‘Gov wants a ruck and roll career

WEST Coast swingman Jeremy McGovern wants to add a third string to his bow — saying his dream role is to play as a ruckman.

Hardwood no lure for Greenwood

LATER this month, when the Perth Wildcats are in the middle of the playoffs, it’s likely Hugh Greenwood will also be in WA preparing for a game of his own.

Pies vow to stick by Scharenberg

LUCKLESS Magpie Matt Scharenberg will emerge as a stronger player from a second knee reconstruction, teammate Taylor Adams says.

Bombers sign top up key forward

ESSENDON has signed former Hawk Sam Grimley as its eighth top-up player for 2016 as the Bombers look to bolster their forward stocks.

Roos unleash stars in secret scratch match

DANIEL Wells appears on track to make his long-awaited return to football for North Melbourne during the NAB Challenge.

Banned Dons can be treated by club docs

THE AFL players banned under the WADA code can still be treated by their club doctors, but some aspects of what they can and can’t do during their lay-off remain vague.

Club denied top-ups for ex-Bombers

THE AFL has denied four clubs the right to recruit replacement players for suspended ex Essendon players.

Tiger eyes to turn towards Super Bowl

RICHMOND players will be watching Monday’s Super Bowl with more interest than most, all because of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

A famous face at Tigerland

AUSTRALIAN tennis great and fanatical Crows supporter Lleyton Hewitt was a special guest at the Tigers’ training session on Friday. Traitor? Or spy?

Schulz up for the fight

KEY forward Jay Schulz is just as important to Port Adelaide as ever — and is declaring himself physically sound to hold a regular place in the Power attack.

Forget me not: 2014 draftees still to debut

FOX Footy checks in on the progress of some youngsters yet to debut and assesses whether they’re ones to be watched closely during the 2016 season.

Baby blue re-signs until 2019

PATRICK Cripps has signed a new deal to keep him at Carlton until at least the end of 2019.

Pies dump Cloke from leadership group

COLLINGWOOD captain Scott Pendlebury has conceded Travis Cloke has work to do on his leadership skills.

Demons breaking ground with new appointments

MELBOURNE continues to be trailblazers for women’s football, appointing Michelle Cowan and Daisy Pearce to roles within the football department.

Bombers’ Goodes call falls short

SWANS chairman Andrew Pridham wasn’t at all surprised the Adam Goodes rejected an offer from Essendon to come out of retirement.

Eagle has no regret for final gesture

JEREMY McGovern says he has no regrets about giving Luke Hodge a hand up at three-quarter time in the Grand Final, but admits he’ll think twice about doing it again.

Stats kings tip the Eagles to rise

WEST Coast is positioned to take over from Hawthorn as the next competition superpower, according to Champion Data’s official 2016 AFL Prospectus.

Bombers sign top up key forward

ESSENDON has signed former Hawk Sam Grimley as its eighth top-up player for 2016 as the Bombers look to bolster their forward stocks.

Concussion rules a winner

THE AFL has lauded the maturity of its players embracing its new concussion protocols as it tightens tribunal provisions around high hits and sling tackles.

No long-term deal for Schache

LIONS youngster Josh Schache showcased his freakish ability at an intra-club hitout at Yeronga on Friday but he is not about to put pen to paper for a long-term contract.

AFL get tough on high hits, sling tackles

THE AFL has lauded the maturity of its players embracing its new concussion protocols as it further tightens tribunal provisions around high hits and sling tackles.

Uncapped Eagle gets contract extension

HE may not have played an AFL game yet, but West Coast youngster Luke Partington has already earned himself a contract extension.

Riewoldt has Jack’s billing for 2016

St Kilda champion Nick Riewoldt appears certain to continue as club captain for a record 10th straight season. And he has Jack Billings’ vote.

Crazy ride from Olympic bobsleigh to AFL

MOST people would retire satisfied after competing in the Winter Olympics and winning a Commonwealth Games silver medal in javelin. But not Cecilia McIntosh.

Tall timber: Why rucks rule in 2016

RUCKMEN rejoiced all over the AFL when the sub rule was abolished at the end of 2015, but how does it affect your club and what is your best combination?

‘It’s up to the players now’: Adams

TAYLOR Adams has challenged his teammates to become more accountable in 2016, after he was elevated to the Pies’ leadership group on Thursday.

Former Bomber to appeal drug ban

FORMER Essendon footballer Nathan Lovett-Murray plans to file an appeal against his drug ban to Swiss authorities.

What young Cat learned from Danger

NAKIA Cockatoo wants to learn more than a thing or two from Patrick Dangerfield to help him graduate from electrifying forward to gut-running midfielder.

Top-ups undeserved for affected clubs: Eade

GOLD Coast coach Rodney Eade believes the clubs affected by the Essendon guilty verdict should not be allowed to replace suspended players with top-ups.

Kiwi Heatherley puts hand up for debut

JOSH Gibson believes Hawthorn can cover the loss of tall timber in its pursuit for a fourth straight premiership.

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