AFL Tasmania southern talent manager Matthew Armstrong has enthusiastically endorsed Fraser Turner’s reputation as a running machine.

Turner, a talented, young wingman taken by Richmond with its third pick (No. 58 overall) in the 2018 AFL national draft, had an excellent season representing Tasmania in the under-18 Academy series and then the Allies during the under-18 national championships, as well as playing at senior level for his Tassie club Clarence.

Armstrong, a former Fitzroy and North Melbourne star, described Turner’s running data throughout 2018 as elite and leaving AFL players in his wake.

“He came back from the under-16s last year and he’s been a different kid, a different athlete,” Armstrong told Hobart’s ‘Mercury’ newspaper.

“He’s running 161 metres per minute in some games.

“In the AFL it is 149 metres a minute, and he’s 161 metres.

“His running capabilities are phenomenal.

“With the possibility of less rotations in the AFL, players like him really come into contention.”

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