MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 21: Toby Nankervis (left) and Nick Vlastuin of the Tigers walk towards the national anthem during the 2018 AFL First Preliminary Final match between the Richmond Tigers and the Collingwood Magpies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 21, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

GWS and Sydney are on the hunt for a new ruckman and their list is headlined by premiership Tiger Toby Nankervis, according to Fox Sports. 

The Giants are on the hunt for a ready-made ruckman after Sam Jacobs announced his retirement, while veteran Shane Mumford’s future remains uncertain. The Swans are also keen to add depth to their ruck divisions.

Nankervis is out of contract at the end of the season and was omitted from the side earlier in the year.

But after ruck teammate Ivan Soldo ruptured his ACL in the Tigers’ Round 17 win over Geelong, Nankervis’ re-signing must be one of Richmond’s priorities heading into the off-season.

Nankervis, speaking to AFL Media this week, emphasised that he wants to remain at the club.

“I absolutely want to be at the club,” he said.

“(Contract talks are) ongoing but for me I’ve got bigger and better things to worry about at the moment and all my focus is on this first final coming up and I can’t wait for that opportunity. The other stuff takes care of itself I think.”

The other ruckmen GWS and Sydney are interested in include Melbourne’s Braydon Preuss and Port Adelaide duo Scott Lycett and Peter Ladhams.