Rampe named All-Australian
UNSW/ES Bulldogs' star on-baller, Dane Rampe has been named in the All-Australian side following the Australian Country Football Championships recently held at Wagga Wagga.
Rampe was named as a follower in the side dominated by Victorian representatives. Josh Maher and Joel Mackie (named as vice-captain) were other players from the NSW/ACT side to make the squad.
Rampe, who came back to the Bulldogs after spending time with Williamstown in the VFL, was a strong contributor to the NSW/ACT side that finished third in the carnival.
The on-baller was also named as NSW/ACT's Best Player.
The side is as follows:
Back: Tyson Wait (SA) Tyson Hartwig (Vic 1) Josh Taylor (Vic 2)
Half Back: Troy Ditchburn (WA) Guy Campbell (Vic 1) (c) Nick Scanlan (Vic 1)
Centres: Jarrod Bayliss (Vic 2) Joel Mackie (NSW/ACT) (vc) Daniel Dzufer (Qld)
Half Forward: Travis Baird (Vic 1) Dan Leslie (Vic 1) Brent MacLeod (Vic 2)
Forward: Justin Van Unen (Vic 1) Grant Weeks (Vic 1) Xavier Maloney (Vic 1)
Followers: Luke Wells (SA) Dane Rampe (NSW/ACT) Matthew Dyer (Vic 2)
Interchange: Jeff Smith (WA) Josh Maher (NSW/ACT) Chris Moreland (Vic 2) Ryan Holman (Qld)
Coach: Peter Knights (Vic 1)
Umpire: Dean Garroway (NSW/ACT)