UPDATED | After months of speculation about Adelaide landing a big fish in the so-called ‘superdraft’, in the event it was the players they didn’t select that stole the show.
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.
Premiership midfielder Brandon Ellis is the unlucky casualty as Richmond recalled Kane Lambert for the AFL qualifying final against Hawthorn.
Chief executive Gillon McLachlan says the AFL has nothing to be embarrassed about in the wake of the latest score review controversy.
Coach Ken Hinkley could barely see the other side of the ground in the last quarter of Port Adelaide’s AFL win over the Western Bulldogs. The Power’s fate over the last month of the regular season is equally unclear.