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PODCAST: Draft winners, surprises, shocks and sliders

THE DUST has settled on last week's NAB AFL Draft, which means it is perfect time reflect on a manic two days.

Join AFL.com.au's Callum Twomey and Nat Edwards for the final episode of the Road to the Draft podcast of this year as they wrap up the winners, surprises, shocks and sliders from the draft.

Veteran Hawk Roughead steps down as captain

JARRYD Roughead has stepped down as Hawthorn captain after two years in the role.

The highly respected forward took the mantle as the club's skipper from Luke Hodge in 2017, having missed the entire season prior due to a knee injury and cancer treatment.

Mature-age Tiger rookie nails the art of hard work

JAKE Aarts can't wait to swap his nail bag and hammer for a pair of footy boots and a mouthguard, with six years of toiling away in the VFL finally paying off for the new Richmond rookie.

Year 12, and ‘impatient’ Danger hears the clock ticking

GEELONG superstar Patrick Dangerfield will continue to draw on a first-year conversation with former Adelaide teammate Simon Goodwin to drive the Cats' youngsters this pre-season.

Sydney’s crafty draft move may be outlawed

SYDNEY'S shock draft manoeuvre which helped secure Academy player Nick Blakey for a bargain may not be permitted again.

The AFL's general counsel, Andrew Dillon, and his team are leading a review into how the debut of live pick trading worked, and whether such tactics should be blocked in the future.

AFLW: 2019 pre-season injury update

WITH all AFLW sides now back on the track, it's worth checking in with players who have suffered long-term injuries.

Who's back training the house down, and who's still in the rehab group?

AFLW: Training Photos, November 26

Erin Phillips

Chelsea Randall

Dayna Cox

Nikki Gore

Dayna Cox and Marijana Rajcic

Anne Hatchard

Sophie Li

Ebony Marinoff

New Crows welcomed to the nest

Adelaide’s two first-round draft picks Chayce Jones and Ned McHenry were thrust into the spotlight on Thursday night as the nation watched their AFL dreams come true.

They’ll make us better: Ogilvie

Crows national recruiting manager Hamish Ogilvie has promised the latest intake of draftees will make the Adelaide Football Club better.

Ogilvie was at West Lakes on Monday morning to introduce Adelaide’s four national draftees and two new rookies to the wider playing group.

Gallery: Training, November 26

The first day for our new draftees

Chayce Jones

Lachlan Sholl and Kieran Strachan

Ned McHenry

Ben Hart chats with our new draftees

Ned McHenry, Chayce Jones and Will Hamill