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Kade comfortable to call time

KADE Kolodjashnij has announced his retirement after a seven-year career impacted by concussions issues. Kolodjashnij, who started his career with the Gold Coast Suns after being taken with pick No.5 in the 2013 National Draft, hasn’t played since Round 3, 2019. “It’s disappointing it has turned out like this,” he said. “I think...

Pies formalise Beams retirement

THE retirement of Dayne Beams is now official as Collingwood finalised its list ahead of Wednesday’s first AFL lodgement deadline. The Magpies have reached a settlement with Beams, who had two years to run on his contract. Collingwood also confirmed the delisting of Rupert Willis and Flynn Appleby. Beams hadn’t played at AFL level...

More support for Hunter

WESTERN Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge says the AFL club needs to offer more support to Lachie Hunter in order for the midfielder to get his career and life balance in order. The 2016 premiership mentor’s concession comes on the back of a difficult year for Hunter off the field. The 25-year-old was...

‘Dangerous’ Blues primed for flag

WATCH out rival AFLW teams, star Carlton forward Tayla Harris has declared the Blues are looking “dangerous”. The VFLW season and all other women’s winter competitions might have been cancelled due to COVID-19, but Carlton hasn’t missed a beat since returning to training at Ikon Park. Harris was adamant the Blues had...

Wines going nowhere

OLLIE Wines looks set to see out his career at Port Adelaide after signing a contract extension that will keep him at the club until at least the end of 2026. The 26-year-old, who has played 158 games for the Power since debuting in 2013, was already contracted until the end...

Noble on deadline to turnaround Roos

NORTH Melbourne’s hierarchy is adamant a three-year deadline placed on David Noble to lift the AFL club back into premiership contention is realistic. The Kangaroos are coming off a horror 2020 season that yielded just three wins and ended with Rhyce Shaw stepping down as coach for personal reasons. But they are seeking...

Savage cut by Saints

ST KILDA defender Shane Savage has become a victim of the AFL’s reduction ins list sizes. The Saints have made the tough call to delist the 29-year-old after 165 AFL games – 109 of those in red, white and black. “Shane was a much-loved member of our club, and we’re very sorry...

Noble named new Roos coach

NORTH Melbourne has named Brisbane Lions football manager David Noble as their new AFL coach. The 53-year-old is the Kangaroos’ third coach in as many years, replacing Rhyce Shaw, who left the club in October after one season in charge. Noble edged out Collingwood assistant Robert Harvey and former Western Bulldogs champion...

AFL holds off on fixture release

THE AFL could delay releasing its 2021 fixture until February as it navigates the challenges of a COVID-19 affected world. But league boss Gillon McLachlan has confirmed next season will revert back to 22 rounds, instead of the 17 in 2020. Reigning premiers Richmond will kick-off the home-and-away competition on March 18 with...

Fixture release on hold

THE AFL could delay releasing its 2021 fixture until February as it navigates the challenges of a COVID-19 affected world. But league boss Gillon McLachlan has confirmed next season will revert back to 22 rounds, instead of the 17 in 2020. Reigning premiers Richmond will kick-off the home-and-away competition on March 18 with...

Draft goes virtual

AUSTRALIA’S top underage footballers will learn their playing futures via a television broadcast this year, with the AFL National Draft to be held in a virtual format because of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. The 18 clubs will submit their selections online as AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan announces them on the broadcast...