AFL News

Rance injury takes shine off Tigers win

ALEX Rance’s knee injury has sent a massive scare through Richmond, who survived another fright from Carlton to open the AFL season with a -point win. Rance was pessimistic about his prognosis immediately after Thursday night’s 14.13 (97) to 9.10 (64) on Thursday night at the MCG. “I will find out the severity...

Dusty charges into season opener

BOOM Richmond recruit Tom Lynch has hogged the headlines but Tigers fans have another reason to be excited about the coming AFL season: just quietly, Dusty is in the best shape of his career. After taking...

I was sexually abused: Harris

AFLW star Tayla Harris says she has been sexually abused on social media and wants action taken against those who vilified her. Harris said on Wednesday she was repulsed by some online comments regarding a picture...

Lynch to line-up for Tigers

MONTHS of speculation have ended with boom recruit Tom Lynch receiving the all-clear to play his first AFL game for Richmond in Thursday’s season opener against Carlton. Tigers coach Damien Hardwick told reporters the former Gold Coast...

Scott calls for realism on Ablett

GEELONG is determined to dampen expectations around Gary Ablett with coach Chris Scott saying the Cats can have a good AFL season without him dominating. The two-time Brownlow Medallist is one of the AFL’s all-time greats but...

Steven a chance for Saints

ST Kilda’s star midfielder Jack Steven is a strong chance for their Round 1 match against Gold Coast on Sunday in some welcome news for the injury-ravaged club. With some big names sidelined through injury – including...

Magpies’ mids await Cats test

STEELE Sidebottom rates Geelong as the perfect first-up test for Collingwood’s formidable midfield depth in the AFL. Even with Taylor Adams out of action for the opening rounds as he recovers from finger surgery, the Magpies...

Buddy a chance to take on Dogs

A SHARP and happy Lance Franklin is a chance of playing Sydney’s AFL season opener against the Western Bulldogs on Saturday. Swans coach John Longmire says Franklin, who had off-season groin surgery, had trained for a couple...

Stability key to Blues revival

FORMER Carlton captain Marc Murphy believes a revolving exit door of players at the AFL club is now permanently shut. And Murphy says their new-found stability will reap dividends as they prepare for Thursday night’s season-opener...

Blues tune-up for finals with win over Bulldogs

CARLTON has survived a late scare to beat the Western Bulldogs by three points as they topped their AFLW conference. The Blues will host Fremantle in a preliminary final after holding off the Bulldogs 6.5 (41)...

Pies finish on a high

LOWLY Collingwood has extinguished the Brisbane Lions’ AFLW finals hopes in thrilling fashion on Sunday as they beat their more-fancied opponents by six points at Victoria Park. After the Magpies opened up a 17-point lead in...