The 2001 draft has come to be revered as the ‘Super Draft’ thanks to the feats of AFL superstars like Chris Judd, Gary Ablett and Luke Hodge, but it seems that esteemed draft class has some competition.
Richmond have secured key forward Tom Lynch with Gold Coast confirming they would not try to match the Tigers’ AFL offer.
Amid the jubilation, there were some wry smiles and sighs of relief after the West Coast Eagles dug deep, drawing on their “head, heart and gut” to recover from a disastrous start and beat Collingwood by five points in an epic AFL grand final.
AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan has confirmed cellar dwellers Carlton and Gold Coast will not be handed priority draft picks.
Andrew Gaff might have played his last game for West Coast after he was slapped with a season-ending eight-match ban by the AFL tribunal.
Hawthorn premiership star Cyril Rioli has announced his retirement from the AFL, effective immediately.
Adelaide are giving captain Taylor Walker every chance to take on Carlton after scans cleared him of significant hamstring damage.