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Gaff-like top-10 prospect leads SA to comfortable win

Dylan Stephens starred against the Allies. Picture: AFL Photos - AFL,Under-18s,Draft,Tag-Draft
Dylan Stephens starred against the Allies. Picture: AFL Photos

DYLAN Stephens continued to enhance his draft reputation, leading South Australia to a comfortable victory in the final game of the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships.

The possible top-10 pick, who has drawn comparisons to West Coast midfielder Andrew Gaff, was prolific as South Australia comfortably overcame the Allies at Marvel Stadium.

South Australia controlled the contest for the majority of the afternoon, withstanding an improved second-half performance from the Allies to claim a 17-point victory.

Lachlan Burrows celebrates a goal.

Stephens finished with 33 disposals, nine clearances and six tackles in a dominant display, starring alongside powerful defender Will Gould.

The 191cm half-back, who has a raking right-foot kick, also saw plenty of the footy and finished with 25 disposals and six marks.

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For the Allies, potential Giants draftee Tom Green was again among the best.

The club's Academy member has been touted as a potential top-five draft pick and starred on the inside, winning 23 disposals, six clearances and seven tackles.

BEST
South Australia: W Gould, H Schoenberg, K Pickett, J McEntee, L McNeill, K Finlay
Allies: T Green, C Buderick, N Cumberland, H Paul- Oea, M Rosas junior, A Crossley

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