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‘Take a deep breath’: Longmire cautious about send-off rule

Swans coach John Longmire has warned the AFL against over-reacting to the game’s latest ugly incident after Geelong defender Tom Stewart was sent straight to the tribunal for a heavy collision with Dion Prestia that knocked the Richmond playmaker unconscious. There have been widespread calls for the AFL to introduce a send-off rule after Stewart’s off-the-ball bump on Saturday, something […]

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‘Like a minor car crash’: Stewart clash raises questions about concussion message; Saints say Ratten is their man

In today’s AFL briefing, your daily wrap of footy news: St Kilda’s COO Simon Lethlean is confident Brett Ratten has the ability to take the Saints forward, and has confirmed they are eyeing Collingwood’s Jordan De Goey. Veteran player agent Peter Jess has questioned whether the threat of life-altering brain trauma is getting through to AFL players. And don’t miss […]

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Dogs thrash Hawks and storm into the eight

The Western Bulldogs let James Sicily get under their skin, but Hawthorn could provide little more than nuisance value as last year’s grand finalist stormed into the eight with a thumping win on Friday night. After a sluggish start, the Dogs took their game to a level the Hawks could not match, slamming on 13 unanswered goals on their way […]

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‘I never thought we’d get away with it’: Inside the greatest scam in Origin history

By Adam Pengilly Lote Tuqiri scores one of the three tries which followed his contentious selection for State of Origin II in 2002.Credit:Getty Twenty years ago, in the boardroom of Brisbane’s famous XXXX brewery, rugby league’s most famous teetotaller had the Queensland Rugby League unveil plans for the biggest ruse in State of Origin history, when three little letters became […]

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