Victorian Club Contacts Brisbane Over Tom Rockliff

Damian Barrett reports.

Victorian Club Contacts Brisbane Over Tom Rockliff (Image: Getty)

Triple M’s Damian Barrett says Carlton has made contact with Brisbane over free agent Tom Rockliff.

Rockliff is out of contract and a restricted free agent, and is again weighing up his future with the Lions.

He averaged 24 disposals a game and kicked 16 goals, enough to see him place third in the Merrett-Murray Medal, an award he has won twice in his 154 games at Brisbane.

Barrett believes Carlton looms as a destination after meeting with Brisbane, while there is also some interest from Port Adelaide.

“He was contracted going into this year, he’s served that contract,” he said on the Saturday Rub.

“(He) will be seeking the market place interest again.

“The Carlton footy club has approached him and have also approached the Lions to let them know they will be speaking to Rockliff, and that’s an option for him.

“Port Adelaide is (also) interested in him.”

Barrett explained that Rockliff will fill the void if Bryce Gibbs is successful in leaving the Blues this off-season.

“I think crucial to Carlton’s interest in him is the near-certainty - in fact the certainty - that Bryce Gibbs will attempt to go again back to Adelaide,” he told Triple M

“He is contracted and they may still push back on that, but if that does go down a path that is different to last time they asked that question, Rockliff is there as a back-up option.”