SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 29: Rhys Palmer of the Giants takes a mark during the round #22 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and Carlton Blues at Spotless Stadium on August 29, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Craig Golding/Getty Images)

REPORTS: GWS midfielder Rhys Palmer likely to join Carlton

It looks as though yet another Greater Western Sydney player could be on the way to Carlton, joining a long list of ex-Giants players to make the move to Princess Park.

The Blues signedΒ Jeb Lamb, Lachie Plowman, Laim Sumner and Andrew Phillips from the Giants last year, while Caleb Marchbank and Jarrod Picket are also expected to join the club this off-season.

According to SENΒ reporter, Brett Anderson, onballer and former rising star winner, Rhys Palmer is also likely to join the Blues this week.

Palmer joined the Giants from Fremantle at the end of 2011, after four seasons and 53 games at the Dockers.

The 27-year-old struggled for regular senior football this season, managing just four games, despite some impressive performances in the NEAFL. He has played a total of 122 games in his career, averaging 18.6 disposals, four marks and three tackles.


  1. What the hell is Slivagni on? Palmer is another list clogger like Sumner and Lamb, yes the last two did ok for us this year but they didn’t finish in our best 22 at the end of the year how about he leaves all the GWS players where they are and do some real recruiting and pick our next star up at pick 5.

    • Honestly, pick #5 isn’t going anywhere.Taking Palmer will clear GWS’s salary cap and they will prob reduce the demand for Marchbank if we help cover Palmer for a year and then delist him. That seems more likely.

    • Obviously guys he’s a smarter cookie than I will ever profess to be but he drafted Jaksch, who couldn’t get a game with GWS now us, he was the one who got lamb from swans to GWS then to us, he drafted Sumner to both teams and he carnt get a game Pickett carnt get a game their neither can Marchbank either, I am just so frustrated he seams to think that he can turn these players around who have had a chance at other clubs and now Palmer another who had had a chance at two clubs. just pick the best kid at number 5 who is available! I think your right tho Nick Sos is in love with GWS still

    • they’re a team smashed with priority picks to help start up a team
      was always going to be the case of blokes missing out on opportunities cause of talent
      doesn’t mean they’re not talented