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.

'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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Hawthorn awaiting scan results on James Frawley shoulder injury

Jesse Hogan Hawthorn expect to discover on Monday whether James Frawley will be able to overcome a shoulder injury in time for finals or will instead require season-ending surgery.

Gary Ablett declares himself fit to return on weekend for Gold Coast

Jesse Hogan Gold Coast champion Gary Ablett says he is all but certain of making his long-awaited return to playing this weekend as he insisted he did not make a unilateral decision to miss one more week with a...

AFL to scrutinise Sam Mitchell's 'injecting' gesture to Bombers

Sam Mitchell gestures towards Essendon players, pretending to inject himself in the arm.

Jesse Hogan The AFL will decide on Monday whether to sanction Hawthorn's Sam Mitchell for the injection gesture which to Essendon players which drew the ire of Bombers coach James Hird.

Karmichael Hunt a valuable recruit despite drug-tainted departure, Suns insist

Karmichael Hunt

Jesse Hogan The Gold Coast Suns maintain Karmichael Hunt played an integral role in helping the expansion club get noticed in the rugby league-dominated region, despite leaving the club engulfed in a cocaine...

Sydney set to lose Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett to suspension

Bad night:  Lance Franklin of the Swans looks on from the sideline.

Jesse Hogan Sydney are likely to be without both forward pillars, Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett, for only the second time in their one and a half seasons at the club once the match review panel rules on the...

Gary Ablett and Gold Coast staff to examine Karmichael Hunt cocaine allegations

Karmichael Hunt leaves Southport Magistrates Court.

Jesse Hogan Gold Coast captain Gary Ablett will meet the rest of the club's leadership group and key staffers on Monday to test the veracity of claims of drug use made to police by former Suns player Karmichael...

Bryce Gibbs facing two-match ban after Robbie Gray tackle rated high impact

Carlton's Bryce Gibbs

Jesse Hogan The possibility that Port Adelaide's Robbie Gray could have returned from a hefty tackle by Bryce Gibbs that knocked him out has not saved the Carlton player from a ban of at least two matches.

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Alex Rance confident football won't hinder his family and religious priorities

New deal: Alex Rance.

Jesse Hogan Alex Rance's belief he can remain an AFL footballer while still being a good husband and a religious rolemodel were key factors in his decision to extend his tenure at Richmond by four years.

Bryce Gibbs tackle to be high on match review panel's agenda

No malice: Blues player Bryce Gibbs is facing strife after a tackle on Robbie Gray.

Jesse Hogan North Melbourne premiership players Wayne Carey and Wayne Schwass have defended the tackle by Bryce Gibbs that inadvertently knocked out Robbie Gray, as the player himself insisted he did not want to...

Remembering the Wizard: Jeff Farmer's extraordinary Queen's Birthday haul for Melbourne

Jeff Farmer during his Queen's Birthday goal-spree at the MCG in 2000

Jesse Hogan In between Neale Daniher's myriad fundraising duties on Monday at the MCG he will fondly recall a performance exactly 15 years earlier, when Jeff Farmer "unleashed one of the most powerful second...

Essendon's scoring struggles put spotlight on coach James Hird

Bombers coach James Hird looks on as Brent Stanton comes off during the match against Geelong.

Jesse Hogan Essendon coach James Hird says he won't overreact to his team's 69-point smashing by Geelong on Saturday night, in a match they were unable to score a goal in the first half.

Eddie McGuire: Adam Goodes should have warned crowd about war dance

Adam Goodes' 'war cry' celebration.

Jesse Hogan Eddie McGuire reckons Adam Goodes should have flagged his intention to perform an indigenous war dance well before he did so last Friday night.

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AFL match review panel: St Kilda's Maverick Weller offered one-match ban

St Kilda's Maverick Weller (bottom left, No.44) strikes Brisbane's Rohan Bewick (obscured).

Jesse Hogan Maverick Weller has escaped a direct referral to the tribunal, and can instead accept a one-match penalty, over a behind-play blow at the weekend.

Dazzling start fuels Bulldogs' convincing win over Giants

Tory Dickson of the Bulldogs is held back as he attempts to get to the ball.

Jesse Hogan The ferocity that earned the Western Bulldogs so many admirers in the opening five weeks of the season was again on show on Saturday as they beat GWS by 45 points to end a run of three successive...

Alex Keath open to AFL talks at the end of the season

Wanted: Former Victorian cricketer Alex Keath may be open to AFL offers.

Emma Quayle, Jesse Hogan Alex Keath has not closed the door on a possible return to football, with clubs told he is open to talking with them at the end of the season.

Clarkson laments 'toxic' environment at Blues as Malthouse meeting looms

Uncertain times: Mick Malthouse.

Michael Gleeson and Jesse Hogan Reigning premiership coach Alastair Clarkson believes his Carlton counterpart Mick Malthouse is having to coach within a "really toxic and difficult environment" at Carlton, ahead of the beleaguered...

Good record won't help Todd Goldstein if charged by match review panel

Jeremy Cameron was reported for this clash with Adelaide's Kyle Cheney.

Jesse Hogan Todd Goldstein will be the second player disadvantaged by the new tribunal system, rather than aided by it, if he is charged by the match review panel for a blow that felled Fremantle's Hayden...

AFL crackdown on players going head-first into tackles

Joel Selwood receives more high contact free kicks than anyone in the AFL.

Jesse Hogan The AFL is considering a mid-season rule tweak that would see players who lead with their heads concede a free-kick, rather than receive one as they are intending to, out of fears for serious injury,...