Talia, Adelaide’s first pick in the 2009 Draft (#13 overall), had modest stats on the night with only seven touches but was a key player in the Crows defence as they shut down Nick Riewoldt during the Saints’ spirited 4th quarter rally.
Talia was a key performer in an effort that kept Riewoldt to just nine disposals and two goals but he is the first to acknowledge Riewoldt’s calf problems played a part in his quiet night.
“Opposition teams always have their go-to forward and I knew when the game got tight it was going to come to Nick a lot. I was trying to lock him down as much as possible and stop him from getting the ball,” Talia said.
Here’s the footage of Talia produced by the AFL. Enjoy!
2012 Rising Star Nominees
|2||Jeremy Cameron||GWS Giants|
|4||Mitch Wallis||Western Bulldogs|
|5||Tomas Bugg||GWS Giants|
|7||Stephen Coniglio||GWS Giants|
|10||Dylan Shiel||GWS Giants|
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