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Insight From Kangaroo Nathan Grima

Recently, we were lucky enough to catch up with Kangaroo’s defender Nathan Grima. Join Calvin as he picks the brain of someone who knows the Kangaroos like the back of his hand.

Big thanks to Nath for this chat… please note that this interveiw was done before the Kangaroos 1st NAB Cup games. We also wish Nath a very speedy recovery from his knee injury he recieved on the weekend and hope he can get back asap.

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Howdy Nath… thanks for joining us here at DT TALK. Who’d be the first player you’d pick this year?

My first picked played each year is Dane Swan…But I have to say, Brian Lake is another must have in 2012!

Thoughts on some of your team mates heading into the season?

Sammy Gibson ($85,800 – Mid) is a rookie who will have a huge impact this year. He’s a 25 year old mature aged rookie who can rack it up! Dream team specialist who is rookie listed.

Shaun Atley ($239,300 – Mid) is a good chance play off half back this year so possibly plenty of cheap footy at a juicy price .

Ben Cunnington ($260,000 – Mid) is as fit as he has ever been, lays tackles and gets plenty of contested ball and I’m tipping him to be a improver this year!

Kieran Harper ($248,400 – Fwd)  is in ripping shape and will hopefully kick 20-30 for us.

Levi Greenwood (287,700 – Mid) is back from an injury and loves the tough stuff so tackles hard and racks up plenty contested ball.

Hamish McIntosh ($273,500 – Ruck) has had a ripping pre-season so he is a must at that price.

Todd Goldstein ($491,600 – Ruck) is an elite ruckman so you’ll have to pay top dollar for him. So maybe see how he starts and trade up to him early in the year.

Liam Anthony ($378,200 – Mid) averaged 96 in his debut season in 2009. He has had his fair share of injuries and had a really bad shoulder reco which effected him last year (avg. 76). He can rack up the footy and hopefully Liam is back to his best this year. Loves watching his highlights post match so loves getting the footy.

As for myself ($279,900 – Def), I was a disgrace last year so for the 50 people that picked me, I let you down. But I’m cheap as chips this year. (True, but selling himself a little sort after averaging 70 in 2010, Nath is priced at 57 this year and a top bloke to keep an eye on).

Thanks for hanging out with us mate, all the best for the year!!

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@nathangrima17 and @CalvinDT

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