Slim pickings: VFL/AFL's greatest team of skinny stars

Dustin Fletcher of Essendon kicks forward, during the Round 20 AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. (AAP Image/Joe Castro) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Dustin Fletcher of Essendon kicks forward, during the Round 20 AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. (AAP Image/Joe Castro) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY JOE CASTRO

DUSTIN Fletcher, about to play his 400th senior game tonight, is a prime example of AFL footy catering for all shapes and sizes. Here are some other skinny stars of the VFL/AFL.

BACKS 
DAVID RHYS-JONES (Carl) 'Reece' 187cm 84kg
DUSTIN FLETCHER (Ess) 'Fletch' 198cm 92kg
MATTHEW LAPPIN (Carl) 'Skinny' 182cm 77kg

HALF-BACKS  
DAVID BOURKE (Rich) 'Bourky' 194cm 80kg
ROBERT McGHIE (Foots) 'Bones' 192cm 85.5kg
MICHAEL TUCK (Haw) 'Tucky' 188cm 76kg

 

1980's: Robert Flower of Melbourne surveys his options, in the VFL match between Melbourne and Sydney, played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia. Mandatory Credit: Allsport Australia/ALLSPORT
1980's: Robert Flower of Melbourne surveys his options, in the VFL match between Melbourne and Sydney, played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia. Mandatory Credit: Allsport Australia/ALLSPORT Getty Images

CENTRES  
WILFRED SMALLHORN (Fitz) 'Chicken' 170cm 62kg
DEAN KEMP (WC) 'Tommy' 183cm 82kg
ROBBIE FLOWER (Melb) 'Tulip' 183cm 75kg


HALF-FORWARDS 
ROBERT MURPHY (WB) 'Bob' 187cm 84kg (67kg when drafted)
ROSS DUNNE (Coll) 'Twiggy' 192cm 82kg
IAN COOPER (StK) 'Coop' 188cm 76kg

 

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - 1965: Kevin Bartlett of the Richmond Tigers celebrates after kicking a goal during a VFL match held in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - 1965: Kevin Bartlett of the Richmond Tigers celebrates after kicking a goal during a VFL match held in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Getty Images) Getty Images

RUCKS 
MATTHEW BURTON (Fre/NM) 'Spider' 210cm 103kg
GARRY WILSON (Fitz) 'Flea' 178cm 70kg
JOHN PLATTEN (Haw) 'Rat' 170cm 70kg

 

Canberra, July 25, 2003. AFL Kangaroo's player Matthew Burton before their match against Geelong at Manuka Oval in Canberra tomorrow. (AAP Image/Mark Graham) NO ARCHIVING
Canberra, July 25, 2003. AFL Kangaroo's player Matthew Burton before their match against Geelong at Manuka Oval in Canberra tomorrow. (AAP Image/Mark Graham) NO ARCHIVING MARK GRAHAM

INTERCHANGE
KADE SIMPSON (Carl) 'Simmo'182cm 75kg
GRANT LAWRIE (Fitz) 'Sticks' 192cm 81kg
SCOTT BAMFORD (Fitz/BL) 'Bammers' 178cm 67kg
NEIL HEIN (BB) 199cm 89kg


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