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Soldo backs twin ruck for Tigers

RICHMOND big man Ivan Soldo sees no reason why the Tigers should abandon playing two ruckmen in 2020. Soldo combined with fellow tall Toby Nankervis as the Tigers claimed last year’s AFL premiership. After debuting in 2017, the ex-soccer player enjoyed a breakout 2019 campaign. Soldo played 14 games and his form meant when...

No room for Tex among Crows leaders

RORY Sloane has been confirmed as Adelaide’s sole skipper for 2020, but there wasn’t room for former captain Taylor Walker or veteran defender Daniel Talia in the leadership group. Sloane was co-captain last year but will take on the role solo after Walker decided to step down. Walker and Talia have been...

Jake moves on from tough 2019

ST KILDA defender Jake Carlisle has put a horror season behind him which started with serious injury and finished with trade speculation. The 28-year-old featured in the last 10 games of 2019 after returning early from back surgery. Carlisle concedes he played “underdone” but is in much better shape heading into a season...

Door open for Rance return

RICHMOND coach Damien Hardwick says he would love to see Alex Rance backflip on his retirement but concedes the ball is in the former AFL defender’s court. Rance, a devout Jehovah’s Witness, announced his retirement from AFL in December to focus on his family and his religion. On Thursday, defender Bachar Houli said...

Grundy signs for seven

COLLINGWOOD ruckman Brodie Grundy has turned his back on free agency to re-sign with the AFL club for seven years. Grundy would have become a free agent at the end of the 2020 season and had been linked to a return to his home state of South Australia but instead committed...

Curnow to miss season start

LUCKLESS Carlton star forward Charlie Curnow will miss the start of the AFL season as he continues his rehabilitation from knee surgery. The Blues insist the 22-year-old’s recovery from an operation in November to fix a broken patella suffered when he slipped on some tiles is progressing well. But on Wednesday they...

Greene among Giants leaders

FOUNDATION players Toby Greene and Jeremy Cameron have been elevated to AFL club GWS’s leadership group for the first time. The Giants, seeking to bounce back from a gutting grand-final loss in 2019, have revealed an extended leadership group to support skipper Stephen Coniglio. Greene, Cameron and Lachie Whitfield have all been given...

Sigh of relief for veteran Blue

VETERAN Carlton midfielder Marc Murphy has been cleared of serious injury after going down at training on Monday morning. The former Blues skipper was taken off the training ground on a cart after suffering an ankle injury during a drill. But scans on Monday afternoon confirmed only minor bruising to his foot,...

Danger headlines bushfire match stars

PATRICK Dangerfield and fellow superstars like Dustin Martin, Nic Naitanui and Max Gawn are expected to headline the AFL’s charity exhibition match to raise funds for communities ravaged by the bushfire crisis. The league confirmed on Thursday that it would stage a match between Victoria and an All-Stars side at Marvel Stadium...

AFL confirms Bushfire fundraiser

THE AFL has confirmed a representative charity match between Victoria and an All-Stars side to raise funds for communities affected by the bushfire crisis and kicked in a $2.5 million donation. The game will take place at Marvel Stadium on the evening of Friday, February 28. Richmond premiership coach Damien Hardwick will...

Surgery for star Swan

LANCE Franklin has undergone a knee arthroscopy with Sydney admitting the superstar forward is not a certain starter for Round 1 of the AFL season. Franklin was sent for scans having reporting back to the club with a sore knee and subsequently went under the knife on Monday. The Swans expect Franklin, who...
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