The Gold Coast SUNS have facilitated a trade with the Adelaide Crows for young forward Izak Rankine.
In exchange for Rankine, the SUNS have acquired the Crows’ pick 5 in the 2022 NAB AFL Draft and both Adelaide’s future third and fourth-round draft picks.
In return the SUNS have also sent Adelaide pick 46 and Fremantle’s future fourth-round draft selection gained from the Dockers in the trade for Josh Corbett.
Drafted by the SUNS with pick three overall in 2018, the Rankine has gone on to play 48 games in four seasons and kicked 57 goals.
GC SUNS General Manager of Player Talent and Strategy Craig Cameron said the club was pleased with the outcome of the trade.
“We had invested a lot of time and resources into Izak in his four years at the club, so when he requested a trade we had to ensure we were satisfied and compensated appropriately for our investment,” Cameron said.
“To receive a top-five draft selection was important to us, and Adelaide’s future picks will help us execute our strategy and strengthen our draft collateral for next year.”
Rankine played 18 games for the SUNS in 2022 before undergoing shoulder surgery at the conclusion of the season.
The Gold Coast SUNS earlier in the trade period acquired the services of Ben Long and Tom Berry.
The Continental Tyres Trade Period concludes on Wednesday October 12