From a HS article…
The 195cm Bomber was originally a ruck-forward, but Essendon’s recruiters were the ones who suggested he move into defence early last year, with great success
This is fascinating
Wonder what the rationale was there … genuinely thought he might be better as a defender or trying to have him slip perhaps as fwd/rucks seen as more valuable.
In any case the fact he can play both ends & pinch hit in ruck an added bonus