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The big draft questions: Audacious moves and who looked like winners?
Analysis
Analysis

The big draft questions: Audacious moves and who looked like winners?

Analysis: The 2018 national draft was unrecognisable from the draft of even two years ago. Held over two days, with live trading allowed, this draft also saw clubs blatantly manipulate the loose rules.

  • by Jake Niall

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There's a Goddard at Carlton, finally...
Carlton

There's a Goddard at Carlton, finally...

Hugh Goddard wasn't the only player given a second chance via the rookie draft with Tomas Bugg, Josh Smith and Tim Mohr finding new homes

  • by Peter Ryan
The 2018 AFL draftees: pick by pick
Carlton

The 2018 AFL draftees: pick by pick

All the selections from the AFL national and rookie drafts for 2018, held at the Docklands.

AFL ticked off contentious Swans, Eagles deals

AFL ticked off contentious Swans, Eagles deals

The AFL has ticked off on controversial draft trades saying they are more open to contentious deals under live trading.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Gatecrashing the gatecrashers
Cricket
Opinion

Gatecrashing the gatecrashers

Footy kept stealing cricket's show. Now cricket is doing a little scene-stealing of its own.

  • by Greg Baum
'Super-pumped': No.1 Blue eager to be part of Carlton's comeback
Carlton

'Super-pumped': No.1 Blue eager to be part of Carlton's comeback

Sam Walsh plans to make an immediate impact at Carlton, bullish that the AFL strugglers are about to start climbing the ladder.

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Moments after being drafted by the Suns, social media trolling started
Gold Coast Suns

Moments after being drafted by the Suns, social media trolling started

Loyalty was a big topic when Gold Coast interviewed top AFL draft pick Jack Lukosius.

Carlton’s bold move livens up first night
Analysis
Analysis

Carlton’s bold move livens up first night

The first seven picks went precisely as expected, but a few grenades were eventually lobbed during round one of the AFL national draft.

  • by Jake Niall
Sydney get Blakey for a steal
West Coast Eagles

Sydney get Blakey for a steal

The Swans have made the most of the live trading of picks in a deal with West Coast that saw them snare Nick Blakey for three picks within the 30s.

  • by Peter Ryan
Risky business: Carlton in great, big AFL draft gamble
Carlton

Risky business: Carlton in great, big AFL draft gamble

Carlton has made an audacious draft gamble trading next year's first round draft pick to buy into this year's draft..

  • by Michael Gleeson
AFL draft worry as rehearsal abandoned in shambles

AFL draft worry as rehearsal abandoned in shambles

An AFL national draft rehearsal on Wednesday night had to be abandoned early in a shambles, leaving the league scrambling to fix issues before Thursday night.

  • by Michael Gleeson