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Fast five: our best stories for Round 12

Young blood, behind the scenes vision and a trip down memory lane. Here’s the top five stories from


Mark Blicavs’ transformation from steeplechaser to midfield star has been one of the stories of 2015. And Cameron Guthrie’s father is partly to thank. Read the article to find out why.

I felt like the world was against me: Adams

A unique look inside the North Melbourne Football Club, where skipper Andrew Swallow and midfielder Leigh Adams open up about the physical and mental challenges that exist outside match-day, as part of Channel 7’s Saturday Night Footy coverage.

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Tough defender Jack Hombsch has been a shining light in a disappointing season for the Power. Footage of the 22-year-old, mic’d up by Channel 7 in his 50th game, made for fascinating viewing.

It’s been an incredibly difficult year for the Riewoldt family, but there’s been one clear shining light throughout – his son James. If you need to watch a cute baby video to get you through to the weekend, this is the one for you.

We name the 2015 State of Origin sides

There’s a romantic in all of us, and though we haven’t seen a genuine AFL State of Origin clash since 1999, we can’t help but think about what the state sides might look like today. Here’s the Big V – follow the link above to check out SA, WA and the Allies.