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Brayshaw to wear No.10, Petracca No.26

Angus Brayshaw of the Demons poses for a photograph during the 2014 NAB AFL Draft at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast on November 27, 2014. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media) (Editor's Note: A digital filter has been applied to this image)
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MELBOURNE has finalised the rest of its guernsey numbers for 2015, with top draft picks Angus Brayshaw and Christian Petracca given No.10 and No.26 respectively.

Brayshaw takes over No.10 from the retired Shannon Byrnes, who is now a welfare and development coach with the club. The No.10 was also worn by former captain/coach Carl Ditterich.

Petracca has gained No.26, worn by three-time premiership player Ian Thorogood, and most recently worn by Daniel Nicholson.  

Oscar McDonald has been given No.28 – three numbers away from his older brother Tom, who wears No.25. No.28 was most recently worn by Joel Macdonald in 2013. Father and son combination Adrian and Anthony Dullard both wore No.28, although Adrian also donned No.34 and No.18. Adrian was a dual premiership player and Anthony played more than 100 matches in No.28.

South Australian Alex Neal-Bullen has been handed No.30 – the number made famous by 1957 and 1959 Melbourne premiership captain John Beckwith. Peter Moore also wore No.30 when he won his second Brownlow Medal in 1984.   

Melbourne’s first pick in the NAB AFL Rookie Draft, Aaron Vandenberg, has inherited Max Gawn’s previous No.37. Gawn has taken on the late, great Jimmy Stynes’ No.11 jumper. He is the only Demon from 2014 to switch numbers for next year. Stynes also wore No.37 in his first senior match for Melbourne.

Mitchell White, who claimed the last spot on Melbourne’s list for 2015, will wear No.41. He takes over from former defender Alex Georgiou, who wore the number in seven matches this year.

Peter Rohde, the former Western Bulldogs coach and long-serving Port Adelaide general manager of football, holds the Melbourne record for the most matches played in No.41. He donned the number 163 AFL matches, including 117 with Melbourne from 1988-95.

Every number from one to 31 has been filled, but there are four vacancies in the 30s – No.32 to No.35.

From No.36 to No.48, all numbers have been filled.

Matt Jones (No.45), Dean Terlich (No.46), Max King (No.47) and Jack Fitzpatrick (No.48) have retained their numbers beyond the 44 players on Melbourne’s list for 2015.

As previously announced, Heritier Lumumba will wear No.8, with fellow recruits Billy Stretch (No.15), Sam Frost (No.17), Ben Newton (No.19) and Jeff Garlett (No.36) also given their new numbers.

2015 Melbourne numbers

1 – Jesse Hogan

2 – Nathan Jones

3 – Christian Salem

4 – Jack Watts

5 – Jimmy Toumpas

6 – Chris Dawes

7 – Jack Viney

8 – Heritier Lumumba

9 – Jack Trengove

10 – Angus Brayshaw

11 – Max Gawn

12 – Dom Tyson

13 – Jordie McKenzie

14 – Lynden Dunn

15 – Billy Stretch

16 – Dean Kent

17 – Sam Frost

18 – Daniel Cross

19 – Ben Newton

20 – Colin Garland

21 – Cameron Pedersen

22 – Viv Michie

23 – Bernie Vince

24 – Jay Kennedy-Harris

25 – Tom McDonald

26 – Christian Petracca

27 – Aidan Riley

28 – Oscar McDonald

29 – Jayden Hunt

30 – Alex Neal-Bullen

31 – Jack Grimes

32 –

33 –

34 –

35 –

36 – Jeff Garlett

37 – Aaron Vandenberg

38 – Jeremy Howe

39 – Neville Jetta

40 – Mark Jamar

41 – Mitchell White

42 – Jake Spencer

43 – James Harmes

44 – Rohan Bail

45 – Matt Jones

46 – Dean Terlich

47 – Max King

48 – Jack Fitzpatrick