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.
Jon Pierik Dynamic small forward is ruled out of Sunday's blockbuster at the MCG.
Jon Pierik If Richmond is looking for evidence it can feature this season in its first finals campaign in more than a decade, this may be it.
Jon Pierik, Sydney As the Pies fell to a season-ending defeat against Sydney, Nick Maxwell could feel nothing but devastation as he watched on.
Jon Pierik TRAVIS Cloke and Collingwood have reopened contract discussions, with the Magpies showing a willingness to budge on clauses restricting his bid for a healthy payday in his fifth season.
Jon Pierik Travis Cloke and Collingwood have reopened contract discussions, with the Magpies showing a willingness to budge on clauses restricting his bid for a healthy pay day in his fifth season.
Jon Pierik Collingwood coach defends skipper over alleged rough conduct on Paul Puopolo.
Jon Pierik Gary Ablett continues to show why he remains one of the game's greatest talents.
Jon Pierik Collingwood turns the spotlight on its midfielders, declaring they will need to improve their ball use and help deliver goals if the Magpies are to prevail in tonight's semi-final against West Coast.
Jon Pierik The intrigue over Travis Cloke's future continues, with the star forward and the Magpies at loggerheads over the length of a new contract and a fifth club yesterday entering the fray.
Jon Pierik Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has confirmed the Magpies have little room to manoeuvre under a bulging salary cap this season as they seek to re-sign Travis Cloke and Dayne Beams.
Jon Pierik Magpies believe Paul Connors and high number of players he has at the club could work in their favour.
Jon Pierik Fremantle maintains it is still interested in securing Magpie Travis Cloke.
Jon Pierik In the important early stages, this match appeared in some ways primarily a battle of the loose men in defence.
Jon Pierik Tense contract negotiations have been played out in the public all season.
Jon Pierik Collingwood has moved to end the impasse with Travis Cloke as the frustrated parties gather tonight in an attempt to thrash out his contract.
Jon Pierik COLLINGWOOD last night moved to end the impasse with Travis Cloke as the frustrated parties met in an attempt to thrash out his contract.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne legend Barry Cable does not yet know what specific advice he will give the Kangaroos leadership group this week.
Jon Pierik Long said to be a suitor, Melbourne has officially emerged as a major player in the fight for Travis Cloke's prized signature, offering the Collingwood premiership forward a contract of $5 million...
Jon Pierik Contract discussions between Collingwood and Ben Reid slow as impasse with Travis Cloke continues.
Jake Niall and Jon Pierik Richmond says it believes Travis Cloke will stay with the Magpies.