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Rating the Irish Players – 2012 Season to date

We are now well over the halfway point of another exciting and unpredictable AFL season. The fortunes of the eight Irish players playing with AFL clubs have been mixed but overall their impact has been significantly more positive than negative. The players are rated below on their performance relative to

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5 Steps to Successful International Recruitment

Recruitment in any area of life is an inexact science. Recruitment of AFL players is more inexact still. The recruitment of international rookies presents AFL recruiters with perhaps their biggest challenge. Trying to unearth a potential AFL star from another sporting code who has no experience of Australian life or

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The Look of the Irish in 2012 – Part 2 of 2

This article concludes our two-part analysis of all the Irish players in the AFL in 2012. Part 1 previewed the first four Irishmen’s prospects for the coming year and included the Brisbane Lions’ Pearce Hanley and Carlton’s Zach Tuohy. These are the remaining Irishmen to watch in 2012… Marty Clarke

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The Look of the Irish in 2012 – Part 1 of 2

2012 could be viewed in many ways as a watershed year for the so-called “Irish Experiment” and the numerous Irish players playing with AFL clubs. With 2011 having seen the retirement of Tadhg Kennelly after 10 successful years with the Sydney Swans, which of course included a memorable Premiership in

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Club PWLD%Pts
1 Adelaide Crows Adelaide3300171.312
2 Sydney Swans Sydney3300141.812
3 Fremantle Dockers Fremantle3300138.812
4 Hawthorn Hawks Hawthorn3210166.38
5 Richmond Tigers Richmond3210139.48
6 Collingwood Magpies Collingwood3210125.78
7 GWS Giants GWS3210113.58
8 Essendon Bombers Essendon3210104.78
9 Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs321085.48
10 Eagles West Coast3120110.74
11 North Melbourne Kangaroos North Melbourne3120994
12 Melbourne Demons Melbourne312083.74
13 Port Adelaide Power Port Adelaide312082.74
14 St. Kilda Saints St. Kilda312081.94
15 Geelong Cats Geelong3120704
16 Gold Coast Suns Gold Coast303080.60
17 Carlton FC Carlton303065.70
18 Brisbane Lions Brisbane303051.40