By ZAC MILBANK
Episode Three of Checkside Chats has landed, featuring an in-depth interview with Norwood star Matthew Panos in the wake of his unforgettable comeback game in Round 8.
After a lengthy 628-day wait between League matches, the Jack Oatey Medallist wrote himself a fairytale script when he kicked four goals, including a the match-winner with less than a minute to play.
The 31-year-old details his emotions upon learning he had snapped the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligaments in a marking contest on September 5, 2020.
Panos was also incredibly reliant on his wife Viviana to help him complete simple tasks around the house before undergoing a secondary knee surgery last year and tearing his hamstring earlier this year.
Engaging North Adelaide premiership ruck Meg Ryan provides an uplifting insight into her background having moved to Australia from Ireland.
The relative newcomer to Australian Football tells of playing Hurling and Gaelic Football in her childhood, with both sports helping her transition nicely with the Roosters.
Ryan’s parents tuned into the Hostplus SANFLW Grand Final from Ireland via SANFL Now, enabling them to follow her remarkable rise from afar.
What does the future hold for the Roosters star, could it lie in the AFLW?