Richmond has used its third selection (No. 58 overall) in the 2018 national draft to recruit Clarence wingman, Fraser Turner.
Here is a summary of what Richmond fans can expect to see from Turner on-field...
Fraser first came to notice playing as an over-ager at last year’s U16 National Carnival impressing with his ability to cover the ground. This season he played very consistent football with Tasmania in the Academy series, then with the Allies in the National Championships, where he averaged 24 disposals playing on the wing. After the Nationals, he went back and played senior football with Clarence and performed strongly against men.
Fraser already possesses elite AFL running ability. He uses this running capacity along with his football smarts to accumulate plenty of the ball and use it effectively. At 186cm and 77kg, he is a nice size for an AFL running player.
As one of the youngest players in the draft and being from outside the elite pathway, we feel Fraser has huge development left in his football. His strong running suits the way we play and are very excited for him to join the club.