St Kilda small forward Dan Butler feels his team’s fast brand of football means they are well-placed to exploit the new ‘standing the mark’ rule introduced this AFL season.
The Saints’ new forward had been de-listed by the Kangaroos at the end of last year following 65 games across seven seasons.
An ambulance was called to St Kilda’s intra-club hit-out as the club’s disastrous pre-season injury run took a nasty turn for defender Ben Paton.
Jon Ralph, Nick Smart, Jay Clark and Rebecca Williams
St Kilda have suffered a significant blow with ruckman Rowan Marshall set to miss the start of the AFL season after scans revealed a foot stress injury.
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Arriving at the Dockers as the ‘steak knives’ in the blockbuster Bradley Hill deal, Blake Acres is determined to show the best is yet to come in 2021.
St Kilda have turned to AFL co-captains for the first time in 14 years with gun midfielder Jack Steele elevated to the role alongside Jarryn Geary.
It is a tough year for list managers balancing the books, but while many players will need to take cuts, these 10 young stars are certain to get a big payday. Find out which Docker makes the list.
St Kilda skipper Jarryn Geary has been rushed off for scans after suffering a leg injury in a training mishap.
Former West Coast midfielder Koby Stevens, who was forced into an early retirement at the age of 27, says players are manipulating the league’s concussion protocols.
There are calls for the AFL to invest in new technology to detect concussion symptoms as a former Saint reveals how players game the system.
St Kilda defender Dylan Roberton is taking some time away from the Saints to consider his footballing future following consultation with his specialists and club medical team.
Matthew Turner, Marc McGowan and Marco Monteverde
Ross Lyon once described himself as an “AFL career coach”. He now sits patiently on the shelf waiting for an impatient board to breathe life into him.
AFL players are back at training after the Christmas break and star recruits including Adam Treloar, Joe Daniher and Brad Crouch have hit the track with their new teams.
Marc McGowan and Kate Salemme
De-listed St Kilda utility Jonathon Marsh has informed a WAFL club he intends to return, but the deal has still to be signed off.
St Kilda great Nick Dal Santo has hilariously recalled the moment he was sprung impersonating coach Ross Lyon.
West Coast and Fremantle’s playing lists may be full, but there’s still 11 clubs searching for their next addition... and Alec Waterman could be in luck!
The AFL must triple its expenditure on concussion research and introduce tighter protocols for players who suffer head knocks, a leading expert says.
Twenty-two West Aussies’ AFL journeys ended after the completion of the 2020 season, some by their own choice while others were cut. Here’s where they will end up in 2021.
One 2020 finalist will have to pull everything out to be back there next year while a recent premier couldn’t have asked for a better fixture. SEE WHO YOUR CLUB PLAYS TWICE
Al Paton and Catherine Healey
De-listed St Kilda utility Jonathon Marsh is set to return to WA after his second stint in the AFL came to an end, with three WAFL clubs in the mix for his prized signature.
After two seasons as Nic Nat’s back-up, Tom Hickey has started life at his fourth AFL club in search of more game time for 2021.
The 33-year-old’s final game was the 2018 grand final loss to West Coast. But now he’s nominated for the upcoming AFL drafts.
Oliver Caffrey and staff reporters
St Kilda’s recruiting team has just completed the most extraordinary year of their careers. Here’s how they did and what they are planning to do at the draft.
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