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Port Adelaide considering unexpected captaincy move: Cornes


Port Adelaide is considering implementing co-captains for the first time in its near-150-year history according to Kane Cornes.

Cornes told SEN SA that while the club won’t make a decision until February, they’re currently considering the option.

“Ollie Wines is the obvious choice to take over, but my information is Port Adelaide is leaning towards co-captains with Wines and Tom Jonas to share the duties,” he told SEN SA.

“It would be different because we know Port Adelaide hand the captains number one always, it’s a great tradition dating back to the legends of the footy club.”

Cornes praised outgoing captain Travis Boak for his job in the role.

“After six seasons and a record 137 games as captain, Travis Boak made the selfless decision to step aside as captain. Boak took over from Dom Cassisi and made an immediate impact as a leader,” he said.

“He stuck by the club during its darkest times and helped to galvanise a fractured playing group after the passing of beloved teammate John McCarthy.

“Kenny (Hinkley) does appear to be in no rush to replace Boak with no decision expected to be made before February 2019.”

Cornes went on to say he believes Robbie Gray should be made Port Adelaide skipper.

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