Adam Cooper

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AFL

Rodan relishes new role at Demons

David Rodan

Adam Cooper Melbourne recruit David Rodan expects his various experiences to be handy in mentoring his younger teammates, but is hopeful he can stay at the club long enough to see the circle of success turn.

AFL

New Tigers fuel finals hopes

Richmond's four new draftees (left to right) Liam McBean,Nick Vlastuin, Matthew McDonough and Kamdyn McIntosh in the gym at Punt Road.25th November 2012, THE AGE.Picture by Mal Fairclough

Adam Cooper Richmond opens its doors to the future, but it will be the disappointment of the past two seasons that drives coach Damien Hardwick as he and his players fly to Cairns.

Dawes open for a fresh start

Melbourne's Chris Dawes

Adam Cooper Among Melbourne's younger players, Chris Dawes regularly finds himself asked for information.

Byrnes stars for Demons

Adam Cooper Former Geelong forward Shannon Byrnes showed he could be a handy acquisition.

Saints' burst makes Demons pay

Point made: Saint Stephen Milne celebrates a goal against Melbourne.

Adam Cooper St Kilda secures a third win from four pre-season games, this time over Melbourne.

Hawthorn v Collingwood

Hawthorn

Adam Cooper Welcome to our coverage of the round one clash between Hawthorn and Collingwood from the MCG.