AFL News

Tigers hold off injury-hit Pies

COLLINGWOOD could be forced to take a depleted midfield into the AFL home-and-away season after losing Steele Sidebottom to a calf issue during their six-point loss to Richmond. Sidebottom went off the ground during the first quarter of the pre-season match at Marvel Stadium on Friday night. He returned briefly, but was...

Ruthless Roos tame Tigers

NORTH Melbourne has kept itself in touch with the AFLW pace-setters by thumping Richmond by 35 points at Punt Road Oval. A week after kicking the first six goals against Geelong, Richmond was brought back down...

Retirement for Roberton

LUCKLESS St Kilda defender Dylan Roberton has called time on his 129-game AFL career. The 29-year-old has been away from the club since January as he weighed up his future due to health issues. But Roberton on...

Saints edge Blues in pre-season shootout

THE potential offensive impact of the AFL’s contentious new ‘stand’ rule was laid bare as St Kilda and Carlton produced a fast-paced shootout in the opening match of the AFL pre-season series. The teams combined for 13...

Gawn a Demon for life

STAR ruckman Max Gawn has re-signed with Melbourne for a further four years, saying he would be stupid to leave the AFL club now. Gawn had the option of testing the free-agency market with his previous contract...

Bucks regrets racism reaction

COLLINGWOOD coach Nathan Buckley admits he inadvertently became a part of the systemic racism at the club when he dismissed the complaints of former Magpie Heritier Lumumba in 2017. The damning ‘Do Better’ report that was...

Eagles pip the Suns in a thriller

WEST Coast has broken through for their first win of the AFLW season, posting a pulsating one-point victory over Gold Coast in front of 1119 fans at Mineral Resources Park. Remarkably, West Coast led 25-11 early in...

Magpies go top after seeing off Demons

COLLINGWOOD has stamped themselves as AFLW premiership favourites after disposing of a wayward Melbourne by 35 points. The Magpies, who went top of the ladder as the league’s only unbeaten team, destroyed the Demons on Sunday by...

Crows crush Saints

STAR turns from Ebony Marinoff and Erin Phillips have propelled Adelaide to a crushing 53-point AFLW win over St Kilda at Norwood Oval. The high-flying Crows held the Saints scoreless until late in the third term...

Crucial wins for Roos

NORTH Melbourne has injected some life into their AFLW finals chances with a 22-point win over Carlton in Launceston. Staring down the barrel of three straight losses, the Kangaroos started and finished strongly and were good...

Lions end Dockers’ winning run

FREMANTLE’S record 11-match AFLW winning streak is over after it suffered an upset 11-point loss to the Brisbane Lions. The Dockers’ first goal of Saturday’s match did not come until deep in the final quarter when...