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Wallace leaps to defence of Jetta

Former AFL coach Terry Wallace has leapt to the defence of star Eagles recruit Lewis Jetta after he recorded only three possessions in his first outing for the club. 

Jetta, who has played 127 games over six seasons at the Sydney Swans including the 2012 Premiership, appeared to struggle in Sunday’s 100-point loss. 

6PR Sports Today host Kim Hagdorn critical of Jetta’s inability to work his way into the game and help his less experienced teammates. 

Wallace quick to defend the 26-year-old Jetta. 

‘Lewis Jetta touches the ball three times for the game, we’re half-way through the third quarter and he’s touched the ball once for the match,’ Wallace said. 

‘Now that’s not what you would call a great debut game, but I sit there and say ‘we all know Lewis Jetta as the ultimate finisher, that’s what he’s in the side for, that’s why the Eagles have picked him up’

‘Until you see him running around with Matthew Priddis and the rest of the midfield  boys with first use from Nic Naitanui, the structure as it should be with the web at its very, very best, getting turnover football so he can get out the other side. 

‘You just wipe off that game from a Lewis Jetta point of view.’