New Kanga embraces his licence to thrill

HE ADMITS at times to harbouring self-doubt, but North Melbourne recruit Billy Hartung is ready to use his licence for more aggression as he eyes a berth for round one.

On the eve of his fifth season, the 23-year-old believes a second chance under Brad Scott has him primed for a breakout season starting on Saturday against Gold Coast.

“He’s really given me the licence to take the game on, break the lines, link up and give that run and carry,” Hartung told AFL.com.au.

“I guess coming from Hawthorn there were times I wouldn’t back myself and take the game on.

“I think it’s being a bit more aggressive with the way I play footy (at the Roos).

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