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Angry Clarkson claims chances of fair process ‘irrevocably corrupted’

Former Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says the leaking of the club’s cultural safety review revealing the allegedly traumatic experiences of Indigenous players has “seriously undermined if not irrevocably corrupted” the chance of a fair process being followed in a proposed AFL investigation. The review contained testimonies from former Hawthorn players and their partners about their […]

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Gunston tells Hawks he will go to Lions as free agent

Hawthorn’s triple premiership player Jack Gunston has told the Hawks he will move to the Brisbane Lions as a free agent this off season. Gunston had a two-year offer to remain at the Hawks but has chosen to exercise his rights as an unrestricted free agent to move to the Lions to finish his career […]

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Bombers to interview Brad Scott, firming to land role

Brad Scott has officially entered the Essendon coaching race, and will be interviewed for the top job on Thursday. Sources with knowledge of the interviewing process told The Age that Scott has expressed his interest, and now appears to be in a battle with Adem Yze and James Hird for the role. Scott, 46, is […]

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‘Bullying, intimidation’ claims allegedly part of Hawthorn report

Alastair Clarkson and Chris Fagan were part of a group accused of “bullying and intimidation” of Indigenous players, while running the Hawthorn football department like the “Russian Mafia”, according to a News Corp report on a review of the club’s handling of its Indigenous players. Former coach Clarkson, former football manager Fagan, former football manager […]

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Gun for hire? Hawk Gunston mulls move to Lions

Hawthorn premiership star Jack Gunston says he is weighing up a move to the Brisbane Lions, declaring the future of coach Chris Fagan won’t influence his decision. Gunston, a triple premiership player, has a long history with Fagan, who was the Hawks’ football manager during the club’s glorious run from 2013-15. Jack Gunston is contemplating […]

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Grand final form guide: How the West will be won, and lost

Penrith are one of the most dominant rugby league sides seen in some time. Another premiership sets the scene for dynasty discussions, not to mention their very own slice of rugby league history with four premierships across as many grades beckoning. Parramatta, their great rivals, are no doubt one of the most scrutinised outfits in […]

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Panthers’ $17m investment has club on verge of 113-year first

Penrith are another step closer to securing a 113-year rugby league first after sweeping SG Ball, Jersey Flegg and reserve grade premierships in thrilling fashion leading into Sunday’s grand final clash against Parramatta. Call it $17 million well spent, as the Panthers’ regular-season outlay on their football teams saw Ivan Cleary and his NRL squad […]