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‘Two-horse race’ for $7m star as key suitor pulls out; No.1 pick’s odd comment: Trade Whispers

With two teams left in the Brodie Grundy competition, Collingwood sees three contenders.

Plus, the tantalizing comments from No. 1 pick Jason Horne-Francis won’t shut down rumors of a move home.

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JHF’s comments don’t shut down domestic sickness talk.

Jason Horne-Francis was given the chance to shut down talk of a return to South Australia on Wednesday but chose not to.

North Melbourne’s No.1 pick had a stellar debut AFL season, once flying to Adelaide to be with his family without the club’s knowledge, then being dropped for a game in Adelaide after failing to complete the full ice. Bath recovery. It was reported on Tuesday that Horne-Francis is under contract until the end of 2023, but not beyond.

Until he puts pen to paper on a new deal, questions are likely to be asked about Horne-Francis’ intentions and whether he will be asking for a move to the Crows or the Force.

But speaking to reporters at Adelaide Airport on Wednesday, he gave no real indication that he would do that.

“I’m under contract until the end of next year, so I’m happy at the moment, and we’ll see how things go,” he said.

Asked if Francis wanted to return to South Australia at some point, Horne said: “I really can’t talk about that.” I’m a big family man, I love my family, but I also love where I’m at right now with North.

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‘Two-horse race’ for Grundy as he leaves port

Melbourne and Geelong are locked in a “two-horse race” for Collingwood star Brodie Grundy, SN’s Sam Edmonds reports.

The Demons have been linked with both Australians, Edmunds reported last week that the Cats were “on the run” and both star ruckman was eyeing a big commercial moment. And Jacob Hopper.

“It’s either Geelong or Melbourne, I think it’s a two-horse race,” Edmunds said. SEN’s Whateley.

“I think it could just be Brodie Grundy’s decision – does he want to play his football in Melbourne or does he want to play his football in Geelong?” This is a tough choice for a player like Brodie Grundy. He wants to establish himself as the premier ruckman in the tournament.

“There’s a lot of pieces to work in that puzzle and answer it.”

It comes after Herald SunThe 28-year-old, who Port Adelaide reported to Grundy as withdrawing from the competition, has told the club he has no intention of returning to South Australia.

Multiple reports have suggested the Force are set to launch a huge bid for the big man, who is under contract at Pace until 2027 for $7 million – although Collingwood are willing to contribute up to $300,000 of his annual salary at the rival club.

But Herald Sun Reports said Grundy had approached Port via the Zoom a month ago – and had not met with coach Ken Hinkley – and it was quickly confirmed that he wanted to stay in Victoria and had no interest in returning to SA.

It comes despite Grundy considering a return to his homeland before signing his mega seven-year extension with the Paces at the end of 2019.

of Herald Sun He has determined himself to be one of the top starters next season as he fights to return to his best years, including an injury-derailed 2022.

Hawthorn and GWS have also been linked with the big man.

PS set to land trio as Henry Tox

Adelaide big man Billy Frampton is “over the line” at Collingwood with Lions Dan McStay and Giant Bobby Hill, reports SEN’s Sam Edmunds.

The Pies are set to be one of the busiest teams this trade season as they look to restructure their list, while the futures of Brodie Grundy and Jordan de Goey at the AIA center remain uncertain.

And Edmund reported that they were effectively locked into the rival targets mentioned earlier.

“Collingwood are bringing in Dan McStain, but I’m told Billy Frampton is over the line at Collingwood. He says he’ll rule out any late distractions from Adelaide, Bobby Hill, and others. SEN’s Whateley.

“Jordan Rugged’s replacement, if you will, is Billy Frampton. Imagine Bobby Hill and Jack Geneva on the same front line, Dan McStay and what that could do for Brody Mihocek.

“You can see what Collingwood is trying to do to better balance that list.”

With that in mind, Edmonds reports that one of PS’s targets, Tim Taranto, could join Richmond if he leaves GWS.

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Collingwood youngster Ollie Henry is considering his future as contract negotiations with the club get underway.

Edmonds revealed that the 20-year-old’s management was put off by Pace’s latest contract offer and seemed inconsistent with his promise in games this season.

Era Geelong, where Henry’s older brother Jack plays, is monitoring the youngster’s contract situation and may want to return to his hometown, but reports are not actively pursuing him.

Henry, who was pick 17 in the 2020 AFL draft, has kicked 21 goals from 15 games this season and has shown impressive late innings before returning to the VFL after the Round 17 win over North Melbourne.

“He’s fallen out of favor this year hasn’t he, he’s gone down a bit,” Edmund said. SEN’s Whateley.

Collingwood has got 22 players in the best – the (Jack) Genevans of the world, the (Beau) McCrees of the world, probably less so, so I don’t think Collingwood will fall for the offer. Maybe the decision will be Ollie Henry’s. Can I stay in Collingwood for less than I can get elsewhere?

“Oli Henry is definitely a watch for Collingwood fans”.

Ante Le Rioli port

Port Adelaide has upped its bid for West Coast junior Rioli. As per 7 Perth’s Ryan Daniels.

Daniels said on Twitter that the Powers have made an “aggressive offer” to the off-contract prospect who is not eligible for free agency but is considering his options.

The Eagles’ offer is believed to be “beneficial” and related to Port, but has additional provisions. If the 27-year-old is to make the move, West Coast will reportedly want a good return on trade.

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Daniels also reported that many figures on the Eagles were entertaining his approach to the 27-year-old’s bid for power and the two-year ban that stuck with him for tampering with a urine sample.

West Coast have reportedly long been confident Rioli will re-sign and stay that way. He made 51 appearances for the club, including the 2018 Grand Final win over Collingwood.

Dockers to Corbett

Fremantle are looking for out-of-contract Suns forward Josh Corbett amid a strong VFL season. Western Australia.

Corbett has booted 24 goals from 10 VFL games this season since being dropped from the first team following the Round 6 loss to Brisbane.

In the two, the 26-year-old’s dominance in Gold Coast’s VFL elimination final win over Box Hill – 4.4 with 17 marks and 25 touches to boot – included a display in front of several rival clubs, including the Doctors.

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SEN’s Sam Edmonds also confirmed that the 190cm goalscorer is “attracting some real interest” going forward.

“The Sun are saying we have a few common types, you’re welcome to look at your options, you might be able to narrow down their list a bit,” Edmunds said. SEN’s Whateley.

We’ll see what happens with Josh Corbett, who could be a deal for one club.

The former Werribee Tiger first joined the Suns in 2018 and has made 36 AFL appearances in 2021, including kicking 23 goals from 16 games.

It comes as Fremantle key forward Rory Lobb is expected to request a trade at the Western Bulldogs, possibly at the end of the season.

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