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Richmond groping incident does AFL’s cherished ‘look of the game’ no favours | Scott Heinrich

The league and Richmond were swift to condemn the touching of Mabior Chol by his teammates, but the problem runs deeper than thatSport at any level is a touchy-feely business. The camaraderie brought by that shared adventure compels otherwise measured …

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AFL Tigers players apologise to teammate Mabior Chol after accusations of groping

Richmond’s Nick Vlastuin and Jayden Short made a public apology after matter came to light at Friday media conferenceRichmond’s Nick Vlastuin and Jayden Short have apologised to Mabior Chol for groping their Tigers teammate during post-match team songs…

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‘Shin split open eight inches’: AFL query boots that left Isaac Quaynor with deep wound

Collingwood player injured during Pies’ win over SydneySwans’ Sam Wicks may have been wearing metal studs The AFL will investigate whether the leg injury suffered by Collingwood’s Isaac Quaynor was the result of an opponent wearing boots with illegal m…

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AFL dishes out fines for Covid-19 breaches but they represent no more than a slap on the wrist | Scott Heinrich

It is questionable whether suspended fines will prompt a more serious view of Covidsafe measuresIn an ideal world, 20 consecutive days of competition should be enough to keep the conversation to matters on the field. But not even the AFL’s so-called fe…

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AFL 2020: Essendon Bombers v Brisbane Lions in round 9 – live updates!

Updates from the round nine game at Metricon StadiumAny thoughts? Email or tweet @scott_heinrich 10.40am BST Good evening and welcome to day three of A Clockwork [insert your team’s colours here], the AFL’s small-screen epic coming to a lounge room nea…

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Twenty straight days of AFL: a festival of footy that could go either way | Scott Heinrich

Players and staff are about to enter a three-week period of eat, sleep, play, fly and precious little else In a season of unwanted firsts the AFL is set to charter yet more virgin territory when it crams 33 matches across 20 consecutive days, starting …

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Twenty straight days of AFL: a festival of footy that could go either way | Scott Heinrich

Players and staff are about to enter a three-week period of eat, sleep, play, fly and precious little else In a season of unwanted firsts the AFL is set to charter yet more virgin territory when it crams 33 matches across 20 consecutive days, starting …

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AFL to play matches in Cairns, Darwin after moving Victorian clubs north

Alternate venues sought to lessen load on Gabba, MetriconNo more home-and-away matches in Victoria this seasonAFL games are likely to be played in Cairns, Darwin and Tasmania this year after the league’s decision to relocate all Victorian teams to Quee…

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AFL to play matches in Cairns, Darwin after moving Victorian clubs north

Alternate venues sought to lessen load on Gabba, MetriconNo more home-and-away matches in Victoria this seasonAFL games are likely to be played in Cairns, Darwin and Tasmania this year after the league’s decision to relocate all Victorian teams to Quee…

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Adelaide Crows: from AFL grand finalists to no-hopers | Scott Heinrich

Put delicately, Adelaide Crows are rebuilding. Put bluntly, they are a club in crisis, and it’s anyone’s guess how far they will plummet before turning the cornerAt half-time of the 2017 AFL grand final Richmond led Adelaide by nine points but it might…

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If you stand up against racism in Australian sport you pay a heavy price | Héritier Lumumba

Nicky Winmar, Adam Goodes and Joel Wilkinson know the consequences of defiance in the face of hate. It is up to the AFL to admit its failures and ensure their experiences are never repeatedJust one week after Sam Newman’s ugly tirade dehumanising Georg…

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The AFL is in a ‘dreadful space’ but concern over lost aesthetic is not new | Scott Heinrich

The past two decades have led to this point and little ground has been made in attempts to outsmart the wisdom of winning uglyFooty used to be a simple sport. Win the ruck, move the ball forward, beat your direct opponent, kick a goal. Rinse and repeat…

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The AFL is in a ‘dreadful space’ but concern over lost aesthetic is not new | Scott Heinrich

The past two decades have led to this point and little ground has been made in attempts to outsmart the wisdom of winning uglyFooty used to be a simple sport. Win the ruck, move the ball forward, beat your direct opponent, kick a goal. Rinse and repeat…

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AFL fixture in chaos due to rise in Victorian Covid-19 cases

Richmond’s round-five game against Eagles postponedLeague will consider implications for future roundsThe surge in Covid-19 cases in Victoria and strict new quarantine regulations issued by the Queensland government has further disrupted the recently-r…

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I found racism runs through the AFL – it has failed to uphold the rights and safety of Black players | Héritier Lumumba

I have no desire to sit down with Collingwood – the same organisation that has worked to publicly discredit my truthIt is only right that I begin this piece by paying my respects to the First Nations of this land. As someone whose roots lie in the glob…

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‘We know their addresses’: Victorian fans banned from attending NRL and AFL games in NSW

Supporters asked to bring ID to stadiums to prove residencyMove comes amid concern over rise in Covid-19 cases NRL fans will have to show their drivers licences at stadium gates in NSW as part of biosecurity measures in order to keep travelling Victori…

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Essendon to lose just one more player for AFL game against Carlton

James Stewart deemed a ‘close contact’ of Conor McKenna Full-contact training banned amid Covid-19 surgeEssendon will be missing two players for their AFL game with Carlton on Saturday night with just James Stewart deemed a “close contact” of Conor McK…

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Essendon to lose just one more player for AFL game against Carlton

James Stewart deemed a ‘close contact’ of Conor McKenna Full-contact training banned amid Covid-19 surgeEssendon will be missing two players for their AFL game with Carlton on Saturday night with just James Stewart deemed a “close contact” of Conor McK…

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Essendon to lose just one more player for AFL game against Carlton

James Stewart deemed a ‘close contact’ of Conor McKenna Full-contact training banned amid Covid-19 surgeEssendon will be missing two players for their AFL game with Carlton on Saturday night with just James Stewart deemed a “close contact” of Conor McK…

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Essendon to lose just one more player for AFL game against Carlton

James Stewart deemed a ‘close contact’ of Conor McKenna Full-contact training banned amid Covid-19 surgeEssendon will be missing two players for their AFL game with Carlton on Saturday night with just James Stewart deemed a “close contact” of Conor McK…