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Krakouer eligible for senior football following nomination to senior list

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 5: Nathan Krakouer of the Power in action during the 2015 AFL round 23 match between Port Adelaide Power and the Fremantle Dockers at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia on September 5, 2015. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 5: Nathan Krakouer of the Power in action during the 2015 AFL round 23 match between Port Adelaide Power and the Fremantle Dockers at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia on September 5, 2015. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media)

NATHAN KRAKOUER will be eligible to play senior football from Round 1 – if declared fit – as Port Adelaide’s ‘nominated rookie’.

The application to upgrade the 27-year-old to the Power’s senior list was lodged with the AFL on Friday morning.

Port Adelaide’s list composition allows the upgrade of one rookie prior to the start of the season – Krakouer has been given the nod on the back of a strong summer.

However, he will need to bounce back from a hamstring injury sustained at training last week.

Krakouer was originally drafted to Port Adelaide in 2006 where he played 40 games before moving to Gold Coast in 2011.

After playing 13 games with the Suns, Krakouer retired from AFL football and spent the following years playing in WA’s Goldfields league before joining Port Adelaide as an SANFL player in 2014 and being rookie drafted to the club’s AFL list the following year.

Port Adelaide is still eligible to automatically upgrade two more rookies to replace Paddy Ryder and Angus Monfries as part of list allowances granted by the AFL in January.

 


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