THE Wallabies’ Bledisloe drought will continue for another season after they were thumped 51-20 by the All Blacks at Eden Park.

    AN injury depleted Collingwood have staged a courageous comeback to beat the Giants by eight points and keep their finals hopes alive.

    ADELAIDE’S finals aspirations are covered with a black cloud after they dropped a fast-paced thriller against North Melbourne in sunny Hobart.

    EXCLUSIVE: NRL players did their own drug tests, and often substituted the urine of clean teammates to avoid positive swabs, according to late disgraced footballer Ryan Tandy.

    FORMER skipper Dom Cassisi has paid tribute to Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley for turning a “heartbroken’’ playing group into winners.

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    AFL First Qualifying Final - Hawthorn v Sydney Swans

    Sep 06, 2013

    Event:                    AFL First Qualifying Final
    Teams:                  Hawthorn v Sydney Swans
    Date:                     Friday September 6
    Start time:              7.50pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 5.30pm
    MCC members: 5.00pm

    Reserved seats for public patrons and AFL members, as well as MCC visitor tickets, are on sale at Ticketek HERE.

    View the MCG seating plan - Week 1 Finals 

    Cheer squad allocations: 
    Hawthorn – M33
    Sydney Swans – M3

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 7.00am
    Gate 5: 3.00pm
    Gate 6: 4.00pm
    Gate 7: 2.30pm (pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 60,000

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