Preliminary final hero Clay Smith got a leave pass from the Bulldogs this week to make a 600-kilometre round trip and deliver a eulogy for his close friend who lost his life in a road accident.
Chris Dutton Canberra Raiders' skipper Jarrod Croker's Australian Kangaroos ambitions hinge on the results of a scan on his knee as the inspirational leader fights to prove he is fit for international duties.
Marissa Calligeros What's happening and where to watch it. This is your comprehensive guide to the AFL grand final 2016.
Emma Quayle The Bulldogs and Sydney have arrived at grand final day from very different parts of the ladder. But they have a quite similar look.
Our footy scribes have had to name their winner for the 2016 AFL grand final, the winning margin and their tip for the Norm Smith Medal.
Samantha Lane Isaac Heeney, one of the AFL's brightest young stars but a grand final debutant, went extreme with the best piece of advice he got about navigating this week. He did not simply turn off his mobile phone to find peace. He broke the thing.
Rohan Connolly Sydney's consistent competitiveness at the pointy end of the season argues a convincing case they’ve been the most successful club in the AFL for 20 years now.
Daniel Cherny Shane Biggs used to have to clean up after Sam Naismith. The pair were both Swans rookies, living in Rosebery near Sydney airport. It wasn't exactly glamorous.
Tony Wright, Larissa Nicholson and Dan Cherny All Melbourne appears to have turned out ... and all Melbourne, it seemed, was there for the Western Bulldogs.
Tony Moore Queensland's Resources Council questions the findings of a left-leaning think-tank's research showing mining investment did not produce jobs in regional Queensland.
The KAP is calling on drought-affected producers from across Queensland to assist with the case for a reconstruction ...