Senior James Frawley - Player Advocate: salt3d

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The Frawley name will officially return to Moorabbin in Season 2021, with premiership Hawk James Frawley signing with the Saints.


The nephew of the late Danny ‘Spud’ Frawley called time on his 239-game career in October, but was lured out of retirement and signed as a delisted free agent earlier today.

 

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salt3d

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Chip masterstroke paying off

The successful bid at luring James Frawley out of retirement has proved a brilliant one early on, with the defensive speedster on several occasions showing his trademark dash in the back half and helping the Saints rebound and generate scores.

Be it the influence of Jarryd Roughead and Brett Ratten or Frawley’s previous experience with changing clubs, the 32-year-old looks to have hit the ground running (literally) in his career revival.

Admittedly helping Frawley was North Melbourne’s run-and-gun game plan at times, with high entries into the forward 50, but he looks to be offering plenty.

Add to that his extensive finals experience and Frawley’s on-field leadership should work perfectly when combined with Roughy and Ratten’s input off it.

After an impressive stint, Frawley was put on ice heading into the final quarter as Ratten looks to manage the veteran’s load.

 

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James Frawley (hamstring) is set to return via the VFL next week.
 

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On the VFL front, defender James Frawley is set to line up for Sandringham this week following a hamstring injury, with 32-year-old a chance to return for the Round 8 trip to the Gold Coast.
 

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12 disposals, four marks



James Frawley. Photo: AFL Photos.
“Chip got through unscathed - which was the main priority.

“He hadn’t played footy in a long time, so he was a bit rusty in reading the flight of the ball and his defensive acts were a tiny bit off. But he got through and he’ll be better for it, he'll always bring the leadership to the younger defenders. A bit to work on to get back into the pace of things, but he’ll definitely benefit from getting a good run in.”

 

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