Jason Porplyzia’s much-awaited comeback to the Crows attack – and perhaps midfield – is on hold due to yet another injury.
He may be the old man of the Brisbane Lions, but veteran ruckman Ben Hudson is revelling in his AFL lifeline.
Magpies forward Travis Cloke has been booked for driving while on a disqualified licence.
The Bombers have shielded Michael Hurley from the media as speculation continues about the Greater Western Sydney target’s future beyond 2012.
Anthony Morabito is likely to start the home-and-away season building match practice in WAFL ranks as he continues his comeback from secondary knee surgery.
Cats forward Nathan Vardy has revealed his hip surgeon said he might never play again.
Months after being stripped of his role as deputy vice-captain, Gold Coast defender Campbell Brown could make a stunning return to the club’s leadership group this week.
Greater Western Sydney:
The Giants have named veteran Luke Power and young recruits Phil Davis and Callan Ward as co-captains for 2012.
Hawks ruckman David Hale will miss the opening round of the NAB Cup tournament after rolling his ankle at training.
Brad Green has praised the tough love of new coach Mark Neeld at Melbourne Demons, even though it cost him the captaincy at the AFL club.
Brent Harvey will defy his veteran status and continue to be a match-winner for North Melbourne this year, according to new captain Andrew Swallow.
Hamstring injuries have so far wreaked havoc on Jasper Pittard’s career; three of them restricting Port’s first pick of the 2009 NAB AFL Draft to just 13 games.
That Damien Hardwick will soon be offered a contract extension at Richmond is certain. That he has done enough to deserve some security beyond 2012 is beyond doubt. That he deserves a decent pay rise is indisputable.
It’s just as well that St Kilda’s new leadership group is the size of a small army. Newly re-appointed captain Nick Riewoldt is going to need all the help he can get this year as the Saints look to put a tumultuous 2011 behind them.
Wagga’s latest AFL draftee Harry Cunningham will make his first official public appearance as a Sydney Swans player in the city today.
Midfielder Daniel Kerr will join a host of star Eagles in sitting out the club’s first round of NAB Cup games at Patersons Stadium this weekend.
Bulldogs youngster Christian Howard is nothing if not committed to establishing himself as an AFL player. A case in point is his attitude towards his upcoming 21st birthday.