SA duo join Fremantle
Fremantle has picked up South Australian duo Gavin Roberts and Nick Lower in the NAB AFL Rookie Draft.
Nineteen-year-old Roberts, from Norwood, was taken with pick 20 after training with Fremantle in recent weeks.
He is a medium-sized player with good athleticism and elite speed and endurance.
Lower, 23, also from Norwood, was selected in the second round (pick 37).
He was drafted by Port Adelaide in the 2005 AFL Draft (pick 30) and played 20 games in four seasons with the Power before being delisted at the end of the 2009 season.
The medium-sized Lower played mostly as a half-back flanker at Port Adelaide and had a reputation for being a hard-at-it type.
Fremantle also gave AFL lifelines to Ben Bucovaz (pick 53) and Tim Ruffles (pick 68).
The pair, who were drafted by Freo in the 2008 AFL Draft, were both delisted at the end of the 2010 season but will get another crack at a spot on the senior list.