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Bolton backs in AFL debutant Jack Silvagni

  • Bolton backs in AFL debutant Jack Silvagni

    GEELONG, VICTORIA - MAY 24: Jack Silvagni of Vic Metro looks on during the U18 Championship match between Vic Metro and Vic Country at Simonds Stadium on May 24, 2015 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Carlton coach Brendon Bolton says Jack Silvagni has won his AFL place on merit and not off the back of his famous surname.

Silvagni will follow in the footsteps of his grandfather Sergio and father Stephen, who won four premierships between them, when he debuts against Collingwood.

"Third generation makes it that little bit more special (but) he's kicked 14 goals in the last month. It was earned," he said.

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