“He can’t move like he used to”: Why 2023 will be a “real challenge” for Franklin

Sydney superstar Lance Franklin was well below his best in the 81-point Grand Final defeat to Geelong on Saturday. The key forward went goalless and had just five disposals, a lacklustre showing despite the ball not entering his area consistently as a result of the drubbing. Having been beaten soundly by Steven May in the Qualifying Final and Jack Henry in the Grand Final, Kane Cornes pondered how Franklin’s last season will play out after he inked a one-year contract extension last week. “A big...

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2 months ago, SEN, Sydney Swans

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