An emotional Bryce Gibbs has revealed the scars of last year's failed AFL trade home to Adelaide almost stopped him trying again this season.
Four-time AFL premiership coach Alastair Clarkson says the bye week before finals is challenging the integrity of the game as it removes any advantage for finishing in the top four.
Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe is set to be a Docker for life after agreeing to a contract extension to remain at the AFL club until the end of the 2023 season.
Lifetime free agency is set to be introduced at the end of the season, with AFL boss Gillon McLachlan saying it's a "logical" change.
UPDATED | Gun Melbourne forward Jesse Hogan could return to playing in as little as one to two months, after being diagnosed with cancer just weeks after his father died of the disease.
The AFL has resisted calls to delay this year's grand final to a twilight start, with the showpiece game to begin with a traditional 2pm bounce, SA time.