THE AFL on Thursday announced the final positional group of players that will attend the 2018 NAB AFL Draft Combine at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne from October 2 to October 5.
THE 2018 AFL Grand Final will start at 2.30pm AEST on Saturday, September 29 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Richmond and Collingwood will clash in the first preliminary final at the MCG on Friday night.
WEST Coast's plans for the expected departure of Scott Lycett have intensified, putting contracted St Kilda ruckman Tom Hickey through a medical screening.
AFL.com.au understands Hickey, who is being courted by the Eagles with a multi-year offer, was tested prior to the Saints' best and fairest count and leaving for end-of-season holidays.
FORMER Sydney defender Alex Johnson believes he can be back playing footy by the early rounds of next season if a club gives him another shot in the AFL.
JACK Darling feels in a "better space" than ever before big games, and the star West Coast forward believes growing maturity and simpler focuses helped him swing the tense qualifying final against Collingwood.
DARCY Moore and Ben Reid won't be part of a preliminary final fairytale with Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley confirming neither will be selected for the blockbuster clash with Richmond.
TOM LYNCH has declined to reveal his new club, but manager Paul Connors insists the free agent forward would still be at Gold Coast if the Suns were a successful club.
DYLAN Shiel could seek a move to a Victorian club, his manager Paul Connors says.
The Greater Western Sydney onballer has a year remaining on his contract but speaking at the launch of NAB AFL Trade Radio on Wednesday, Connors said a trade was well and truly in play.
MAX GAWN insisted he would train on Wednesday, and it turns out the All Australian ruckman is a man of his word.
After missing Monday's session to monitor his training loads, Gawn joined teammates out on Gosch's Paddock for the club's main session.
DUSTIN Martin is scheduled to train at "full throttle" on Wednesday after a 13-day battle with a corked thigh that bled down into his knee, Richmond coach Damien Hardwick says.