Bulldogs captain Ryan Griffen and GWS young full forward Tom Boyd will swap clubs.
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Greater Western Sydney and the Western Bulldogs have completed a trade, with Giants full-forward Tom Boyd going one way and Bulldogs captain Ryan Griffen the other.
The trade also includes the Bulldogs’ pick no.6 going to GWS to compensate for the loss of the 2013 no.1 draft pick.
GWS had been adamant they would not trade the Boyd after he requested a move on Monday.
However, the Giants announced on Wednesday afternoon that they had agreed to the trade.
GWS now have picks 4, 6 and 7 and it is believed they will push for a trade for St Kilda’s no.1 pick.
“We believe this is an excellent trade in the best interests of the club and gives us the best possible chance of achieving success in the coming seasons,” Giants CEO David Matthews said.
“It significantly strengthens our playing list and gives us picks 4, 6 and 7 in next month’s draft which can also be traded.
“We are delighted to have Ryan Griffen at the club. He is not only a great talent but a person with strong values and brings more experience and maturity to the list.”
Western Bulldogs chief executive Simon Garlick the club was thrilled to have Boyd join the Western Bulldogs.
“We are delighted to have secured a player and young man of Tom’s calibre,” Garlick said today.
“To attract last year’s number one draft pick and standout elite player of the class of 2013 to the Kennel – is a major coup.”