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Thurlow joins Swans

Geelong utility Jackson Thurlow has been traded to Sydney. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)

JACKSON Thurlow will continue his AFL career with Sydney after being traded by Geelong in exchange for pick No.70 in next month’s National Draft.

The Cats first pick in the 2012 National Draft from Launceston, he managed just 39 games in six seasons, with a serious knee injury wiping out his 2016 season.

Thurlow earned a Rising Star nomination and played 19 of a possible 21 games in 2015.

However, after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in a pre-season game in Shepparton in March 2016, he appeared in just 17 more AFL matches for Geelong.

“Jackson has been a popular member of the club over his six years here. His overall positive nature and commitment to his football is a credit to him,” Cats football boss Simon Lloyd said.

“We thank Jackson for his service to the club and wish him well as he continues his football career at the Sydney Swans.”

Thurlow becomes the ninth departure from GMHBA Stadium since the end of the season.

George Horlin-Smith (Gold Coast) and Linc McCarthy (Brisbane) found new homes earlier in the trade period, while Aaron Black, Stewart Crameri, Ryan Gardner, Cory Gregson, Matthew Hayball and Timm House have been delisted.

However, the futures of Jordan Murdoch and Daniel Menzel remain in limbo, with both out-of-contract for 2019.

Gary Rohan (Sydney), Luke Dahlhaus (Western Bulldogs) and Nathan Krueger (South Adelaide) are the confirmed arrivals.

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