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.
Michael Gleeson and Jon Pierik Collingwood is almost certain to include first-gamer Tom Langdon for the opening round.
Jon Pierik How hard is it to find forwards of the highest quality? According to the AFL's chief statisticians, only seven clubs have them.
Jon Pierik Travis Cloke may be regarded as the premier power forward in the AFL, but a deeper analysis of his game has meant he is not classified as one of the league's elite players.
Jon Pierik Jack Riewoldt has dropped weight in a bid to play at centre half-forward this season.
Jon Pierik Richmond captain hopes Dustin Martin and Jack Riewoldt re-sign and enjoy club’s ‘‘ride’’.
Jon Pierik AFL boss Andrew Demetriou says Lance Franklin must prove he is willing to earn his keep.
Jon Pierik Richmond has re-signed star forward Jack Riewoldt for a further three AFL seasons.
Jon Pierik Dustin Martin has rejected Richmond's most recent contract offer, demanding a "fair" deal be done otherwise he will consider his options.
Jon Pierik Michael Voss, one of the greatest players in AFL finals history, has declared Richmond can do some damage in its first September campaign in 12 years, providing the Tigers manage their emotions.
Jon Pierik Martin is still a work in progress off the field, but Tigers expect his best season yet.
Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson Trent Cotchin wins a second successive Jack Dyer Medal as Richmond's best and fairest.
Jon Pierik Gary Ablett continues to show why he remains one of the game's greatest talents.
Jon Pierik Essendon captain switches management while Trent Cotchin divides his loyalty.
Jon Pierik Nick Riewoldt remains open to relinquishing the St Kilda captaincy as he works towards a contract extension.
Jon Pierik Nathan Buckley believes franchising is a good way to move away from constraints.
Jon Pierik Trent Cotchin says it's time for the Tigers to take their game to the 'next level'.
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 Already a cult figure at his new club, Richmond ruckman Ivan Maric attracts even more support.
JAKE NIALL and JON PIERIK SYDNEY'S once-promising premiership hopes have fallen in the past fortnight – their losses to Adelaide and the Tigers a sobering reminder they are vulnerable whenever they don't produce manic...
Jon Pierik Richmond captain Chris Newman said yesterday that a recent highlights tape of Jack Riewoldt's emerging career has shown how much the exuberant forward has developed into more of a team player.