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.
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.
WEST COAST will be without the best ruckman in the competition for the majority of the 2017 season, with Nic Naitanui ratedas the league’s best big man.
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.
JACK Riewoldt has resumed full training earlier than expected while Dion Prestia stepped up his workload in a double boost for Richmond fans.
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.
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.
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”.
MELBOURNE midfielder Dom Tyson has suffered a pre-season setback after partially dislocating his patella tendon during a training camp.