RUCKMAN TRADE STALLS
RICHMOND’S trade with North Melbourne on ruckman Callum Coleman-jones has hit an early roadblock given the Roos’ modest offerings for the key tall.
The Roos have been steadfast they will not offer up their pick 20 for a player who was drafted four years ago with that same pick – No.20 – in the 2017 national draft.
The Tigers’ early threat will be to retain ColemanJones if a deal cannot be struck to compensate them for losing a player they believe had a huge future in the AFL.
That threat is less realistic given the Roos have pick one in the pre-season draft and could secure Coleman-jones without having to hand over a national draft pick.
The Roos’ next pick after 20 is 38, but Richmond will want a selection closer to 20 to orchestrate a trade for Coleman-jones.