AFL News

Roo makes most of shutdown

NORTH Melbourne skipper Jack Ziebell is in better shape coming out of the AFL season shutdown than he was for round one, according to coach Rhyce Shaw. Ziebell has impressed Shaw this week, as has the general fitness of the squad in their return to Arden St, with the coach describing them...

Crows out of quarantine

THE 16 Adelaide players who broke AFL coronavirus training protocols have been released from quarantine. The players received a one-game ban, suspended for the season, from the AFL after training in two groups of eight while self-isolating...

No return date for Daniher

ESSENDON has not put a date on Joe Daniher’s AFL return with coach John Worsfold unable to confirm whether the injury-prone forward will feature this season. Daniher was limited to just 11 games across 2018 and 2019...

Clubs raring to go

AFL clubs will re-open their doors on Monday as the competition’s players return to small-group training sessions. Right across the league, players can begin training in groups of eight on Monday, before a return to whole...

Steven in hospital

GEELONG midfielder Jack Steven is in hospital after being injured in an incident on Saturday night, the club has confirmed. “Jack is in hospital and recovering. The club’s concern is for Jack’s health and well being,”...

Return date set

ALL AFL players will be tested for coronavirus twice a week as the competition resumes on June 11, the league’s chief executive Gillon McLachlan says. Players will resume modified training from Monday in groups of up...

Port eyeing Queensland hub move

PORT Adelaide would prefer relocating to Queensland for the AFL season restart but club president David Koch claims they will be severely disadvantaged no matter where they set up their quarantine hub. The AFL’s plan to announce...

COVID-19 tests for every player

THE AFL has ordered every listed player to be tested for COVID-19 by Friday before clubs possibly return to full contact training with complete squads next week. The mandatory coronavirus tests are to be completed as...

Suspended ban for Crows players

SIXTEEN Adelaide players who broke the AFL’s coronavirus training protocols have copped a one-game ban, which has been suspended for the rest of the season. And Adelaide assistant coach Ben Hart has been stood down from coaching...

Franklin ready for restart

SYDNEY superstar Lance Franklin is ready for round two of the AFL season, while fellow forward Sam Reid may also be in the mix after recovering from knee surgery during the COVID-19 stoppage. Franklin underwent a knee...

AFL clubs to resume training

VICTORIAN Premier Daniel Andrews has opened the door for AFL players to train in groups of 10 from Wednesday as the competition eyes a possible restart next month. The move brings Victoria into line with other...