Injured Richmond star Alex Rance boots Brighton home


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Alex and Georgia Rance are selling their Brighton home. Main Picture: Ian Currie, Inset Picture: Jay Town.

Injured Richmond full back Alex Rance is staying active on the property market after punting his Brighton home in an off-market sale last week.

The five-time All-Australian defender and 2017 premiership player moved to the affluent Bayside suburb in May last year.

Before that, he and his wife Georgia lived in a two-bedroom Richmond penthouse he purchased at just 19 for $675,000.

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Alex Rance during a Richmond training session at Punt Road Oval on July 18, 2019. Picture: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

The affluent Bayside suburb is popular with AFL stars.

Rance offloaded the 606/120 Palmer St pad for $678,000 at auction in July last year.

Rance told Leader Newspapers last year he was eager to escape the inner-city suburb’s hustle and bustle — and being confronted in the lift at his apartment complex.

But it’s understood the 29-year-old plans to once again move closer to Punt Rd, where the star key-position player is contracted until the end of 2021.

An ACL tear in Richmond’s opening match for the year has seen Rance spend a frustrating season on the sidelines as the Tigers surge towards the Grand Final.

Brighton is well-known for its beach boxes. Picture: Ian Currie

Rance made a late push to make it back for the 2019 finals. Picture: Michael Klein

Marshall White Bayside agent Matthew Pillios declined to comment on the deal, including the price achieved, other than to say the Bayside property was in a “great spot in the heart of Brighton”.

“One thing I can say is he was extremely happy with the result and process, (which was) off market (sale),” Mr Pillios said.

“(Rance) was great to deal with — he’s a really genuine guy.”

The agent is no stranger to AFL players, having sold houses for Jack Riewoldt, Josh Gibson, Levi Greenwood, Brent Guerra and Steven Baker in the past.

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