The Roos have made a major signing in their defence after a stellar season in 2017.
Key points:Carlton has re-signed Josh Kennedy to a four-year dealCarlton will have to pay him $3 millionA strong performance in 2017 helped the Roas to the finalsA new coaching regime is expected to help improve the Blues’ fortunes.
The Blues have signed two experienced young defenders to their list, with Josh Kennedy and Aaron Young both making the Rooms top four this season.
Kennedy was one of the most impressive defensive performers in the competition in 2017, playing every game and registering 13 tackles.
He is a powerful inside-50 defender who can win contested possessions and kick clearances with ease.
Young has played every game for the Blues this season and will join the club from Port Adelaide next year.
The Roos are now a strong contender for the top four, but have had to pay Kennedy $3.5 million this season, a big hit to the club’s salary cap.
Kennys contract ends at the end of the 2018 season, so the club has to pay the money owed to the young defender.
The club also confirmed the signing of Jack Crisp, who joined the club for a third season after making a name for himself at Adelaide.
Crisp will join Roos veteran Matt Taberner and will provide another strong presence at the back, with Taberning to return from injury in 2017 and former defender Nathan Peats joining the club.AFL clubs are expected to be desperate for experienced, proven young defenders, but Kennedy and Young will be key for the next few seasons.
A big improvement in defence, with plenty of talent on the outside, will see the Roomads top four team improve to a top-four place.
The Power will be a strong challenger for the finals this year, but will have some issues in the forward line, especially in defence.
With Tom Lynch out of the picture, the Power have had their eyes on Josh Kennedy for a while.
The 24-year-old is the best player in the AFL this season for the Power, and was a key player for the side in its finals run last year.
Kennison is expected back this season after recovering from a foot injury that has kept him out of all four games.
Kennies signing gives the Roamers a young and experienced defender who will be crucial for their long term success.
Carlton have re-jigged their defence, signing veteran midfielder Josh Kennedy.
He will be an important addition to the Blues backline in 2017 as they look to rebuild their defence.
The Swans are also looking to strengthen their midfield, with Jack Steven replacing Josh Kennedy in the starting line-up.
Stevens is a player who will improve their midfield and will be expected to lead the way as the Swans look to return to the top six.
Stevenson is an experienced midfielder with plenty more experience than Kennedy at the club, and will help fill the midfield hole that Kennedy left.
Stevenston has been in the top eight of the Club’s most recent ball-winners list and has made his mark in the club colours this season in the past.
The signing of Stevenson has not been without controversy however, with many clubs claiming he should be allowed to leave the club at the conclusion of the season.
Steven’s move to the Swan side will also create some instability in the midfield, and could see the club make some moves in the off-season.
The Tigers have also announced the signing on loan of rookie Jack Steele, who has impressed in the Swarmer’s first two games.
Steele is an exciting young prospect who has the ability to play a number of positions.
Stee has made a name out in the Sydney Swans academy, making his first grade debut against the Geelong Cats last year, and he will be joined by the likes of Dylan Grimes and Jack Viney.
Steeve will give the Tigers some extra depth at the bottom of the midfield ladder, and may see some of his fellow debutants join the Tigers in 2017 after a strong season.
The Kangaroos are hoping to bring in a player in a strong forward line this year.
Midfielder Jack Steele is expected join the Kangarooms from the Swallows.
Stella is a promising young player with plenty to offer, and has a strong midfield record in the WAFL this season at the Roar.
The 19-year‑old is one of three players from the Kangaroo side who have played for the Swashes this year and has shown he is ready to play for the club in 2017-18.
Stellas contract runs out at the start of the 2019 season and he is unlikely to be available this year after joining the Swabies in late 2017.
He has impressed at the Swubs and is a quality player who could see him playing at the top end of midfield for the Kangaros next year, although he will likely start his career at the