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Port delists Rodan, Surjan

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Claire Siracusa

Delisted: David Rodan.

Delisted: David Rodan. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo

Port Adelaide has made its first list changes under new coach Ken Hinkley, announcing that David Rodan and Jacob Surjan will not be with the club in 2013.

Five other players have also been delisted by the Power. Mitch Banner and Simon Phillips have been moved on as well as rookies Mitch Curnow, Jarrad Irons and Daniel Webb.

Rodan, 29, played 111 games for Port Adelaide in a 177-game career. He was selected by Port in the 2006 national draft at pick 86 after a stint at Richmond.

Rodan's manager Liam Pickering said he was determined to remain in the AFL.

''Absolutely he's going to play on,'' Pickering said. ''Is there going to be interest from other clubs? I'm very confident there will be.''

Surjan, 27, played 121 games for Port Adelaide.

Port Adelaide general manager of football Peter Rohde thanked the players for their contributions to the club.

"This is a difficult time of year for everyone involved in football, no-one more so than the players who are affected by decisions that I stress are not made lightly and are never easy," Rohde said.

"We sincerely thank them for their service and everything they have done for Port Adelaide, and wish them the very best in the future with their football and their lives away from the field."



Port Adelaide has shown interest in former Demon Liam Jurrah, and is considering drafting him as a rookie for season 2013.

Jurrah moved to Adelaide earlier this year and told his management he was keen to resurrect his career at an Adelaide club.

Port Adelaide football manager Peter Rohde told the AFL website the club had talked to Jurrah's management and would do so again.

''There's no doubt we'll be talking to him again at some stage. Ken (Hinkley) has an interest in it,'' he said.

The Crows have indicated they are unlikely to offer Jurrah a second chance.

with AAP

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