Search
Liberatore injury sours Dogs winLiberatore injury sours Dogs win Jets and Mariners share pointsJets and Mariners share points Kiwis edge out AussiesKiwis edge out Aussies
advertisement
Most popular articles
$10,000 up for grabsSign-up for NRL, AFL
and Rugby tipping
UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano - live results and blogUFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano - live results and blogIn his first official statement since testing positive to steroids yesterday, UFC superstar Anderson Silva plans to fight the 'allegations' against him. MMA Super Saturday results: 'Cyborg' destroys Tweet, McGeary wins titleMMA Super Saturday results: 'Cyborg' destroys Tweet, McGeary wins titleWhen former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva tested positive for anabolic steroids today, his entire legacy as a prize fighter was called into question. Rousey vs. Zingano title fight official following UFC 184 weigh insRousey vs. Zingano title fight official following UFC 184 weigh insAnderson Silva's doctor has said that the former UFC champion denies taking performance enhancing drugs, and wants to be tested again. 51 year old Shamrock books clash with YouTube sensation Kimbo Slice. No, seriously..51 year old Shamrock books clash with YouTube sensation Kimbo Slice. No, seriously..Busted for PEDS today, you won't believe what former UFC champ Anderson Silva told Jon Jones (who recently tested positive to cocaine) at UFC 183. UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano - preview and staff predictionsUFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano - preview and staff predictionsThe MMA world is in shock after UFC 183 headliners Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz both tested positive to banned substances. Fighter reactions here. Aussie Richy Walsh intent on 'damaging' former male-model Jouban at UFC 184 Aussie Richy Walsh intent on 'damaging' former male-model Jouban at UFC 184 Both Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz have failed drug tests following UFC 184. Silva tested positive for an anabolic steroid, while Diaz tested for marijuana.
Wide World of Sports TV partners
Footy ClassifiedOur award winning panel tell it how it really is in the AFL world.Wide World of SportsCatch up with Ken Sutcliffe and the team on Wide World of Sports.AFL Footy ShowAustralia's favourite team takes you through the week in AFL.NRL Footy ShowFatty and the gang bring you an entertaining look at rugby league.
Morton out to impress ahead of finals
Rob Forsaith
14:45 AEST Sat Aug 18 2012
Mitch Morton is out to impress ahead of finals.
Journeyman Mitch Morton will play for his third AFL club - Sydney - on the weekend.

In the latter stages of his eighth AFL season and now with his third club, Mitch Morton finally has reason to hope he might finally get a chance to play finals.

Not that the Sydney goalsneak would ever say as much ahead of his first match in the red and the white, Sunday's Etihad Stadium clash with the Western Bulldogs.

After tallying 12 games with West Coast, and 59 with Richmond, Morton was given a chance to revive his sputtering career with the Swans during last year's trade week.

Having kicked 75 goals for the Swans' seconds in the NEAFL, Morton has earned his maiden call-up from Sydney coach John Longmire.

It's a timely promotion, given Sydney have only clashes with Hawthorn and Geelong before the finals.

Morton has his chance to shine ahead of September, and the 25-year-old knows it.

"I've shown to the playing group that I'm able to do it in the reserves, so now it's important to show that I can do it in the seniors," he said.

"The good thing about having a reserves team is that I've been able to play the role in the reserves that I would play in the seniors, so it's just about going out and doing the same job in the seniors.

"I'm sure the tempo is going to be a bit quicker than what I've been playing this year, but I've played enough AFL to know that that's what comes with it, so I just have to step up."

But after his career was seemingly headed for the scrapheap, Morton couldn't hide his excitement.

"I think sitting here now, it's probably the proudest moment of my career to be able to break into a top of the table team," Morton told the club website.

The Swans simply must bank a win against the Bulldogs if they wish to finish in the top two, and with their opponents coming off eight straight losses that should happen with relative ease.

But Bulldogs veteran Daniel Giansiracusa was upbeat his side could cause an upset.

"We knew it was going to take time under a new coach and with so many younger players coming into the side, but that doesn't mean it can't turn around quickly," he told the club website.

"I actually think we've got the ability to surprise people. It could start as soon as this week."