Tuesday 1 February 2011

Southport are set to take one of the best ruck combinations into the new North Eastern Football League season after acquiring former Victorian Country big man Daniel Weymouth last month.

Weymouth joins 200cm giant Dean Putt in the big man brigade.

The 22-year-old stands at 196cm and weighs 100kg and has been a standout performer in the Ballarat League for the past two seasons.

He has been named Number 1 ruckman in the Team of the Year in that time and represented the League with aplomb.

Very mobile and reportedly a huge kick, he also shone at the Australian Country Championships last season where the Victorians dominated Division One.

Originally from Warrnambool, Weymouth has also been a standout for club side Lake Wendouree, having played TAC Cup with the Geelong Falcons in 2006.

Former Richmond rookie Putt carried the ruck for much of last season and the presence of Weymouth will not only given him a break from ruck duties but means he can float forward and create a presence in attack.

Putt showed a liking for a goal when drifting forward last year and the duo will pose a significant threat, especially now that champion Morningside ruckman Jacob Gough has retired.

Gough was instrumental in the Panthers’ back-to-win premiership wins, despite carrying most of the ruck duties on his lonesome. 

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