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GOLD Coast has allocated guernsey numbers to all of its new recruits, including the three top-six draft picks.

Key forward Jack Lukosius, taken second in the NAB AFL Draft, will wear the number 41 guernsey while Izak Rankine (drafted third) will wear 37 and Ben King (sixth) the number 34.

Third-year midfielder Will Brodie previously wore the 41 before recently swapping it for the vacant No.7.

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South Australian Jez McLennan, the man Gold Coast traded up for to take 23rd in the draft, has been handed number 43, while Suns Academy product Cale Graham will wear 46.

Richmond recruit Corey Ellis has taken over former co-captain Steven May's guernsey number 17, while George Horlin-Smith will continue to wear 33 as he did at Geelong.

Fellow ex-Cat Jordan Murdoch has been handed number 31, while key defender Jack Hombsch now owns number 20 and rugged midfielder Anthony Miles has No.2.

State-league recruits Josh Corbett (19), Sam Collins (25) and Chris Burgess (29) were handed their numbers upon joining the club in November.