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Will ruckmen Preuss and Abbott be on the move?


Ruckmen Braydon Preuss and Ryan Abbott could be moving clubs this offseason, according to the Herald Sun’s Sam Edmund.

Preuss seemed to be a big part of North Melbourne’s future after bursting onto the scene early last year, but didn’t play a senior game this season.


“Braydon Preuss, who can’t get a game at North Melbourne, has effectively asked for a trade to Melbourne, which is something of a surprise, given he would be leaving the wing of Todd Goldstein to go under Max Gawn,” Edmund told SEN Breakfast.

“Dom Tyson was even floated as a direct swap there…North Melbourne knocked that on the head and you would assume Melbourne would have done the same.”

If Preuss is seeking a new home, former Demons captain Garry Lyon doesn’t understand why the 22-year-old would want to go to Melbourne.

“Why would he go to Melbourne? Please someone explain that to me,” Lyon said.

“If I was a ruckman that needed an opportunity, I’ve got my list out and I said, right, of all the clubs, which is the one I’m not going to get opportunity at, the first one would be Melbourne.”

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Abbott, who was Geelong’s only ruck in last Friday’s Elimination Final loss to the Dees, could also be on the move, due to an underwhelming offer from his incumbent club.

“Ryan Abbott, who has just emerged there recently, he is no certainty to stay at Geelong,” Edmund said.

“They’ve only offered him a year, the Cats, and he has got plenty of interest to go elsewhere for longer and better terms.”

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