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New clubs for Murphy, Moloney

Sportal October 12, 2012, 12:06 pm
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Free agents Tom Murphy and Brent Moloney have found new homes on Friday, with Murphy headed to Gold Coast from Hawthorn and Moloney on his way to Brisbane from Melbourne.

Both deals were confirmed within minutes of each other on Friday morning, with unrestricted free agent Murphy inking a two-year deal with the Suns around the same time the Demons said they would not match the Lions' offer to restricted free agent Moloney.

Having played 95 matches in eight years with the Hawks, Murphy departed after again missing out on playing in a grand final, forced to make way for returning skipper Luke Hodge in this year's decider.

"I'm rapt to be joining the Gold Coast Suns, they're a club with a heap of talent and I can't wait to join the team and help them take their next step," said Murphy.

"I will be forever grateful to everyone at the Hawthorn Football Club, I really enjoyed my time there but I'm now really looking forward to continuing my career with the Gold Coast Suns."

While the Suns were delighted to have secured Murphy, Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson thanked him for his 'contribution' to the club.

"Tom has made a valuable contribution during his eight years at Hawthorn Football Club and I'm sure he will be an excellent leader and teacher for the younger players at Gold Coast," Clarkson said.

"He is much admired and respected by our playing and coaching group and we wish him well in his next AFL opportunity."

Hawthorn also revealed they have delisted Jarrad Boumann, meaning they will have at least three open spots on their list at the draft following the retirements of Chance Bateman and Cameron Bruce.

The Lions announced they had tabled an offer to Moloney after he had earlier this week passed a medical before the Demons followed up with their announcement they would not hang on to their 2011 best and fairest winner.

"The club would sincerely like to thank Moloney for his contribution on and off the field, spanning eight seasons with the Demons," Melbourne said in a statement.

"We wish him all the best, as he continues his career at the Brisbane Lions."

Moloney began his career with Geelong, playing 23 matches before moving to Melbourne as part of the trade that saw Brad Ottens head down the highway. In eight seasons with the Demons he played 122 matches.

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28 Comments

  1. allen10:54am Sunday 14th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Comments on Aussie rules? The AFL has a strict rules on drugs and yet each year they have a legends match in Perth to commemorate someone that was dealing in drugs. he died from those drugs according to the coroner. He involved other players also. This was not some kid, this was a 42yo married man with 2 children. Nice going AFL and channel 7.

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  2. Wicked Wiz of the West09:30pm Friday 12th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    This farking Rudy is a complete nutter, I mean a nutters nutter. He really is obsessed by me. Thats a worry when you think about it.

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  3. Lorraine07:19pm Friday 12th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Steve you really need help go and get some i come here to read the comments on Aussie rules and what i find the same story you wrote about the other day so please for every one on here's sake go and get some

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  4. Tim Sainter06:55pm Friday 12th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I presume...lol....Steven lives here in Australia....could be in a suburb near you....worst case scenario....he's your neighbor .....Yes,good to see the homeless finding a new home ; )

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  5. Wicked Wiz of the West06:11pm Friday 12th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Hey Steve Stop it before its too late. That's how Rudy started, Pasting the same thing over and again and look at what you could turn into HAhahahahaha

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  6. Steven05:14pm Friday 12th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    oks rudy

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  7. The Truth04:49pm Friday 12th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Steven You are one f%#*ed out pom, i bet you spend most days complaining about australia. SOLUTION: #$%$ off back to your stinking, recession ridden country and give us aussie a break from you unkept stinking pommie bastards. GO AND BRUSH YOUR TEETH STINKY

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  8. Wicked Wiz of the West03:32pm Friday 12th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Free agents Tom Murphy and Brent Moloney have found new homes. Good on them. Its good to see some of the homeless getting stable accommodation. Homelessness reaches all sectors of the community from the alky to the AFL player; Nobody is immune from homelessness.

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  9. Yarrum99902:08pm Friday 12th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    This free agent stuff is a fiasco.

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