St Kilda Saints

Riewoldt given an extended break, with captaincy to be put to a vote

Jon Pierik 7:44 PM   After an emotionally draining year, Nick Riewoldt has been given an extended post-season break, as St Kilda weighs up whether it's time for a change in captaincy.

AFL clubs fined by ASADA

Four AFL clubs have been fined.

Essendon are among four AFL clubs to have been fined by the AFL for failing to provide up-to-date information on the whereabouts of their players to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority.

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Jake Carlisle to speak with Saints

Generating interest: Jack Carlisle.

Emma Quayle   Jake Carlisle will meet with St Kilda on Friday, having returned from an overseas holiday to start making a decision on where he wants to play next year.

Youngster's problems will 'go with him', Buckley says

Freeman surprised many industry experts by requesting a trade out of Collingwood.

Matt Murnane   Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has warned rival club St Kilda that Nathan Freeman's "problems" will follow him to the Saints if they trade for the former No.10 draft pick.

The Age best grand final, No.4: 2010

No winners: Collingwood and St Kilda players react to the siren in the drawn grand final.

Emma Quayle   The Age asked for your favourite grand final of all time and we are counting down the top five through grand final week. Here, at No.4 with 8 per cent of the vote, is the 2010 drawn grand final between Collingwood and St Kilda.

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Saints believe future picks can land Freeman, Carlisle

Jake Carlisle has quit the Bombers.

Jake Niall   St Kilda believes the new future draft picks could help the club to land both Collingwood youngster Nathan Freeman and Essendon's Jake Carlisle, if the Bomber nominates St Kilda as his preferred destination.

Freeman quits Pies without playing a game

Remember when: Matt Sharenberg and Nathan Freeman after they were drafted in 2013.

Michael Gleeson   Collingwood top-10 pick Nathan Freeman has walked out on the club after two years, without playing a single senior game.

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Remembering Jimmy Melbourne, a Nyoongar pioneer

Honoured: Jimmy Melbourne.

Martin Flanagan   Polly Farmer is a Nyoongar. Some say he's the best footballer who ever played.

Saint Bruce a contender with almighty mark

You beauty: Canberra's Alex Jesaulenko launches himself into immortality with this grab for Carlton in the 1970 grand final against Collingwood.

Can the Canberra add a gong to his breakout AFL season?

Steven wins second Trevor Barker Medal

Jack Steven is on track to becoming a St KIlda great with two Trevor Barker medals to his name.

Matt Murnane   Jack Steven has only just entered his prime and already has two Trevor Barker awards.

Fisher signs one-year deal with Saints

Sam Fisher.

Two-time St Kilda best and fairest winner Sam Fisher has signed a one-year contract extension with the AFL club.

Hayes joins GWS coaching staff

Lenny Hayes is joining the Giants.

Former St Kilda midfielder Lenny Hayes will return to Sydney next season when he links up with the Giants as an assistant coach.

Improving Saints still have a long way to go, says Richardson

St Kilda coach Alan Richardson address his players during their last match for 2015.

Brad Elborough   On raw stats, St Kilda improved in 2015 compared to their first season under Alan Richardson. The Saints won two more games (six), finished five positions higher on the ladder (from 18th to 13th), kicked more goals (29), gave away fewer (44) and so also improved their percentage (by almost 18 per cent).

Eagles stay on track for qualifying final against Hawks

West Coast's Shannon Hurn handballs as Sam Gilbert of the Saints flings out a hand to try and intercept the ball.

Brad Elborough   West Coast confirmed a first West Australian quinella, finally cementing second spot with a 95-point win over St Kilda.

Minchington stays at Saints in 2016

Darren Minchington is staying at the Saints.

Daniel Cherny   St Kilda have seen enough in small forward Darren Minchington to renew his contract for a further season.

AFL 2015: rating St Kilda's season

Surprise packet: Josh Bruce (centre) has been a revelation in the Saints' forward line.

Daniel Cherny   Coming off a very low base, and the consensus pre-season pick for the wooden spoon, the Saints have made tangible progress with two and a half more wins than last year.

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Gilbert re-signs with St Kilda

Injury has restricted Sam Gilbert in recent years.

Ronny Lerner   Sam Gilbert has turned his back on free agency and re-signed with St Kilda for another two years.

Saint Peta in footy heaven

Trailblazer: St Kilda's Peta Searle.

Samantha Lane   Peta Searle, the first woman recruited to AFL coaching ranks, has signed a two-year contract extension with St Kilda.

Murphy tells his young Dogs they've earned their place

Bob Murphy tells his young teammates: "You're ready."

Peter Hanlon   The Western Bulldogs are on the cusp of something few saw coming, but the message captain Bob Murphy will give his young teammates is they are ready and good enough to play finals.

Northern exposure: Holmes following Pyke's lead

Earning his stripes:  St Kilda player Jason Holmes.

Andrew Wu   A Canadian and an American walk on to a football field. Cue the punchline. But what seemed a fanciful prospect not so long ago will become reality on Sunday.