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Suns and Blues add veterans to their rookie lists


It is the AFL’s list lodgement deadline day and teams are scrambling to submit last-minute changes.

Gold Coast has moved quartet Jarrod Harbrow, Jack Hombsch, Jordan Murdoch and Zac Smith to their rookie list.

The four veterans will be eligible to play with the Suns given AFL permission to keep 49 players on their list, despite the other 17 teams being told to cut their lists to 44.

The AFL has justified this by linking the decision to the concessions handed to Gold Coast in 2019.

Carlton has similarly moved veterans to their rookie list, with Eddie Betts and Matthew Kennedy sliding across.

SEN Chief Reporter Sammy Edmund believes Blues coach David Teague approached Betts about making the move in order to save a list spot, with the small forward agreeing without hesitation.

Elsewhere, Melbourne defender Kade Kolodjashnij has retired, having been plagued by concussion issues and Brisbane’s Ryan Lester has signed a two-year contract extension.

The Lions have also delisted Mitch Hinge and Cedric Cox.

Hawthorn and Collingwood also confirmed list changes earlier on Wednesday.

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