Polk­inghorne signed as Bombers top-up

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Kalgoorlie Miner - - SPORT -

Essendon have signed for­mer Bris­bane util­ity James Polk­inghorne and con­firmed two-time Geelong player Mathew Stokes is also on their AFL list.

The Bombers have now signed six of their 10 top-up play­ers, in­clud­ing Stokes’ old Geelong team­mate James Kelly, Ryan Crowley (Fre­man­tle), Jonathan Simp­kin (Hawthorn) and Matt Dea (Rich­mond).

Polk­inghorne joined Essendon’s VFL team in 2015, win­ning their best and fairest award, af­ter seven sea­sons with the Lions.

A re­cent Court of Ar­bi­tra­tion for Sport rul­ing meant Essendon lost 12 play­ers for the sea­son and the AFL al­lowed the 10 top-ups. AAP

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