Sicily signs until 2027, Tigers ban picket in tribunal, Shishir keen for new

Hawthorne star James Sicily will remain at the club for the long term after re-signing a lucrative deal until the end of 2027.

The 27-year-old defender could have been one of the biggest names in the open market and was in the best form of his career for the Hawks, but he became committed to Sam Mitchell after a recent taste of captaincy when Ben McEvoy left. .

He has a career-high 23.3 settlement in nine outings this season and is about three intercept marks per game.

“We can’t be happy with the extension of this deal to make James a hawk for life,” said Mark McKenzie, Hawthorne’s national listing and hiring manager.

“The deal demonstrates James’ strong commitment to the club, as he continues to develop his leadership skills.

“Since starting his career, James has become one of our most reliable defenders, with his elite rebounding ability.”

The Tigers are competing for a picket ban

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has acknowledged that Marilyn Pickett is unlikely to lift his one-match ban for misconduct at the AFL tribunal.

The Tigers will challenge the suspension for playing indigenous star picket in Saturday night’s Dreamtime match against Ascendant at the MCG.

The match is the focus of the AFL’s Sir Doug Nichols round, and Pickett and his partner Jessica Nanup have designed Richmond’s indigenous jumpers this season.

Pickett was suspended last Saturday for a high bump at Hawthorn’s Dylan Murray, which was graded as reckless behavior, moderate impact and high communication.

Moore made an injury assessment but was cleared to continue the game.

The tribunal will hear Pickett’s case on Tuesday night, with Hardwick noting that the AFL has placed a responsibility on players to avoid head-to-head contact.

“It’s heartbreaking in a way because the reality is, in a letter to Law, he’s probably struggling to get down because of a change in interpretation last year,” Hardwick told Fox Footy.

“This guy had an incredible story. He designed our jumpers for the game.

“It simply came to our notice then.

“It’s tough. Unfortunately nowadays it has to be perfect and that’s the challenge.”

Cad Chandler and Liam Ryan, respectively, are less likely to challenge the suspension order for what happened during Sunday’s clash at Melbourne and West Coast Optus Stadium.

Demons Rookie Chandler has been given a two-match ban for dangerous tackles that put Eagle’s Luke Foley in the Convention protocol.

Chandler was accused of rude behavior, with incident-graded carelessness, high impact and high communication.

“It’s a difficult situation,” said Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin. “I can only see Ked’s reaction. He’s broken. He’s had that effect on the player.

“It simply came to our notice then. It’s a chase-down tackle, he’s coming fast from a great distance. We really feel for the boy. “

Ryan faces a one-match ban for his rude behavior against Jack Bauer. Ryan chose to push and contact Bao’s head in one incident an incident graded careless behavior, moderate impact and high contact.

Baui played the rest of the match.

West Coast defender Jeremy McGovern has been fined $ 1,000 for misconduct against Melbourne’s Jack Winnie.

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The dew-confident sun will never set on it

Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew is as confident as ever that he will sign a new contract with the AFL club despite fears from Alastair Clarkson.

Four-time Premiership mentor Clarkson has announced that he will consider returning to coaching next season.

GWS got the job after Leon Cameron resigned last week.

But the AFL wants Clarkson in a tough Gold Coast market, where the Suns have struggled to make an impact since joining the competition in 2011.

Shishir closed the deal later this year but there is public support from the Gold Coast classification.

The 42-year-old, who has a 23-1-68 record in five seasons, is confident he will be offered a new contract to continue the path he has led the playing group.

“I, the short answer, and probably the only answer I have to give is because I feel that way,” Shishir told Fox Footy.

“I’m a bit like a player, I’m moving towards the 80 to 100-game mark and I feel really comfortable on my own skin and around the group.

“Our players across the population are committed to the club and obviously I’m a big part of it. We’ve got a great environment here and we’re enjoying wherever we go.”

Clarkson, for whom Dave Hawthorne was a key player in the 2008 premiere, said last week that he felt unhappy with the pair’s involvement in the Gold Coast role.

Shishir said he has not had any contact with Clarkson in recent times.

“My perfect focus is on the team and the club, and I think that’s where it needs to be,” Shishir said.

Shishir has upset the Gold Coast in the last two weeks with wins against top-eight teams Fremantle and Sydney.

Their 4-5 record has confused critics and left the Sun on the brink of the final before Saturday’s clash with the Western Bulldogs at Ballarat.

Williams was stuck for 10 weeks

Carlton is optimistic Jack Williams will return to be late for their AFL final bid when a scan confirms he has a high-grade calf strain.

Williams is expected to miss the next 10-12 weeks due to injury sustained during the first quarter of the Blues’ 30-point win over GWS on Sunday.

The result put Michael Vaughan’s side in the top-four with a 6-3 record before Friday night’s clash with Sydney at Marvel Stadium.

On Monday, Carlton Head of Football Brad Lloyd hinted that Williams would be looking to return to the final stages of the home-and-away season.

The fear was that the dashing defender’s season would be over if the scan found an Achilles tendon injury.

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