Sandilands announces AFL retirement

Sandilands announces AFL retirement

Towering Fremantle ruckman Aaron Sandilands will play his 271st and final AFL match against Essendon at Optus Stadium on Saturday night.

The 211cm Sandilands, who holds the AFL record of 8466 hitouts, will finish his career in third spot on the Dockers’ list for most games played, behind only Matthew Pavlich and David Mundy.

“It’s been a really frustrating year in terms of not being able to play enough footy,” said the 36-year-old. “The body is at the point now where I can’t get enough kms in the legs to be fit enough.”

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