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Stories of the Week: Monfries, Ryder suspended by CAS

Matthew Agius  January 17, 2016 1:30 PM

AFL 2015 Rd 15 - Port Adelaide v Collingwood

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 9: Alex Fasolo of the Magpies tackles Angus Monfries of the Power during the 2015 AFL round 15 match between Port Adelaide Power and the Collingwood Magpies at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia on July 9, 2015. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media)

PORTADELAIDEFC.COM.AU takes a look back on the week that was, and the stories that made it...

5. Hinkley back to the drawing board on rucks

Ken Hinkley said he was no clearer on his ruck composition despite Paddy Ryder being scratched for the season as a result of the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling against 34 past and present Essendon players.  Read more

4. Ex-AFL players make their way into the SANFL

SANFL clubs have been swooping on the best available talent from around the country once more as former AFL players hunt fresh opportunities.  Read more

3. Rookies can replace CAS-suspended players

While Essendon will be able to upgrade rookies and recruit players to participate in the 2016 AFL season, the other clubs with former Dons affected by the CAS ruling will only be able to upgrade rookies on a one-for-one basis.  Read more

2. Man falls over, gets up

Media filming training on Friday morning went into frenzy when Charlie Dixon went down, with early headlines suggesting the Power recruit had injured his knee. But it wasn't quite the true story... Read more

1. Monfries and Ryder banned

34 of Essendon's 2012 playing list - including current Power players Angus Monfries and Paddy Ryder - were found guilty by the Court of Arbitration for Sport for violating World Anti-Doping Authority rules. Port Adelaide released this statement: Read more