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TWO retired AFL stars who had headed back to
Darwin have signed on for roles that bring them
back to South Australia.
Crows games record holder Andrew McLeod will
return to the Crows in a part-time development
role in 2012 after his successful 2011 season with
Territory Thunder, winners of the AFL’s North
Eastern League this year.
McLeod, who played 340 games with Adelaide
before retiring at the end of 2010, has spent the past
12 months working as a Community Engagement
and Talent Co-ordinator with the AFL.
The dual premiership player and Norm
Smith Medallist honed his coaching skills
as an assistant coach with the Australian
International Rules team, and mentor to the
under-age Flying Boomerangs team.
He also came out of retirement briefly to play a
keyrole with the Northern Territory Thunder.
McLeod will spend a few hours one day a week
with the beefed up development team at West
Lakes, working on the track and supporting
Peter Jonas and Alan Stewart in the area of
player skill development.
EX-AFL star Daniel Motlop, back... Read more
LAINE CLARK: AAP
A PLACE in Australia’s Boxing Day Test
side is on the wish list for South Australia’s
Dan Christian and former Redback Ryan
Harris as they don the new colours of
Big Bash League team the Brisbane Heat
Wearing the Heat’s distinctive teal in a bid
to secure a baggy green has not made South
Australian all-rounder Dan Christian see red.
Test quick Ryan Harris will launch his
comeback from injury in the Heat’s Big Bash
League Twenty20 clash with Shane Warne’s
Melbourne Stars at the Gabba tonight.
But Christian is hoping Harris won’t be the
only Heat player national selectors will be
monitoring ahead of the Boxing Day Test
The BBL’s arrival ensures there will be no
domestic first-class cricket for players to
impress selectors in during the entire four-
Test series against India.
Christian - 12th man in the second Test
against New Zealand in Hobart - believes
an eye-catching display for the Heat can
earn a nod when the Boxing Day Test squad
is announced this week.
“I don’t see why not,” he said.
David Warner’s transformation from
Twenty20 slogger to Test opener stunned
some - but Christian is not surprised the
“hit and giggle” format is... Read more
Warne blasts Indian attack
IN what must be music to the
ears of under pressure veterans
Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey,
Shane Warne has predicted good
times for Australia’s batsmen
against a “weak” Indian attack
in their four-Test series.
The 37-year-old Ponting and
Hussey, 36, look set to line up
in the Boxing Day Test but
their long term future remains
unclear after they again
stumbled in the drawn series
against New Zealand.
However, it was the Indian
bowling attack - or lack thereof -
that was in Warne’s sights when
asked to assess the coming
“England just beat them four-
nil,” he said in Brisbane on
“ They have got some wonderful
batting and all that... Read more
McLeod to West Lakes, Motlop to Meningie
Christian, Ryan battle for Test spots
Port president Brett Duncanson
Have bat will travel: Dan Christain played for the PM’s XI, is a Redback and tonight
plays for Brisbane Heat
Delay for Rice’s return
TRIPLE Olympic champion
Stephanie Rice has had a
setback in her recovery from
shoulder surgery with an
infection forcing her to miss
training and possibly delay
her return to the pool.
Rice’s doctor ordered her to
avoid training on Monday
after she developed the
infection following last week’s
arthroscopic surgery to repair
a torn tendon in her right
Boss back in town
GLEN Boss, one of Australia’s
leading jockeys, is poised
to return to racing after his
surgeon yesterday cleared him
to start riding track work in
the first week of January.
Boss suffered serious damage
to his arm after a fall at
Flemington in September,
requiring... Read more
Warne is back in action tonight
Daniel Motlop will bring his goalkicking skills to
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