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Good Weekend's 40 Australians Who Mattered: Sport

Good Weekend's 40 Australians Who Mattered: Sport

The huge logistical and political juggling act of keeping alive the most popular game in the country fell on AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan. Plus, Peter V’landys and Meg Lanning.

  • by Konrad Marshall

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'I don't crave the battle': the different goals that keep triple flag-winner Bachar Houli playing

'I don't crave the battle': the different goals that keep triple flag-winner Bachar Houli playing

Bachar Houli entered the AFL 14 years ago as its first orthodox Muslim. With the quiet strength of his faith and the beauty of his play, he’s changed the way the game understands itself.

  • by Konrad Marshall
Adaptability key to Richmond dynasty
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Richmond

Adaptability key to Richmond dynasty

Richmond's unique achievement is to have continued winning premierships when changes to the game mean it shouldn't have.

  • by Waleed Aly
'It never occurred to me that someone like him might get drafted'

'It never occurred to me that someone like him might get drafted'

In this episode of Good Weekend Talks, political commentators (and Aussie Rules Tiger tragics) Waleed Aly and George Megalogenis discuss devout Muslim and champion Richmond half back flank Bachar Houli, with moderation from Good Weekend senior writer Konrad Marshall.

  • by Konrad Marshall
It might rate better but night grand final is not what footy's about
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Opinion

It might rate better but night grand final is not what footy's about

The conflict between night and day goes far beyond a change in the time of the first bounce.

  • by Sam Duncan
Ablett and Parfitt played out grand final with breaks

Ablett and Parfitt played out grand final with breaks

Gary Ablett played through the grand final with a crack in his shoulder and is set to consult a surgeon about his next step.

  • by Peter Ryan and Daniel Cherny
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Prime time Gould backlash food for AFL thought

Prime time Gould backlash food for AFL thought

The sharp response to commentator Gus Gould's critique of the Melbourne Storm during the NRL grand final could add fuel to a push for a permanent night AFL grand final.

  • by Jon Pierik
Pickett's random acts of kindness

Pickett's random acts of kindness

Marlion Pickett is unflappable on and off-field, and his generosity of spirit shone through on a couple of occasions in grand final week.

  • by Daniel Cherny
'Mindful of the next generation': Richmond president wants day grand finals

'Mindful of the next generation': Richmond president wants day grand finals

Richmond president Peggy O'Neal has joined her club's captain Trent Cotchin in calling for the AFL to keep the grand final as a daytime event.

  • by Anthony Colangelo
The good, the bad and the ugly of season 2020

The good, the bad and the ugly of season 2020

Richmond's grand final triumph capped off a big year of football, both on-field and off. Artist Jim Pavlidis captures the highlights and lowlights in a special poster.

  • by Jim Pavlidis
Vlastuin overcomes fire drama, concussion to celebrate with Tigers

Vlastuin overcomes fire drama, concussion to celebrate with Tigers

The past four days didn't contain the most pleasant experiences of Nick Vlastuin's life but a premiership medal around his neck was enough to push what he endured to the back of his mind.

  • by Peter Ryan