Roos pounce on former Dog to shore up ruck stocks

RUCK Kim Rennie has finally found her way to North Melbourne after being selected at pick No.28 in the 2021 NAB AFLW Draft.

The former Bulldog had originally requested a trade to the Roos during the AFLW Sign and Trade Period but a deal wasn't forthcoming.

She was offered a contract by the Dogs but turned it down in the hopes of being picked up in the draft.

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Rennie will be a welcome acquisition at Arden Street, after the Roos traded Vivian Saad to Gold Coast and delisted Kate Gillespie-Jones, leaving Emma King and the relatively raw key forward Brooke Brown as their talls.

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Rennie, 26, played 24 games across four seasons at the Bulldogs, including the 2018 premiership.

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"We have been really keen on Kim for some time. She is a great ruck with real athleticism, so we are rapt to bring her across to Arden St," North AFLW list and football performance manager Rhys Harwood said.

"She will give us great flexibility as she has an impressive work rate.

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"She is a fantastic person and is really driven to play a significant role not only on the field, but also off the field for us. We think Kim can help us take our club to another level and she will also enhance our culture."

Rennie averaged 11 hitouts and five contested possessions per game in 2021.