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Rookie selection No.25: Tim Smith

Matt Burgan  November 28, 2016 4:02 PM

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 25: Tim Smith of Casey attempts to mark the ball during the VFL Grand Final match between Footscray Bulldogs and Casey Scorpions at Etihad Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Darrian Traynor/AFL Media)

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 25: Tim Smith of Casey attempts to mark the ball during the VFL Grand Final match between Footscray Bulldogs and Casey Scorpions at Etihad Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/AFL Media)

Selection No.25: Tim Smith

A forward from Casey (Melbourne’s VFL affiliate), the 25-year-old played in the VFL Grand Final against Footscray. He kicked three goals after suffering a corked thigh early in the match. A strong mark, he applies good pressure and is nicknamed ‘The Bull’. Possessing a strong character, he is a genuine competitor. Smith is a plumber by trade.

What Melbourne national recruiting manager Jason Taylor says ...

“Our next selection was Tim Smith, which was a pretty popular selection within the club. He plays at Casey and he’s going to give us some real strength in that forward half. He gives us some aerial presence and some pressure at ground level as well – the way he attacks the ball and with his courage. I think it was very fulfilling for us to give him an opportunity. He’s got great character and we’re looking forward to him coming to the club."