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Rice: VFL Round 12

12:00am  Jul 11, 2017

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Bailey
Rice

Height
184 cm
DOB
10-02-1997
Weight
88 kg
Debut
-
Games
2017
0
Career
0
Goals
2017
0
Career
0
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
0
Avg
0
BaileyRice

Player Bio

Background

St Kilda acquired son-of-a-gun Bailey Rice as a father-son selection in the 2015 National Draft, with the Saints using pick 49 to secure the well-built, medium-sized midfielder/defender.

Eligible for both Carlton and St Kilda, given the stellar career of his father Dean, Rice spent some time during the 18 months prior to the draft training at Linen House Centre as part of the clubs father-son program, before nominating the Saints as his preferred destination.

The courageous 18-year-old was forced to stew over a difficult decision in the lead up to the draft, but it didn’t appear to affect his football with the Dandenong Stingrays product averaging 21 possessions and five rebound 50s playing across half-back in the TAC Up.

In two VFL games with the Northern Blues in 2015, Rice demonstrated his ability to handle a step up in physicality and intensity at senior level.