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Andrew Wu writes on cricket and AFL for The Sydney Morning Herald

AFL round 18 key takeouts and match review news
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AFL round 18 key takeouts and match review news

Our reporters give you the lowdown on all the action from round 18 of the AFL season.

  • by Peter Ryan, Steve Barrett, Jon Pierik, Andrew Wu, Roy Ward, Marnie Vinall and Russell Bennett

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‘Ruthlessly efficient’: Cats flex muscles, hand Blues brutal reality check

‘Ruthlessly efficient’: Cats flex muscles, hand Blues brutal reality check

The Cats are shaping as the team to beat in 2022 after systematically dismantling Carlton to hand the new kids on the block a brutal reality check in the run to the finals.

  • by Andrew Wu
‘He could be one of the greatest players ever’: Why Pies royalty rate Pendlebury as their modern-day best

‘He could be one of the greatest players ever’: Why Pies royalty rate Pendlebury as their modern-day best

A compelling case can be made that Scott Pendlebury is the greatest player to have donned the black and white in the AFL era.

  • by Andrew Wu
As it happened: Dogs keep alive finals hopes with victory on on sorry night for sloppy Saints

As it happened: Dogs keep alive finals hopes with victory on on sorry night for sloppy Saints

Follow along for all the major moments and post-game reactions as the Bulldogs and Saints square off at Marvel Stadium in Friday night AFL. As it happened: Geelong Cats win seven in a row, knock off Melbourne Demons in top-of-the-table clash

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Moore boost for Magpies; veteran Saint says farewell; Five teams hit by COVID-19
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Moore boost for Magpies; veteran Saint says farewell; Five teams hit by COVID-19

A former Saints skipper has announced his retirement; the Bulldogs are confident of retaining Josh Dunkley in 2023 and expect Bailey Smith to re-sign soon; and Darcy Moore is set for his Magpies return, while the league continues to grapple with COVID.

  • by Peter Ryan and Andrew Wu
‘Iconically Sydney’: Franklin bemused by contract speculation

‘Iconically Sydney’: Franklin bemused by contract speculation

Superstar forward Lance Franklin has been left bemused by reports suggesting he is contemplating retirement or leaving Sydney for a third club.

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Blues weigh up shock McGovern return; Hurley’s footy comeback; Hodge wary of the ‘Clarko Show’
AFL Briefing

Blues weigh up shock McGovern return; Hurley’s footy comeback; Hodge wary of the ‘Clarko Show’

Mitch McGovern is in line for a shock early AFL return; Luke Hodge has delivered a warning to North Melbourne about Alastair Clarkson; and Michael Hurley is on the verge of a comeback through the VFL.

  • by Jon Pierik, Peter Ryan, Andrew Wu and Russell Bennett
Swans adamant they’ll strike a new deal with Buddy for ’23

Swans adamant they’ll strike a new deal with Buddy for ’23

The Swans have consistently said they are confident a deal will get done, and remain so with six games left to play in the home and away season.

  • by Andrew Wu
The ‘elephant in the room’: AFL clubs on high alert after Lions’ COVID plight

The ‘elephant in the room’: AFL clubs on high alert after Lions’ COVID plight

With the finals rapidly approaching, AFL clubs are bracing for more player unavailability with case numbers up about 50 per cent nationally from a month ago as part of a third Omicron wave.

  • by Andrew Wu
McKay’s snaps a work in progress; Ginnivan given ‘Danger’ endorsement
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McKay’s snaps a work in progress; Ginnivan given ‘Danger’ endorsement

Carlton spearhead Harry McKay says he is yet to work out distance threshold for using the snap shot, Collingwood forward Jack Ginnivan has won support despite the contentious manner in which he seeks free kicks, while Adelaide veteran Taylor Walker will be a Crow for life.

  • by Jon Pierik and Andrew Wu
AFL round 17 key takeouts
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AFL round 17 key takeouts

Our reporters give you the lowdown on all the action from round 17 of the AFL season.

  • by Peter Ryan, Vince Rugari, Andrew Stafford, Andrew Wu, Marnie Vinall and Steve Barrett