LIVE: Roos' draft preparations dealt curveball

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Projected top-five prime Mac Andrew is from Melbourne's Next Generation Academy, but won't beryllium allowed to spell to the recently-crowned AFL premiers.

It is owed to a newly-installed AFL regularisation that immoderate observers person dubbed the "Jamarra Rule".

Basically put, clubs are nary longer allowed to lucifer bids connected Next Generation Academy prospects successful the draught unless the bid comes extracurricular the archetypal 20 selections.

The regularisation was brought successful aft past year's draught saw the NGA selections compromise the apical of the draft, with the Bulldogs capable to lucifer a bid from Adelaide connected Jamarra Ugle-Hagan with the archetypal pick.

However, this regularisation does not use to father-son prospects oregon players successful the bluish academy clubs - Sydney, GWS, Gold Coast and Brisbane.

That is wherefore the Bulldogs and Collingwood volition beryllium capable to get their hands connected Sam Darcy and Nick Daicos, respectively.

Teams are allowed to commercialized picks contiguous and it seems we've got a woody already successful the works!

According to a study from The Age, a three-way woody betwixt Geelong, the Western Bulldogs and North Melbourne is being mooted.

The projected woody would spot the Dogs sending prime 23 to Geelong earlier the GWS Giants' expected bid for father-son imaginable Sam Darcy comes successful astatine No.2.

It is understood that Geelong would springiness the Bulldogs 2 of its 3 selections successful the 30s, with the Cats presently holding picks 30, 32 and 34.

The Kangaroos are said to beryllium aft a prime successful the 30s aft its archetypal 2 selections astatine No.1 and No.20.

North Melbourne's draught nighttime preparations person been dealt a stroke with the nine deed with a COVID-19 scare conscionable hours out.

According to Fox Footy, Kangaroos elder manager David Noble volition not beryllium successful the team's warfare country astatine Marvel Stadium contiguous aft helium was identified arsenic a adjacent interaction of a affirmative case.

Noble isn't the lone 1 from the Kangaroos' brass whose draught nighttime has been impacted, with the club's GM of Football Performance, Daniel McPherson, besides forced to ticker the draught from his surviving room.

North's database absorption squad is understood to person not been impacted by the COVID-19 scare and volition beryllium successful attendance astatine Marvel Stadium.

Good day footy fans and invited to Wide World of Sports' LIVE sum of the 2021 AFL Draft.

This year's draught is backmost to a two-night event, with each the selections from the archetypal circular to beryllium made tonight.

North Melbourne volition beryllium the squad with the prized No.1 prime aft finishing astatine the bottommost of the ladder successful the astir recently-completed season.

Unlike immoderate erstwhile years, determination is small suspense arsenic to who volition beryllium the archetypal sanction called out, with South Australian imaginable Jason Horne-Francis wide tipped to beryllium the archetypal pick.

However, from that constituent on, we could spot immoderate play with immoderate father-son prospects astir arsenic good arsenic immoderate teams lurking with aggregate picks who could beryllium poised to marque a trade.