Auckland-born St Kilda player Shane Savage is the public face of the AFL’s push into the New Zealand market, spearheaded by Friday’s Saints-Lions clash in Wellington.
North Melbourne veteran Brent Harvey will be hoping to escape the pinch when he resumes his rivalry with Fremantle tagger Ryan Crowley in tomorrow night’s AFL clash at Patersons Stadium.
Gold Coast fans have been biding their time for the past few seasons but many will be expecting a ladder improvement in 2014 as their golden draft players start to develop into elite athletes.
After falling so agonizingly short of a first ever premiership for the club in 2013, beaten grand finalists the Fremantle Dockers will once again be right in the mix come September time.
Essendon made headlines in 2013 for all the wrong reasons. With the ASADA investigation hopefully behind them the Bombers will be keen to get back on the footy field and let that make the headlines for them instead.