Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Dal Santo First in Class to Hit Triple Century

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Dal Santo First in Class to Hit Triple Century

Article excerpt

COLLECTIVELY they have won six Brownlow Medals, six Norm Smith Medals, 33 premierships medallions ... the list goes on.

And tonight the class of 2001, the players from that year's so-called "super draft", will have its first 300-gamer.

While Gary Ablett Jnr, Chris Judd, Luke Hodge, Dane Swan, Jimmy Bartel, Steve Johnson and Brian Lake have all collected team and individual honours, Nick Dal Santo will reach the triple ton in games played.

And what a time to do it -- with his Kangaroos taking on West Coast in Perth for a spot in next weekend's grand final.

Bartel, Johnson, Hodge, and fellow 2001 draftees James Kelly and Sam Mitchell have all been part of three premiership-winning teams.

Dal Santo, 31, just wants to be part of one.

"I just know in regards to my football career that winning a premiership would feel like it's complete," the smooth-moving wingman said this week.

"I would love to tick that off and I can probably move into post-football a lot more comfortable with what I've done in footy. …

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