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Sam Fisher and Nick Riewoldt at St Kilda training during their playing days. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo

Riewoldt: Drug abuse a ‘massive issue’ in AFL playing ranks

St Kilda great Nick Riewoldt says drugs are a “massive” issue for former and current players, and has taken aim at the AFLPA for its handling of his former teammate, Sam Fisher.

  • by Jon Pierik

Insight & Analysis

There is no need for the Bombers and their CEO to be jumping at shadows

The vitriol poured this week upon Essendon seems disproportionate.

Caroline Wilson
Caroline Wilson

Football columnist for The Age

The day Indigenous AFL star turned off the TV in disgust

When Chris Lewis heard the boos for Adam Goodes from West Coast fans, the two-time premiership Eagle and Indigenous pioneer footballer turned off his television.

Jake Niall
Jake Niall

Chief football writer, The Age

Four Points: The player Carlton cannot afford to lose, Tigers’ quality, Bombers battle hard

Jacob Weitering is the best defender in the competition at the moment and the man Carlton cannot afford to lose.

Michael Gleeson
Michael Gleeson

Sports columnist


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One officer was allegedly bitten by a drunk fan and more than 50 people were ejected from the MCG during the Richmond-Essendon game on Saturday night.

  • by Roy Ward
LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22: Chad Wingard of the Hawks celebrates with Dylan Moore of the Hawks during the 2022 AFL Round 10 match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Brisbane Lions at UTAS Stadium on May 22, 2022 in Launceston, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Mitchell lauds effort as Hawks show maturity

Hawthorn coach Sam Mitchell was pleased with his side’s ability to deal with significant momentum shifts in the win against Brisbane.

  • by Sam McClure

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