MELBOURNE has delisted Lucas Cook without the former North Ballarat Rebel playing an AFL game.
He is one of eight players cut by the Demons.
Cook was rumoured more than a month ago to be facing the axe, but nothing was confirmed until this announcement.
He joins Matthew Bate, Ricky Petterd, Jamie Bennell, Liam Jurrah and rookies Jai Sheahan, Leigh Williams and Kelvin Lawrence in being ousted by Melbourne.
Cook, 20, is originally from Hopetoun.
Melbourne used pick 12 in the 2010 national draft to recruit the key forward.
Cook is the latest player recruited from the Rebels and North Ballarat Roosters to be delisted this post-season.
They include: Will Young (Adelaide, rookie), Orren Stephenson (Geelong), Steve Clifton (Greater Western Sydney), Andrew Hooper (Western Bulldogs).
As well, former Melbourne skipper James McDonald (GWS) retired.
Meanwhile five Collingwood players were delisted yesterday.
Cameron Wood, Simon Buckley, Kirk Ugle, Luke Rounds and Jonathon Ceglar will leave the Magpies, joining Chris Dawes, Tom Young and Sharrod Wellingham on the list of Collingwood departures.
Dawes joined Melbourne during the trade period, Young joined the Western Bulldogs and Wellingham was traded to West Coast.
The Magpies had previously cut rookie list players Paul Cribbin, Daniel Farmer, Shae McNamara, Trent Stubbs and Lachlan Smith in September.
Wood, 25, played six games in 2012 for a total of 48 in five years at Collingwood after crossing from the Brisbane Lions.
Buckley, also 25, played 26 games in his three seasons with the club. Before that he played 21 games in three years at Melbourne.
Ugle played three games last year (six games in two years) while Ceglar did not play a game in two years at the club.
Collingwood will take four live picks into next month’s draft: 18, 19, 21 and 39.