The four-day NAB AFL Draft Combine wrapped up on Sunday and was followed by the single-day Victorian State Combine, with five Peter Jackson VFL players participating in the various skill-based and physical tests conducted at Etihad Stadium.
Footscray young gun Ben Long tested at the national Draft Combine, while highly-rated Coburg half-back Luke Ryan was in attendance but didn’t test as he recovers from a shoulder injury.
Long recorded a level 13.6 beep test as well as times of 10:52 in the 3km time trial, 3.03 seconds in the 20m sprint and 25.90 seconds in the repeat sprint test, while also finishing equal-third in the kicking test.
Lions midfielder Robbie Fox, Geelong VFL mid-forward Sam McLachlan, North Ballarat ruckman Rowan Marshall and Casey Scorpions big man Oscar McInerney participated in the State Combine, while Scorpions key-position player Declan Keilty and Cats defender Tom Stewart were invited but didn’t test.
See the results from VFL players in the beep test and 20m sprint at the State Combine below.
Robbie Fox – level 14.7
Sam McLachlan – 13.3
Rowan Marshall – 13.1
Oscar McInerney – 12.8
Robbie Fox – 3.06 seconds
Rowan Marshall – 3.11
Sam McLachlan – 3.29
Oscar McInerney – 3.31