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Fort heads North

Geelong ruck Darcy Fort has joined the Brisbane Lions. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

GEELONG and Brisbane have agreed to a trade that will see ruck Darcy Fort join the Lions.

Fort played eight games in three seasons for the Cats, after arriving as a mature-age selection in the 2018 National Draft, heads to Brisbane along with pick 41 in this year’s National Draft.

In return, Geelong will get the Lions’ pick 50 and a future third-round selection.

The 28-year-old didn’t manage an AFL match in 2021 but claimed the Cats’ VFL best-and-fairest.


Fort’s departure will open the door for the Cats to acquire Jonathon Ceglar from Hawthorn.

The 30-year-old played 101 games in nine seasons with the Hawks after arriving from two seasons at Collingwood, where he failed to play an AFL match.

Hawthorn will get a future third-round selection – tied to Brisbane – and a future fourth-round pick in return.

There are reports he has been offered a two-year deal by Geelong – the same contract length is that signed by incumbent No.1 ruckman Rhys Stanley.

More to come.

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