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2014 Rookie Draft, pick 29: Jason Castagna

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Jason Castagna of Vic Metro in action during the 2014 NAB AFL Under 18 Championship match between VIC Metro and South Australia at Simonds Stadium, Geelong on July 03, 2014. (Photo: Sean Garnsworthy/AFL Media)
Jason Castagna of Vic Metro in action during the 2014 NAB AFL Under 18 Championship match between VIC Metro and South Australia at Simonds Stadium, Geelong on July 03, 2014. (Photo: Sean Garnsworthy/AFL Media)

Richmond has selected Northern Knights utility Jason Castagna with its second pick (selection 29) in the 2014 Rookie Draft.

A small defender or forward, Castagna represented Vic Metro at the National Championships, where he won the coaches award.

He played nine games for the Knights in the TAC Cup, averaging 17 disposals and three tackles per match.

He also attended the National Combine, where he tested equal fifth for the beep test.

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“Jason is a dashing defender who has a great combination of speed and endurance,” said Richmond Recruitment Manager Francis Jackson.

“He takes the game on with run and carry, and is hard to tackle with his excellent lateral movement.

“He also competes well, and can also play as a lock down defender on the dangerous small forwards.”