Mid West products Jed Hagan, Judd McVee feature in Swans win against South Australia

Jordan McArdleGeraldton Guardian
Reuben CarderGeraldton Guardian
WA v South Australia, AFL national under-19s carnival opener. Pictured - WA's Jed Hagan and SA's Lachlan Grubb compete for the ball
Camera IconWA v South Australia, AFL national under-19s carnival opener. Pictured - WA's Jed Hagan and SA's Lachlan Grubb compete for the ball Credit: Daniel Wilkins

Great Northern Football League products featured as a hardworking and physical State side racked up a 29-point win against South Australia in the national under-19s carnival at Mineral Resources Park last Saturday.

Brigades product Jed Hagan and Rovers’ Judd McVee were on the park as the Black Swans won 9.13 (67) to 5.8 (38).

Hagan racked up three marks and 17 disposals while McVee had five marks and 12 disposals.

Rovers’ Ed Curley and Northampton’s Josh Cripps were also included in the squad.

McVee has nine goals in five games for Rovers this season in between his other footy commitments while Hagan has six goals in four matches and has been one of the side’s best.

WA made the most of their first match in 688 days with a powerful display, and were the better side for three of the four quarters, led by the on-ball brigade of Kade Dittmar, Angus Sheldrick, Josh Browne and Matt Johnson.

There were stars all over the ground as midfield bulls Dittmar and Sheldrick set the tone early with trademark physicality against pick one fancy Jason Horne-Francis.

First-round Subiaco draft fancy Johnson was as classy as ever with his ball use and East Fremantle ball magnet Browne got better as the game went on.

AFL Academy pair Rhett Bazzo and Jacob van Rooyen were outstanding in defence, racking up the intercept marks and one-on-ones.

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