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Ginnivan reveals purpose for Pies exit, Swans, Hawks, Crows hit by accidents, Lions lash out at ‘poor’ Vegas claims

Ginnivan reveals purpose for Pies exit, Swans, Hawks, Crows hit by accidents, Lions lash out at ‘poor’ Vegas claims


Hawthorn ahead Jack Ginnivan has revealed he knew it was time to depart Collingwood after a post-season assembly with Magpies coach Craig McRae.

Weeks after taking part in in Collingwood’s premiership win final September, the Anzac Day medallist was supplied a four-year deal to play for the Hawks – the membership he grew up supporting.

After a turbulent 12 months, that included a two-game ban for admitting to illicit drug use, Ginnivan landed himself in bother for attending a horse racing occasion on grand remaining eve.

“Learn the room, Jack,” McRae stated in his post-grand remaining press convention when requested about Ginnivan’s evening at Moonee Valley racecourse.

Ginnivan, who owns a number of race horses however didn’t have any working on the evening in query, was annoyed by how the story blew up.

“Me and my mate went there at 6.30 (pm) and received residence at 9.30 (pm), prefer it wasn’t actually that massive of a deal,” the 21-year-old instructed the Tommy Talks podcast.

“I don’t suppose it’s a mistake from my behalf, however in all probability simply how folks perceived it.

“It didn’t look nice, which might be the one factor I might change.

“Nothing actually got here of it till ‘Fly’s’ (McRae) press convention and my exit assembly, and that was kind of after I knew I in all probability ought to depart.

 “That was a bit eye-opening, that exit assembly.

“Essentially the most disappointing factor was in all probability simply no coach or participant reaching out to say, ‘I need you to remain and we actually worth you’ and all these issues.”

Regardless of McRae’s public annoyance, Ginnivan went to Collingwood’s Mad Monday celebrations dressed as a jockey.

“They’re truly (jockey) Craig Williams’ silks,” Ginnivan stated.

“I received them on the Friday evening on the Valley as a result of I used to be with a couple of folks from the Valley that received us into the field and simply taken care of us.

“I didn’t even know that it will blow up, so I assumed I would simply go as a jockey as a result of I like horses. After which it blew up after which it’s the funniest factor of all-time.”

McRae responded to Ginnivan’s feedback, reiterating he was nonetheless contracted to Collingwood.

“I brazenly say that we had an exit interview that I expressed issues I wasn’t pleased with,” he instructed SEN on Tuesday.

“It wasn’t ‘goodbye, Jack’. He was a valued participant and premiership participant. We shook fingers and he determined to go and we stated ‘sure, OK’. Even after we had that remaining dialog on the telephone, I nonetheless love and assist him and wish the very best for him.”

Ginnivan will come up in opposition to Collingwood on Sunday for the primary time since his exit when Hawthorn face the Magpies at Adelaide Oval. “They in all probability ought to’ve put it on the (MC) G in entrance of 90,000 (folks) however they selected Collect Spherical in Adelaide for some purpose,” Ginnivan added.

The match comes as Ginnivan is once more within the highlight after umpires appeared to disregard apparent free kicks to him in Hawthorn’s Easter Monday loss in opposition to Geelong.

“If he’s (being umpired in another way), then the AFL has a course of to get in contact with them,” Hawks coach Sam Mitchell stated.

“If we re-watch them and take a look and suppose he’s getting unfair therapy, then I’ll get in contact with the AFL this week and get them to take a look at it.”

Accidents trigger havoc

Veteran Sydney defender Dane Rampe will miss the following month of the AFL season due to a hamstring harm.

The 33-year-old was substituted from the Swans’ loss to Richmond on Sunday, with scans revealing a low-grade pressure.

Rampe will miss three or 4 weeks, however the Swans have been boosted by the information fellow stalwart Harry Cunningham may return for Saturday’s Collect Spherical sport in opposition to West Coast. Cunningham was concussed in a round-two incident that led to Essendon’s Peter Wright copping a 4 sport suspension.

Adelaide utility Lachlan Murphy faces about 5 weeks out with a knee harm, becoming a member of teammate Wayne Milera on the sidelines.

Milera was on Monday dominated out for the remainder of the season after rupturing the patella tendon in his proper knee knee throughout Adelaide’s loss to Fremantle on Friday, when Murphy broken a lateral ligament.

“Murphy goes to be (out) something as much as three to 5 weeks together with his knee harm,” Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks stated.

Hawthorn can be with out key ahead Mitch Lewis (hamstring) and rookie Nick Watson (ankle) for Sunday’s conflict in opposition to Collingwood. The Hawks hope Lewis will miss only one sport however Watson might be out for six weeks.

“Mitch received’t be obtainable this week given the six-day turnaround, however we are going to monitor his response to loading to find out his spherical 5 availability,” Hawthorn’s physician Liam West stated. “Being a lower-grade harm we don’t count on Mitch to overlook a substantial quantity of sport play.”

Watson’s debut season can be curtailed after scans revealed the extent of his ankle drawback.

“Fortuitously in Nick’s case, he received’t require surgical procedure on his ankle,” West stated. “He’ll spend the following interval in a moonboot to permit his ligaments to heal earlier than we start loading him up once more.

“At this stage, we expect he’ll be out 4 to 6 weeks however will frequently reassess this throughout his rehab interval.”

Lions lash out at Vegas claims

Harris Andrews is bracing for his sternest management check however insists there’s no inside rigidity, with the Brisbane Lions co-captain dismissing the impression of an low season journey on their poor AFL begin.

Final 12 months’s grand finalists are 0-3 forward of Friday’s Collect Spherical date with North Melbourne, and feeling the warmth after studies a United States getaway that adopted the membership’s 2023 exertions sparked a dressing-room rift.

Andrews and Lions soccer boss Danny Daly on Monday fronted media to disclaim there had been a “disaster assembly” after the allegations have been aired on Friday.

Daly labelled reporting of the incident “poor, insensitive and factually incorrect”.

Saying he was blindsided by the accusations, Daly known as co-captains Andrews and Lachie Neale to hunt assurances there was no division inside the taking part in group. 

He insisted no private relationships had ended due to the journey to Las Vegas. “It’s been an attention-grabbing (Easter) from the membership’s perspective,” he stated.

“We reached out to our leaders they usually reassured us … there isn’t a story. I at all times belief our taking part in group, that’s the place it completed. The journey has nothing to do with our on-field efficiency.

“This group has been by way of loads of highs collectively and loads of adversity collectively. We’ve got full confidence in them.”

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28: Brisbane Lions leave the field after their defeat during the round three AFL match between Brisbane Lions and Collingwood Magpies at The Gabba, on March 28, 2024, in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Albert Perez/AFL Photos via Getty Images )

Brisbane Lions. (Photograph by Albert Perez/AFL Images through Getty Pictures )

Andrews, who was holidaying in Europe whereas a small group of teammates went to the US in October and November, is assured the squad isn’t divided.

“By no means any rigidity in any respect,” he stated. “There’s nothing to be harassed about.

“There’s been an enormous blow up (externally) over the past couple of days however as a bunch we’re united, all on this collectively. (We) can’t management what different folks say.

“I’m not strolling round going, ‘Oh there’s gamers bickering’. We haven’t had the beginning we wished and folks go outdoors the field to think about the reason why we’ve began this fashion.”

Homegrown product Andrews and twin Brownlow Medal-winner Neale took over the captaincy final season and led the aspect to the grand remaining, remaining unbeaten on the Gabba all 12 months. The Lions have been premiership threats since capturing from fifteenth in 2018 to complete the common season second in 2019.

“It’s simple to be a frontrunner while you’re profitable a prelim and going off to a grand remaining,” Andrews stated. “Zero and three … we’ve some challenges in the mean time and our potential to pull ourselves out of it’s going to be an excellent problem.

“I’m excited for it; I’ve received loads of vitality and confidence on this group.”

Neale didn’t prepare on Monday after injuring his ankle within the Lions’ 20-point loss to Collingwood final Thursday.

However Daly stated scans had cleared him of any ligament harm and he’s anticipated to face the Kangaroos, offered he participates in Wednesday’s foremost session.

Hawkins in highlight over telephone breach

Geelong veteran Tom Hawkins may face sanctions from the AFL after he was caught utilizing his cell phone within the dressing room in the course of the controversial lightning delay on Monday.

All of the gamers’ digital gadgets are alleged to be locked away instantly earlier than and through matches as a result of considerations about playing and despite the fact that Hawkins was reportedly checking climate data, he may face an enormous nice.

Collingwood duo Jeremy Howe and Jordan De Goey copped $20,000 fines three years in the past once they used telephones within the sheds to alert members of the family that they’d been dominated out of the remainder of a sport.

Hawkins stated after the win over Hawthorn that he and Jeremy Cameron had a espresso in the course of the prolonged delay whereas there was lightning strikes.

The delay lasted 43 minutes earlier than Geelong took down Hawthorn by 36 factors in Hawkins’ 350th sport.

The Cats have been cruising with a six-goal benefit earlier than gamers have been instructed to depart the sphere simply earlier than the beginning of the ultimate quarter within the conventional Easter Monday MCG fixture.

Play resumed at 6.11pm, previous the match’s authentic scheduled ending time, with Geelong doing sufficient in torrential rain to win 17.4 (106) to 10.10 (70) in entrance of 67,020 followers.

Energy ahead Hawkins was a precious contributor in his milestone match, kicking two first-quarter targets and ending with an equal game-high 4.

Hawkins – who will change into Geelong’s video games report holder in six weeks – overtook recently-retired Richmond nice Jack Riewoldt (787) to maneuver to thirteenth for many targets kicked in VFL/AFL historical past.

Hawkins’ household and former Cats teammates packed out the membership’s rooms after he was chaired from the bottom by Jeremy Cameron and Mitch Duncan.

with AAP



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