Sydney trades former North Launceston ruckman Toby Nankervis to Richmond

FAREWELL: Sydney coach John Longmire and ruckman Toby Nankervis will part ways, as the Tasmanian seeks more opportunties at Richmond next year. Picture: Gettys Images

FAREWELL: Sydney coach John Longmire and ruckman Toby Nankervis will part ways, as the Tasmanian seeks more opportunties at Richmond next year. Picture: Gettys Images

Richmond has sealed the deal for the services of Swans ruckman Toby Nankervis.

Sydney accepted the offer of draft pick 46 for the ex-North Launceston talent.

The trade took less than 24 hours from when the 199cm Nankervis informed the club of his request to paperwork being lodged to the AFL.

He has signed a three-year contract with Richmond.

“We’re really pleased to welcome Toby to the club,” Tigers football general manager Dan Richardson said.

“While only 22 years of age, he’s a strong and competitive ruckman/forward, which is really exciting. 

“Going into trade period, we identified a need to add to our ruck stocks and Toby absolutely fits this criteria.”

The George Town junior played 12 AFL games in three years including seven in 2016, but trailed preferred rucks Callum Sinclair, Kurt Tippett and Sean Naismith.

“Whilst we offered a new contract to Toby and would have liked him to stay, we understand his decision to move on,” Swans head of football Tom Harley said.

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