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Sydney have released a statement surrounding former ruckman Kurt Tippett, who they intend to re-draft during the upcoming rookie draft.

However, Tippett isn’t interested in returning to and AFL field, with the Swans making the list decision in a bid to fulfill the terms of a prior agreed settlement.

Tippett retired from AFL football in January earlier this year, after 178 games across 10 seasons.

The full statement can be read below.

The Sydney Swans have today delisted Kurt Tippett. 

In keeping with AFL rules and regulations, it is the club’s intention to re-draft Tippett in the upcoming AFL Rookie Draft so that the club can fulfil the terms of an agreed settlement.

Tippett, who retired from AFL football in January 2018 due to injury problems, is not fit for football and has no intention of returning to the AFL.

With this statement we consider the matter closed. No parties will make any further comment.