Plus a Giants wish a Power maestro to fill their biggest list chasm.
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SUNS SET SIGHTS ON VETERAN HAWK
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.
“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.
GWS WANTS RYDER TO FILL GIANT CHASM
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.”