Travis Cloke has been stripped of his leadership role at Collingwood but the club denies it's over the nude photo scandal. Cloke and Tyson Goldsack were demoted from the leadership group in favour of …

Retired Sydney Swans champion Adam Goodes reportedly knocked back an approach from Essendon to join the club as a top up player.

Andrew Swallow will remain North Melbourne captain this season, but it's almost certain new vice-captain Jack Ziebell will take over as skipper next year.