AFL News

Merrett axed from leadership group

DUAL Essendon best-and-fairest winner Zach Merrett has been axed from the Bombers’ AFL leadership group after spending three years as vice-captain. The reigning Crichton medallist joins Joe Daniher and Orazio Fantasia on the outer after the pair came close to leaving the club at the end of last season. Not including Merrett in...

Zach axed from leadership group

DUAL Essendon best-and-fairest winner Zach Merrett has been axed from the Bombers’ AFL leadership group after spending three years as vice-captain. The reigning Crichton medallist joins Joe Daniher and Orazio Fantasia on the outer after the pair...

Surgery slows Wines

PORT Adelaide vice-captain Ollie Wines will miss the start of the AFL season after undergoing shoulder surgery. Wines dislocated his left shoulder at training last week and after medical assessment, underwent surgery on Monday night. “Ollie dislocated...

Harris reflects on “that” kick

AFTER the biggest year of her life so far, Tayla Harris is getting used to taking big moments in her stride. In March 2019, Harris’ profile shot from AFLW star to household name after a photo...

Sheed eyes surviving squeeze

THE midfield squeeze is on at West Coast following the arrival of Tim Kelly, and grand final hero Dom Sheed is working hard to ensure he doesn’t draw the short straw. The Eagles will boast one...

Tigers inspired by Higgins

RICHMOND dual premiership player Kane Lambert says young forward Jack Higgins has learned who his close friends are following his health woes in 2019. The 20-year-old is back training with the Tigers after twice undergoing surgery last...

Surgery for star Swan

ISAAC Heeney has joined fellow Sydney star Lance Franklin on the sidelines because of a broken thumb, extending the AFL club’s recent rotten luck on the injury front. Heeney suffered the setback while training on Monday...

Soldo backs twin ruck for Tigers

RICHMOND big man Ivan Soldo sees no reason why the Tigers should abandon playing two ruckmen in 2020. Soldo combined with fellow tall Toby Nankervis as the Tigers claimed last year’s AFL premiership. After debuting in 2017, the...

No room for Tex among Crows leaders

RORY Sloane has been confirmed as Adelaide’s sole skipper for 2020, but there wasn’t room for former captain Taylor Walker or veteran defender Daniel Talia in the leadership group. Sloane was co-captain last year but will...

Jake moves on from tough 2019

ST KILDA defender Jake Carlisle has put a horror season behind him which started with serious injury and finished with trade speculation. The 28-year-old featured in the last 10 games of 2019 after returning early from back...

Door open for Rance return

RICHMOND coach Damien Hardwick says he would love to see Alex Rance backflip on his retirement but concedes the ball is in the former AFL defender’s court. Rance, a devout Jehovah’s Witness, announced his retirement from AFL...