Triple M’s Hot Breakfast chief football reporter Tom Browne provided an insight into the future of delisted Saint Jack Newnes on Thursday morning’s show.
“It’s basically been confirmed to me overnight [that] Saints wingman Jack Newnes will definitely get a career lifeline at Carlton,” Browne said.
“I think that deal was formally stitched up [Wednesday].
“He’ll go there as a delisted free agent or a restricted free agent and they’ll get him for nothing.”
Newnes had a 155-game career at the saints, averaging 18 possessions across 21 matches this season. He was pick No.37 in the 2011 National Draft, making his AFL debut against the Suns in round 2 of 2012.
He held the record for the longest active streak of consecutive games in the AFL with 123 until Round 14 this season when Alan Richardson left him out to face Brisbane.
Carlton has six senior list spots available and is looking to add depth to their midfield to complement their young stars.