AFL News

Hawks finals hopes stay alive

HAWTHORN has kept its AFL top-eight hopes alive and dealt Fremantle’s finals chances a blow with a gritty 31-point win in Launceston. The Hawks fended off a Nat Fyfe-inspired comeback from the Dockers, who conceded the first five goals in a low-scoring clash on Saturday afternoon. They got within a point midway through the...

Blues stun Swans in Sydney

THE Carlton AFL revival has continued with a seven-point win over Sydney at a windswept SCG on Saturday. The Blues had a 19-point final quarter lead slashed to seven, but held on to record a 9.15...

Pies bounce back in a thriller

COLLINGWOOD has revived its top-two hopes with a pulsating one-point win over West Coast in an epic grand final re-match at Optus Stadium. The Magpies lost defender Darcy Moore to a hamstring injury in the opening term...

No limit for Bulldogs: Bevo

PREMIERSHIP coach Luke Beveridge knows anything can happen in September and has declared the Western Bulldogs’ best football is good enough to make them a serious AFL contender. The Bulldogs have been on a hot streak since...

Scott not concerned by form dip

GEELONG coach Chris Scott isn’t alarmed by recent losses by his competition-leading AFL side, saying they aren’t alone in their rollercoaster form. “Alert but not alarmed” is how Scott described the Cats’ form on Tuesday, which follows...

Doubts linger over sore Heppell

ESSENDON coach John Worsfold is unsure when Dyson Heppell will be cleared to return to the Bombers’ AFL line-up as the skipper continues to struggle with a sore foot. Heppell was a late withdrawal from the...

Mixed injury news for Doggies

WESTERN Bulldogs midfielder Tom Liberatore will test his injured knee this week in a bid to play against Melbourne, but Mitch Wallis remains frustrated as his recovery from an ankle injury drags on. Liberatore had surgery to...

New deals for Port young guns

PORT Adelaide has padlocked an influential trio of first-year rookies, tying Connor Rozee, Zak Butters and Xavier Duursma to long-term AFL deals. Rozee, Butters and Duursma, all in the midst of impressive debut seasons, have signed contract...

Key Roo avoids suspension

SERIAL offender Ben Cunnington’s AFL misdemeanours have left him $15,000 lighter in the pocket this season alone but the North Melbourne midfielder has again avoided suspension, this time for striking St Kilda opponent Jade Gresham. Match...

Don’t jump at shadows: Danger

GEELONG’S scoring wobble has Patrick Dangerfield warning that there’s no need to jump at shadows. While the Cats remain a game clear on top of the ladder, and with the healthiest percentage, they have lost two of...

Lions into the top four

BRISBANE has delivered the greatest indication yet they will not only return to AFL finals but are capable of doing some damage, overwhelming GWS in a 20-point upset win at Giants Stadium. The Lions claimed the...