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‘He’s ready to step up’: Crows to unveil No.2 pick Riley Thilthorpe against Hawks – AFL

Riley Thilthorpe will make his debut against Hawthorn on Sunday



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ADELAIDE will unveil its highest-ever draft pick Riley Thilthorpe in Sunday’s game against Hawthorn.
But Crows coach Matthew Nicks is calling for tempered expectations on the 18-year-old key forward, selected at No.2 in last year’s NAB AFL Draft.
“It’s a really exciting time for our footy club,” Nicks said.
“It’s going to be a challenge for him, he’s a young key-position player.
“But we think he’s ready to step up and have a crack at the higher level.
“It’s about tempering expectation because it’s…

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