NATIONAL Selector Rod Marsh has dropped a bombshell by claiming Mitchell Starc is unlikely to be fit for the February Test series against New Zealand.

    SCOTT Boland, the former chubby kid who was too fat to open the bowling for his club team, lay awake last night dreaming of playing the Boxing Day Test.

    THE future is bleak for one of the most prestigious sporting brands in the world. There are some huge questions lingering ahead of the 2016 season.

    Zinedine Zidane’s four sons are all on the books at Real Madrid and like their father, all know how to use their head — in particular 17-year-old Luca.

    IN an extraordinary gamble Australia is set to pick a 28-year-old debutant with no Sheffield Shield matches under his belt for the Test against the West Indies.


    AFL Round 17 - Richmond v Fremantle

    Jul 21, 2013

    Event:                    AFL Round 17
    Teams:                  Richmond v Fremantle
    Date:                     Sunday July 21, 2013
    Start time:              1.10pm

    *Please note that the AFL Premier League Cup Grand Final between Essendon Keilor College and Hallam Senior College will commence at 9.55am.

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 9.45am
    MCC members: 9.45am

    Tickets: Reserved seats available now at Ticketek.

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 7.30am
    Gate 5: 9.00am
    Gate 6: 7.30am
    Gate 7: 9.00am (media, corporate and disabled pass holders only)

    **Road closures will be in place in the MCG precinct and the CBD until 12.00pm for the Run Melbourne event. Please allow extra travel time to the MCG.  Refer to the website for road closures information.

    Expected attendance: 52,000

    General admission seating:

    Ponsford Stand
    M36 rows A-Z (dry zone)

    Olympic Stand

    Southern Stand

    Special ticket offer!

    Richmond FC is giving junior supporters the chance to see the Tigers take on Fremantle for free!

    Any person aged 15 years or younger can receive a complimentary general admission ticket to see the Tigers and the Dockers in action at the MCG.

    Adults can also receive a discount, and pay only $20 for a ticket, if they pre-book.

    To receive your complimentary junior access ticket, or adult discount to the game, register your details here.

    Also, before the game kicks-off, head to the ME Bank Centre, Punt Road Oval from 10:30am for some great kids activities including petting zoo, jumping castle and appearances by Richmond players.

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Richmond - Bay M3 (Rows A-K) and Bay M4 (Rows A-K)
    Fremantle - Bay M33 (Rows A-S)

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