AFL

Bad news for Eagle Rioli

Willie Rioli during a West Coast training session last month. Picture: Sharon Smith WEST Coast draftee Willie Rioli will undergo hamstring surgery on Tuesday despite appearing pain-free at training today. The 21-year-old injured his right hamstring at training last week. After consulting with medical staff this afternoon, it was decided …

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AFL

Cats move early to lock in Scott

Geelong coach Chris Scott. Picture: Glenn Ferguson CHRIS Scott deserves a contract extension and Geelong hopes to lock him in “sooner rather than later”. Cats chief executive Brian Cook says negotiations with Scott have resumed in recent weeks after being put on hold following the passing of Scott’s 37-year-old brother, …

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AFL

AFL rule tweak helps Hawks sign Kenyan-born ruck

AFLW: Former Sydney Swan Tadhg Kennelly believes too many risks are being taken with the safety of female AFL players when it comes to head and neck injuries. Ruck prospect Tony Olango has been signed to Hawthorn’s Next Generation academy. Picture: Mark Dadswell HAWTHORN has taken advantage of a recent …

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AFL

Facial surgery won’t stop Picken

Liam Picken suffered a broken cheekbone after a training mishap. Picture: Wayne Ludbey THE Western Bulldogs are confident that premiership hero Liam Picken won’t be significantly hampered after facial surgery. Picken, 30, went under the knife after suffering a broken cheekbone in a training clash and the club is hopeful …

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AFL

Young gun Lion, Demon named Rising Stars

AFLW: Brisbane marquee player Tayla Harris inspired the Lions to a thrilling 36-23 win over Fremantle after taking a mark and then booting the match-winner. Tayla Harris is one of two AFLW Round 2 Rising Star nominations. BRISBANE Lions match-winner Tayla Harris and Melbourne excitement-machine Lily Mithen have scooped the …

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NRL

G.I.’s bad news for Blues fans

Greg Inglis on the charge for the Maroons. BAD news NSW fans: Greg Inglis has no plans on giving up representative football just yet. The Indigenous All Star said State of Origin was still a high priority. As Johnathan Thurston prepares for his swan song State of Origin series and …

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NRL

Mbye eyeing JT’s Maroon jumper

NRL: A lot of speculation surrounds the future of the All Stars game, but the Ingidenous side believe it does more for the community off the field. The QLD Emerging Origin squad training. L-R: Felise Kaufusi (Melbourne) and Moses Mbye (Bulldogs) at training on the Gold Coast. Picture: NIGEL HALLETT …

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NRL

The weirdest game in Nines history?

Connor Watson scores for the Roosters against the Broncos on day 2 of the Auckland Nines at Eden Park, New Zealand. pic Mark Evans THE Roosters sprung an upset on the heavily favoured Broncos in their quarter-final clash but there was far more to the 15-14 victory than meets the …

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NRL

Boyd knew a year ago he’d be Broncos captain

NRL: Darius Boyd has completed a remarkable transformation after being unveiled as Brisbane captain for 2017. Wayne Bennett and Darius Boyd. Picture: Annette Dew WAYNE Bennett told Darius Boyd he would be anointed captain of the Brisbane Broncos a year ago. Brisbane’s master coach made the startling revelation on Wednesday …

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NRL

Boyd can stand with the legends

NRL: Darius Boyd has completed a remarkable transformation after being unveiled as Brisbane captain for 2017. Darius Boyd at Captains at the Captains wall at Red Hill. Pic Annette Dew WALK into the foyer at the Broncos Leagues Club, and there the greats look down from on high. There are …

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