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Blues in dark over father-son prospects

Charlie McKay wants to play for Carlton, the club his father captained and that his sister Abbie joined as the AFL's first father-daughter, and the Blues certainly are considering McKay as a father-son recruit in 2020, without any guarantees. If father-son recruits are often tricky calls, the Blues face an additional difficulty in 2020, because […]

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Johns bros blue left surf star in tears

In the 90s, Newcastle legend Matty Johns and brother Andrew were famous for their off-field antics almost as much as their on-field heroics. And Matty, the premiership-wining five-eighth turned Fox Sports star, has recalled a night where they were hanging out with their good made Matt Hoy, a champion of the local surf scene. But […]

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AFL considering ‘virtual’ awards night for AFLW

The AFL has told clubs that it is considering holding a "virtual" awards event for the AFLW competition as the league is forced to think outside the square because of a ban on mass gatherings. While the AFLW season finished unsatisfactorily last month because of the AFL shutdown caused by the coronavirus, headquarters remains keen […]

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Wallaby great torches Castle ‘train smash’

Former Wallaby Rod Kafer has savaged Rugby Australia and CEO Raelene Castle after a tumultuous period for the sport, exacerbated by the coronavirus epidemic. The 2020 Super Rugby season was postponed in March after New Zealand tightened travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and it has been estimated RA will suffer a $120 million […]

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MCC wants cricket, not AFL at MCG on Boxing Day

The Melbourne Cricket Club is yet to lock in a contract to host this year's Boxing Day Test but MCC chief Stuart Fox remains confident the venue will host the iconic cricket fixture despite the AFL's potential push into late December. However, the AFL appears increasingly likely to be able to call on Marvel Stadium […]