Collingwood president Eddie McGuire has laughed off speculation that star defender Darcy Moore is being targeted by Richmond on his Triple M’s Hot Breakfast this morning.
Journalist Tom Browne reported that the Tigers are looking at the 24-year old as a replacement for retired Tigers star backman Alex Rance.
Moore is out of contract at season’s end and Richmond are believed to have $1.4 million in salary-cap space for 2020 and 2021 due to Rance’s retirement
After Browne suggested that Moore’s selection in the upcoming State of Origin game was so Richmond and Victorian coach Damien Hardwick could scout him, McGuire did not hold back.
“That will go down well. When his father (Peter Moore) went to Melbourne, that went down a treat. Darc going to Richmond, that would be really good, wouldn’t it?
“Where do these things come from? Seriously.”
In responding to the State of Origin selection news for Moore, McGuire sarcastically stated: “Who else is coaching there? Clarkson is. Is he (Moore) going to Hawthorn?”
“Last time they poached from Collingwood, we put them in the bin for 30 years.
“(If it ever comes true) the blood will be flowing down Hoddle Street and Punt Road again mate”.