 18 - Alex Rance
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2007, 04:16:53 PM »
Rance's stats

WA Colts: 15 games, 7 goals

WAFL: 1 game 02/06/2007 vs Perth (3rd BOG) 11k 11h 8m 2ff 4fa

http://www.sportingpulse.com/nf/team_info.cgi?player=Alex%20Rance&action=PSTATS&pID=185271125&client=1-2393-0-52004-4374301

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Re: Pick 18 - Alex Rance
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2007, 10:37:15 PM »
Absolutely thrilled to the eye teeth to land Alex Rance. :clapping

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Re: Pick 18 - Alex Rance
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2007, 10:42:08 PM »
rance will work nicly with thursty IMO

rance to take the gorillas and thursty to take the athletic ones

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Re: Pick 18 - Alex Rance
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2007, 04:19:23 AM »
Thankfully no one took Jarrad Grant before the Bulldogs' pick #5 otherwise we would have missed out on Rance.

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Alex Rance, son of former Bulldog Murray and a dashing key defender, is mentioned as a possible option at No. 5.

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Then comes the curve-ball. Rance, the player the Dogs named as a possible Plan B for Grant, is overlooked in the first round.

A break is called. Richmond has 18. If the Tigers look past Rance and Ward, the Dogs will have an unexpected call to make.

The Tigers take the heat off, naming Rance. The choice is then obvious: the Dogs select Ward at No. 19.

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/footy/common/story_page/0,8033,22819265%255E19742,00.html

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Re: Pick 18 - Alex Rance
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2007, 03:50:34 PM »
Rance is apparently flying into Melbourne tonight and will join in his first training session on Wednesday.
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Re: Pick 18 - Alex Rance
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2007, 08:06:38 PM »
Rance is apparently flying into Melbourne tonight and will join in his first training session on Wednesday.

Correct MT

He is supposed to the at the Club80 function tomorrow night, along with Putt and some kid called Cotchin ;D

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Re: Pick 18 - Alex Rance
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2007, 08:49:16 PM »
Rance is apparently flying into Melbourne tonight and will join in his first training session on Wednesday.

Correct MT

He is supposed to the at the Club80 function tomorrow night, along with Putt and some kid called Cotchin ;D




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Re: Pick 18 - Alex Rance
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2007, 09:20:17 PM »
Gee i love the photo of this kid with the ball firmly stuck in his hands while trying to brake the tackle.

His upper body size for a youngster is fantastic and is what we need.

This kid will be a tank.

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Re: Pick 18 - Alex Rance
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2007, 07:27:13 AM »