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Tiger tests positive to COVID

A RICHMOND AFLW player has tested positive for COVID-19. The Tigers confirmed a player had returned a positive result after a pre-training rapid antigen test on Saturday, with a subsequent PCR test also positive. As per AFLW protocols, Saturday’s scheduled training session did not proceed. But as Richmond also trained last Thursday, all...

New deal for Tiger Stack

RICHMOND defender Sydney Stack has signed a one-season contract extension after winning back the trust of his teammates and coaches, but North Melbourne is set to delist veteran defender Shaun Atley. Stack’s AFL career was at the crossroads late last year after he spent the Christmas holidays in a Perth prison...

Star Dog under police investigation

QUEENSLAND police are investigating after a man lodged a complaint against Western Bulldogs star Bailey Smith. The 20-year-old is understood to have been at the Burleigh Pavilion on the southern end of the Gold Coast with a small group of his teammates a week after the Bulldogs’ AFL grand final loss...

No hard feelings: Clark

FREMANTLE recruit Jordan Clark has dismissed reports he hung up on Geelong list manager Stephen Wells during AFL trade period and says he has “no hard feelings” towards his former club. Geelong haggled with Fremantle over Clark’s trade value before sending him west for pick No.22, plus a late swap of...

Horne-Francis firming as top pick

NORTH Melbourne is poised to snap up Jason Horne-Francis with the first live pick of the AFL draft but the Roos are yet to officially rule out first bidding on father-son prospects Nick Daicos and Sam Darcy at No.1. South Adelaide on-baller Horne-Francis recently had 24 disposals, three goals, 18 contested...

Clarko joins Tassie AFL bid

FORMER Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has joined Tasmania’s bid for the state’s own AFL team, in an advisory role. Clarkson has previously pleaded for the island state to be delivered the 19th licence for inclusion in the league. Tasmania Premier Peter Gutwein announced on Thursday that four-time premiership-winning mentor Clarkson had officially...

Swans accept Dawson deal

SYDNEY has finalised the Jordan Dawson AFL trade through gritted teeth, saying the deal with Adelaide doesn’t reflect the player’s true value. But given the Crows had threatened to use the pre-season draft to secure the utility, the Swans were left with little choice. Adelaide gave up a future first-round draft pick,...

Dawson could be headed for draft

JORDAN Dawson could end up in the pre-season draft as the Sydney Swans and Adelaide continue to haggle over the breakout utility leading into the final day of the AFL trade period. The 24-year-old’s move home to South Australia is among a number of deals that need to be done before...

Dog becomes a Pie

COLLINGWOOD has secured the services of Patrick Lipinski after trading pick No.43 to the Western Bulldogs, while GWS are set to make a shock AFL play for Hawthorn star Chad Wingard. The Western Bulldogs had been keen to retain Lipinski, offering the 23-year-old a three-year contract extension earlier this season. But Lipinski,...

Cats about to reappoint Scott

GEELONG will re-sign Chris Scott for another two seasons, meaning he will become the AFL club’s longest-serving coach. The new deal will secure Scott through to the end of the 2024 season. While there was no comment from the club, the deal is expected to be announced next week. There had been speculation...

Greene ban doubled

GWS match-winner Toby Greene will miss the opening five rounds of the 2022 AFL season after his suspension for making intentional contact with an umpire was doubled by the league’s appeals board. Greene was initially banned for three matches over what the independent tribunal found was an “aggressive, demonstrative and disrespectful”...