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.

AFL grand final: Cyril Rioli's electrifying performance thrills fitness staff who 'rebuilt' him

Jesse Hogan As Cyril Rioli hurtled towards his West Coast opponent Mark Hutchings with the speed and menace of a jungle cat, Hawthorn head fitness coach Andrew Russell allowed himself a beaming smile at just how...

Hawks' strategy of heat-training for players finally pays off with 2015 win

Jesse Hogan Hawthorn fitness boss Andrew Russell says their ability to cope with the record heat in Saturday's match, against much-younger opponents, vindicated their decision to make the players do heat...

Lethal says Hawks need another flag to rival 1980s peers as Mitchell aims high

Jesse Hogan Football legend Leigh Matthews reckons Hawthorn's current crop of players must win another premiership to earn the right to be compared to the club's decorated teams of the late 1980s.

AFL grand final: Brian Lake wants to extend career

Key man: Brain Lake (left) had another good grand final.

Jesse Hogan B rian Lake had no thoughts of retirement in the aftermath of becoming a three-time premiership player.

Grand final win for Hawthorn would be bigger achievement than 2014: president

Jesse Hogan A Hawthorn premiership in 2015 would be a greater achievement than 2014, Andrew Newbold believes. But the president won't say whether he thinks a third consecutive flag would make the current Hawks...

AFL grand final 2015: Hawthorn president Andrew Newbold OK with West Coast win

Hawks president Andrew Newbold.

Jesse Hogan Hawthorn president Andrew Newbold has more than two decades' experience as a lawyer and is making a great fist of sports administration, but he badly needs a crash course in trash talk.

Brownlow Medal 2015: Nat Fyfe driven to better his 'half a year' that won him a Brownlow Medal

Jesse Hogan Nat Fyfe has declared he is not satisfied with playing "half a year" after he became the first player in half a century to win a Brownlow Medal despite missing a month of football.

Brownlow Medal 2015: .... and the winner is Nat Fyfe

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 28:  Nat Fyfe of the Dockers poses after winning the 2015 Brownlow Medal at the 2015 Brownlow Medal at Crown Palladium on September 28, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan Fremantle's Nat Fyfe has won the 2015 Brownlow Medal with 31 votes, ahead of Matt Priddis of West Coast with 28 votes.

AFL grand final: Humble Burgoyne 'embarrassed' to be No.2 for finals matches

Hawthorn statesman: On Friday Shaun Burgoyne will play his 30th final.

Jesse Hogan Hawthorn midfielder Shaun Burgoyne reinforced his reputation for being humble when quizzed about his imminent elevation to equal second in the tally of most finals played in VFL/AFL history.

AFL grand final 2015: 'Match-hardened' Hawks draw confidence from having no rest in finals

No break needed: Shaun Burgoyne in the thick of the action during the preliminary final against Fremantle.

Jesse Hogan Hawthorn veteran Shaun Burgoyne says he and his "match-hardened" teammates are relishing the chance to become the first team in almost a decade to win a premiership without the luxury of a week's...

AFL grand final: Hawks need exhaustive meeting to decide Jack Gunston fitness, says Burgoyne

Alastair Clarkson and Shaun Burgoyne celebrate making another grand final.

Jesse Hogan Hawthorn veteran Shaun Burgoyne predicts their match committee will face an exhaustive meeting when deciding whether to recall sore forward Jack Gunston for the grand final, and who will make way if...

Brownlow Medal 2015 preview: Top 10 individual performances

Jesse Hogan The Brownlow Medal count on Monday night is shaping up as a tight contest, with several including the likes of Nat Fyfe and Todd Goldstein, in contention.

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'I'm keen' - John Worsfold confirms he wants to coach Essendon

Eager: John Worsfold.

Jesse Hogan A day of badly kept footy secrets finished in kind, with premiership coach John Worsfold declaring his wish to succeed James Hird as coach of Essendon.

AFL finals 2015: Kangaroos not ruling out preliminary-final return for Daniel Wells

Daniel Wells remains a chance to play for North Melbourne this week.

Jesse Hogan Daniel Wells' class and potential to influence finals has North Melbourne considering catapulting him back from an injury absence of more than five months for the team's preliminary final this...

AFL, MRP admit Jay Schulz decision blunder as tacklers warned about pinning arms

Jesse Hogan The AFL and the match review panel have admitted they blundered in not charging Jay Schulz for his tackle that inadvertently knocked out Sydney's Ted Richards, and have vowed stronger action in...

Match Review Panel: Nat Fyfe on brink of Brownlow-ending ban, Selwood suspended


Jesse Hogan Brownlow Medal favourite Nat Fyfe will walk a disciplinary tightrope for the rest of the year.

'I'm confused', says Gibbs after match review panel clears Schulz

Ivan Maric can accept one week.

Jesse Hogan Bryce Gibbs confused after Jay Schulz cleared for tackle on Ted Richards.

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Jay Schulz, Ivan Maric could face match review panel bans

Richmond's Ivan Maric was reported for striking GWS' Jack Steele in this ruck contest.

Jesse Hogan Port Adelaide's already teetering finals prospects will receive another blow if spearhead Jay Schulz is suspended for the tackle which felled opponent Ted Richards, while Richmond's Ivan Maric is...

'Unsociable' Hawks are good guys compared to some

Jesse Hogan They've built a reputation around their brand of "unsociable football", the club that plays closest to the edge, in terms of aggression.

Match Review Panel: Sydney Swans Lance Franklin, Kurt Tippett offered one week

Lance Franklin will miss the game against Port Adelaide.

Jesse Hogan Sydney will only have to cope without Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett for Thursday's match at home to Port Adelaide after rapidly accepting the one-match bans offered to them by the match review...

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