Nathan Vardy poised to join Eagles as solution to West Coast ruck worries

Nathan Vardy poised to join Eagles as solution to West Coast ruck worries

Nathan Vardy poised to join Eagles as solution to West Coast ruck worries

The Eagles’ trade period solution to their ruck worries now seem to be focused on talented but injury-prone Nathan Vardy – after the Geelong big man nominated West Coast has his preferred destination for 2017.The AFL website reported Vardy had indicated he would prefer to join the Eagles and that West Coast would now work with the Cats to find an appropriate trade deal. The price for the swap could be as little as a fourth-round draft pick.Video duration00:00Replay Video IconPlayer help iconVideo duration00:00Video duration00:42Video duration00:32Video duration03:39Video duration01:35Video duration02:07Video duration01:20More videosDockers new recruit Cameron McCarthy says he’s ready to get back into footy after a long year off.The mobile 199-centimetre, 101-kilogram Vardy played just 25 games in six seasons since joining Geelong as the 42nd selection in the 2009 national draft. A hip injury kept him out for most of 2012, a knee reconstruction sidelined him in 2014 and he played only one AFL game in 2016 as he fell behind Rhys Stanley and Zac Smith in the Cats’ pecking order.At his best, Vardy can play both back and forward and the Eagles were obviously satisfied with the medical they conducted on him last week as they look to compensate for the absence of…

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