AFL announces 40-man All Australian squad

Richmond's Dustin Martin, Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn and Adelaide midfielder Rory Sloane are set to earn All-Australian honours for the first time.

Leppa had to go: Lions chairman

Brisbane Lions chairman Bob Sharpless says the club was left with little choice but to sack Justin Leppitsch as coach after a disastrous 2016 season.

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