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Giants given big boost on finals eve

Back just in time: Jeremy Cameron.

Greater Western Sydney will field one of its strongest teams of the season after welcoming back a host of stars, including All Australian forward Jeremy Cameron, as West Coast warned Toby Greene it would test the fiery forward's temperament.

Bulldog Redpath guilty of striking, out for three

Jack Redpath

Western Bulldogs forward Jack Redpath will be unavailable for the first week of the AFL finals – even if the Dogs make it – after the AFL Tribunal on Tuesday night found him guilty of striking Greater Western Sydney co-captain Phil Davis.

MRP member Bartel explains Greene fine

Fined: Toby Greene.

Toby Greene's midair kick to the face of Luke Dahlhaus was unsavoury but fell outside the description of an offence worthy of an AFL ban, Jimmy Bartel says.

Greene escapes ban, Bulldogs lose spearhead

Toby Greene incident

Greater Western Sydney forward Toby Greene has escaped a ban for his boot to the face of Western Bulldogs' midfielder Luke Dalhaus, but the Bulldogs are smarting after a spearhead was cited for striking.

Will Alex Rance be Richmond's weak link in September?

Alex Rance of the Tigers (left) and Harry Taylor.

Damien Hardwick has been praised this season for the changes he has made personally and overseen in the Tigers' football department. From almost being out the door this time last year, Hardwick has emerged as one of the more astute minds of the competition, having embraced, among other things, the need for quicker ball movement and pressure intensity inside 50.

Giant calls for early MRP following Greene report

Toby Greene incident

Heath Shaw hinted that teammate Toby Greene should avoid suspension for placing his foot to the face of Western Bulldogs midfielder Luke Dahlhaus but has urged the AFL to change the system so that players don't need to wait until Monday to learn their fate over contentious incidents.

AFL Live: Western Bulldogs v GWS Giants

The Bulldogs and Giants will renew their rivalry on Friday night footy.

It is a critical game for the Western Bulldogs as they cling to their hopes of going back to back, but can they overrun the Giants, who are coming off an emphatic win over Melbourne?

Stevie J and the art of the goal

Stevie J: a footballer and a scoundrel

Someone, perhaps Larry King, once said that sport was the most important unimportant thing. Steve Johnson has spent 17 years making AFL footy look like the least serious serious thing. Even his name says so. He is not Johnson, or Johnno, but Stevie J. A rapper or a clown, but not a footballer.

No regrets for Shaw after Corr blow up

"There was no malice in it, it was a conversation about footy.": Heath Shaw.

Greater Western Sydney's Heath Shaw has no regrets over his heated on-field argument with Aidan Corr as the Giants' poor discipline comes under scrutiny again.