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Bachar Houli of the Richmond Tigers arrives at the AFL tribunal.

Houli cops two match ban for striking Lamb

The AFL tribunal has found Richmond defender Bachar Houli guilty of intentionally striking Carlton's Jed Lamb during the Tigers win over the Blues on Sunday. 

Suns co-captain Steven May is set to re-sign with the club

New deal imminent for Suns gun May

The AFL's bumper pay deal is having an immediate impact, with Gold Coast's Steven May set to become the latest player to extend his contract.

Confident: Jack Gunston insists the Hawks have a bright future

Baby Hawks are ready to fly: Gunston

Hawthorn forward Jack Gunston says that despite the Hawks languishing in 16th position on the ladder, the future of the club is in good hands with the side's young crop performing well on the big stage this year.

Tom Boyd (left) will return via the VFL.

Tom Boyd to return via VFL

Western Bulldogs premiership hero Tom Boyd is set to return via the VFL as he makes his way back from calf tightness.

Kicking on: Joe Daniher

Daniher feels 'lucky' as he re-signs with Dons

Essendon star forward Joe Daniher says he feels "lucky" to be continuing his career with the club he grew up supporting, after officially putting pen to paper on a three-year contract extension.

Demon Clayton Oliver at training on Monday.

High fives as Demons cleared

Melbourne's medical report cost Will Schofield with the Match Review Panel but might have helped young Demon Clayton Oliver escape punishment for staging.

Tim Taranto receives treatment on the sidelines for a shin injury.

Taranto latest Giant to miss AFL games

Ladder-leading Greater Western Sydney have suffered yet another long-term injury, with emerging star Tim Taranto to undergo ankle surgery which will sideline him for up to 10 weeks.

Bailey Dale of the Bulldogs is taken high by Sam Gibson.

Bulldog Dale wants to stay at kennel

Promising Bulldogs’ youngster Bailey Dale says he wants to remain at the club beyond this season, with the out-of-contract forward motivated to emulate the premiership success he witnessed on the sidelines last year. The 20-year-old was one the Bulldogs’ best in their thrilling one-point win over North Melbourne on Saturday night, racking up 18 disposals and kicking two goals. In a season which coach Luke Beveridge admits the reigning premiers have “stagnated”, Dale has been one of the few Dogs to show obvious improvement. He has played in six of the Dogs’ last seven matches, including a breakout game against St Kilda in round 10, when he kicked a goal and had 27 disposals. Dale struggled for opportunity last season, missing out on the Bulldogs’ historic premiership and playing only four senior games.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24: Matthew Suckling and Shane Biggs of the Bulldogs (right) celebrate during the 2017 AFL ...

The Last Word on round 14

Gutsy Cats face recovery test, the one-percenters add up, reviews need reviewing, and a fond farewell.

Who got Lade?: Brendon is back at the Power.

Who got Lade? Port did

Brendon Lade is returning to Port Adelaide after seven years as an assistant coach at AFL rivals Richmond.

Dale Morris celebrates on the final siren.

Dogs won't be hoodoo gurus

The Western Bulldogs won't look back at their painful history of preliminary final losses in the lead up to their Saturday night clash with GWS Giants.

Switched: Sydney Swan Lance Franklin moved from Hawthorn to Sydney as a free agent in 2013.

Chris Judd: It's time to deny the top four clubs access to free agents

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