AFL

Michael Gleeson

Michael Gleeson is a senior AFL football writer and Fairfax Media's athletics writer. He also covers tennis, cricket and other sports. He won the AFL Players Association Grant Hattam Trophy for excellence in journalism for the second time in 2014 and was a finalist in the 2014 Quill Awards for best sports feature writer. He was also a finalist in the 2014 Australian Sports Commission awards for his work on ‘Boots for Kids’. He is a winner of the AFL Media Association award for best news reporter and a two-time winner of Cricket Victoria’s cricket writer of the year award. Michael has covered multiple Olympics, Commonwealth Games and world championships and 15 seasons of AFL, He has also written seven books - five sports books and two true crime books.

It was Jack Riewoldt's night, the Tiger forward kicking six goals.

Tigers fight back to down undermanned Demons

Melbourne again gave up a match winning lead, but this time didn't give up, they were depleted before being defeated. Richmond conceded a match-defining lead, but never conceded.

Prized Adelaide key defender Jake Lever has put off talks on a new contract until the new CBA is completed.

Players' big pay break through

AFL players would get a pay rise this year of almost 25 per cent after the league put forward a revised offer to the players union in the protracted pay talks recent days.