D.O.B: 3 February 1985
Recruited From: Peel Thunder, North Melbourne (2003 – 2016)
Collingwood debut: Round 5 2017 v Essendon
Jumper number: 3
Player honours: NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2003; International Rules Series 2003, 2008, 2013; North Melbourne 2nd best and fairest 2006 (equal); North Melbourne best and fairest 2011 (equal), 2013 (equal); All-Australian nominee 2011, 2013
The sublimely skilled former Peel Thunder star lived up to all the hype that accompanied him being the No. 2 selection in the 2002 National AFL Draft by playing 18 games, kicking 10 goals and averaging 12 disposals a game. Earned an AFL Rising Star nomination in what is almost certain to be the first of many impressive seasons. Wells played 243 games for North Melbourne from 2003 – 2016 before heading to Collingwood in 2017.
For more information see Daniel Wells’ profile
D.O.B: 10 April 1988
Recruited from: Smithfield (SA)/Central District (SANFL), Geelong (2006- 2014)
Collingwood debut: Round 1 2015 v Brisbane
Jumper number: 18
Player honours: Geelong pre-season premiership side 2009; Geelong premiership sides 2009, 2011; International Rules Series 2010.
Understated yet ever-reliable, Travis Varcoe beat early season injury to once again be a valuable member of the injury. Geelong honoured him at the start of 2006 by giving him the No. 5 jumper, which had been out of commission since Gary Ablett Senior retired. Selected at No. 15 (by Geelong) in the 2005 National Draft. Hard-working young forward who impressed in his first serious tilt at senior level, playing 18 games. After 9 years at Geelong, Varcoe was traded to Collingwood for the 2015 season.
For more information see Travis Varcoe’s profile