AFL News

Daw comeback setback

THE fairytale comeback of Majak Daw has again been put on hold with the North Melbourne defender suffering a potentially season-ending injury. The 29-year-old tore a pectoral muscle during a gym session on Friday, indefinitely ruling him out of playing his first game since August 2018. The Kangaroos are weighing up whether to...

AFL boss bullish on crowds

GILLON McLachlan is increasingly buoyant about the prospect of AFL fans returning to the stands this season. Less than two weeks out from the 2020 season resuming, the AFL chief executive is growing more upbeat on...

Buddy blow for Swans

SYDNEY star Lance Franklin could miss more than half of the AFL season after sustaining a serious hamstring injury. Franklin hurt his hamstring doing some running drills at training on Wednesday and had a scan on...

Hamstring blow for Buddy

LANCE Franklin’s wretched injury run has continued with the AFL superstar hurting his hamstring at Sydney training on Wednesday. The veteran forward will have a scan on Thursday to determine the extent of the injury, the...

Pies put line through Treloar

COLLINGWOOD has all but ruled gun midfielder Adam Treloar out of their AFL return match against Richmond on June 11. Treloar suffered a minor calf strain at the Magpies’ first small-group training session on May 18 and...

Star Hawk hurt

THE first casualty following the return to contact training took just one session for Hawthorn, with midfield star Jaeger O’Meara suffering a facial fracture following a head knock on Monday. With just 16 days before the Hawks...

Tigers and Pies to restart season

THE AFL has announced a series of heavyweight Thursday and Friday night fixtures as it aims to restart the 2020 season with a bang next month. Victorian heavyweights Richmond and Collingwood will kick-off the stalled season on...

No rush on Houli return

RICHMOND won’t rush Bachar Houli’s recovery from calf issues for their AFL Round 2 clash with Collingwood. Houli trained away from Richmond’s main group on Monday and forward Jack Riewoldt said he was uncertain whether the 32-year-old...

Steven returns to training

AFL star Jack Steven said he felt “nice and healthy” as he returned to Geelong’s headquarters on Monday, a little more than a week after he was hospitalised with a stab wound. The midfielder fronted for...

Dusty eyes another flag

RICHMOND superstar Dustin Martin is adamant a third AFL premiership would mean just as much as the first two – even if it comes during the coronavirus-affected 2020 season. The Tigers’ flag defence was put on...

Cautious approach for Hawks

HAWTHORN will take a wary approach to next week’s return to full contact training as the AFL edges closer to its June 11 season restart. AFL players were able to train at their clubs in groups...