Richard Hinds A high-profile club flouting the unambiguous regulations. A large group of players – unwittingly, or not – using a banned substance to improve strength or aerobic capacity.
Richard Hinds A high-profile club flaunting unambiguous regulations. A large group of players - unwittingly, or not - using a banned substance to improve strength or aerobic capacity.
Richard Hinds As 2012 draws to a close, Richard Hinds looks back at a huge year for AFL in the first of a series of year-enders.
Richard Hinds Greater Western Sydney Giants play Port Adelaide Power at Skoda Stadium on Sunday. A match between a team that has not won a game and a team that has not won in seven weeks.
Racism in Sport
Richard Hinds On Friday night, Adam Goodes made a stand that, we immediately assumed, would heighten awareness of a form of racism that will never be eradicated from society.
Richard Hinds The joy of Kevin Sheedy is that he looks outside the AFL's small world.
Richard Hinds The joy of Kevin Sheedy is that he looks outside the AFL's small world. He seeks people and ideas and looks to include them.
Drugs in AFL
Richard Hinds We now know of the restorative powers of pigs' brains and bovine colostrum.
Richard Hinds We now know of the restorative powers of pigs' brains and bovine colostrum. But, if you want to be transformed, there is an even more potent potion. It's called winning.
Richard Hinds AFL chief wants to bring the romance back to the game.
Richard Hinds He looks so good, that Sonny Quade-Folau. He is the ultimate first-choice athlete.
Richard Hinds THE Sydney Swans will play in Melbourne's grand final. The Melbourne Storm will play in Sydney's.
Richard Hinds Privately, the Sydney Swans have confessed to some ambivalence about their ongoing relationship with ANZ Stadium in recent years.
Richard Hinds The death of Melbourne's Irish legend Jim Stynes comes at a poignant time for the AFL. As the game spreads to a new frontier, Stynes, more than any player, coach or official, encouraged what had been...
Richard Hinds Getting the Western Sydney locals to take an interest is still a Giant task.
Richard Hinds Like Bayern Munich's domination of their cross-town whipping boys 1860 Munich, most expect the AFL's Sydney rivalry to be mercilessly one-sided - at least in the initial stages.
Richard Hinds By choosing to open its season with last Saturday's GWS-Swans derby, the AFL wisely focused the spotlight on its northern expansion.
Richard Hinds For Greater Western Sydney, this was supposed to be a knee-knocking moment. Their first match in Melbourne against the premiership favourites Carlton.
Richard Hinds By coming from 20 points down at half-time to beat Hawthorn on Sunday, Sydney made a statement. "Legitimate", "genuine contenders", "the real thing".