AFL News

Crows investigate training breach

THE AFL and Adelaide are investigating a potential breach of the league’s training protocols by a group of Crows players. The Crows have 16 players quarantining for 14 days in a Barossa Valley resort – which is temporarily closed to the public – after they returned from interstate on Monday. AFL players are...

Bont takes captaincy in stride

MARCUS Bontempelli aims to stay “genuine” and “authentic” throughout an unusual start to life as Western Bulldogs captain during the AFL shutdown. The 24-year-old took the reins from premiership teammate Easton Wood before the 2020 campaign...

Betts the target of racial abuse

EDDIE Betts has been racially abused online three times this year but is determined to continue being an Indigenous leader in the face of vicious taunting. The veteran Carlton livewire, who is in his 16th AFL...

Cats won’t aim for perfection

GEELONG coach Chris Scott says the perfect preparation for the 2020 premiership season doesn’t exist as AFL clubs scramble to get their players ready to emerge from the COVID-19 shutdown. The AFL has allowed a three-week...

Dogs called back to training

WESTERN Bulldogs have called all players back to Melbourne to prepare for an AFL season restart. The move comes amid growing optimism that the 2020 season – which was put on hold on March 21 – could...

Gill targets October decider

THE AFL has set a target of October 31 to complete the 2020 premiership season, with league boss Gillon McLachlan increasingly confident long-term hubs won’t be required to achieve that goal. McLachlan believes the pathway for...

Blues put line through Charlie

WHATEVER form the 2020 AFL season takes, Carlton have accepted hobbled star forward Charlie Curnow won’t play any part. The 23-year-old had expressed confidence he would return to the field this year after surgery to remove screws...

No flag asterisk – Danger

GEELONG star Patrick Dangerfield believes winning the AFL premiership this year would be as legitimate as any other season, despite the unique circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The season has already been cut to 17 rounds...

Dockers under investigation

FREMANTLE star Luke Ryan is one of three Dockers under investigation over a possible breach of coronavirus restrictions after allegedly attending a house party last weekend. Senior Dockers defender Ryan and young teammates Michael Frederick and...

Dogs’ premiership medal stolen

WESTERN Bulldogs star Easton Wood’s AFL premiership medal has been stolen. Victoria Police allege it was taken during a burglary in the inner Melbourne suburb of Albert Park between April 14 and 26. Wood, 30, stood in...

Young Blue named AFLW’s best

STAR Carlton midfielder Madison Prespakis has become the first teenager to collect the AFL women’s best-and-fairest. Last year’s Rising Star winner only got better in her second season, polling 15 votes to finish three ahead of Fremantle’s...