AFL News

Cousins jailed

BY ANGIE RAPHAEL Troubled AFL premiership player Ben Cousins has been jailed for one year and fined $2400 over stalking and drug offences. Cousins was sentenced in Perth Magistrates Court on Tuesday having previously pleaded guilty to 11 offences, including aggravated stalking, breaching a violence restraining order and drug possession. When the former...

Port provides first Rising Star of 2017

THE news keeps getting better for Port Adelaide following its opening round win over Sydney with Sam Powell-Pepper earning the first Rising Star nomination of 2017, Powell-Pepper made an immediate impact for the Power, kicking two...

Match Review Panel – Round 1

BY ROGER VAUGHAN TRAVIS Varcoe’s off-the-ball hit on Luke Dahlhaus has cost the Collingwood defender a one-game AFL ban. Melbourne backman Bernie Vince also can accept a one-game suspension after he was charged with striking St Kilda forward...

Veteran Roo set for shoulder surgery

NORTH Melbourne will be without Jarrad Waite for up to six weeks after confirmation he needs shoulder surgery. The 34-year-old damaged his AC joint during yesterday’s opening round loss to West Coast at Etihad Stadium. “Unfortunately Jarrad had...

Phillips named AFLW MVP

BY JASON PHELAN ADELAIDE’S AFLW premiership-winning co-captain Erin Phillips has taken out the AFL Players’ Association most valuable player award. It continues a stunning season for Phillips who collected the medal for best afield in the Crows’...

Record crowds for opening round of AFL

BY JOHN SALVADO AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan says the evenness of the competition was among the key factors which attracted a record number of fans to the opening round of the season. Three all-Victorian blockbusters at...

Sigh of relief for Saint Nick

ST KILDA superstar Nick Riewoldt has been cleared of any structural damage to his right knee, but has revealed he contemplated a farewell wave after initially fearing he suffered a potential career-ending injury. While the 34-year-old...

Final AFL teams

BY JASON PHELAN ADELAIDE are backing star duo Taylor Walker and Rory Sloane to throw off injury concerns and play in Sunday’s clash against Greater Western Sydney. The key pair remained in the Crows’ team for the...

AFL Changes – Round 1

BY MICHAEL RAMSEY ESSENDON coach John Worsfold has named six previously banned Bombers for a round one AFL blockbuster against a Hawthorn side led by the returning Jarryd Roughead. Jobe Watson, Dyson Heppell, Travis Colyer, Cale Hooker,...

Lily in All-Australian mix

GEELONG product Lily Mithen has capped an impressive season in the inaugural AFL Women’s competition by being named in the All-Australian squad of 40. Mithen, who played all seven games with Melbourne and earned a Rising...

New faces for Blues and Tigers

CARLTON and Richmond will both feature four new faces in tomorrow night’s season opener at the MCG. The Blues have named Jarrod Picket, who arrived in off-season from the GWS Giants, and Sam Petrevski-Seton to make...