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Wagner joins Melbourne via Rookie Draft

Rookie Draft pick No.6: Josh Wagner Watch Rookie selection Josh Wagner in action

MELBOURNE has selected Josh Wagner, from Aspley in Queensland, with its first pick (No.6) in the NAB AFL Rookie Draft.

The 21-year-old is a 187cm rebounding defender/midfielder. A left-footer, Wagner possesses good endurance and is a smart, tough footballer.

In 2011-12, Wagner played for Queensland in the NAB AFL under 18 championships and has since become a fine player for Aspley.

He played in the NEAFL state team in 2015 and was named in this year’s NEAFL team of the year.

Wagner comes from a strong football background, with his father Scott and grandfather Gary greats of Queensland football.

His younger brother Corey Wagner was drafted by North Melbourne earlier in the week.