Beams a Lion as trade deal is confirmed

BRISBANE Lions chief executive Greg Swann has hailed the signing Dayne Beams (pictured) as good for the club after the trade of the premiership star was completed.

The deal was finalised yesterday with picks five, 25 and young midfielder Jack Crisp headed to the Magpies.

The Lions were also given Collingwood's fourth-round draft pick (No.67) in the trade.

Swann said the club was thrilled to land such a quality midfielder.

"It's a great result for the club," Swann told AFL Trade Radio.

"We're really happy for Dayne. It's a good day for us.

"I think when you put him in on top of getting Allen (Christensen) earlier in the week, we've got two premiership players, one is 23 and one is 24, they've got their best footy ahead of them.

"It's hard to get that sort of quality into your football club.

"To get two players of that ilk in, especially with Dayne because he's a Queensland boy, so that's another benefit to us because he's coming home, he's a star of the competition.

"So it's great for us to get that quality back into our footy club."

In other trade news, GWS and the Western Bulldogs have agreed on a trade that sees Ryan Griffen and Tom Boyd swap clubs.

The Giants received pick six and Griffen for Boyd, who was pick No.1 in last year's draft.

The former Bulldogs captain has signed a four-year deal. The Giants now have picks No.4, No.6 and No.7 in the national draft