Matthew Wright will return to his home state in 2019 to take on a dual-role with Adelaide after hanging up the boots at AFL level.
The 28-year-old announced his retirement on Tuesday following 159 AFL games across two Clubs.
THE MEN charged with presenting the Premiership Cup to the winning coach and captain after Saturday's Grand Final have been announced.
Tony Shaw will hand the Cup to Nathan Buckley and Scott Pendlebury should Collingwood win, while Dean Kemp will present it to Adam Simpson and Shannon Hurn if West Coast triumphs.
LIFE without Andrew Gaff ain't so bad for West Coast.
The Eagles' emergence as the No.1 contested ball team in the finals traces back to midfielder Dom Sheed replacing Gaff in round 21, after he was axed three times this year before that.
MASON Cox drew inspiration from motor neurone disease sufferer Murray Swinton in his match-turning effort in Collingwood's preliminary final win over Richmond.
Cox, who kicked three goals in a starring second quarter to help the Pies overcome last year's premiers and make the Grand Final, was spotted with 'Murray' written on his forearm tape.
Rebounding defender Rory Laird rocketed up the vote count early, amassing a career-high 12 votes by round 9. A broken hand slowed him somewhat, but he still finished the count in equal-sixth place with 19 votes, the highest-ranked defender.
1. Absentee Brayshaw's barnstorming finish
Melbourne's best hope was expected to be a duel between Max Gawn and All Australian midfielder Clayton Oliver, but both were upstaged by Angus Brayshaw.