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Medhurst, Lockyer quit Collingwood

05/10/2010 02:21:20 PM Comments (0)

Collingwood have confirmed the AFL retirements of Tarkyn Lockyer, 30, and Paul Medhurst, 28.

Both were unable to force their way into the side for the club's first premiership in 20 years.

Lockyer played 227 games for Collingwood and Medhurst had a career tally of 168 matches with Fremantle and Collingwood.

The consistent Lockyer played 136 consecutive games from round 10, 2004, through to four, 2010 and finished in the top five of Collingwood's best and fairest award four times.

Recruited from WAFL club East Fremantle, Lockyer was placed on Collingwood's rookie list in 1997 and made his debut two years later.

Medhurst came from WAFL club Claremont and made his senior debut with Fremantle in 2002, joining the Magpies five years later.

A favourite with fans, Medhurst kicked 50 goals for Collingwood in 2008 and won All-Australian selection that year.

The small forward was also second in Collingwood's Copeland Trophy in 2008, winning the club's goalkicking award.

"Tarkyn will be remembered as a 200-game player who gave his all for the Magpies, and was one of the most professional and committed players to pull on the black and white guernsey," Collingwood football manager Geoff Walsh said on Tuesday in a statement.

"Paul put his immense talent on display for our club and at his best was one of the most dangerous forwards in the game."

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