Sydney trades Toby Nankervis; Sydney receives pick 46
Richmond trades pick 46; Richmond receives Toby Nankervis
Nankervis left it late to request a trade and nominate his club of choice, only announcing Richmond as he preferred destination on Day 9 of the trade period. Although Richmond did re-sign cult hero Ivan Maric, he has fallen out of favour with Coach Damien Hardwick and is expected to fill a leadership/coaching role in 2017. Nankervis will back himself in to take over the number one mantle from Shaun Hampson and will enjoy living just a short flight away from his home state of Tasmania.
Club Trade Rating:
Sydney – The club wanted to keep Nankervis, however, they have three quality ruckmen on their list ahead of him. Callum Sinclair is there, Kurt Tippett has become more of a ruck/forward option for the Swans along with the emergence of Sam Naismith really leaves no room for Nankervis in the senior side.
Rating: 0. – evens. Sydney got fair value here and they still have great depth in the ruck department.
Richmond – The Tigers have traded for need here and have done well attracting a 22-year-old ruckman to the club. Nankervis should pair well with Shaun Hampson; He’s less athletic but a big bodied ruckman, should he break into the senior side he’ll do a decent amount of the ruck work.
Rating: 0. – evens. Richmond has shored up their ruck department with quality youth, a fair trade off.
Sydney – Nankervis’ loss hurts the Sydney NEAFL teams midfield as he dominated at that level but will have little affect on the senior team. Should one or both of the Swans current ruckmen, Tippett and Naismith, get injured it will be a different story. Ruck depth could be a concern.
Richmond – Nankervis could walk straight into the Tigers’ senior team and be a consistent performer for fantasy coaches. He’s not a very mobile ruckman so won’t get a great deal of the ball around the ground, his tap work will bring in the bulk of his points. Don’t expect tons from Nankervis just yet, but keep your eyes on his development, he’s only young and has plenty of time to improve.