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Vic Metro pair bag half-dozens as Tassie tamed

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Vic Metro forward Kristian Jaksch kicked six goals in the big win over Tasmania

SIX-GOAL hauls from forwards Kristian Jaksch and Jackson Macrae have powered Vic Metro to a 96-point pummelling of Tasmania at Visy Park on Sunday.

Welcoming an injection of talent into the line-up that lost to division two side Northern Territory two weeks ago, Vic Metro was far too strong, winning 21.11 (137) to 6.5 (41).

Jaksch and Macrae, both from the Oakleigh Chargers in the TAC Cup, were instrumental.

Jaksch can play at both ends of the ground as a key-position player and is a superb mark in contested and uncontested situations.

The 17-year-old has already been compared to Essendon's Michael Hurley and his powerful kicking boot was on full display against Tasmania.

Macrae, who usually plays on the wing or at half-back, also showed his versatility by pushing forward and using the ball effectively with polished skills.

Nathan Hrovat (32 touches), Jacob Ballard (28), Nick Vlastuin (28) and Nick Haynes (26) were other players to push their names in front of recruiters with strong games.

For Tasmania, defender Jackson Thurlow amassed 45 disposals and 11 rebound 50s to be his side's best.

Teammate Calen Jeffery followed up his strong outing against South Australia last weekend with another 30 touches.

Metro kept the Mariners to just one inside 50 in the third quarter and the constant flurry of entries from Metro proved too difficult to handle.

VIC METRO        6.4    9.7    17.8    21.11    (137)       
TASMANIA         2.2    5.3    5.3         6.5      (41)  
Vic Metro:
Jaksch 6, Macrae 6, Temay 2, Stewart, Hunter, Tyquin, Wood, Ballard, Corr
Tasmania: Smith, Kendall, Hibberd, Z Webster, Van Den Berg, Bones

Vic Metro:
Macrae, Vlastuin, Ballard, Jaksch, Hrovat, Temay
Tasmania: Thurlow, Templeton, Van Den Berg, Z Webster, Walsh, Murphy

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