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The returning Saint who’s all grown up
AFTER a year away from St Kilda, Jake Carlisle is a changed man, according to a teammate, and is primed to reassert his influence on the AFL in 2017.

The forward line switches Dons must make
THEY have made built their reputations — and earnt All-Australian selections — outside of the attacking arc. But Matthew Lloyd says two veteran Bombers must play forward in 2017.

Gawn the bolter, but Nic Nat is still ruck king
WEST COAST will be without the best ruckman in the competition for the majority of the 2017 season, with Nic Naitanui rated

The forgotten faces who can take Crows forward
BEST 22: Midfield depth may still be a problem, but some forgotten faces can return to the fold to help Adelaide get to the next level in 2017.

Riewoldt, Prestia step up training
JACK Riewoldt has resumed full training earlier than expected while Dion Prestia stepped up his workload in a double boost for Richmond fans.

Sizzling Cyril at the top among exciting batch
IT’S an exciting batch of players in Champion Data’s top 10 general forwards in the AFL, but sizzling Cyril Rioli leads the way. SEE THE TOP 10.

How Eagles have prepared for Nic Nat loss
BEST 22: NIC Naitanui might miss the majority of the season with a knee injury, but West Coast has ensured they’ve got capable replacements.

‘They’re bullies’: Hird’s father slams AFL
THE father of Essendon champion James Hird has spoken publicly for the first time since his son’s hospitalisation, taking aim at the AFL for being “bullies”.

Injury setback for Demon Tyson
MELBOURNE midfielder Dom Tyson has suffered a pre-season setback after partially dislocating his patella tendon during a training camp.

If we can help Hird, we will: AFLPA
AFL Players boss Paul Marsh was reluctant to weigh into the whether the league should have done more for James Hird, but he says the players body is there for the former Essendon champ.

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