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Izak Rankine Essendon offer, Gold Coast Suns contract, Colin Young interview, Griffin Logue, Bobby Hill Collingwood

The nice new is about to proceed at Gold Coast, with an in-form younger star to show down a massive Bombers supply.

Plus the newest on Fremantle’s Griffin Logue and Giants ahead Bobby Hill.

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Gold Coast is about to safe the ultimate piece in its 2022 contract/checklist puzzle, with younger star ahead Izak Rankine virtually sure to re-sign with the membership.

Rankine, who was taken by the Suns with Decide 3 within the 2018 draft, is among the most in-form small forwards within the AFL, booting 10.3 from his previous three video games and averaging 15.9 disposals from his previous seven video games.

Whereas a lot early hypothesis across the off-contract Solar surrounded a attainable transfer dwelling to South Australia, Essendon had been strongly linked to Rankine in latest weeks.

Reporter Sam McClure on Wednesday evening informed 3AW Sportsday the Bombers had provided Rankine a “big and mammoth five-year deal” at round $800,000 per season, in line with trade figures — a proposal he’d declined. Though the Bombers, in line with McClure, claimed that determine was off the mark and that they merely spoke to Rankine’s administration moderately than supply him a deal.

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Talking on Fox Sports activities Information’ AFL Tonight on Wednesday, foxfooty.com.au author David Zita reported Rankine was “set to remain on the Suns, in what will probably be an enormous increase for them”.

Suns coach Stuart Dew on Monday evening stated he was “assured” Rankine would re-sign with the membership after “constructive talks” between each events.

“We’re in good discussions with Izak, so we’d prefer to suppose we are able to get that carried out fairly quickly,” Dew informed Fox Footy’s AFL 360.

“There’s at all times going to be golf equipment chasing gamers and clearly with the soccer he‘s enjoying, there’s groups knocking on the door.

“However I feel Izak’s actually comfy with us and we really feel like we’re a extremely good match for him.

“I’d prefer to suppose this can be a relationship that’ll final,”


Griffin Logue’s supervisor insists he hasn’t acquired a name from the Western Bulldogs about his consumer, regardless of free latest hyperlinks between the membership and the Docker.

And Colin Younger has flagged he’ll be flying to Sydney in coming weeks to satisfy with Giants ahead Bobby Hill amid hypothesis he’ll once more request a commerce away from the Giants.

The versatile Logue, who’s out of contract at season’s finish, has been linked to a transfer east after Victorian golf equipment reportedly made inquiries in regards to the top-10 choose.

In a latest Herald Solar checklist evaluation, Logue was one in every of three rival-club gamers recognized the Canines will, or ought to, be taking a look at as he’d present sturdy key-defensive depth.

However in an interview on SEN WA, Younger insisted Logue hadn’t acquired any official curiosity from the Canines.

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“You learn a few of the articles in Melbourne and Griffin Logue was going to the Western Bulldogs — like Griffin Logue and the Western Bulldogs by no means mentioned that. The Bulldogs have by no means rang me about Griffin Logue,” Younger informed SEN WA.

“However as a result of there‘s an apparent selection — and the media are typically superb at what they do, as a result of they’ll analyse a listing and so they’ll say: ‘Properly, the Bulldogs are in search of a backman, or so-and-so’s in search of a forward-ruck.’

“The best factor about Griffin Logue is he can play on Charlie Cameron … he can play ahead now and he can play again — he beat (Jeremy) Cameron in Geelong — so he can play in a number of positions.

“Throughout a sport you may swap him everywhere and put him on a small, so there’s lot to love about Griffin Logue.”

Logue has been linked to Collingwood, which can be anticipated to be within the combine for Hill.

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Hill stays sidelined as he continues to get well from profitable surgical procedure after being identified with testicular most cancers earlier this yr. He’d been hopeful of returning to the sector throughout the latter phases of this season, however Younger on Wednesday stated he didn’t suppose Hill would play once more this season regardless of feeling “up and about”.

A number of experiences have steered Hill is prone to request a transfer to Victoria virtually 12 months after he requested to for a commerce away from the Giants — regardless of being contracted to the membership — as a result of household causes. The Giants final yr remained steadfast Hill was required, reportedly rejecting a proposal from the Bombers that included a second-round draft choose.

“I did converse to Bobby about two weeks in the past to ask him how he was going,” Younger stated.

“Little question we’ll meet up with Bobby and see the place he matches, in all probability on the finish of Spherical 20 close to when the season’s over to see the place all of it goes.

“Andrew (McDougall) and I will probably be flying over to Sydney to meet up with the 2 Sydney groups within the subsequent few weeks hopefully.”

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