Don’t believe the rumours; the tagger lives. Sam Mitchell has used one to rejuvenate Hawthorn’s season, but Andrew McQualter has refused to follow suit, and that might cost him the Tigers coaching job.
- by Kane Cornes
- by Roy Ward and Marnie Vinall
- by Sam McClure
Victorian footy fans would love an all-Melbourne start to the AFL finals. But for the league, it creates a number of headaches.
Michael McLean has been fighting racism on the footy field for 30 years, and he’s still doing it in his own, quiet but profoundly effective, way.
Chief football writer, The Age
The impact of Nick Daicos’ injury was already profound enough, but it magnifies an already significant problem for Craig McRae’s men.
Collingwood and MCG strike deal for tenant clubs; Sidebottom sidelined for Cats game; Nic Nat ‘weighing up his future’
The Magpies will retain the same number of overall seats for their members, but other MCG tenants say the new deal is a win for all. Meanwhile, GWS chairman Tony Shepherd urges AFL not to appoint an active player to the commission.
- by Peter Ryan, Andrew Wu and Michael Gleeson
Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has paid tribute to club legend and departing backline coach Rohan Smith. A coaching panel restructure means Smith will depart at the end of this season, ending a 30-year stretch at the club – almost 12 of them as a coach.
‘Any danger of putting someone on Sicily?’: The blunt feedback for McRae; beloved Roos hard man bids farewell
- by Damien Ractliffe and Greg Dundas
- by Peter Ryan
- by Caroline Wilson
- by Marc McGowan
- by Peter Ryan