Le’Afa lethal off the bench as Breakers best 36ers
THE New Zealand Breakers have claimed a crucial win in the context of their season, downing the Adelaide 36ers thanks to an excellent performance from guard Izayah Le’afa. Throughout the start of the 2023/24 National Basketball League (NBL) season, both sides had struggled at times, although the 36ers were coming into the game in better […] The post Le’Afa lethal off the bench as Breakers best 36ers appeared first on Basketball Rookie Me Central.
2023 AFL Draft Review: Western Bulldogs
A HAUL of five fresh faces landed at Whitten Oval as Western Bulldogs recruited heavily at the 2023 AFL Draft. Two first round selections were welcomed on night one, including a father-son gun, along with a trio of late picks on night two. We recap the Bulldogs’ draft effort. > > UPDATED: Every Pick in the […] The post 2023 AFL Draft Review: Western Bulldogs appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
2023 AFL Draft Review: West Coast
WEST COAST was the centre of attention in the to open the first two rounds of the 2023 AFL Draft, and ended up sticking to its guns. With a total of six fresh faces entering the club, more young talent is on the way to help scrape the Eagles off the bottom of the ladder. […] The post 2023 AFL Draft Review: West Coast appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
2023 AFLW Grand Final Team Preview – Brisbane
DEATH, taxes and Brisbane making the AFLW Grand Final. Some things are just regular occurrences in life. This weekend sees Brisbane play in a record fifth AFL Women’s Grand Final, which for a competition that is only up to its seventh ever Grand Final is a seriously impressive effort. However perhaps due to not being […] The post 2023 AFLW Grand Final Team Preview – Brisbane appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
2023 AFL Draft Review: Sydney
SYDNEY once again lived up to its ‘Bidney’ moniker before picking up a pair of talls and as many academy graduates across this year’s AFL Draft. We recap the Swans’ haul with a look at what each new player offers and the workings behind their selections. > > UPDATED: Every Pick in the 2023 AFL Draft […] The post 2023 AFL Draft Review: Sydney appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
Robertson rips through defence in close loss
DESPITE his team being overrun in the second half, Aussie guard Tyler Robertson was immense for the Portland Pilots during the team’s loss against their cross-town rivals in the Portland State Vikings on Wednesday. Now in his senior year, Robertson has already enjoyed a stellar college career with the Pilots, and has more responsibility than […] The post Robertson rips through defence in close loss appeared first on Basketball Rookie Me Central.
Aokuso astounds as Townsville trumps Lightning
AN impactful offensive performance from center Zitina Aokuso drove the Townsville Fire to a six-point win over the Adelaide Lightning to kick off Round 5 of the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) on Wednesday night. Returning home to the Townsville Entertainment Centre, the Fire came into the game on a three-game winning streak, and still […] The post Aokuso astounds as Townsville trumps Lightning appeared first on Basketball Rookie Me Central.
2023 AFL Draft Review: St Kilda
ST KILDA boosted its flexibility at the 2023 AFL Draft, recruiting a handful of draft age players to fill positions in every third of the ground. Having made finals this year, the Saints will hope to back it up as the squad continues to change face under coach Ross Lyon and list manager Stephen Silvagni. […] The post 2023 AFL Draft Review: St Kilda appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
Brisbane continues hot form to move into WBBL decider
BRISBANE Heat have continued their slaying mission through the WBBL09 finals series, defeating the Perth Scorchers by 67 runs to make the WBBL09 Final. The Heat batted first and made an impressive 5/197, before restricting their hosts to only 8/130. Much like in the Eliminator the night prior, the Heat got off to a quick […]
2023 AFLW Grand Final Team Preview – North Melbourne
NORTH Melbourne is set to make history on Sunday afternoon when it runs out in the 2023 AFLW Grand Final, no matter what the final result is. After some big scalps already this finals series, the Kangaroos have made it into their first Grand Final. But after going so close so many times in a […] The post 2023 AFLW Grand Final Team Preview – North Melbourne appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
2023 AFL Draft Review: Richmond
RICHMOND entered the 2023 National AFL Draft on night two and traded down twice before making its first live selection at pick 40. A pair of South Australians landed at Punt Road, as the Tigers addressed their need for key forward and midfield depth in one go. We recap the club’s draft haul. > > UPDATED: […] The post 2023 AFL Draft Review: Richmond appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
PODCAST | Game Sense – AFLW Fantasy Draft
WITH the 2023 AFL Women’s Draft fast approaching, the Game Sense Podcast makes a timely return for a fun episode. Host and Rookie Me Central AFLW Draft Editor Michael Alvaro is joined by Chief Editor Peter Williams to attempt to draft a realistic 21-player side using a serpentine draft method. For the draft, the eight […] The post PODCAST | Game Sense – AFLW Fantasy Draft appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.