Posted: 30 January, 2015

Hip Surgery For Hanley

Brisbane's Pearce Hanley will have hip surgery and be sidelined for 12 weeks

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Brisbane's Pearce Hanley will have hip surgery and be sidelined for 12 weeks.

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Tags: Pearce Hanley, Brisbane Lions

Posted: 30 January, 2015

Hird Loses Court Appeal

James Hird has lost his bid to discredit the ASADA and AFL investigation into Essendon's supplements program

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Essendon coach James Hird has suffered a second resounding court defeat in his bid to discredit an anti-doping investigation into the club.

Hird was not present in the Federal Court to hear Justice Susan Kenny dismiss his appeal as she ruled the joint ASADA/AFL probe legal.

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Tags: James Hird, Essendon Bombers

Posted: 30 January, 2015

Knee Surgery For May

Gold Coast's Steven May to miss three to four weeks

Steven May of the Suns in action during the 2014 AFL Round 09 match between the St Kilda Saints and the Gold Coast Suns at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne on May 18, 2014. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)

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Gold Coast's Steven May had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Thursday morning after injuring it in a marking contest at training last week.

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Tags: Steven May, Gold Coast, Suns

Posted: 29 January, 2015

New Anti-Doping Tribunal Dates

The AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal has today been adjourned until 16 February

AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal hearing continued today of past and present Essendon players and former employee who have been issued Infraction Notices.

Following timetable now runs:

  • 1. ASADA to file written closing submissions by 5 Feb
  • 2. Players to file written closing submissions by 12 Feb
  • 3. AFL to file written closing submissions by 13 Feb
  • 4. Tribunal resumes 16 Feb to hear oral closing submissions from all parties.

Tribunal to be adjourned approx 18 Feb to consider its decision as to whether a breach of AFL Anti-Doping Code occurred in these matters.

Should any player or former Essendon employee be found to have breached the AFL Anti-Doping Code, a hearing as to sanction will follow.

The Tribunal is now adjourned until 16 February 2015. 

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Tags: AFL, Essendon, Doping, Anti-Doping, Tribunal

Posted: 29 January, 2015

Rockliff Rules The Lions

Tom Rockliff has been named as the Brisbane Lions new captain for 2015

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Tom Rockliff has been named as the Brisbane Lions' new captain.

“To be chosen to lead a Club with such a proud history and with such a great bunch of talented young players is simply awesome,” said Rockliff.

“The Lions have shown an enormous amount of faith in me over the years and I want to continue to repay that by leading this group to success.

“We have something special building here, you can feel it - on the field and off it. We all know the work that needs to be done and we are on that journey together.”

Rockliff was Brisbane's vice-captain for the last two years and takes over from Jed Adcock.

Triple M Footy's Sam Hargreaves With Tom Rockliff:


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Tags: Tom Rockliff, Brisbane, Lions

Posted: 28 January, 2015

Howe's Hamstring Injury

Melbourne's Jeremy Howe is expected to miss up to three weeks of pre-season training

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Melbourne's Jeremy Howe has strained his hamstring during a training session at the Demons' pre-season camp in Maroochydore.

Howe is expected to miss up to three weeks of pre-season training but the Demons are confident he'll be available for the start of the season.

"Jeremy had an incident on the last day of our camp to the Sunshine Coast," Demons football manager Josh Mahoney said.

"Scans have revealed that he's got a strain in his hamstring.

"Given the position of the injury, within his hamstring, we'll treat it conservatively but we don't expect him to miss the start of the season."

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Tags: Jeremy Howe, Melbourne Demons

Posted: 28 January, 2015

Franklin Likely For Indigenous All Stars

All 72 Aboriginal players in the AFL are expected to descend on Perth next month for a week-long camp building to a match with the West Coast Eagles

Franklin in Round 8, 2014. (Photo: AFL Media)

The AFL is looking to replicate the success of the NRL's indigenous All Stars game, by setting up a camp where more than 70 Aboriginal stars will attend ahead of a game against the West Coast Eagles in Perth on February 20.

The NRL has found a winning concept with their pre-season indigenous All Stars clash against the NRL All Stars that this year will take place on February 13 on the Gold Coast.

The AFL's version will take place at Leederville's Medibank Stadium with the larger Patersons Stadium unavailable due to a One Direction concert.

But it will be the culmination of a week-long camp in Perth where all indigenous players on AFL lists are expected to attend.

The AFL is confident all 72 of the AFL's indigenous players will attend, including Lance Franklin.

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Tags: Lance Franklin, Buddy Franklin

Posted: 23 January, 2015

Cordy's Shoulder Surgery

Western Bulldogs’ recruit Zaine Cordy will have a shoulder reconstruction

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Western Bulldogs’ father-son recruit Zaine Cordy will have a shoulder reconstruction, the rehab period is expected to be at least four months.

“Zaine had some instability in his left shoulder when he was drafted and after a short period rehabilitating the area, the club decided that to avoid further damage to the shoulder, the best approach was to intervene surgically," the Dogs’ general manager of football Graham Lowe told AFL.com.au.

"As with all of our younger players, we make these decisions with a view to the long-term and we look forward to Zaine getting back to full training in the early parts of the season."

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Tags: Western Bulldogs, Zaine Cordy

Posted: 22 January, 2015

Show Me The Money!

The AFL have released details of listed player earnings for 2014

In stats released today, the average player payment for a listed player in 2014 was $283,029, that's an increase from $265,179 in 2013.

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Tags: AFL, AFL Players

Posted: 22 January, 2015

Eddie: Swans Trade 'Shemozzle'

The AFL has softened the trade and free agency sanctions it placed on Sydney at the end of last season

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What does Collingwood President Eddie McGuire think of the AFL softening the trade embargo on the Sydney Swans?

“I just look at this to be a complete shemozzle to be perfectly honest,” Eddie McGuire said on Triple M’s The Hot Breakfast this morning.

“Where this ban came from in the first place god only knows."

HEAR THE FULL AUDIO FROM EDDIE HERE:

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Tags: Eddie McGuire, Sydney Swans, COLA, AFL, AFL Players

Posted: 21 January, 2015

Morabito's Knee Surgery

Fremantle's Anthony Morabito will have minor knee surgery tomorrow

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Fremantle's Anthony Morabito will have minor knee surgery tomorrow and has an expected recovery time of two to three weeks.

Morabito saw a knee specialist yesterday afternoon following ongoing soreness in his left knee.

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Tags: Anthony Morabito, Fremantle

Posted: 21 January, 2015

Siestas For Sleepy Swans

The Swans have installed sleep pods in the change rooms at the SCG

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How good would one of these be at your work?

The Swans have installed two $3500 sleep pods in the change rooms at the SCG to help the players get a bit of shuteye.

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Tags: Sydney Swan, AFL, AFL Players