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Pick 16: Cody Hirst

Sydney Swans recruit Cody Hirst.

The Sydney Swans have recruited Cody Hirst with pick 16 in the 2019 Mid-Season Rookie Draft.

Cody Hirst

Club: Eastern Ranges

Age: 19

Height: 178cm

Weight: 67kg

Position: Midfielder

Profile

Cody Hirst is a young midfielder with searing pace and an enormous endurance capacity. But although he primarily plays in the midfield, he can also bolster his side in a forward pocket or as a hard-running, rebounding defender. The 19-year-old was widely regarded one of the Eastern Ranges' most tantalising 2018 draft prospects, but knee and collarbone injuries sidelined him for the majority of the season. Hirst turned heads at the Rookie Me Combine late last year when he broke - not one, but twice - the agility record of Fremantle speedster Stephen Hill. The rising ball-winner has averaged 23.8 possessions per game in this year's NAB League.

What they said

"His running is at a really good level and so is his agility. We think that as a small forward or on the wing he's got some really good qualities."

- Sydney Swans National Recruiting Manager Simon Dalrymple