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The opening round of the 2021 NAB League boys competition (this year Under 19s) was completed today with the clash between two of the best performed clubs of recent years with the Sandringham Dragons hosting the Oakleigh Chargers at RSEA Park, Moorabbin. The home side came from behind to record a 16 point win. Co-skipper Josh Sinn was among the Dragons’ best while Collingwood father/son prospect Nick Daicos impressed with three goals.

However, for Demon fans, the interest this year is likely to be with the Dandenong Stingrays who selected three 2021 Melbourne Next Generation Academy members in their side for their opening round game against the Gippsland Power which they won comfortably by 39 points yesterday. According to this report from the Greater Dandenong Leader (NAB League Boys 2021: Dandenong Stingrays defeat Gippsland Power) 18-year-old 200cm ruckman/forward Mac Andrews from Berwick was in the best for the Stingrays with 12 kicks, 10 handballs, 12 hit-outs, 3 marks, 3  tackles on debut in the competition.

Kobi George, who is also in the Melbourne NGA, paraded his pace off half back which fellow academy member Ryan Koo Kwet Kim was also in the side.

We’ll certainly be following the fortunes of these players as the season unfolds.

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The opening round of the 2021 NAB League boys competition (this year Under 19s) was completed today with the clash between two of the best performed clubs of recent years with the Sandringham Dragons

From AFL Draft Central - Scouting Notes: 2021 NAB League – Round 1 “Dandenong Stingrays #22 Mac Andrew Another NGA prospect for Melbourne, he showed some really good signs as a forward

Mac Andrew I believe is a Sudanese heritage? BOG in his first NAB league debut game. Definitely well worth keeping an eye this year.

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32 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

talented young ruckman coming thru the pipeline? how on earth does he qualify for us?

Mac Andrew I believe is a Sudanese heritage? BOG in his first NAB league debut game.

Definitely well worth keeping an eye this year.

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From AFL Draft Central - Scouting Notes: 2021 NAB League – Round 1

Dandenong Stingrays

#22 Mac Andrew

Another NGA prospect for Melbourne, he showed some really good signs as a forward that rotated through the ruck, where he displayed a good understanding of the role, timing his leaps and placing his taps well to the advantage of teammates around the ground, leading to Dandenong’s scoreboard pressure. He also positioned well in marking contests, being in spots just outside the forward 50 that he’d create a contest for Dandenong to get it back in.

#27 Kobi George

The Melbourne NGA prospect worked out of the backline, trusted with the kick-ins where he’d deliver to the advantage of teammates. He was a delight to watch when working through traffic, with Gippsland players just unable to get a hold of him. He could run through a pack and come out the other side without losing balance. His speed and precision with his handballing was top class, often getting a good amount of distance behind it to a teammate out on their own, allowing the Dandenong transition to continue quickly going forward. Had a few kicks on the run that didn’t quite come off as well as he’d like, but still managed penetration in them.”

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Didn't the afl change the nga rules so now clubs can't match a bid that's made within the first 20 picks? 

Would be just our luck to finally have a highly rated kid come through then not get access to him.

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4 minutes ago, Nascent said:

Didn't the afl change the nga rules so now clubs can't match a bid that's made within the first 20 picks? 

Would be just our luck to finally have a highly rated kid come through then not get access to him.

yep

be interesting to see where they fall

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15 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

be great if we could have a highly rated academy kid - or two! - in a year in which we don't have a first round pick

couldn't be better timing MBrown, Majak, TMac all withering out and we get a project tall to slip into one of their spots and Chandler, Bedford, Baker not quite making the jump after 3-4 years as smalls and we get a little indigenous boy who even if he goes back alongside Bowey & Deak is going to be so nice when we start to lose Jets, Hib and with the jury still out on Hunts long term spot in the side. Is it bad that i'm excited for october already?

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The Herald Sun has published its NAB LEAGUE WEEK SUPER RANKINGS for the first two weeks of competition-

Ranking, Player, Club, Position, 2021 Games, 2021 Ave. KFC SuperCoach Points

1. Nick Daicos (Oakleigh Chargers), MID/FWD, 1 game, 177 points

2. Joel Fitzgerald (Northern Knights), MID, 1 game, 172 points

3. Ned Long (Northern Knights), KEY FWD, 1 game, 168 points

4. Corey Preston (Eastern Ranges), FWD, 1 game, 156 points

5. Ben Hobbs (Greater Western Victoria Rebels), MID, 1 game, 151 points

6. Tyler Sonsie (Eastern Ranges), MID/FWD, 1 game, 150 points

7. Sam Conforti (Bendigo Pioneers), MID, 1 game, 146 points

8. Noah Gribble (Geelong Falcons), MID/DEF, 1 game, 142 points

9. Mac Andrew (Dandenong Stingrays), RUCK, 1 game, 140 points

10. Cody Raak (Western Jets), KEY DEF, 2 games, 137 points

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6 hours ago, Leopold Bloom said:

The Herald Sun has published its NAB LEAGUE WEEK SUPER RANKINGS for the first two weeks of competition-

Ranking, Player, Club, Position, 2021 Games, 2021 Ave. KFC SuperCoach Points

1. Nick Daicos (Oakleigh Chargers), MID/FWD, 1 game, 177 points

2. Joel Fitzgerald (Northern Knights), MID, 1 game, 172 points

3. Ned Long (Northern Knights), KEY FWD, 1 game, 168 points

4. Corey Preston (Eastern Ranges), FWD, 1 game, 156 points

5. Ben Hobbs (Greater Western Victoria Rebels), MID, 1 game, 151 points

6. Tyler Sonsie (Eastern Ranges), MID/FWD, 1 game, 150 points

7. Sam Conforti (Bendigo Pioneers), MID, 1 game, 146 points

8. Noah Gribble (Geelong Falcons), MID/DEF, 1 game, 142 points

9. Mac Andrew (Dandenong Stingrays), RUCK, 1 game, 140 points

10. Cody Raak (Western Jets), KEY DEF, 2 games, 137 points

In view of the new rules concerning the drafting of NGA’s, I think we need to keep a lid on Mac. That might be somewhat difficult if he repeats this sort of performance on a regular basis.

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Mac Andrew is getting some media attention.   Nice to be 4-0 with a freakish talent waiting for us in our NGA Academy.  😀

Bit of a worry reading about the new NGA draft rules though and I bet we get shafted.   

'He blitzed in the Stingrays' opening game of the season with 22 disposals, six clearances and 11 hitouts against Gippsland Power and took the eye of scouts with his athleticism, skills and movement across the ground.' 
 

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So he's played well so now we have to put work in to him to make sure he's keen to come to us and also developing well. Yet at the same time we can't have him do too well because if he goes in the top 20 we'll lose access to him!

Great system..

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2 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

So he's played well so now we have to put work in to him to make sure he's keen to come to us and also developing well. Yet at the same time we can't have him do too well because if he goes in the top 20 we'll lose access to him!

Great system..

 

Yeah the new rule is pitiful.   The Dogs should have to give back Ugle Hagan.

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