AFL News

Crows claim top spot in Conference A

ADELAIDE has booked a spot in the AFLW finals by smashing Melbourne by 60 points in their final-round clash at Casey Fields on Saturday. The Demons needed to win to keep their finals hopes alive, but the resounding 10.8 (68) to 1.2 (8) result emphatically ended their season, even though they’ll...

Dockers lock away finals berth

FREMANTLE has qualified for the AFLW finals at the expense of North Melbourne after beating the Kangaroos by 27 points in Saturday’s winner-takes-all clash at Fremantle Oval. Both sides entered the match boasting 5-1 records, with...

Giants ensure nervous wait for Cats

GEELONG is in danger of missing out on an AFLW finals berth in their debut season after suffering a shock 31-point loss to lowly Greater Western Sydney at Manuka Oval on Friday. The Cats only needed...

More knee woes for Morris

A YEAR after the anterior cruciate ligament rupture that threatened to end his AFL career, Western Bulldogs ironman Dale Morris has suffered the same injury in the other knee. In a massive blow for the Bulldogs...

Tigers, Pies top picks with captains

IF AFL captains were allowed to bet, they’d wager on Richmond or Collingwood returning to the grand final this year. In the annual poll of all 18 skippers on the eve of the AFL season, 13...

Heart issue sidelines Saint

DYLAN Roberton will sit out the 2019 AFL season due to an ongoing heart condition, although the St Kilda defender has not ruled out the possibility of resuming his career in 2020. Roberton only played four...

Day Grand Final remains

COLLINGWOOD president Eddie McGuire wants the AFL to try a twilight grand final, saying it will add to the spectacle and boost viewer numbers. AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan announced at Thursday night’s season launch that...

Daniher blow for Bombers

ESSENDON forward Joe Daniher has picked up a calf strain and will miss the start of the 2019 AFL season. Daniher, 25, received a kick to the calf in training on Thursday and will sit out...

Coaches left “nude” by new rules: Hocking

AFL football boss Steve Hocking is resolute about the raft of rule changes, while acknowledging that it has left coaches “a bit nude”. Hocking confirmed on Tuesday there will be no change to the clamp on...

Suns young gun sidelined

GOLD Coast Suns are reeling from news top draftee Izak Rankine will miss the start of the season with a hamstring injury in the latest injury setback for the AFL club. Scans have revealed the teenager...

May offered suspension

MELBOURNE’S prized recruit Steven May is set to miss the start of the AFL premiership season after being offered a one-match ban for rough conduct. Fremantle’s Brandon Matera has also been offered a one-match suspension for...