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Welcome to Collingwood: Rupert Wills

Draft Highlights: Rupert Wills Collingwood secured VFL midfielder Rupert Wills during the 2015 National Draft. Wills played six games for the club's VFL team this season.

Collingwood has used the 63rd selection in the 2015 National Draft to recruit Rupert Wills from the club's VFL affiliate team.

In being selected, Wills becomes the first player to graduate from the VFL Magpies to Collingwood’s senior list. 

Name: Rupert Wills
Recruited from: Collingwood VFL
Age: 22
Height: 191cm
Weight: 89kg
Position: Midfield/Forward

Profile: Wills is already familiar with the Holden Centre after being a member of Collingwood’s VFL side in 2014. He averaged 17.2 disposals in six games for the VFL Magpies in 2015, before being sidelined after suffering concussion. Prior to making his VFL debut, Wills established a fine reputation playing for Old Scotch in the VAFA. At 191cm, Wills was a key presence at Old Scotch for two years. After dominating in the reserves for much of 2013, he was rewarded with a place in the senior side and gained invaluable experience during the latter stages of the season. He secured a more regular spot in the side in 2014 and was named in the best in six of his 11 senior games. He is a proven ball-winner and a clearance specialist who finds ease getting first hands on the ball in the contest.

What they say
“Rupert is a powerful, tall midfielder… He’s got really good upside and has some genuine power with the way he plays. He’s quite an exciting player.” - Collingwood VFL coach Dale Tapping, February 2015

“Rupert Wills has played only six VFL games for Collingwood this year but recruiters sure do talk about him. Tall onballer from Old Scotch.” – VFL expert Paul Amy, August 2015