Collingwood has officially sold all its pokies licences. The Magpies sold its entire gaming operation to the Melbourne Racing Club, as agreed earlier in the year. Monash University’s Charles Livingstone told Nick McCallum it’s “very significant” for prominent groups to withdraw from pokies. “Pokies are legitimated, in a way, by high-profile organisations like footy clubs,” Dr […]
Players will be held strictly liable for head clashes when bumping in 2019. It comes as a change from 2018, where incidental head clashes from otherwise correct bumps did not result in a sanction, such as Ryan Burton’s collision with Shaun Higgins. Players will still be able to argue that they were contesting the ball, […]
Adelaide full-back Daniel Talia is set for surgery on his right knee. The procedure will interrupt Talia’s pre-season, with the dual All-Australian defender unable to resume running until next year. The club says Talia aggravated an old injury “in an innocuous incident at home”.
Carlton star Sam Docherty has suffered another ACL injury. Docherty, 25, suffered the injury at training on Monday. Scans confirmed the ACL rupture in his left knee – the same knee that he injured last year. The Blues’ co-captain missed the entire 2018 season after rupturing his ACL in the pre-season. Carlton can still sign […]
Australian cricket coach Justin Langer admits he’s been “tapping into” the mind of premiership-winning West Coast mentor Adam Simpson in the lead up to the First Test. Langer is on the Eagles’ board of directors. He told Sportsday the club’s first round loss to Sydney – where Lance Franklin ripped the Eagles apart in their first game […]
It was a trade that raised plenty of eyebrows, given his ability, and rival fans may be even more worked up now. Dr Peter Larkins says it’s very realistic for Tom Scully to be playing for Hawthorn in round 1. The former GWS and Melbourne midfielder has been plagued by injury of late, traded to […]