Prahran ruckman sought by Melbourne in September 1953 but was refused an application to interview with the Demons. Trained again in the 1954 pre-season on the condition that he would not receive a clearance. Prahran accused the Demons of upsetting Kruse by approaching him multiple times during 1953.
Stayed at Prahran until the end of that year.
Unlikely to be the Max Kruse who played in the Riverina in 1978.
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