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Richmond forward Ben Griffiths has retired from the AFL at the age of 26. He’s pursuing a punting career in American football. Griffiths, who played 63 games, has been offered a four-year scholarship at the University of Southern California. “This was a difficult decision to make, but ultimately the opportunity was too good to refuse,” […]


The Port Melbourne home of Essendon great and former Geelong coach Mark Thompson has been raided by police. Sportsday’s Mitch Cleary said Thompson would be interviewed by police in the coming days. He has not been arrested and there’s no suggestion of any wrongdoing on Thompson’s part, at this stage. “We understand it’s part of […]


Former Geelong utility James Podsiadly has been commissioned by the AFL to review the umpires ahead of the 2018 season. Mitch Cleary revealed the news on Sportsday. “He’s got the connection with (AFL operations boss) Steve Hocking from their time at Geelong,” he explained. Podsiadly recently left his role at Adelaide as an assistant to […]


Steven Motlop joined Sportsday on Monday to discuss his recent move to Port Adelaide. And the former Geelong livewire appeared to get a bit of a nice surprise when he heard a familiar voice down the line! Click PLAY below to hear the full interview


St Kilda has appointed Simon Lethlean as its new head of football. Lethlean, who resigned from his role at the AFL mid-year due to an “inappropriate relationship” with a younger staff member, will fill the void left by Ameet Bains. St Kilda chief Matt Finnis spoke with Sportsday about the appointment, saying Lethlean had a […]


The AFL has scrapped the Match Review Panel. Michael Christian has been installed as the league’s sole match review officer. In other changes, Thursday and Friday night games will be reviewed within 24 hours, rather than Monday. The one-match discount on offer for early pleas has been scrapped. Players no longer risk an extra week […]


Collingwood’s bid to return to finals in 2018 is already looking shaky, with two of their best forwards in some doubt for the start of the season. Injury-plagued star Jamie Elliott has suffered yet another setback with his ankle and will spend the next 14 weeks on the sidelines. Alex Fasolo has undergone shoulder surgery […]


The Match Review Panel could sit as many as four times on a weekend under sweeping changes being considered by the AFL, says Mitch Cleary. The Sportsday newsbreaker said changes would be presented to the AFL Commission next week. The MRP currently sits on Monday, meaning players reported on Thursday or Friday night games have […]


Melbourne utility Tom McDonald says he expects to be playing forward for the Demons next season. But he’s still more than prepared to help down back if required. Much has been made of where McDonald will play next year, given the arrival of Jake Lever. It was the first question he was asked on Sportsday. […]

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