Posted: 13 October, 2016
by Footy Newsroom
Reports Of Brisbane Threatening Draft Stitch-Up To The Gold Coast
The Courier Mail's Andrew Hamilton is reporting that a 'stoush' is brewing in Queensland, with the Brisbane Lions threatening to bid for a Gold Coast academy player with their new pick 3.
The Lions are understood to be interested in highly-touted youngster Jack Bowes, ranked as the third-best player in the draft by some predictions.
The Suns are currently trying to facilitate a trade involving Pearce Hanley - as well as ongoing conversations with Hawthorn regarding Jaegar O'Meara - making their order in the draft critical to trade decisions.
Brisbane list manager Peter Schwab justified the Lions decision to trade pick 2 to the Giants, by saying they have "4 players in mind for pick 3."
"I've got a better idea of what GWS will do with pick 2 than the Bombers will do with pick 1," Schwab said on AFL Trade Radio.
Schwab also confirmed in the interview that there is very little doubt that reported deals regarding Hanley and Jack Frost will get done.