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Cale Hooker, left, and Aaron Hall, right, compete in wet conditions at Metricon.

Inaccurate Bombers prevail over North Melbourne in slugfest

Essendon took their time to eventually put North Melbourne away at a slippery Metricon Stadium on Saturday night, getting hub life underway with a 14-point victory over the dogged Kangas.

  • by Greg Davis

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Hodge wants physical and mental edge to remain a factor in the game.

Hodge wants interchange bench to stay the same size

Damien Hardwick said on Friday the bench should increase to six or even eight players when fixtures are played with less of a break – potentially four days – due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Luke Hodge said this would be the wrong move. 

  • by Anthony Colangelo
Will Carlton, for example, face back-to-back periods in quarantine?

Clubs brace for AFL call to pack for Perth

Clubs in Gold Coast quarantine could face another two weeks in hard quarantine if they are scheduled to follow Geelong and Collingwood to Perth

  • by Peter Ryan

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