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Westhoff to pull the pin

PORT Adelaide tall Justin Westhoff will bow out of the AFL this year, satisfied with his 14-season career no matter how 2020 finishes. The one-time Power best-and-fairest told his teammates on Thursday that he would be retiring but is determined to play a role in the club’s tilt at a second premiership. Westhoff...

Pendles cements status as Pies great

COLLINGWOOD captain Scott Pendlebury says he’s shocked to be on the verge of breaking two long-standing records at the club, but feels like he still has plenty more left in the tank. Pendlebury will notch his 314th game for Collingwood in Monday’s clash with Port Adelaide, surpassing the previous record of...

Tiger on track for finals

RICHMOND forward Tom Lynch will likely miss just one AFL game after scans revealed his hamstring injury was not as severe as first thought. The 27-year-old has already resumed running and is on track to play in the Tigers’ qualifying final with a crucial league bye to follow Round 18. Richmond coach Damien...

Steven stab case closed

VICTORIA Police have ended their investigation into the stabbing of Geelong footballer Jack Steven, opting against laying charges. The Cats midfielder spent two days in hospital and underwent minor surgery for a non-life-threatening injury after being stabbed in the chest in May. The AFL and Geelong cleared Steven of any wrongdoing over...

Papley’s commitment welcomed

SYDNEY coach John Longmire has lauded Tom Papley after the small forward committed to staying at the Swans beyond this AFL season. Papley requested a trade to Carlton last season and while the Blues were unable to complete a deal to bring the contracted forward back to Victoria, he was expected to...

Hannebery firms for Saints return

ZAK Jones’ hamstring injury will be a factor in St Kilda’s decision-making as they weigh up whether to bring back Dan Hannebery for the crunch AFL clash with GWS. Experienced midfielder Hannebery is pushing his case to return after successful rehabilitation from hamstring surgery in July. He has rejoined his teammates this week...

Kade calls time

CARLTON veteran Kade Simpson will retire at the end of the AFL season, bringing a close to a stellar 18-year career. Simpson, 36, has played 341 games in navy blue – more than any other Carlton player bar Craig Bradley and Bruce Doull – since making his debut in 2003, in...

Time’s up for Tom

ESSENDON ruckman Tom Bellchambers has retired from AFL football after 136 games and 77 goals for the Bombers. Bellchambers, 31, was restricted to just seven AFL games this year through persistent knee injuries. His retirement comes after a season where young gun Sam Draper emerged as Essendon’s first-choice ruckman. “This club has been a...

Magpies finals-bound after Suns scare

JORDAN De Goey returned in style as Collingwood survived some nervous moments to beat Gold Coast by 22 points and book an AFL finals berth on Monday. De Goey kicked four goals and set up another while fellow returnee Adam Treloar finished with a game-high 26 disposals as the Magpies overcame...

ACL confirmed for McLean

TOBY McLean’s fears have been realised, with scans confirming the Western Bulldogs midfielder has damaged the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The 24-year-old’s right leg twisted in a tackle during Sunday’s win over Hawthorn. He has been ruled out for the rest of the season and will likely be sidelined...

Premiership Hawks call time

HAWTHORN captain Ben Stratton and fellow triple-premiership Hawk Paul Puopolo will retire from AFL after Sunday’s clash with Gold Coast at the Adelaide Oval. Stratton, 31, was named captain ahead of the 2019 season and will lead the Hawks one final time, while 32-year-old Puopolo will also play his last game against...