JOHN Longmire says the Swans have the depth to cover both the retirement of Craig Bolton and injuries to several other backs.
JOIN the action for tonight’s AFL season opener between Carlton and Richmond at the MCG. Follow every kick with Matt Windley from 7pm.
UPDATE 5.40pm: LAWYERS for disgraced Ricky Nixon have given a strong indication he will appeal his two-year agent ban.
UPDATE 5.20pm: DISGRACED Ricky Nixon has been banned from working as an AFL player-agent for at least two years.
NORTH Melbourne will blood three debutants in Sunday’s Round 1 match against West Coast in Perth.
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NEW Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge and Geelong skipper Cameron Ling will miss the opening round of the season.
ESSENDON has requested permission for Alwyn Davey to wear an arm guard, while Stewart Crameri has been upgraded off the rookie list.
UPDATE 5.25pm: BRENDAN Fevola says playing the pokies has nothing to do with his high-profile gambling addiction.