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Lachie Neale's 4,000km journey to escape the 'AFL bubble'

Brisbane's star recruit Lachie Neale talks to ESPN about why he decided to leave Fremantle, interest from clubs in his home state, why the Lions are closer to success than Freo, and what has been the toughest change since the trade took place.

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Young Lion's rude awakening to AFL, Brisbane heat

From Ballarat to Brisbane, Lions recruit Thomas Berry won't soon forget his first training session in maroon, blue and gold, writes Jake Michaels.

Brisbane's new recruits Thomas Joyce, Connor McFadyen, Ely Smith, Thomas Berry and Noah Answerth have just been put through their first training session as Lions players.

Jake Michaels, ESPN Assistant Editor19d ago

AFL DRAFT

Chris Doerre's AFL Draft winners and losers

With all the draftees now getting settled at their new clubs, expert Chris Doerre ranks all the winners and losers from the 2018 AFL Draft.

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AFL's US-inspired two-day draft fails to impress

The AFL had a chance to deliver more excitement to fans with a revamped, two-day draft period, but the changes only left many frustrated with the 'Americanisation' of the event.

Who dares wins: Silvagni, Blues back the build

It was the move that shocked many but Carlton's willingness to back its rebuild by trading out next year's first-round pick shows belief in what they're building.

AFL DRAFT

SECOND ROUND ONWARDS, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 23

Max (St Kilda) and Ben King (Gold Coast) making every single person at Marvel Stadium look tiny.

Jake Michaels, ESPN Assistant Editor26d ago

Port Adelaide's newest recruit Zak Butters gets acquainted with the media and says it's been nice to hear messages of congratulations from some of the Power's top players.

Jake Michaels, ESPN Assistant Editor26d ago
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  • Photos: Australian Grand Finals

    The last week of September, if you're Australian, chances are you're watching the National Rugby League or Australian Football League grand finals.

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  • AFL also-rans: Grading the non-finalists

    Which clubs should be gutted at missing finals and which should be giving themselves a quiet pat on the back? We've analysed our preseason 'make or break' assessment of all 18 teams to judge whether or not they can be satisfied with their 2018 campaigns.

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