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Blues, Tigers add to lists in AFL rookie draft

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Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has again turned to his former club Collingwood for talent, picking up Cameron Wood in the AFL rookie draft.

A host of former AFL players found new clubs, although two-time premiership ruckman Darren Jolly was not one of them.

Cut by Collingwood, Jolly was the highest-profile casualty of the draft with forwards Mitch Thorp and Alan Didak also overlooked. 

Wood was a surprise recruit for the Blues after also being cut by Collingwood last month.

Carlton’s recycling efforts were out-done by Richmond who took three former AFL players in Todd Banfield (Brisbane), Anthony Miles (GWS) and Matt Thomas (Port Adelaide).

Brisbane said they were committed to re-drafting Banfield in the rookie draft, despite him not playing senior football in 2013, but the West Australian instead heads to the Tigers.

Former Gold Coast hard man Mav Weller was picked by St Kilda, joining former Tasmanian under-age teammate Eli Templeton.

Joel Tippett, another Gold Coast discard, found his third AFL home at Arden Street after being taken at pick eight by North Melbourne.

Greater Western Sydney took Sam Schulz at number one in the rookie draft, while Carlton also retained Heath Scotland with their last pick.

Earlier, GWS confirmed selection of Jed Lamb (Sydney), the only pick of a subdued pre-season draft.

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