New deal for Darcy

Exciting young ruck prospect Sean Darcy has committed to Fremantle for the long-term, signing a two-year contract extension that will see him at Freo until at least the end of the 2022 season.

The extension is on top of a deal signed in 2017 that secured the ruckman through to the end of the 2020 season.

Darcy is now set to play at least the next four seasons at Fremantle, joining Michael Walters and Rory Lobb as Freo Dockers who have signed on until 2022.

Only captain Nat Fyfe has a longer agreement with Fremantle, contracted until the end of the 2023 season.

Darcy has averaged 33.7 hit outs per match in his opening 15 AFL games, more than the likes of Aaron Sandilands, Brodie Grundy, Nic Naitanui and Max Gawn at the same point in their careers.

Having trimmed down ahead of the 2019 pre-season, the 20-year-old is expected to use the 2019 season to challenge the veteran Sandilands for the no.1 ruck role.

Darcy said the decision to remain at Fremantle was an easy one and highlighted his relationship with Ross Lyon and his teammates as a significant factor towards re-signing.

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