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Backs in vogue – Dearth of defenders puts prices at a premium

A DEARTH of defensive options is set to put some prospects’ price at a premium come AFL draft time. In a general consensus, only two to three genuine defenders are in first round contention, as well as a couple of hybrid prospects who are likely to land around the mark. Although, some defensive talents may […]

NAB League Wildcards hunt finals fortune

FIVE games to fill out the top eight. That is the situation which faces NAB League regions ranked fourth through 13th this weekend, as Wildcard Round gets underway. A pair of double-headers at Mars Stadium is split by a standalone bout between Sandringham and Murray in Williamstown, making for a stacked couple of days. Greater […]

2022 NAB League Team of the Week: Round 16

AFTER one of the most competitive weekends of the season, five NAB League regions lay claim to a trio of representatives each in our Round 16 Team of the Week. We break down the 24-player squad, covering each line and three emergency spots. PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Context played a big part in deciding this […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 NAB League – Round 16

THE NAB League’s final regular season round for 2022 was headlined by a quartet of dramatic finishes, with four games decided by under a goal. As Wildcard Round fixtures were locked in and the top three sides sealed their spots, a bunch of highly touted AFL Draft prospects came to the fore. We highlighted some […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 NAB League – Round 15

UPSETS have opened up the NAB League finals race, and a bunch of top AFL Draft prospects stepped up to the plate amid the Round 15 madness. We noted some of the top performers from each region in what was the competition’s penultimate home-and-away round. All notes are the opinion of the individual author. >> […]

Barnett back to Bloods as SANFL recommences

WEST Adelaide tall Harry Barnett will play his second League game for the Bloods this round upon resumption of the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) this weekend. With a statewide bye the previous weekend, all the South Australian AFL Draft hopefuls are back in action on the weekend, with Barnett returning to the top […]

Whitefriars break 18-year shield drought

WHITEFRIARS College has won its first Herald Sun Shield Senior Boys Division 1 title in 18 years, fittingly marking the year when most of its players were born, when they defeated regular winner, St Patrick’s College. The seven-point margin was an epic struggle, with just six goals kicked for the match in windy conditions at […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 NAB League – Round 13

AS the NAB League Boys season enters its final month, a bunch of representative stars have begun to filter back into the pathway competition. After a week off, the six fixtures produced a mixed back of results; from three nail-biting finishes, to an upset of the undefeated ladder leader. We noted some of the top […]

Caught the Eye: June 2022 – Championships in full swing

REPRESENTATIVE season is in full swing, with the Under 16 and 18 National Championships taking over the headlines this past weekend. There is more to look forward to soon, but not without one final recap of what went down in the latest edition of Caught the Eye. A double-header at Thebarton Oval saw two very […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 AFL U18s – South Australia vs. Vic Country

VIC COUNTRY held firm for a thrilling two-point victory over South Australia on Sunday, opening its 2022 Under 18 National Championships on a winning note. With South Australian stars returning and many Victorians getting their first taste of real representative action for the year, there were plenty of prospects to highlight in the latest edition […]

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