Paddy learning from the best

PADDY McCartin knows he could not find a better role model than Nick Riewoldt. St Kilda snared McCartin with pick No.1 in last year’s NAB AFL Draft, ultimately preferring the Geelong Falcons key forward to Eastern Ranges midfield bull Christian Petracca. The Saints’ decision was influenced, in part, by the need to groom a forward-line […]

Richo a rap for Eli

PLENTY of praise has been heaped upon Nick Riewoldt this season, and while the veteran forward deserves every accolade he gets, St Kilda coach Alan Richardson has been just as impressed with the Saints younger brigade of future stars. Luke Dunstan has fitted in seamlessly to the senior team and collected 29 disposals on Saturday […]

Eli Templeton gets his chance

FOR SIX days in November last year, Tasmanian prospect Eli Templeton was left to wonder if his AFL dream was going to be put on hold for another 12 months. Fast-forward to this week and the 18-year-old is a strong chance to play in St Kilda’s season opener against Melbourne after being upgraded to the […]