Darcy Tucker. Picture: GETTYNEWLY-drafted Wimmera footballer Darcy Tucker could well be on the path togreatness, after he was awarded with the guernsey number of retired Fremantle life member and star backman Luke McPharlin.
McPharlin amassed256 games for the Dockers and wasAll-Australian in 2012.
If Tuckercan emulate the feats of the famous number-18, then he will have a long and fruitful career ahead of him.
Tucker joined theclub’s new recruits in meeting the playing groupon Thursday, before they were presented with their new jumper numbers alongside their parents on Saturday morning.
Fremantle has already likened Tucker’s donning of number 18 as replacing a legacy.
Tucker told the Fremantle website it was an honour to wear the number of such a distinguished player.
“I’m very stoked to have Luke McPharlin’s number.It’s a privilege to have the number of someone of that calibre,” he said.
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