Sydney Swans co-captain Kieren Jack has been taken aback by the focus shown by prize recruit Lance Franklin and is excited by the "problem" of having so many talented key forwards at his AFL club.
Dual Hawthorn premiership winner Franklin inked a nine-year deal with the Swans in late 2013.
He joins an already imposing list of key forwards at the Swans that includes Kurt Tippett, Sam Reid and Adam Goodes, though the latter two were injured for most of the second half of last season
All over 190cm, they have kicked almost 1300 goals between them, but whether all four can fit into the forward line at one time is debatable.
Jack is pleased that decision will be down to coach John Longmire.
"It's a nice problem to have, I tell you," midfielder Jack said on Wednesday.
"I'm glad I'm not making the decision, that can be down to 'Horse.' (Longmire).
"From a midfielder's point of view, we'll be looking up and banging the ball into Reid, Goodes, Tippett, Franklin - take your pick - so we're rapt in the midfield."
Asked if anything about Franklin had surprised him, Jack said "Probably how focused he is.
"I think that's something I've really been taken aback by.
"He's focused on coming here and he's certainly made a positive impression on the club.
"He's training hard and he wants to win premierships, which is what we're all about and that's why we're rapt to have him."
The Swans trained with English rugby league Warrington Wolves on Wednesday.
Jack was amused by some of his teammates attempts to tackle their rugby league training partners.
He was especially tickled by an effort from midfielder-small forward Ben McGlynn on Warrington and former Souths NRL prop Roy Asotasi, a player around 10cm taller and 30kg heavier.
"I thought that was a stupid move by him (McGlynn), he's four foot nothing," Jack said.
"But a few of our boys, they are completive beasts. I suppose they want to get out there and have a go."
Jack, whose father Garry was a Test fullback for Australia, tried his hand at rugby league before settling on Australian rules in his mid-teens.
"But seeing the (Warrington) boys out there tackling and running the pads, I'm glad I chose AFL," he said.