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Dogs suspend Hunter

WESTERN Bulldogs have suspended Lachie Hunter for four AFL games and fined him $5000 over his alleged drink-driving incident, while he has stepped down from the club’s vice-captaincy and leadership group. Hunter, 25, allegedly crashed into four cars in Middle Park at about 8.45pm on Thursday and later recorded a blood...

Walsh backs draft age

FOR every Sam Walsh that slots into the AFL seamlessly, there are plenty of young draftees who take more time to reach that level in their development. But last year’s runaway Rising Star award winner sees no reason to raise the minimum draft age, despite growing support to do so from...

Danger warming to hubs

AFL Players Association president Patrick Dangerfield says he’s coming around to the concept of quarantine hubs as a way to resume the 2020 season. The Geelong superstar initially vetoed the idea of hubs, which would see teams split into three groups and isolated in different states to limit their exposure to...

Garner named AFLPA MVP

NORTH Melbourne AFLW star Jasmine Garner has claimed the AFL Players’ Association most valuable player award as she continues to reap the benefits of her move into the midfield. The 25-year-old was an All-Australian forward in her first season with the Kangaroos in 2019 after moving from Collingwood. This year she starred on-ball...

Detailed restart plans needed

The AFL season can’t restart until it demonstrates how it intends to play games amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Victoria’s chief health officer says. Brett Sutton has been in regular discussions with AFL boss Gillon McLachlan but believes any resumption can’t just be focused on Victoria. “My suggestion was it needs to be...

Dog fined for COVID-19 breach

WESTERN Bulldogs young gun Bailey Smith has been fined by police for breaching COVID-19 restrictions as the AFL club attempts to get to the bottom of vice- captain’s Lachie Hunter’s wild Thursday night. Teammate Billy Gowers was also given a warning for his involvement in a series of events where Hunter allegedly...