MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 24: Matt Buntine of the Giants acknowledges the fans after the Giants defeated the Saints during the round five AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Etihad Stadium on April 24, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Former GWS Giant Matt Buntine has reportedly found a new home after his tenure in Sydney's west came to an end after 10-seasons.

According to a tweet from local football expert, Paul Amy, Buntine will return back to Victoria to link up with the Casey Demons in the VFL competition.

While the former pick 5 will take a place on head coach Mark Corrigan's list next season, Buntine won't be eligible for selection by Casey's AFL affiliate team, Melbourne.

Despite being informed that he would not receive a new contract with the Giants at the cessation of the 2021 season, the 28-year-old's tenure at Tom Wills Oval should be held up as an example of what persistence can achieve.

Buntine's injury-cruelled career may have seen him make just 67-appearances in an orange and charcoal guernsey, but the utility's ability to keep rising from the canvas in an attempt to rekindle his fortunes won him many admirers along the way.

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The news of the Dandenong Stingray's signing is set to reinvigorate the Demons' playing stocks as they continue to chase their first VFA/VFL flag since rebranding from the Springvale Scorpions.

Casey finished their Covid halted 2021 season in fifth place with a 7-2 record, however, with the former Cleo Bachelor of the Year now aboard, they will be hoping to snap a premiership drought that extends back to 1999.

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