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He's ready: Murphy

  • He's ready: Murphy

    MELBOURNE, VICTORIA - APRIL 23: Jack Silvagni of the Northern Blues celebrates after kicking a goal during the VFL round 3 match between the Northern Blues and Port Melbourne at Preston City Oval on April 23, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Carlton captain Marc Murphy believes that father/son recruit Jack Silvagni is ready for the AFL and could make his debut in the biggest rivalry in the games history, against Collingwood this Saturday night.

Silvagni was taken with pick 53 by the Blues after rival club Essendon put a bid on the talented youngster, forcing the Blues to select him with their next selection. 

The 18 year old has played six games this year for the Northern Blues in the VFL and kicked 15 goals, as well as averaging 12 disposals and three marks. 

“I certainly would (say he’s ready for senior football this week),” Murphy said.

“The whole leadership group would and the coaches would.

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“Not only is he kicking goals, he’s working hard, tackling, putting forward pressure on. He’s doing everything right and that’s all you can ask.

“He’s stringing games together at a really high level so he’s putting his hand up, for sure.”

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