8. Luke Russell

DOB24th January 1992

Luke Russell will assume the mantle and responsibility that comes with wearing the number eight guernsey recently vacated by outgoing favourite son, Brent Bransgrove. With nearly 80 games of AFL experience over six seasons with the Gold Coast Suns, Russell will add a touch of class to the Blues. Senior coach Josh Fraser is fully aware of Russell’s attributes, as a former teammate and development coach in their time on the sunshine state.

Former clubs: Burnie Dockers, Gold Coast Suns (AFL)

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