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AFL Trade Period, Day 4 as it happened: Cats' 'shock' Ratugolea knock-back in 'testy' scenes, Freo bid for Hawk

11th October, 2023
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Cats knock back Port's offer of pick 24 for Ratugolea
Freo join race for Hawk Tyler Brockman
Spanner in the works for Bombers' Gresham free agency bid
Hawks chasing top-20 pick from Richmond for Koschitzke
North continue works to trade with Eagles for pick 1

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The 2023 Trade Period has already seen plenty of action in the first three days, and Day 4 promises to be no different. Join The Roar for a live blog and rolling coverage of the day’s news, rumours and action from 9am (AEDT).

Five players switched hands on the third day alone as things ramped up far earlier than usual.

Brodie Grundy and Taylor Adams, two of the trade period’s biggest moves, joined Sydney in exchange for a trio of picks handed to Melbourne and Collingwood respectively; North Melbourne, too, bolstered their ranks with the addition of Dylan Stephens from the Swans and Zac Fisher from Carlton.

Chris Burgess also headed from Gold Coast to Adelaide as the Suns built up a considerable arsenal of draft picks; now armed with 23, 26, 27, 31, 35, 37, 61, 65, 70 and 73 in this year’s draft, they are well placed to match early bids on Academy guns Jed Walter, Ethan Read, Jake Rogers and Will Graham.

Also of interest is a looming standoff between Essendon and St Kilda; with only two days left in the free agency period, the Bombers still haven’t lodged a bid for Jade Gresham, presumably due to the Saints’ stated intent to match a bid that doesn’t net them a sufficient compensation pick. The Bombers, too, have made clear their unwillingness to trade for Gresham should that be required to get a deal done.

For a full list of the moves, reports and rumours, be sure to check out The Roar’s official AFL Trade Rumours page, updated daily.

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