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Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, cricket and basketball. He has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.

North Melbourne is keen to lure Richmond star Dustin Martin

Clubs poised to splurge on stars under new CBA

With off-contract stars Dustin Martin, Josh Kelly and Nat Fyfe already the focus of major offers, league boss Gillon McLachlan greeted the landmark collective bargaining agreement by suggesting the extra money should reward superstar talent.

Wanted man: Will Sutherland is in demand from footy and cricket.

Recruiters eye Sutherland's Vic Metro debut

Club recruiters are hopeful Will Sutherland, the talented teenager debating a cricket or football future, will make his debut for Vic Metro in the national under-18 championships on Saturday.

Jason Johannisen was targeted before the opening bounce against the Swans.

Demons set to target Johannisen

Melbourne will look to the blueprint adopted by Sydney in a bid to physically unsettle dasher Jason Johannisen when they face the Western Bulldogs on Sunday.