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‘I knew as soon as I saw them play they would be special’ – Matthew Lloyd on the King twins

Matthew Lloyd knows what it takes to be a star forward in the AFL, having kicked 926 goals in 270 AFL games, he has an idea of what is required to play the position. He has seen the newly drafted ‘King Twins’ up close, having coached them at Haileybury College in Melbourne’s South East and believes they are both “special” talents.

“I knew from the first time I saw them, the way they attacked the ball, the way they kicked, the way the moved, they would be special.”

Max, a 204cm versatile forward who can play back was drafted at pick 4 by St Kilda and is coming off a season ending ACL injury suffered in Round 1 of the APS (Associated Public Schools) season, playing for his school side Haileybury.

His twin brother Ben, comes in at 202cm was selected at pick 6 by the Suns, in what will be a weird situation for the boys, who have done everything together for their whole lives.

Lloyd spoke glowingly about both boys who will look to forge long careers in different states from 2019.

“Ben kicked more goals than anyone ever has last season, he absolutely dominated. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see much of Max after he tore his ACL in Round 1. They will have long successful careers, I have no doubt.”

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