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Northampton’s Brynn Teakle stars in State clash as the ruck looks for second chance in AFL mid-season draft

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Brynn Teakle in the WAFL versus SANFL State game at  Optus Stadium, Perth.
Camera IconBrynn Teakle in the WAFL versus SANFL State game at Optus Stadium, Perth. Credit: Danella Bevis/The West Australian

Northampton’s Brynn Teakle impressed watchers as the WAFL State side took on the SANFL side last Sunday.

Despite the poor performance by WA, going down 5.16 (46) to 16.13 (109), it was a final chance for talents to impress clubs, with the AFL mid-season draft just around the corner.

Teakle was one of WA’s best during the loss to SA, finishing with 20 disposals, 15 kicks, five marks, one tackle and 16 hit outs.

The ruck has been impressing recruiters ahead of the upcoming mid-season draft, which is where he was taken back in 2022 with the eighth pick by Port Adelaide.

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The former Ram appeared in six games for Port before being de-listed at the end of last season. Teakle then spent the pre-season with Collingwood but was overlooked for a supplemental selection spot.

Teakle is one of 24 players to be asked by the AFL to do a medical ahead of the draft.

Fellow Mid West product and East Fremantle teammate Jed Hagan was also a feature in the State game.

In the loss, the Brigades export tallied seven disposals, one mark, one tackle and kicked a behind. Hagan has garnered interest from the Bombers.

They were not the only local talents showing off their skills, with a few young products featuring in the WA 18’s vs WAFL 21’s match on the weekend. There were also a pair of Railways products in East Fremantle’s Jack Cocking and Perth’s Noah Cachard playing for the WAFL side.

Cocking slotted two goals as the WAFL side got up 10.17 (77) to 11.4 (70) over the WA squad.

The forward has been impressing in the Sharks reserves, kicking 8.8 in his four appearances while averaging 10 disposals a game.

Meanwhile Cachard has been suiting up for the Perth side, averaging 10.7 disposals in six games and has kicked four goals in his first season of league action.

The AFL mid-season draft is set to take place on Wednesday, May 29 at 5pm WA time.

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