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Lance Franklin out of Sydney's clash with Richmond

Lance Franklin is being rested on the eve of the finals.

Daniel Cherny Richmond’s chances of completing its miraculous run to the finals have been given a significant boost, with Sydney announcing on Saturday afternoon that Lance Franklin was a late withdrawal...

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Richmond defender Alex Rance to tackle Lance Franklin says Tigers coach Damien Hardwick

Alex Rance will again be charged with curbing Lance Franklin's influence.

Richmond are going to try a few things in an attempt to put Sydney off their game on Saturday, as the Tigers' unlikely bid for a place in next week's AFL finals series reaches its climax.

Kurt Tippett says partnership with Lance Franklin at Sydney Swans in AFL is only just starting to bloom

Kurt Tippett.

Andrew Wu Kurt Tippett says the best is yet to come for his double act with Lance Franklin, in an ominous warning to Sydney's premiership rivals a week out from September.

Sydney Swans stars Lance Franklin and Adam Goodes allegedly racially vilified

Adam Goodes.

Andrew Wu Sydney's indigenous stars may have been racially vilified in two separate incidents on Sunday, as the Western Bulldogs cancelled the membership of a fan for alleged racist taunts directed towards...

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Joel Selwood, Lance Franklin cleared by AFL match review panel

Cleared: Joel Selwood.

Jesse Hogan No players are facing suspension heading into the final round of the home-and-away season.

AFL high school's out for summer

Tegan Higginbotham Whenever I think about the AFL, I can't help but liken it to my days at high school.  Think about it.

Ross Lyon well placed to take Fremantle to the promised land

Matthew Lloyd Ross Lyon is one of the great modern day coaches of the past 20 years, but if his career was to end today, there would be a large asterisk next to his name given he has yet to get a team over the...

Sydney Swans star Lance Franklin returns for showdown with Port Adelaide

Welcome back: Lance Franklin will suit up against Port Adelaide.

Andrew Wu Lance Franklin will make his return from injury on Saturday night against Port Adelaide - the team he almost single-handedly beat earlier this year - as Sydney nears full strength for the run into...

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Practice makes perfect - except for Sydney Swans star Lance Franklin

Milestone man: Lance Franklin will play his 200th game this week.

Andrew Wu Lance Franklin's goalkicking numbers this year could be a case of ''lies, damned lies and statistics''.

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Lance Franklin packs a punch with six of the best

Face in the crowd: Lance Franklin at Swans training this week.

Andrew Wu Lance Franklin plays his 200th game on Saturday against St Kilda. Here's six of the best from Franklin's first 199 games.

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Sydney star Lance Franklin splits with manager Liam Pickering according to reports

Lance Franklin has split with his manager according to reports.

Daniel Cherny Just nine months after securing his client an unprecedented nine-year deal, Liam Pickering has been axed as Sydney superstar Lance Franklinfrom his longstanding role as Franklin's manager, according...

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Hawthorn proved catalyst for Lance Franklin finding form

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Rohan Connolly If a week is a long time in football, three months might as well be a lifetime - more than enough for the most sweeping of statements to be forgotten.

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Lance Franklin now a 'faceless man' to us, says Alastair Clarkson

Lance Franklin - just another

Jon Pierik While appreciative of the service he gave, Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says Lance Franklin is now a "faceless man" to the Hawks as the superstar forward aims to inflict more pain on his former...

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Girlfriend Jesinta Campbell speaks out about Lance Franklin being booed

Will Brodie Lance Franklin’s girlfriend Jesinta Campbell has taken to the airwaves to express her disappointment at Hawthorn fans booing her superstar partner.

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Kurt Tippett and Lance Franklin align for Sydney Swans for Hawthorn clash at MCG

Stars align for Hawks clash: Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett.

Andrew Wu Sydney will field its all-star forward line against Hawthorn after welcoming back Kurt Tippett for Saturday night's clash at the MCG.

Sam Reid finally fitting in on field with Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett for Sydney Swans

Key personnel: Kurt Tippett, Buddy Franklin and Sam Reid.

Andrew Wu Sam Reid has been told by Jarrad McVeigh don't be afraid to leap over Sydney's million-dollar twin towers.

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Sydney Swans shrug off Lance Franklin's absence to down Bombers

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Adam Pengilly No $10 million man, no Buddy worries. Lance Franklin's load was spread wide as flag favourites Sydney vindicated John Longmire's gamble to scratch his marquee man - barely - as the ladder-leading...

Hawthorn's Josh Gibson hopes to return from injury to take on best friend Lance Franklin

Calendar circled: Josh Gibson has declared he is fit enough to return for the clash with flag favourites Sydney on Saturday week, where he could be set for another battle with best mate Lance Franklin.

Andrew Wu Gun Hawthorn defender Josh Gibson has declared he is fit enough to return for the clash with flag favourite Sydney on Saturday week, where he could be set for another battle with best mate Lance...

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Lance Franklin fires late as Swans notch up ninth straight win

Richmond's Nathan Foley is tackled by Sydney's Nick Malceski during Friday's round 14 match.

Jake Niall AFL premiership favourites Sydney survived a scare from struggling Richmond to post an 11-point win at the MCG on Friday night for their ninth consecutive victory.

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Lance Franklin faces bump trouble as Swans overcome Suns

Lance Franklin celebrates a goal with his teammates.

Matt Murnane Sydney's red-hot run has continued with a 35-point victory over Gold Coast.