McVeigh set to leave Swans

Sunday, 20 August 2017, 03:46:57 PM. JARRAD McVeigh is almost certain to become the first captain in 45 years to leave the Swans and play for another club.
The Swans still haven’t made an offer to McVeigh for next year and it appears inevitable he will play elsewhere. The former co-captain has confirmed his wish to play on and was again among Sydney’s best players in Friday night’s three-point win over ladder leaders Adelaide. BIG WINNERS: WHY ARE THE BOOKIES DOUBTING SWANS? MATCH REPORT: SWANS STEAL CROWS’ FLAG FAVOURITISM NOT HAPPY: LONGMIRE ON UMPS: WHAT’S THE POINT? If the 32-year-old joins a rival team he will be the first Swans captain to do so since John Rantall moved to North Melbourne at the end of the 1972 season. Since the Swans moved north to Sydney in 1982, every player to chalk up 200 games or more has finished their career in red and white. McVeigh is just three games away from bringing up his triple century of games. Jarrad McVeigh is set to leave Sydney. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images After Saturday’s round-23 clash with Carlton at the SCG he will need to play two finals to join Adam Goodes (372), Jude Bolton (325) and Michael O’Loughlin (303) in Sydney’s exclusive 300-game club. Over the past month some of the greats of the modern era — Luke Hodge, Nick Riewoldt, Robert Murphy, Matthew Boyd and Jobe Watson — have announced their retirements as one-team players. But McVeigh looks like following the trend set by Hawthorn and Geelong of premiership players such as Sam Mitchell (West Coast), Jordan Lewis (Melbourne), James Kelly (Essendon) and Steve Johnson (GWS) finishing their careers at other clubs....Read more
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