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Kane Cornes

Last played for Port Adelaide Power in 2015
Games: 300     Born: January 5, 1983     Origin: Glenelg
Playing Height: 183cm     Playing Weight: 78kg     Position: Midfield
Last Drafted: Round 2, Pick #20 2000 National Draft by Port Adelaide Power
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Monday, 20 May 2019
Patrick Dangerfield is involved in a spat with Kane Cornes.

Cornes accused Dangerfield of playing up a minor injury when the Cats midfielder hobbled off the field against the Bulldogs in the last quarter of Geelong's win at GMHBA Stadium, and was later seen on crutches.

Post-game, his coach Chris Scott said the spectacle was all part of the "Danger show".

"There's a bit of carry on there and even the coach admitted that after the game. I don't think it's a good look," Cornes told The Round So Far.

"It's probably the only criticism you could give Patrick for his career, but I'm not sure he needs the crutches."

Dangerfield later hit back by questioning Cornes' credibility as a media commentator.

"I think you can get into a position though where you keep trotting out the same line and people start to dismiss your commentary," Dangerfield said.

"There's some in the industry that you value their opinion, and there's plenty of those, and then there's others that you can dismiss pretty quickly, and you don't lose any sleep over."

Monday, 17 July 2017
Cats coach Chris Scott hits back at Kane Cornes for suggesting that Patrick Dangerfield had a habit of exaggerating injuries.

"I think it's attention-seeking behaviour," Scott told Fox Footy.

"He probably took it with the spirit in which it was intended and I tend to think it was a comment that was the legacy of the old Port-Crows rivalry rather than anything that reflected Kane's true feelings.

"If there is a tinge of seriousness there, I'll counter with the fact that Patty played through broken ribs earlier in the year without a peep so my experience with him is that he deals with pain pretty well. Maybe we have different experiences and different perspectives."

Monday, 10 July 2017
Kane Cornes has revealed he "had it out" with Richmond coach Damien Hardwick in a phone conversation.

Hardwick had not taken too kindly to Cornes suggesting the Tigers were a complacent team through social media.

"Without divulging too much, it was a pretty robust conversation that we had this afternoon and I appreciated him calling me back," Cornes told Channel Nine.

"Look, we had it out. I stand by my comments and he stood by his.

"But there's no question that Richmond got ahead of themselves (on Saturday night) and I said that to him on the phone."

Cornes acknowledged he had a "history" of criticising the Tigers, highlighting where strains in the relationship between he and Hardwick began to emerge.

"We have a premiership reunion every Thursday before the Grand Final and it did get back to me that he was upset with a few comments that I'd made over a long period of time," Cornes said.

"But he made that very clear that he separates me as the media performer and a former teammate, and there's no hard feelings.

"I've been critical of (Tigers captain) Trent Cotchin, I've been critical at Richmond, I was really critical of their finals performance going back a while (and) I was critical of the fact they dress up on Mad Monday and celebrate poor seasons."

Sunday, 9 July 2017
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick reacts angrily to a tweet by Kane Cornes.

Midway through the second quarter of the Tigers' clash against St Kilda at Etihad Stadium, with Richmond already 10 goals down, Cornes tweeted: "If a top 4 side concedes 32 in. 50's in 45mins of play it means you've got ahead of yourself. No other explanation."

"Seriously, I'd love to see Kane. I'd really love to see Kane," Hardwick told reporters after the game.

"Don't get me wrong, that's his job he's there to write shit comments."

Asked whether Cornes' views deserved any credibility, a clearly irritated Hardwick said: "Please."

Kane Cornes responds to Richmond coach Damien Hardwick's blunt post-match remarks, saying he was well within his rights to question the Tigers' complacency in their loss to St Kilda.

"They've been poor for over 10 years (and) they haven't won a final since 2001," Cornes said.

"The fact they got ahead of themselves, I can't think of another explanation. Coming into that game, everyone thought the Tigers were going to win.

"Last week after the game (against Port Adelaide), Damien Hardwick said 'the best is yet to come' and then they serve that up."

Sunday, 24 April 2016
Power premiership player Kane Cornes says Port Adelaide chairman David Koch should not have expressed his grievances via social media and should have addressed it in-house instead.

Koch slammed his team following its heavy 86-point loss to GWS last Sunday, responding to a fan on Twitter to brand the performance "a disgrace".

He added that such performance undermined "a historic week" in which the club signed a memorandum of understanding to play an AFL match in China for premiership points.

The Port president defended his remarks on Saturday night and said the playing group should "harden up" if there were offended by his social media outburst.

"He shouldn't be responding to a fan on Twitter on a Sunday night after that performance he should be doing that in the right way," Cornes said.

"If he has that opinion, he needs to tell the players that first face-to-face in a meeting.

"But then last night, I would've loved for him to come out and have said, 'Look, it was (in) the heat of the moment, we'd had a big week, we'd announced China, and then the players performed like that, I was frustrated, I sent the tweet out (and) it was the wrong place to do it.

"But he didn't, he stood by his comments, and then to go even further and tell the players to harden up, it's not what the club needs."

Friday, 25 September 2015
After being appointed by Port Adelaide as coach of its SANFL side, Chad Cornes says he will also be helping out head coach Ken Hinkley with the Power at AFL level.

"Kenny's keen to get me involved some how, what exact role that is I'm not sure but he wants me involved match days," Cornes said.

"During the week I'll obviously be here everyday, I think he wants me to play a role in developing the key position players.

"So to be able to be the head coach over at the Magpies but still be under the AFL system and learn from Kenny and Matty Nicks and Garry Hocking it's just such a great role."

Monday, 7 September 2015
Dual Norm Smith medallist Andrew McLeod will present the award to the player adjudged best afield in the 2015 Grand Final.

The League also revealed retired Port Adelaide great Kane Cornes as this year's premiership cup ambassador, while Carlton legend Robert Walls will present the Jock McHale Medal to the winning coach.

Monday, 25 May 2015
Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak says he is disappointed that the Power could not send off club stalwart Kane Cornes with a victory in his final game against Richmond.

"It almost brings a tear to your eye because he's been such a huge part of this club and for me a huge part of my life," Boak said.

"We've got to respect the great career that he's had and how important he was to this club it's disappointing we couldn't send him off with a win but we still appreciate him.

"When I first came over here he was a guide for me, a real mentor and certainly most guys at this club really look up to Kane and what he's done.

"The mental attitude that he had for his teammates and for this club, we've just got to take that on from here and certainly we know that he's left a great legacy and we've got to continue that."

Sunday, 24 May 2015
Richmond ruins Kane Cornes' 300th and final match of his career, beating a dismal Port Adelaide by 33 points at Adelaide Oval.

Cornes and his three sons Raphael, Sonny and Eddy led the Power onto the field and although he was terrific in shutting down Tigers captain Trent Cotchin, his side couldn't lift for the milestone.

Friday, 22 May 2015
Matthew Lloyd and Tony Shaw have branded Kane Cornes selfish for walking away from the game mid-season.

Lloyd said he only would have empathised with Cornes' decision if the veteran had been told he was no longer in the club's best 22.

"I think there's a premiership to be won. You commit to your team, so you don't do this at Round 6," Lloyd said.

"Every player fears that they're not in the best team at times. But you don't just say 'I'm out, I'm leaving'."

Shaw said Cornes had put himself ahead of the club.

"You commit, or you don't commit," Shaw said.

"This is thinking about what I'm doing after football. But what you're doing is you've made a commitment to your teammates, who are there right now thinking they can win a premiership.

"To me, I think it is a selfish attitude."

Port Adelaide CEO Keith Thomas expresses his disappointment at the criticism directed towards Cornes.

"This is a guy who has contributed so much to the game and to our club, who was sitting with the senior coach in a situation that was unique, that I thought was handled as well as could possibly have been handled," Thomas said.

"When you've got that, I would have thought the arguments are gone because it really is a matter for the playing group, the coaching group and Kane and the club."

Thursday, 14 May 2015
Kane Cornes confirms that he will retire from football after his 300th game to join the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service.

Cornes says the time is right for him to call an end to his career after finding it increasingly challenging to play at the top level.

"There were no guarantees that I was going to be playing good enough footy to play in a premiership for Port Adelaide and maybe that would have been a selfish decision to try to hang on for that," Cornes said.

"When you play a certain standard for a long time, only players that get to that point can tell you that there's just a feeling you get that something's just not quite right.

"We're often criticised, AFL players, that we finish and we don't know what we're going to do but for me to have that opportunity and the support the footy club's given me has been a selfless decision by the Port Adelaide Footy Club to help me transition out."

Cornes applied last November for one of 11 spots as a firefighter and never really rated his chance of being accepted.

Hinkley was aware of Cornes' progression through the process and as his referee was interviewed to vouch for the Power champion's character.

"I didn't want to feel like I was letting him down he was actually the referee on my resum with the MFS, so it's probably one of the reasons I got in," Cornes said.

"It's my fault," Hinkley joked.

"I pushed you out I spoke honestly, unfortunately"

Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Kane Cornes denies he has made up his mind to retire after playing his 300th game in round eight against Richmond at Adelaide Oval.

Media have reported that Cornes is set to join the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service, having undergone final physical testing last month before sitting his entrance exam on April 20.

Cornes has been offered a position with the fire department, which cannot be deferred.

However, the midfielder told News Corp: "I have made no decision on my playing future."

Friday, 1 May 2015
On the eve of Showdown XXXVIII, Kane Cornes accuses Adelaide coach Phil Walsh of copying Port Adelaide's game plan.

"They use exactly the same terms and the same style of play that we use at Port Adelaide," Cornes said.

"We know exactly what they're trying to do and what they're going to bring.

"AFL footy's funny that most teams copy what the good sides are doing so no doubt Walshy's a smart man and he's copied the parts of our game that he likes."

When asked about Cornes' comments at Friday morning's press conference at Adelaide Oval, Walsh delivered a typically stern and straight-faced reply.

"I think Kane should just stick to playing personally," Walsh said.

Friday, 17 April 2015
Kane Cornes is omitted from the Power's round 3 side to face North Melbourne for reasons which Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says is purely about player management.

"My plan is for Kane to play the best football he possibly can for us for the whole season," Hinkley said.

"Kane has played a lot of football for us and we want to make sure he's there at the end of the year.

"It's simple: it's the management of our most senior player in his 15th season of AFL football."

Cornes told Adelaide radio station 5AA that he was initially taken aback by the decision.

"Initially I was probably a little bit surprised, I knew it was coming at some point, I probably didn't expect it to be after round three because my body is pretty good," Cornes said.

"But after he (Hinkley) explained it to me and his thought process around it, I was ok about it."

Thursday, 19 February 2015
Kane Cornes admits he has thought about retirement for a few years now.

Cornes ran a personal best 3km time-trial last December and said he felt as good as he could at this stage of what has been an arduous pre-season.

"I've gone into the last five seasons thinking it was going to be my last so it's no different," Cornes laughed.

"A 3km time-trial is great but it doesn't tend to reflect what you're doing in terms of match play it gives you an overall guide of how you're going fitness-wise.

"Once you start getting into games, your time-trial becomes a bit irrelevant.

"[I've] just been focusing on the match-play stuff, we've done a lot of it it feels like we've been doing it for months.

"I feel good. You don't tend to feel 'great' at this stage of the year just because of the workload you're put under, so it's just a matter of managing that as best you can."

Saturday, 4 October 2014
Robbie Gray caps off a sensational 2014 season by claiming his first John Cahill Medal as the Power's best and fairest.

Gray took the lead in the count from vice captain Brad Ebert in round seven and never looked back, winning with 398 votes from skipper Travis Boak (255) and four-time club champion Kane Cornes (237).

"Some of the greats have won it before and to be recognised alongside some of those is definitely a huge honour," Gray said.

"I think I was able to play the most consistent footy I've been able to play this year and the body's been really good."

Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Kane Cornes will play on in 2015 for a 15th season in the AFL after signing a one-year deal with the Power.

Cornes said both he and Dom Cassisi, who retired after last Sunday's win over Melbourne, had spoken to coach Ken Hinkley about their futures earlier in the season.

The difference between the pair was that while Cassisi's body struggled to keep up with the frenetic pace of modern football, Cornes' felt fine.

"Probably about the same time I spoke to Ken in round nine, Ken spoke to Dom as well, so I was aware of that and at that stage Dom thought he was struggling a little bit to get up for games," Cornes said.

"Luckily for me I've had a pretty good run with my body and haven't missed too much training, I've done all the pre-season and haven't missed a game.

"As you get older it does get a little bit more difficult but there's been nothing to indicate to me that I can't compete at the level.

"As soon as that does happen, probably like Dom, I'll be the first to put my hand up."

Wednesday, 7 May 2014
As he approaches his 50th game, Chad Wingard says he looks to Power veteran Kane Cornes as his inspiration for a long and successful career.

"It's a big journey to try and improve each year and I'm going to take a lot out of Kane Cornes' book that you need to continually have that urge to improve," Wingard said.

"He (Cornes) is the pinnacle of what players want to be.

"He's got the club [games] record, he's been through the highs and lows and he's completely changed his game from when he first started.

"[I won't be] selfish about who I am and [I'll] try to improve myself, but try to improve the team as well."

Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Kane Cornes says he would have retired from AFL football if the Power hadn't risen from their doldrums in 2013.

"If the side is going to keep finishing down the bottom of the ladder, then what's the point - you may as well turn to younger players," Cornes said.

"But the ability to turn that around is probably the reason we're still here."

Friday, 14 February 2014
Kane Mitchell cuts his hair after failing a challenge by Power coach Ken Hinkley to beat veteran Kane Cornes in a three-kilometre time trial.

"Ken and I were in our end-of-season meeting and obviously Ken's not blessed with hair, so he didn't really like [mine]," Mitchell said.

"He asked what we were going to do about it. I said I wanted to keep it and he said 'well you can keep it, if you beat Kane (Cornes) in a three [kilometre run].

"I thought I'd better book my haircut in, because no-one's beaten that man in years.

"It's gone, but I'm getting the slick-back going so hopefully it looks alright."

Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Kane Cornes will play on for at least another year after signing a one-year contract extension with the Power.

"I've always looked at the challenge in front of me and this is no different now that I've [re-signed] I look forward to the challenge of being able to compete and perform for another year," Cornes said.

"Certainly I've never questioned my desire and want to not only play but train at the standard you have to to perform at this level."

Tuesday, 16 July 2013
Kane Cornes will miss a week after failing to overturn rough conduct charge against Hawk Sam Mitchell.

"My intention was to check Sam Mitchell, let him know I was there and not let him run on and be involved in the next passage of play," Cornes told the Tribunal.

"I intended to do that by a bump. It was just an ordinary bump."

Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Kane Cornes says the AFL should extend the regular season at the expense of the NAB Cup.

"The NAB Cup's too long, four or five weeks, usually you play a couple of internal game as well, it does tend to drag on a lot," Cornes said.

"I think two pre-season games would be more than enough and then to extend the season would be great for everyone - TV, supporters and the players would love it too.

"It's certainly better than playing in a pre-season comp that not a lot of people care about."

Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Kane Cornes has returned to some of the best form of his career and credits new coach Ken Hinkley for this.

"He challenged me more so than any coach has ever challenged me before in terms of improving my game and the way he wants me to play he coming in has been the best thing that's happened to me for a while," Cornes said about Hinkley.

"The way he wanted me to use the ball was a little bit different, he wanted me to be pretty brave with the ball and hit some kicks where in the past I probably wouldn't have.

"He just wanted me to bring a bit more of an attacking flair to my game and I think it's been paying off."

Saturday, 8 September 2012
Port Adelaide midfielder Kane Cornes takes out his fourth club best and fairest.

"I was really happy with my year, I knew I had a consistent year, [but] certainly I thought Brad (Ebert) was the outstanding player," Cornes said.

"I was pretty much finished at this time last year so it just goes to show you can do anything if you set your mind to it to the 40-odd players in the room, if you want to play 200 games, if you want to play for 10 years or if you want to in a premiership then you can do it, but it's not easy and it takes hard work."

Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Sharrod Wellingham says Will Minson should have known better than to sledge Danyle Pearce's mother after being forced to apologise to Kane Cornes in 2008.

There's going to be some sledging and there's going to be some stuff said that maybe you don't really want to say," Wellingham said.

"It can become quite blurry those lines, but he's (Minson) experienced it in the past and I think that he probably should have learned his lesson. It's just got to come down to respect between players."

Friday, 13 April 2012
Port Adelaide veteran Kane Cornes says he is enjoying a new-found focus, treating every game as though it's his last.

"I've been really enjoying my footy and that's probably been the focus coming into this pre-season," Cornes said.

"Playing every game as if it's your last has been a good focus for me. It's obviously a lot easier to play footy when the side's competitive and everyone's enjoying it.

"Certainly there's a great feeling down there at the moment and I'm a part of that and I'm enjoying it."

Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Power coach Matthew Primus says Kane Cornes will play a different role in 2012 instead of being a tagger as he has been in previous years.

''We've asked Kane to go about his footy in a different manner to what he'd been one of the best at for quite some time," Primus said following Port Adelaide's round 1 win against St Kilda.

''He's a very experienced player, the most on our list by a fair way, and the leadership qualities he showed on the weekend setting up a lot of our structures it really showed some care for some of our players' great efforts."

Friday, 19 August 2011
Port Adelaide coach Matthew Primus continues to work hard at hosing down media speculation on Kane Cornes' career following his dropping from the senior side to face the Bulldogs in Round 22.

"Kane is a chance to get back in the team next week and the week after that," Primus said.

"I understand why that [speculation] is, but it's certainly not doomsday or the end of Kane's career just by him not playing this weekend. He's contracted here and no decision has been made on his career."

Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Port Adelaide's Kane Cornes says he will refuse to agree to a trade if the club tries to move him on.

"I don't want to be traded and I'd certainly refuse any trade if that was to come about, but I don't think it will," Cornes told Ten News.

"I'm contracted to the footy club, so I'm really looking forward to playing out my time at Port Adelaide, focusing on being the best player I can be and helping the club get back up the ladder."

Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Port coach Matthew Primus has refuted reports Kane Cornes has been told he won't be at the club next season.

"Kane has a contract here and at the moment is a required player," Primus said.

"I know it gets topical the list management at all clubs and what they're doing, but I don't like to get into discussions about that until that time of the year comes around."

Monday, 9 May 2011
Kane Cornes admits his position in Port Adelaide's best 22 'isn't as secure as it has been' after returning from a stint in the SANFL.

"I've had some terrific accolades at this club I don't feel unfairly dealt with or anything like that," Cornes said.

"My form wasn't good enough, the side was losing and I went back [to the SANFL]. I had some things to work on and I did that, and now I've come back in. I want to make every game count, knowing that my position isn't as secure as it has been over the last few years."

Friday, 22 April 2011
Triple Power best and fairest Kane Cornes will play in the SANFL reserves after hopes of a late recall to the AFL were dashed .

"Kane's attitude has been terrific. He'll go back to the reserves and no doubt perform very well," Primus said.

"SANFL is a lot different to what he's doing with us, but Kane's aware of what he needs to do. It's just a matter of him getting used to that role [playing across half-back] and playing within those boundaries there."

Sunday, 12 September 2010
Cornes took out his third Port Adelaide best and fairest award at a club presentation on Saturday evening.

"I've had my critics over the years and there were some strong ones at the start of this year, but for me to be standing up here tonight proves that I have belief in my own ability," Cornes said.

"The coaching staff really backed me in and stood by me. They helped me put that [criticism] out of my head when it was playing on my mind a little bit."

Friday, 27 August 2010
Power have re-signed Kane Cornes, Tom Logan and Cameron Hitchcock to new deals.

"Kane's consistency and durability has been outstanding for many years and he continues to play a very important role in our midfield," Power football operations manager Rohde said of Cornes.

"He has the unique ability to play on some of the best midfielders in the competition while at the same time winning plenty of his own football. Kane certainly remains an integral part of our side moving forward."

Friday, 23 July 2010
Kane Cornes admits that being too intense with his determination to succeed at football in the past may have been detrimental to his relationship with others.

"Up until last year I was really intense and pretty crazy about my footy," he said.

"I felt I had to work twice as hard as some other guys who have things come easier to them. If I could change one thing it would be how focused and intense I've been around the footy club. It might have hurt me with a few relationships with other players."

Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Port Adelaide midfielder Kane Cornes is confident brother Chad can return to his best form after looking indifferent on the field this year.

"His form hasn't been great and up to the standard that he's set over a long period of time. He's disappointed with that, but he's still really enthusiastic. He still trains as hard as anyone and does all the extra stuff, so he's still looking to get the best out of himself," Kane Cornes said.

"His passion and his hunger is still there and that's a huge motivation for him. When he's got that, that's when he does play his best footy. The last seven games are really important for him to get some momentum going into next year."

Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Port's Kane Cornes says he has only staged for a free kick once in his career and it was not in the 2010 season.

"I think there was one against Barry Hall three or four years ago [where I dived]...that probably wasn't one of my best efforts," Cornes said.

"I haven't even had an official warning yet. I think they investigated the incident against Geelong, but nothing came of it."

"I haven't even given the issue much thought. It's been good for you guys (the media) to talk about, but for me it hasn't really been an issue."

Saturday, 24 April 2010
Outspoken Bulldog Jason Akermanis confirms that Port Adelaide's Kane Cornes is a stager but says he isn't alone in acting for free kicks.

"Unfortunately for Kane he's been doing it for many years and he's not the only one ... and the players know [who they are]," Akermanis said.

"Didak, I mean these kind of guys, you've got Leon Davis. And the umpires know it and they detest it."

Wednesday, 21 April 2010
The match review panel is believed to have warned Port Adelaide's Kane Cornes for diving but Port Adelaide say they do not have an issue with the way he plays.

"We want him just to keep doing what he's doing," Power operations manager Peter Rohde said.

"In the end, if he breaks that rule, he's going to get a written reprimand or whatever. That's not good for him but it's not as though he's going to give a free kick away."

Port Adelaide midfielder David Rodan has come to the defence of teammate Kane Cornes over staging allegations.

Cornes was investigated by the match review panel for falling to the ground after receiving minimal contact from Geelong's Corey Enright but was not charged under the AFL's new anti-staging rule.

"I don't think Kane stages. I think he competes very hard and he's got a tough gig each week playing on the best players in the AFL, so he does a really good job," Rodan said.

Thursday, 18 March 2010
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams says Kane Cornes is able to do more than just being a tagger.

"His most effective years have been the years in which he's been able to beat the best players in the competition, and unfortunately whatever that has led to as far as adulation and All-Australian selection and all that sort of stuff, it also pigeon-holes him as 'that's all he can do'," Williams said.

"He is quite a talented person with a whole lot of other attributes."

Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Kane Cornes says he has little respect for the opinion of former Crows captain Chris McDermott's who was critical of his kicking technique.

"I'll keep listening to my coaches and my teammates and as long as I'm doing my bit for the team and the team is winning and performing well, I'm happy," Cornes said.

"Chris McDermott's opinion on the scale of people who are important and people I listen to is as low as you can get."

Thursday, 17 December 2009
Port Adelaide has trimmed Kane Cornes, Chad Cornes and Daniel Motlop from a leadership group expected to retain Domenic Cassisi as skipper.

"I had five or six great years in the leadership group and really enjoyed my time, but probably with the stage the footy club is at and how young the group is it's time to give someone else a go," Kane Cornes said.

"We need to develop these guys as quick as we can because that's going to be the best thing for the footy club going forward. It's pretty exciting with the new leadership structure."

Sunday, 4 October 2009
In his first year since relinquishing the captaincy, Warren Tredrea has won Port Adelaide's best and fairest finishing 3 votes ahead of runner up Kane Cornes.

"I thought I was washed up two years ago, so to win this is a huge honour," Tredrea said.

Monday, 29 June 2009
Kane Cornes would not speculate on the future of Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams ahead of Monday night's decisive board meeting.

"It's been done to death and we all know where the situation's at. We'll just wait and see how it pans out," Cornes said.

"I'm not going to bother speaking about it today...there's no point. It will be settled soon enough."

Friday, 15 May 2009
Port Adelaide's Kane Cornes will play against Richmond at AAMI Stadium on Sunday after making a rapid recovery from an injured shoulder against North Melbourne.

"Kane will probably need a jab, but you saw him train and he did everything we needed to see," Port Adelaide coach Williams said.

"He's a driven man and I wouldn't have backed too many people to get up for this week like he has. Kane wouldn't play if the club was in jeopardy and I'm not sure how many other players would’ve got up three times a night to look after himself."

Thursday, 14 May 2009
Kane Cornes this morning need only lift his right arm above shoulder level to secure his place in the Port Adelaide line-up on Sunday.

"It's only because it is Kane," Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams said of Cornes.

"Most people would not be able to play but Kane wants to prove his shoulder is right."

Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Kane Cornes remains hopeful of playing this weekend despite injuring his AC joint on Saturday.

"Kane's feeling pretty good and he's told us that he wants to play and we need him to play because he’ll probably get a job. He'll go and sit on someone and he’s the best in the comp at doing that," teammate Dean Brogan said.

Monday, 11 May 2009
Port Adelaide players Steve Salopek and Kane Cornes might not be as badly injured as first thought.

Both players were initially thought to have suffered serious shoulder injuries against North Melbourne but are now expected to be sidelined for only one to three weeks.

Saturday, 7 March 2009
Kane Cornes has warned his Port Adelaide teammates to bring their A-game to the club's last two practice matches as the battle for positions heats up.
Tuesday, 1 July 2008
Bulldog Will Minson apologizes to Port Adelaide's Kane Cornes for a sledge made during their game regarding Cornes' son.

Feeling remorse for his comments, Minson left an apologetic message for Cornes after the game.

Cornes is understood to have contacted Bulldogs' football operations manager yesterday to accept the apology without taking the matter any further.

Cornes was a late arrival to Darwin after the delivery of his second second son. It is believed Minson's sledge was directed at Cornes' first son who is suffering from a heart condition.

"We've spoken to Will and he was remorseful about saying anything and has tried to make contact with Kane. Subsequently, I have spoken to Kane as well, and the Port Adelaide Football Club and they were accepting of his apology and we're keen just to get on with it," Fantasia said.

Kane Cornes confirms his acceptance of Minson's apology.

"I've been really happy with the way both clubs have handled it and I've accepted Will's apology. I'm just looking forward to moving on and putting it all behind me," Cornes said.

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