Sports Medicine

Essendon faces doping investigation, but what are peptides?

James Heathers PhD Candidate in Applied Physiology at University of Sydney By now you’ll have heard the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) is investigating Essendon Football Club. At this

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Essendon to be investigated over possible use of performance-enhancing drugs

Essendon have come forth in a press conference regarding a possible breach of Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority regulations. The belief is that players were asked to sign waivers regarding the

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AFL summit sends wrong message on illicit drug use

By Craig Fry @ The AFL’s approach to illicit drugs was championed as a world leader of drugs-in-sport policy when it was implemented in 2005. It was fair, humane

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Weak at the Knees Part II

Chris McMaster takes us through why the ACL is injured, exploring the mechanism of the knee. ACL injuries occur in a variety of different ways, but the principles remain the

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Weak at the Knees

It has been a horror run for knee injuries this pre-season, and that was only after Round 1 of the NAB Cup. Some have come in-game, others before the first

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Injury Wrap: NAB Cup Week 1

Richmond, Hawthorn and North Melbourne The first game of football for 2012 was a forgettable one for all involved. In a generally scrappy affair, North Melbourne came away with a

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Pre-season Health Check Part 2: Hawthorn to Western Bulldogs

After going A to G, we turn our focus to the remaining nine teams to put the spotlight on a key player and their fight for fitness in season 2012.

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Pre-season Health Check Part 1: Adelaide to GWS

We go through every team to put the spotlight on a key player and their fight for fitness in season 2012. Whether it’s an ACL or patella tendinopathy, read about

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Crazy Little Thing Called Blood

Every spring without fail, private hospital beds across the country, and particularly in Melbourne, fill with healthy people. People not merely healthy by “hospital standards” (not your standard criteria for

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Club PWLD%Pts
1 Fremantle Dockers Fremantle221750118.768
2 Eagles West Coast221651148.266
3 Hawthorn Hawks Hawthorn221660158.464
4 Sydney Swans Sydney221660127.164
5 Richmond Tigers Richmond221570123.160
6 Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs221480115.156
7 Adelaide Crows Adelaide211380115.754
8 North Melbourne Kangaroos North Melbourne221390106.552
9 Port Adelaide Power Port Adelaide2212100106.848
10 Geelong Cats Geelong211191101.148
11 GWS Giants GWS22111109944
12 Collingwood Magpies Collingwood2210120106.340
13 Melbourne Demons Melbourne2271507728
14 St. Kilda Saints St. Kilda22615178.426
15 Essendon Bombers Essendon2261607424
16 Gold Coast Suns Gold Coast22417172.918
17 Brisbane Lions Brisbane22418067.516
18 Carlton FC Carlton22418064.816