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The player that gave Kane Cornes "nightmares"


Port Adelaide great Kane Cornes has revealed the player who used to give him nightmares in his playing days.

Cornes, who played 300 games at the Power largely as a tagger, said out of all the players he was matched up on during his career, it was North Melbourne great Brent Harvey that caused him the most trouble.

After being quizzed by AFL Trade Radio co-host Matthew Lloyd, Cornes opened up on why he found Harvey so difficult to play on.

“There’s one player that gave me absolute nightmares and that was Boomer Harvey,” he said on AFL Trade Radio’s Early Trade.

“Whatever I did, it didn’t work. It was always either Dom Cassisi or myself that would get the job.

“It was an absolute nightmare with Boomer, I also had a lot of trouble with Nathan Buckley – I only played on him a couple of times, but he was impossible (to keep quiet).

“I had some great battles with Simon Black and he was one of those players where whatever you did, you couldn’t get inside his head. If he was having a bad or wasn’t touching (the footy), nothing distracted him from the goal of hunting the footy.

“I had trouble with Chris Judd and Gary Ablett of course; it was a mental battle that did keep you up at night.”

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