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Judd could’ve been a Docker

West Coast Eagles Premiership captain Chris Judd has revealed how easily he could have landed at the Eagles cross-town rivals Fremantle. 

Judd was drafted at pick three of the 2000 AFL national draft and knew heading four clubs were interested in him heading in – Hawthorn, St Kilda, West Coast and Fremantle. 

Hawthorn took dual Norm Smith medallist and Premiership captain Luke Hodge, St Kilda took Luke Ball, which left West Coast to take Judd and then Fremantle Graham Polak. 

‘I thought judging from the information I’d be given from the clubs it was going to be one of four clubs,’ Judd said. 

‘In the days leading into the draft Hawthorn rang me and said they weren’t going to take me, then St Kilda rang me and said they weren’t with pick two and then West Coast said can we come around for a chat, so I found out then I would be taken at pick three.’


Listen to the full interview in sport.