AFL debut finally arrives for prodigious teen

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It's taken the Western Bulldogs 16 games, but the nine has yet made the telephone to unleash boom No.1 2020 draught prime Jamarra Ugle-Hagan successful the AFL.

Fascinatingly, the 18-year-old cardinal forward volition get his archetypal changeable connected the AFL signifier against the fable he's repeatedly been compared to, Sydney superstar Lance Franklin.

Ugle-Hagan volition tally retired for his AFL debut arsenic the first-placed Bulldogs clash with the Swans astatine Marvel Stadium connected Sunday.

A spot successful the Dogs' guardant enactment has opened up for the 197-centimetre spearhead aft Aaron Naughton was forced into the AFL's 12-day concussion protocol period.

Although Ugle-Hagan had been considered a blistery accidental to marque his AFL debut successful Round One, he's had to bide his clip successful the VFL.

He's booted 13 goals from 7 games with Footscray and has been named among the Dogs' AFL emergencies connected respective occasions.

No.1 2020 draught prime Jamarra Ugle-Hagan of the Western Bulldogs. (Getty)

Adelaide had the archetypal prime of the 2020 draught but the Dogs were capable to lucifer the Crows' bid for Ugle-Hagan due to the fact that the precocious youngster had graduated from their Next Generation Academy.

Ugle-Hagan's AFL call-up follows the urging of erstwhile St Kilda and Fremantle manager Ross Lyon for Luke Beveridge to yet springiness him a accidental successful the agleam lights.

"I similar what they're doing successful making him gain it, but if you instrumentality each anticipation distant from idiosyncratic you tin suffer them altogether," Lyon said connected Nine's Footy Classified this week.

"So get the jar of chromatic out. It's not ever vinegar. Get the jar of chromatic going and springiness him a small sensation and it conscionable mightiness substance him and you support him, you don't suffer him."

Ugle-Hagan's highly anticipated AFL call-up has travel amid rampant reports linking the teen prodigy to rival clubs.

Prodigious teen Bulldog Jamarra Ugle-Hagan chats with manager Luke Beveridge. (Getty)

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