AFL News

Charlie eyes 2020 return

CARLTON star Charlie Curnow remains confident he can put a horror run of knee injuries behind him and return to the AFL later this year. The 23-year-old had the latest in a series of surgeries on his right knee last month and received an encouraging assessment from the surgeon last week. Curnow...

Woosha out of isolation

JOHN Worsfold is just one of many Sandgropers planning to make the most of Perth’s forecast maximum of 33C on Thursday. But Essendon’s AFL coach will probably enjoy the sunshine more than most. The 51-year-old has been...

Players keen for timeline: Swan

SYDNEY co-captain Luke Parker has kept busy in recent weeks with renovation and charity work, but he and AFL teammates are craving some sort of timeline regarding their main vocation. Parker has tried to put his time...

2020 a war of attrition: Danger

PATRICK Dangerfield believes the 2020 AFL premiership will come with an asterisk but also says it will be one of the hardest in history to win. The Geelong superstar is part of a wider playing group that...

Teague open to quarantine hubs

CARLTON coach David Teague says he would be “all for” the prospect of putting AFL clubs in quarantine hubs if it resulted in the season’s resumption. The AFL is considering moving teams to quarantined locations to...

Coach defends Heeney flip

SYDNEY coach John Longmire has defended AFL star Isaac Heeney in response to criticism of his isolation behaviour, saying now is the time to take a breath and hold back on strong opinions. Heeney has headed back...

AFL examines hub options

AFL coronavirus cabinet member Eddie McGuire says the league is considering a plan to restart the 2020 season in four hubs based in Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania. The AFL, which reduced its regular season...

Hurley helps a fan in need

WHILE sidelined long term for the second time in his AFL career, veteran Essendon defender Michael Hurley has gifted a Bombers fan suffering hardship their membership costs for the year. Hurley is one of four current...

Asterisk no issue for Bucks

NATHAN Buckley knows some people will doubt the legitimacy of the eventual 2020 AFL premiers, but he doesn’t care if Collingwood’s 16th flag comes with an asterisk. The season has already been shortened to 17 rounds...

Saints hopeful of Paddy return

ST KILDA coach Brett Ratten remains hopeful Paddy McCartin will be cleared to return to the AFL fold at some point, with the former No.1 draft pick showing improved health in recent weeks. McCartin, who has...

AFL won’t push Roos to Tassie

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan has attempted to pour cold water on fresh speculation linking North Melbourne with a full relocation to Tasmania. The Kangaroos responded angrily this week to reports that senior figures in the...