AFL News

Rayner goes No.1

BRISBANE have taken explosive Victorian midfielder Cameron Rayner with the first overall pick at the 2017 AFL draft. The Western Jets’ onballer was widely tipped to claim the No.1 mantle, so it came as no surprise when the Lions called his name first at Friday night’s draft meeting in Sydney. Rayner has...

AFL Draft – Every Pick

AFL clubs have made a combined 78 selections at tonight’s National Draft. Check out who your team selected here. PickNameNameOrigin ClubJunior Club 1 Brisbane Lions Cameron Rayner Western Jets Hillside 2 Fremantle Andrew Brayshaw Sandringham Dragons Hampton Rovers FC 3 Carlton Paddy Dow Bendigo Pioneers Swan Hill FC 4 North Melbourne Luke Davies – Uniacke Dandenong...

Collingwood names new chief

SWIMMING boss Mark Anderson will take charge of the AFL’s biggest club after his surprise appointment as Collingwood chief executive. Anderson will link up with influential Magpies president Eddie McGuire from March, having spent four-and-a-half years at...

Rayner unsure if he’ll be No.1

STAR midfielder Cameron Rayner remains unsure if Brisbane will make him the No.1 pick at Friday’s AFL draft. The onballer has been likened to Richmond superstar Dustin Martin and is the hot tip to be the first...

Barnes heads concussion suit

ESSENDON premiership player John Barnes is at the helm of a potential concussion action against the AFL and its clubs, echoing a similar suit in the NFL which ended in a billion-dollar settlement. News Corp Australia’s...

Bounce to stay

THE AFL Commission has voted to retain the traditional centre bounce despite umpires wanting it to be scrapped. There had been significant doubt about the future of the bounce after officials warned it was causing them unnecessary...

Bombers back in the black

ESSENDON have pulled off a stunning $15 million turnaround with the announcement of a $5.1 million profit for the 2017 financial year. Fallout from the supplements saga hit the club’s bottom line hard last year when...

Wood to lead Dogs

EASTON Wood already has ‘premiership captain’ on his resume, so it’s no surprise the star defender has been named the Western Bulldogs new skipper. He fills the role vacated by the retirement of club great Robert...

Rioli granted leave

STAR Hawthorn forward Cyril Rioli has been granted compassionate leave by AFL club Hawthorn to spend time with his ill father. The older Rioli underwent heart surgery this week after suffering a heart attack in late...

Ankle surgery for Elliott

COLLINGWOOD have suffered an early AFL pre-season blow with star forward Jamie Elliott to undergo ankle surgery. The 25-year-old played with a sore left ankle in the latter stages of last season, but doctors felt the problem...

AFLX to debut in pre-season

One of the AFL’s worst-kept secrets is finally official, with the league announcing on Friday that AFLX will be part of the 2018 pre-season schedule. Dubbed the AFL’s answer to cricket’s Twenty20 format, AFLX is designed...