Sydney AFL star Isaac Heeney reckons rugby league sensation Tom Trbojevic might have performed in just about any Australian guidelines place after watching him once they have been each a part of the Swans Academy.
Trbojevic opted to affix his elder brother Jake on the Manly NRL membership, with each males graduating to the NSW Blues Origin staff.
Each performed in final Sunday’s win over Queensland in Perth with Tommy Turbo crossing for 3 tries.
“I like rugby league and him and his brother are tremendous skills and you may see on the weekend that they produced some fairly good footy,” Heeney mentioned.
Below present guidelines, Sydney couldn’t signal Trbojevic until the 12 months he turned 18, by which era the Eagles had swooped on the proficient teenager.
Heeney felt it was the sibling connection fairly than the AFL’s age restriction which will have been the most important think about Trbojevic’s choice.
“His brother clearly enjoying NRL as nicely, I’m assuming that was the primary drive behind why he went with the NRL as a substitute of the AFL,” Heeney mentioned.
“I feel the academy does a tremendous job with grabbing that kind of expertise and holding onto them rather well and clearly there’s going to be a pair that get away and he was a type of.”
Requested if he wish to have had Trbojevic working out for the Swans alongside him Heeney mentioned “100 per cent.
“He strikes fairly nicely, what do they name him, Tommy Turbo, fast as nicely, it might be good to have him.
“He’s a tall, match and powerful trying unit, so possibly a half-forward even like Nick Blakey,
“Or a wing function or one thing like that. He’s clearly a tough unit as nicely, so possibly inside, however in all probability anyplace, to be sincere.”
At 194cm Trbojevic is only one centimetre smaller than Blakey, however round 20 kilos heavier.
The 19-year-old Blakey has lived as much as the excessive expectations of him, enjoying 12 of Sydney’s 13 video games in his first AFL season.
Enjoying primarily as a ahead, Blakey has kicked 11 objectives, together with two in final weeks’ win over Hawthorn, after which he obtained a Rising Star nomination.
“A brilliant expertise, he’s so skilful for an enormous boy and very fast as nicely, and I feel he’s a bit like Tommy Turbo in the way in which that he covers the bottom rather well and composed for such a younger fellow,” Heeney mentioned.