the Ballarat Courier
Reported by David Brehaut
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HAWTHORN is considering pouncing on North Ballarat ruckman Orren
Stephenson in the AFL rookie draft on Tuesday, December 15.
The Hawks will put Stephenson under the microscope over three
days next week and decide whether to recruit him as a mature-age
Hawthorn put the dual North Ballarat premiership player through a
series of tests yesterday, including a 2.2-kilometre time trial,
vertical jump, sprint and general skills.
He will train with a special squad of rookie draft prospects put
together by the Hawks on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Stephenson said it was exciting to be attracting some interest
from AFL clubs again.
He had a similar try-out with Carlton three years ago.
The 27-year-old had talks with St Kilda in the lead-up to this year's