AFL trades: Suns round Hawk, Giants’ hole

Plus a Giants wish a Power maestro to fill their biggest list chasm.

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Gold Coast has announced a enterprise to trade in Hawthorn maestro and four-time premiership actor Shaun Burgoyne to play a Luke Hodge-style purpose that has been a large success to date during Brisbane.

AFL 360 co-host Mark Robinson pennyless a story for a Herald Sun afterwards elaborated on Fox Footy, observant Burgoyne would be offering a “three or four-year deal” that would see him play for dual seasons — and assistance him strech a 400-game miracle he’s penetrating to grasp — afterwards stay on in an off-field role.

Suns list trainer Craig Cameron reliable a bar with a youngest list in a AFL was penetrating on recruiting “experienced players with good character” — and Burgoyne, who’s uncontracted over this season, was during a tip of a list.

“We honour Hawthorn and we honour that Shaun is a Hawthorn player, a Hawthorn champion, though we have to urge a list and we consider Shaun could be good value to a immature players,” Cameron told a Herald Sun.

“He’s positively a maestro and could supply good mentorship.”

After winning 4 flags during a Hawks, a Brisbane Lions poached Hodge to play short-term as an gifted personality of their backline afterwards pierce into an off-field role. And a Suns can see Burgoyne, who turns 37 in October, personification a identical role.

Robinson pronounced it was a pierce that done sense.

“I consider a Gold Coast Suns need comparison players who’ve got unequivocally good character, set standards, assistance put in culture,” Robinson told Fox Footy’s AFL 360.

Shaun Burgoyne of a Hawks is penetrating to play 400 AFL games.

Shaun Burgoyne of a Hawks is penetrating to play 400 AFL games.Source:AAP

“I consider it’s a start of something a Suns competence try other names as well.”

Robinson forked out that Hawthorn manager Alastair Clarkson was some-more than happy to assistance a likes of Hodge, Jordan Lewis (Melbourne) and Sam Mitchell (Brisbane) find new footy homes to finish off their venerable careers.


The Giants have launched a office for maestro Port Adelaide ruckman Paddy Ryder in a bid to fill a many concerning chasm on their list, reports AFL Media.

There are doubts surrounding a destiny and aptness of No. 1 Giants ruck Shane Mumford, while Dawson Simpson is clearly seen as a genuine fill-in ruckman. Academy partisan Kieren Briggs is usually in his initial year, while Matthew Flynn recently ruptured his ACL in a NEAFL.

It means a Giants are in a marketplace for a ruckman, with AFL Media stating they’re chasing Ryder, who’s after a two-year understanding not one — a latter being a reign length Port is usually prepared to offer during this stage.

Whether Ryder wants to pierce to a third bar will come down to a family preference after usually relocating from Essendon to Port Adelaide during a finish of 2014.

After commencement a deteriorate in a AFL side, Ryder has spent a past month in a SANFL side.

Coach Ken Hinkley has played partisan Scott Lycett as a No. 1 male with support from pinch-hitters Charlie Dixon and Dougal Howard, while building ruckman Peter Ladhams has also been given a crack.

“I design Paddy to be during a bar subsequent year. Paddy’s a partial of a seat and he’s most desired during a football club,” Hinkley pronounced in June.

“Just since he gets a bit older, everybody starts to burst during conclusions. This bloke’s only a small bit out of form, he’s not removing thrown out of a footy club. We adore him too much.”