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Aussie Rules: Dew defends Brodie trade

Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew has defended the club’s decision to let Will Brodie leave following his impressive performances for Fremantle so far this season.

The Suns are priced at 7/5 to beat Fremantle on Sunday and will be up against former star Brodie who made the switch to the Dockers ahead of the 2022 AFL campaign.

Brodie shining

Fremantle have got the season off to a flyer when winning seven of the opening eight games and Brodie has been one of the start performers for Justin Longmuir’s side.

He has averaged 27 disposals and four tackles a game but only made 25 appearances in five seasons with the Suns.

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Ahead of the game at Metricon this weekend, Dew has defended the decision and says the Suns are well blessed with talent in that area of the field.

Packed with talent

"We've got (co-captain) Jarrod Witts and (vice-captain) Sam Collins from other footy clubs as well," Dew told reporters. "We're not the only club where players go somewhere else and play well. Sometimes that's opportunity.

"With Will, he was an inside midfielder predominantly and we've got Touk (Miller), who was All-Australia last year, and we've got Matt (Rowell), and Noah (Anderson) and Dave Swallow, who's our ex-captain.

"The opportunities were pretty limited for Will and we're not here to try and starve guys of a career either. We're happy he's gone somewhere to have an impact.”

Meanwhile The Suns will be without Jack Lukosius for at least five weeks after he picked up a PCL injury last weekend.

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