With tomorrow’s deadline suddenly looming quite large, the handbrake has been thrown off the AFL’s really quite silly Trade Period, with the GWS Giants now suddenly sporting inarguably the beefiest ruck lineup in all the AFL.
As one of the many, many clubs leading a raid on the apparent ocean of folks fleeing the Adelaide Crows as fast as they humanly can, the Giants today secured the services of somewhat out-of-favour ruckman Sam Jacobs, sending a future fourth-round draft selection back to the Crows in return.
— AFL (@AFL) October 15, 2019
Nothing terribly out of the ordinary about that, and it’s certainly not going to be a trade that has huge ramifications on the immediate future of either club. However, it’s the nicknames involved that make this trade as sizzling hot as a Bunnings snag.
GWS already sports Shane Mumford as its number one ruck, and that bloody meat castle of a bloke carries with him the nickname Sausage.
On the other hand, thanks to his wispy ginger scone, Jacobs comes packing the nickname Sauce.
Sausage and Sauce.
Together at long, long last.
We’re not the only ones that sniffed out that delicious coupling almost instantly, either.
— Michael Shillito (@tealfooty) October 15, 2019
GWS' 2020 ruck division is comprised of two guys whose nicknames are Sausage and Sauce.
Ripe for a Bunnings sponsorship, surely. https://t.co/lO8lkZE0A0
— Sarah Black (@_sjblack) October 15, 2019
Sausage with sauce. What a combination
— Daniel (@dansalla83) October 15, 2019
— Paul Persic (@Paul_Persic97) October 15, 2019
The GWS Giants now have a Sausage and Sauce on their list, I can see a Bunnings sponsorship coming their way @GWSGIANTS
— Paul Barbaro (@PaulBarbaro99) October 15, 2019
The good part about all this is that owing to Jacobs’ form and his veteran status, it seems unlikely that the Giants will have to pay extra for Sauce.
2020 for the Giants: Already looking a little sizzly.Image: Getty Images / Anthony Pearse