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VFL: LDU playing on instinct

Luke Davies-Uniacke is eager to build on his debut game in North Melbourne’s VFL side.

6:30pm May 11, 2018

New Faces: Round 1

Get to know our North debutants, Billy Hartung and Luke Davies-Uniacke ahead of Saturday night's game.

2:22pm Mar 22, 2018

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Luke
Davies-Uniacke

Height
188 cm
DOB
08-06-1999
Weight
85 kg
Debut
-
Games
2018
7
Career
7
Goals
2018
1
Career
1
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
282
Avg
40
LukeDavies-Uniacke

Player Bio

Jumper Club Members

- Big Footy NMFC Supporters
- ALM Investments Pty Ltd
- McKenzie Porra - Frankston City Milk Distrubutors - Pty Ltd

Background: Pre-NMFC

Background: Pre-NMFC

North’s earliest draft pick since 2006, Davies-Uniacke will be looking to build upon his excellent draft year and secure his position in the Roos’ midfield for 2018.

The former Dandenong Stingrays prospect made waves in 2017 as a game-breaking midfielder, able to play inside and out, with a reputation of carrying his team on his back.

One of his most remarkable performances for the Stingrays in 2017 was against the Eastern Ranges. With Dandenong 50 points down at the half-time break, Davies-Uniacke somehow pulled his team back into the game with 33 disposals, 21 contested possessions, 6 clearances and a goal. The Stingrays would go on to win by 13 points.

North fans will be hoping that ‘LDU’ can translate his outstanding TAC Cup form on the AFL stage in 2018. If he can, he will be a huge factor in the Roos’ success.

A high draft pick, Luke Davies-Uniacke’s first year in the AFL system was a positive one, despite playing just seven senior games.

After playing five of the first six matches, Davies-Uniacke found himself in the VFL for much of the year, before being recalled back for Rounds 17 and 18.

The 19-year-old impressed on Good Friday, recording an impactful 16 disposals and laying five tackles.

The midfielder was forced to wait until Round 6 to kick his first AFL goal, slotting a nice major on the run from just inside the 50.

Working closely with the likes of Shaun Higgins for much of the year, Davies-Uniacke is expected to develop quickly.