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Eight cliches to look out for during tonight's AFL national draft
TUNING in for tonight's AFL draft? Or being forced to watch it by that footy-loving roomie or partner of yours? Well, we've got a game you and the whole family can play. The AFL draft is a sport in itself, where the cliches fly as thick and fast as the selections. While not all picks are predictable (especially after the first dozen), you can bet some things
Cherry-Evans the new Gidley for Kangaroos
Australia coach Tim Sheens believes Daly Cherry-Evans can step into Kurt Gidley's former role as the Kangaroos' Mr Fix-It after being pleasantly surprised by the playmaker's versatility. Manly halfback Cherry-Evans looks to have secured the bench utility spot in Sheens' World Cup side after impressing in Australia's past three games. The 24-year-old
Wallabies make eight changes for team to play Test against Scotland
Australia have been forced to make eight changes, including four to the starting line-up, for Saturday's Test match against Scotland at Murrayfield following a nightmare week for the Wallabies. The Australians were rocked on Monday when coach Ewen McKenzie announced that six members of his tour squad in Europe would receive one-match bans for "inappropriate"
Jake Kolodjashnij among Cats draft booty as Stephen Wells goes 'local' with first pick
THE Kolodjashnij twins will be separated on their pathway into AFL football, but you would not have known it from the cheers that went up last night. It had been tipped prior to the draft that Launceston footballers Kade and Jake Kolodjashnij could both be picked up by Gold Coast. Kade was, with selection five, but it was Geelong who took Jake, with pick 41. A cheer
Western Bulldogs believe Marcus Bontempelli will repay decision to draft him with pick 4
THE WESTERN Bulldogs believe they will be vindicated in overlooking dual SANFL premiership midfielder James Aish to instead select this year's draft bolter. After rejuvenating their midfield with tough ball-winners, they last night secured the silk in the no.4 pick Marcus Bontempelli. He only roared into top-five calculations in the last six weeks of the year, with SANFL
Garlett off to Hawthorn
Swan Districts prodigy Dayle Garlett finally gets his chance on an AFL list, and he's going to a power club straight away - Hawthorn. Garlett, 19, was chosen at No.38 in the AFL national draft on the Gold Coast today. He was Hawthorn's second pick. WA's top draft pick was Dom Sheed, who will stay in his home State and join West Coast. Sheed, who played
Jason Day two off lead in World Cup
Australia's Jason Day is two shots off the lead with one hole left to play in his opening round at the golf World Cup at Royal Melbourne. Denmark's Thomas Bjorn and American Kevin Streelman have both completed five-under-par rounds of 66 to share the lead.
No Regrets After Socceroos Captain Fires Back At Fan
Was Lucas Neill in the wrong for abusing Aussie fans? Socceroos captain Lucas Neill won’t apologise for hurling a round of abuse at booing fans during the team’s international friendly against Costa Rica on Tuesday night. Australia nabbed a 1-0 win courtesy of a Tim Cahill goal in the 69th minute, but the new-Socceroos team under the recently hired Ange Postecoglou
'Toolie' Tomic gets lap dance in Sin City
Australia's top-ranked tennis player has been snapped enjoying a lap dance at a nightclub for a party hosted for Schoolies. He looked to be enjoying himself as two young ladies from the crowd sat him down, removed his shirt and began dancing around and on top of him. Hopefully it's just a small amount of R&R ahead of some serious training for the first
Did you keep the receipt? Who are the Premier League's biggest disappointments?
IT'S the most hyped league in the world so it's not surprising that sometimes people don't match up to expectations. The Premier League is a harsh and unforgiving stage. Deliver and the rewards are huge; fail to perform and you'll quickly be found out and dropped, no matter the reputation or price tag. With a quarter of the season gone and the EPL set to return