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Ezra Poyas : biography

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Ezra Poyas (born 24 March 1981) is an Australian rules footballer who played in the Australian Football League (AFL) and is a former captain of Victorian Football League (VFL) club Sandringham.


Ezra is a former captain of Vic Metro at both Under 18 & Under 16 age groups and was also picked in the All-Australian and TAC Cup team of the year in 1999. He was drafted by Richmond at pick 22 in the 1999 draft from the Sandringham Dragons and went on to play nine games as a small forward from 2000 – 2002, however a serious shoulder injury saw him delisted. It was whilst playing for Richmond’s VFL Club Coburg in 2001, that he won the JJ Liston Trophy.

Ezra had another crack when drafted as a Rookie by Melbourne at pick 43 in 2003 however he did not get the opportunity to play a senior game. He was delisted at the end of that year, despite finishing 3rd in VFL-affiliate Sandringham's best and fairest count.

Poyas played in all three of Sandringham's hat-trick Premierships wins (2004–06) and was also selected for the VFL Rep team that played a West Australian Football League (WAFL) team in May 2007.

In 2012 Ezra played at Broadbeach in the NEAFL (previously known as the QAFL) where he finished runner up in the league B&F despite missing 6 games throughout the season.

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