Jesse Hogan

Jesse Hogan

Jesse Hogan has been a reporter at The Age since 2004, and has been part of its sports department since 2008. He is primarily focused on cricket and has covered a number of the Australian team's overseas tours, including the 2011 World Cup. He also reports on AFL and soccer.

Damien Hardwick upbeat about Richmond's finals challenge in Sydney

Jesse Hogan Damien Hardwick says his Richmond players have "got one more bridge to cross to get, hopefully, where we deserve to be" with their finals-defining clash away to Sydney.

Richmond poised to finish 2014 without a late change

Coach Damien Hardwick.

Jesse Hogan Richmond may not end this year with a finals berth, but it is on track to end it with a unique achievement: going through an entire season without making a late change.

North Melbourne in good shape ahead of Melbourne clash

Back in town: Michael Firrito has revived his career this season.

Jesse Hogan North Melbourne, boasting its slimmest injury list for the season, is set to rest Luke McDonald and Michael Firrito as Daniel Wells, Lachie Hansen and Jamie Macmillan return for pre-finals match...

AFL score review system to be bolstered for finals

Illustration: Matt Golding

Jesse Hogan The AFL will install goalpost cameras at every venue and employ additional technical staff in a bid to ensure the score review system runs as smoothly as possible throughout the finals.

Lingering fitness queries for Geelong and North Melbourne

Shane Kersten tangles with Josh Gibson of the Hawks on Saturday.

Jesse Hogan The selection prospects for many players hurt at the weekend are expected to be clearer by Tuesday.

Joel Selwood, Lance Franklin cleared by AFL match review panel

Cleared: Joel Selwood.

Jesse Hogan No players are facing suspension heading into the final round of the home-and-away season.

Quiet day expected for match review panel

Jesse Hogan The match review panel is not expected to have a big say on selection for the last round of the home-and-away season, with few incidents overtly demanding scrutiny.

Second-half stumbles hindering Geelong's AFL premiership bid

Mark Blicavs takes a hard hit from David Hale in Saturday's match.

Jesse Hogan Geelong coach Chris Scott was right to say the club's lapses within games have generally only affected the size of its wins, rather than dragging a likely win down to a shock loss.

Will Langford hailed for role in Hawthorn's surging win over Geelong

Will Langford did not play between rounds 12 and 16, but since returning has snared at least 20 possessions in all but one match.

Jesse Hogan Former St Kilda coach Stan Alves has praised Will Langford's role in Hawthorn's surge past Geelong on Saturday night.

Collingwood should keep Luke Ball as a tagger, Shane Crawford says

Jesse Hogan The expected absence of Brent Macaffer for all of 2015 provides an opportunity for Collingwood to extend the career of Luke Ball to fill his tagging role, retired Hawthorn great Shane Crawford...

Jimmy Bartel doesn't deserve to 'hang' for dive, says Cameron Ling

Bartel lurched forward, winning a free kick.

Jesse Hogan Geelong premiership captain Cameron Ling has urged football followers not to "hang" his former teammate Jimmy Bartel for "taking a dive" in the team's loss to Hawthorn on Saturday night.

Nat Fyfe suspension confirmed by AFL Appeals Board

Nat Fyfe flies high.

Jesse Hogan Fremantle's second attempt to have Nat Fyfe's two-match ban downgraded finished the same way as the first, with the star midfielder ruled out until the start of the finals.

Fremantle appeals Nat Fyfe's two-match suspension

Jesse Hogan Fremantle is making a second attempt at beating the two-match suspension given to Nat Fyfe, making a rare appeal to an AFL tribunal decision.

Freo blunder leaves suspended Nat Fyfe with extra points

Nat Fyfe challenged his two-game ban.

Jesse Hogan Fremantle's Nat Fyfe has had his two-match suspension upheld and needlessly accrued 69 carry-over points in the process after a bungled tribunal challenge.

Brent Harvey banned for three games on misconduct charges

North Melbourne veteran Brent Harvey.

Jesse Hogan and Liam Mannix Veteran Kangaroos midfielder Brent Harvey has been found guilty of serious misconduct by the AFL tribunal and suspended for three matches.

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Brent Harvey's actions were unprecedented, says AFL match review panel

Brent Harvey has been reported for this incident with Liam Picken.

Jesse Hogan The match review panel wanted to charge Brent Harvey for both aspects of the serious misconduct charge that will be heard at the AFL tribunal on Tuesday evening.

Nat Fyfe to join Brent Harvey at AFL tribunal as Daniel Wells accepts ban

Fremantle's Nat Fyfe (left) swings his arm into Hawthorn's Jordan Lewis.

Jesse Hogan Nat Fyfe will join Brent Harvey in facing the tribunal on Tuesday evening after Fremantle elected to challenge his two-match suspension, which cannot be increased even if it is unsuccessful.

Nat Fyfe, Daniel Wells, Brent Harvey all face suspension

Nathan Fyfe tries to break out of the congestion.

Jesse Hogan North Melbourne's finals campaign could be hit with a major blow with talisman Brent Harvey facing his second costly late-season visit to the tribunal in as many years after he was caught delivering...

Daniel Wells, Nat Fyfe could be in match review panel's sights

Nat Fyfe

Jesse Hogan Two players expected to play vital roles in the finals, Daniel Wells and Nat Fyfe, could have their preparation interrupted by the match review panel.

Collingwood's future still bright, confident coach Nathan Buckley insists

Nathan Buckley during Saturday's game.

Jesse Hogan Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley will not resile from his belief the core of players that will spearhead its next premiership bid are already at the club, despite its stumble this year that will...