Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik

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.

AFL

Tigers not waving the white flag, says Gale

Jon Pierik As impatience again starts to sweep through the frustrated Richmond faithful, chief executive Brendon Gale has conceded criticism of the team's current performance is valid but has defended the...

AFL

Jack Riewoldt breathes easy after repaying faith of Tigers coach

Jack Riewoldt celebrates one of his 11 goals, a career best effort, against the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

Jon Pierik In a week where he was at odds with his coach, his club and faced being axed, Jack Riewoldt said he owed Damien Hardwick and his teammates a strong performance after booting a career-high 11 goals in...

AFL

Jack Riewoldt kicks 11 in Richmond's romp over Greater Western Sydney

Riewoldt had endured a torrid week of his own making after his comments about the Tigers' game plan.

Jon Pierik Jack Riewoldt made his most positive statement of a tumultuous week by kicking a career-best 11 goals for a rejuvenated Richmond on Saturday in a 113-point flogging of Greater Western Sydney.

AFL

Tigers, Blues miss All-Australian nod

Gary Ablett.

Jon Pierik and Matt Murnane Two of the eight AFL finalists have no players in the initial squad of 40.

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Essendon lodges Goddard paperwork with AFL

Brendon Goddard at training

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Football's brave new world of free agency has begun with a bang with Saint Brendon Goddard lodging the paperwork for Essendon's four-year offer with the AFL.

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Chris Knights signs with Richmond

Jon Pierik Richmond has secured Adelaide midfielder Chris Knights.

Knights joins Tigers, Chaplin close behind

Chris Knights.

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Richmond's bid to emerge as a legitimate finals aspirant has gained momentum, with the Tigers adding depth and dash through the midfield and almost certainly a key defender on the first day of free...

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Lay off bench: players

AFL substitute

Jon Pierik Players tell AFL they do not want interchange system to be changed next season.

Tough talk on Caddy and Tippett

The Crows' Kurt Tippett (above) and the Suns' Josh Caddy (below):  Trade dominoes that could take time to fall.

Jon Pierik, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Two key dominoes of trade week - Josh Caddy and Kurt Tippett - could take time to fall.

Drop compensation picks, says player agent

Sherrin

Jon Pierik Marty Pask urges AFL to act to aid clubs and players during free agency.

AFL trading - club by club

Stephen Gilham

Matt Murnane and Jon Pierik Explosive allegations about Adelaide overshadowed all other developments during the week.

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Query on Tiger return

Richmond's Dylan Grimes

Jon Pierik Richmond unable to say when Dylan Grimes will return to the field.

AFL coaches: the class of 2013

AFL coaches.

Compiled by Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik take a look at the men guiding the 18 teams in the AFL fray.

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Hird faces review on injury scourge

Essendon

Jon Pierik Essendon coach closely questioned by his board over the club's soft-tissue injury epidemic.

AFL

Preview: NAB Cup Round 1, Week 2

Ashley Porter and Jon Pierik This afternoon's triple-header between Port Adelaide, Adelaide and Carlton will close out the first round of the NAB Cup.

Clubs' days of reckoning

Jon Pierik Under free agency, list managers will have three days to try and retain a player.