MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15: Zach Tuohy of the Blues celebrates on the siren after the Blues defeated the Power during the round eight AFL match between the Carlton Blues and Port Adelaide Power at Etihad Stadium on May 15, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

DONE DEAL: Cats secure Zach Tuohy

Geelong has secured Irishman and Carlton running defender, Zach Tuohy.

As part of the dealΒ for Tuohy, the Cats will also receive Carlton’s 2017 future second round pick.

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In return, the Cats have sent their future 2017 first round draft pick, their four-round selection from this year, pick 63 (which they received from the Dockers for Shane Kersten), as well as Billie Smedts, to the Blues.

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14: Billie Smedts of Geelong kicks during the round six VFL match between Geelong and Collingwood on May 14, 2016 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
GEELONG, AUSTRALIA – MAY 14: Billie Smedts of Geelong kicks during the round six VFL match between Geelong and Collingwood on May 14, 2016 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

The 26-year-old Irishman has played 120 games for the Blues since being recruited with pick No.73 in the 2010 Rookie Draft.

Meanwhile, Smedts has played 38 career games with the Cats since making his debut in 2012, but has struggled to play regular football due to several long term injuries, managing just five matches in the past two years.

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  1. Terrible trade for Carlton in my opinion We will finish 2nd last giving Geelong pick 20. Geelong wins premiership giving us pick 18. So we go from 20 to 18 and get Smedts (a player that the cats are happy to see the back of – injury prone etc….. and we lose a hardened defender who hasn’t missed a game in 6 years…. I’m not impressed. Hope I’m wrong.

  2. We all need to calm down and take a deep breath. It’s not about Smedts. This trade is about Geelong’s future first which will likely be on traded to GWS for Marchbank and Pickett. We keep pick 5. With any luck we get 13 from the Crows and their first 2017 pick. Smedts will hopefully contribute something to the Northern Blues in 2017.

    • Geelong win. I mentioned elsewhere that I am pleased Carlton is respecting wishes of players seeking to move, but had very few options in this case. Good luck to Zac2e as he has been a reliable servant.

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