AFL News

Hardwick hails latest success

RICHMOND coach Damien Hardwick has branded the AFL club’s latest premiership “extra significant” because of the hurdles the club overcame to get there. The Tigers left locked-down Victoria in July to continue the season and spent more than 100 days in interstate hubs. They endured major controversy when young players Sydney Stack...

Gaz bids farewell

RETIRING champion Gary Ablett has apologised to Geelong supporters for failing to deliver them the AFL premiership in his final match. Ablett made his 357th and last appearance in Saturday night’s Gabba grand final, but had his...

Tigers secure AFL dynasty with third flag in four years

RICHMOND has staked a claim to being the greatest AFL team of the 21st century and ruined retiring Geelong champion Gary Ablett’s farewell with a 31-point win in the historic night grand final. The 12.9 (81)...

Joel ready to realise dream

GEELONG captain Joel Selwood cannot wait to realise a dream by finally leading the Cats in an AFL grand final on Saturday. Selwood is a triple premiership player, having won grand finals in 2007, 2009 and 2011...

Coach proud of Tigers’ culture

RICHMOND coach Damien Hardwick never doubted his club’s culture during a rocky campaign that has left them one win away from a third AFL premiership in four seasons. The Tigers, who meet Geelong in Saturday night’s...

Shaw steps down at North

NORTH Melbourne coach Rhyce Shaw will depart the AFL club immediately. It comes a week after Kangaroos chairman Ben Buckley announced Shaw had taken an indefinite leave of absence from the club. “Since taking on the role as...

Hawkins fresh for grand final

GEELONG spearhead Tom Hawkins says his brief isolation period with a minor health scare has actually worked in his favour as he enters Saturday night’s grand final against Richmond feeling refreshed. Hawkins was forced to stay...

Dees in box seat to land Brown

MELBOURNE is in the box seat to secure outgoing North Melbourne forward Ben Brown in this year’s AFL trade period. Brown, who is out of contract but not a free agent, has met with the Demons...

Tigers aim to blunt revamped Cats attack

RICHMOND is wary of the threat posed by a “vastly different” Geelong attack in Saturday night’s AFL grand final compared to the one they blunted six weeks ago. When the teams last met, in round 17, the...

Christensen calls time

ALLEN Christensen has announced his retirement after 133 games across the Brisbane Lions and Geelong. The 29-year-old, who didn’t play a game for the Lions in 2020, spent 11 years in the AFL after being drafted...

Hawkins in the clear

GEELONG star Tom Hawkins will play in the AFL grand final on Saturday night after testing negative to COVID-19. The Coleman Medal winner was told to isolate himself away from Cats players earlier this week after...