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October 19, 2017 2:20 PM

AFL 2017 Round 09 - Fremantle v Carlton

Bryce Gibbs is now a Crow

Adelaide has bolstered its midfield stocks and strengthened its hand at next year’s bumper draft in a busy 2017 AFL Trade Period.

Versatile duo Bryce Gibbs and Sam Gibson joined the Club on the final day of the official exchange period.

Gibbs, 28, was traded in from Carlton in a package which included a swap of future second-round draft selections and a third-round pick at next year’s draft meet.

The 2014 Carlton best and fairest played 231 games in 11 seasons with the Blues since joining the club with the first pick of the 2006 National Draft.

Gibson was recruited from North Melbourne in exchange for pick No.91 at this year’s draft meet.

The tough midfielder has played 130 consecutive AFL games – the most of any current player – and ranked sixth in the Kangaroos’ best and fairest count this season.

"It’s fantastic to bring Bryce Gibbs and Sam Gibson into the football club," Crows General Manager List Management and Strategy Justin Reid said.

"With Brodie Smith going down (with a knee injury), it gives us a bit of cover where we can bring in a bit of experience through the midfield and half-back.

"With Bryce we’re bringing in 230 games of experience with a bit of class and an elite kick. He’s got real versatility where he can play behind the ball, midfield and also go forward and kick a goal.

"Sam’s played 130 games straight, is a quality athlete, is very durable and is a fantastic character. He’ll set the standards at pre-season and make sure the boys are at their best and all fighting for that spot at Round One."

The Crows agreed to terms with Melbourne for departing defender Jake Lever in the opening deal of the exchange period. Adelaide netted two first-round draft picks as part of the trade.

Adelaide also gained pick No.39 in this year’s draft by trading untried left-footer Harrison Wigg to the Gold Coast Suns.

The Crows received pick No.12 at next month’s draft meet in a trade with Brisbane for Charlie Cameron in the final minutes of the Trade Period.

"Through the Trade Period we had the ability to trade in some picks. We’ve really strengthened our position for the 2018 draft," Reid said.

"With Charlie Cameron moving out, we’ve acquired pick 12 which is fantastic. As a rookie pick, to be able to transact that into pick 12 is a great result for the football club.

"I’d like to thank Charlie, Jake (Lever) and Harrison (Wigg) for their services at the football club."

Adelaide holds picks 12, 39, 77 and 109 heading into the 2017 National Draft.


IN
Bryce Gibbs (traded in from Carlton)
Sam Gibson (traded in from North Melbourne)
Pick No.10* (from Melbourne, on-traded to Carlton)
Pick No.12 (from Brisbane)
Pick No.39 (from Gold Coast)
Pick No.77 (from Carlton)
A future first-round draft selection (from Melbourne)
A future second-round draft selection (from Carlton)
A future third-round draft selection (from Carlton)
A future fourth-round draft selection (from Melbourne)

OUT
Jake Lever (traded to Melbourne)
Harrison Wigg (traded to Gold Coast)
Charlie Cameron (traded to Brisbane)
Pick No.10 (from Melbourne, on-traded to Carlton)
Pick No.16 (to Carlton)
Pick No.35 (to Melbourne)
Pick No.54 (to Gold Coast)
Pick No.73 (to Carlton)
Pick No.91 (to North Melbourne)
A future second-round draft selection (to Carlton)
A future third-round draft selection (to Melbourne)
A future fourth-round draft selection (to Gold Coast)