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Coroner rejects call for ‘sins of the past’ to be examined in Tuck inquest

The widow of former Richmond footballer Shane Tuck has threatened to withdraw her participation in a proposed coronial inquest into the circumstances surrounding her husband’s death after the state coroner Judge John Cain indicated he would not delve deeply into how the AFL and clubs treated players who suffered concussion in the past. Katherine Tuck’s lawyer Greg Griffin said there […]

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Leek Alleer leaps higher than Nic Nat and into draft reckoning

SANFL coach Paul Thomas says mature-age prospect Leek Alleer will develop “exponentially” in the AFL system if he is taken in the upcoming draft. Alleer, who fled war-torn South Sudan with his mother and sister when he was six, has skyrocketed into second-round calculations after an eye-catching campaign for Central District as an intercept-marking defender. The 20-year-old’s freakish athleticism was […]

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Former premiership Hawks take aim at Kennett board

Former Hawthorn premiership players James Morrisey and Bruce Stevenson are part of a campaign, including a website, GoFundMe page and a paid political operative, aimed at changing the composition of Jeff Kennett’s Hawthorn board. The group, “Hawks for Change”, are backing ex-Australian Super boss Ian Silk and former premiership player and board member Andy Gowers, in their expected bids to […]

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Dolphins officially handed the NRL’s 17th licence

The NRL has officially handed its 17th licence to the Redcliffe-based Dolphins, who pipped the Jets and Firehawks for inclusion in an expanded competition. The Australian Rugby League Commission met on Wednesday morning to sign off on the decision, which will result in the Dolphins becoming the first team added to the league since the Gold Coast Titans were introduced […]

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AFL trade period 2021 LIVE updates: Player movement continues as Bobby Hill and ruckmen seek late moves

Key posts 9.01amListen and catch up 1 of 1 Completed deals so far (not including the Jordan Dawson deal) 1. Jake Kelly (Adelaide) joined Essendon as an unrestricted free agent. Adelaide received pick 42 (AFL) as compensation. 2. Mabior Chol (Richmond) joined Gold Coast as an unrestricted free agent. Richmond received pick 38 (AFL) as compensation. 3. George Hewett (Sydney) […]

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