Hardwick defends four Suns tyros amid draft drama

By Joel Gould
Updated November 27 2023 - 6:05pm, first published 6:02pm
Damien Hardwick says Gold Coast deserved the right to recruit four young guns from their academy. (Dave Hunt/AAP PHOTOS)
Damien Hardwick says Gold Coast deserved the right to recruit four young guns from their academy. (Dave Hunt/AAP PHOTOS)

Gold Coast Suns coach Damien Hardwick has defended the AFL draft rules as they apply to northern academies as vital for the growth of the game after southern state disquiet.

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