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Unity is key for Nathan Broad as Richmond dream big ahead of AFL grand final

Nathan BroadPicture: Picture: Getty Defender Nathan Broad has full faith the remodelled Richmond game plan designed specifically for finals success can deliver a drought-breaking premiership, declaring the Tigers’ ability to “stay connected” is the key to beating Adelaide’s on Saturday. Damien Hardwick’s men endured three straight elimination final exits from 2013 to 2015 and a horror eight-win season last year, ...

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Richmond captain Trent Cotchin’s fate with Match Review Panel

Trent Cotchin’s preliminary final — and his second and third quarters in particular — were the stuff of football legend. A success-starved club bereft of a grand final appearance for 35 years. A club prone to snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, of choosing chaos over order, self-destruction over patience and careful construction. Then, with a preliminary final on ...

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NSW cops sorry over Facebook prank

NSW Police has apologised over an inappropriate social media post during this year’s State of Origin series. It posted a meme of referee Matt Cecchin wearing a Queensland jersey during the interstate series (which ended on July 12), indicating he was biased towards the Maroons. The meme was accompanied with the caption: “NSW Police uncover QLD’s plan to replace Johnathan ...

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The basic truth behind Queensland’s dominance

IN their own way, Queensland continue to deliver NSW great pain. It is to the private delight of the Maroons. Only a brief look is necessary to see Queensland’s Origin dominance now infiltrates the premiership. Two of the three teams with a significant representation of Queensland Origin players, Melbourne and North Queensland, now play in Sunday’s grand final. The third, ...

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Dusty aiming for history

[unable to retrieve full-text content]AFL: Dustin Martin is trying to become the first Richmond player since Ian Stewart in 1971 to win the Brownlow Medal. Click here to Read from the source

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Holman ’working his arse off’ to face City

BRETT Holman admits he’s a “day-by-day” proposition in his bid to play in Brisbane Roar’s A-League season-opening clash against Melbourne City on Friday week at AAMI Park. The former Socceroo injured his calf in the Roar’s 3-1 trial loss to Melbourne Victory in Ballarat on September 1. Since then, a frustrated Holman said he had been “working his arse off” ...

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Raceday focus: Best bets for Grafton

EVERYDAY Lady might be giving away age and experience to her rivals but she looks to have more upside after showing promising signs during her juvenile career. Ray Thomas says Everyday Lady went to the races twice last autumn for a debut third at the Sunshine Coast before being narrowly beaten at Murwillumbah. Follow that with a sharp second in ...

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Keeper woes have Australia stumped

A CRICKET team that sacks its wicketkeeper is invariably a cricket team in trouble. Almost always, it is a sign of side lacking a rudder and it is done with the reluctance of a company axing a long term backroom staffer who might not be their highest paid asset but is invaluable because they know where everything is kept. And ...

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NRL Tonight (25/9/17)

[unable to retrieve full-text content]NRL: NRL Tonight (25/9/17) Click here to Read from the source

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