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St Kilda linked to ex-Carlton defender to fill depleted backline


Herald Sun journalist and SEN newsman Sam Edmund has revealed St Kilda is targeting former Carlton defender Sam Rowe.

Under the AFL’s new supplementary selection period rules, clubs can fill empty spots on their list with players currently out of the system.

Edmund believes the Saints are looking to add to their depleted defensive stocks with the ex-Carlton defender.

“We know Jake Carlisle is out long-term with the back, young key back Oscar Clavarino is out as well, there’s a doubt on Dylan Roberton and Nathan Brown for good measure is suspended for Round 1,” Edmund told SEN Breakfast.

“We know Jonathon Marsh – who’s in-line for Round 1, it’d be a shock if he doesn’t play now – he was signed under the news supplementary list rules out of the WAFL and he was unveiled at St Kilda yesterday.

“Now we’re hearing Sam Rowe, stranded on 99 games at Carlton, is going to be piloted in as another reinforcement for the Saints.

“It hasn’t been absolutely confirmed, but he’s been linked to that football club and it wouldn’t be a huge shock. The Saints are decimated down back.”

The Saints officially signed Marsh yesterday to their list.

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