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Bulldogs to devise plan to curb Gawn’s impact

The Western Bulldogs will devise a battle plan to hinder Max Gawn’s run from stoppages in a bid to quell a man who could become only the second ruckman to claim the Norm Smith Medal. The Bulldogs have taken note of Gawn’s stunning effort against Geelong in the preliminary final when the Melbourne captain and […]

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‘Compelling’ new concussion figures spark call for AFL revamp

Veteran player advocate Peter Jess says new statistics reinforce that the AFL’s minimum 12-day concussion protocol is too short and he has even written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison calling for a revised concussion-in-sport policy. Jess, a long-time concussion advocate, and his team have this season tallied their own club-based AFL figures, and found there […]

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Wilson, McClure named joint Alf Brown Award winners

The Age’s Sam McClure and Caroline Wilson have shared the major prize at the AFL Media Association awards, the Alf Brown Award. The prestigious award is presented to the most outstanding football journalist of the year, and it produced a tie for the first time. Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson.Credit:AFL Photos “The two winners produced the […]