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Hill claims Rising Star nomination

05/05/2009 09:16:12 AM Comments (0)

Fremantle teenager Stephen Hill has been rewarded for his outstanding performance in the AFL derby triumph over West Coast with the round six Rising Star nomination.

A day after celebrating his 19th birthday, Hill gathered 21 disposals including six marks, five tackles, a game-high seven inside-50s and booted two goals in the 13.9 (87) to 9.20 (74) win at Subiaco Oval on Saturday.

The speedy midfielder debuted in round one and has played all six matches this season.

Fremantle coach Mark Harvey said Hill's ability to fit straight into the AFL system was significant.

"To play in a derby and play the way he did plus handle the pressure and the build-up to the game is a real feather in Stephen's cap," he said.

"As each game goes by, he is working out more and more how he can take the game on.

"Players who can bring their teammates into the game have a special quality and he's got that."

Fremantle selected Hill with pick three at the 2008 NAB AFL Draft.

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