The men of AFL, along with their wives and girlfriends, got dressed up for a night of glamour at Melbourne’s Crown Casino for the 2011 Brownlow Medal yesterday. Dane Swan of the Collingwood Magpies was given the night’s honour, the Brownlow Medal, which is AFL’s most prestigious individual award. In his humorous speech he thanked his family (joking that his sister was often found at the bar) and his girlfriend, Taylor Wilson, saying that his game had improved with her in his life. He also said that he didn’t want his win to affect his preparation going into Collingwood’s grand final against Geelong on Saturday: “The coaching staff and boys certainly won’t let me get ahead of myself . . . I’m going to be treated exactly the same and that’s the way it should be.” There were lots of other WAGs who frocked up for the occasion, including Rebecca Judd, who showed off her slim post-baby figure and said she was “corseted in.” Brynne Edelsten chose a lacy, embellished dress, and The Amazing Race Australia’s Renae Wauhop, who is dating the Eagles’ Mark Nicoski, wore a daring strapless number.
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