AFL News

Neale boost for Lions

BROWNLOW Medallist Lachie Neale is set to return for Brisbane’s massive AFL clash with Melbourne. Neale hasn’t played since having ankle surgery to repair a syndesmosis injury suffered against Carlton in round six but he will fly to Sydney – in an extended squad – for Friday’s game at Giants Stadium. Coach...

Ex-Saint get chance with Tigers

FORMER high-flying St Kilda forward Matt Parker has been thrown an AFL lifeline by reigning premiers Richmond. Parker was picked by the Tigers in Wednesday night’s AFL’s mid-season rookie draft, after being cut by the Saints...

Pies get green light for SA trip

The AFL remains adamant extended hub stints are a last-resort option for the competition this year despite Melbourne’s lockdown extension and ongoing uncertainty around interstate travel restrictions. AFL fixtures boss Travis Auld has reinforced the league’s...

Ruck adds to Tigers’ injury pain

FIRST-choice ruckman Toby Nankervis appears set to spend at least a month on the sidelines due to a knee injury, in a blow to Richmond’s AFL premiership defence. Nankervis was hurt at the opening centre bounce...

Injuries no excuse: Sheed

WEST Coast midfielder Dom Sheed says the club’s star-studded injury list is no excuse for the team’s poor form and costly late fadeouts. The Eagles coughed up a 29-point lead on the way to a shock...

Frederick joins Magpies

COLLINGWOOD has landed Richmond forward Sabrina Frederick on the opening day of the AFLW Sign and Trade period. Frederick has joined the Magpies as part of a trade that sees Maddie Shevlin join the Tigers. Collingwood also...

Hubs helped spark Demons’ charge

RESULTS didn’t always show it, but Melbourne’s dramatic AFL resurgence started during their stint in hubs last year. The Demons have shot out of the blocks this season to be atop the ladder at 10-1, after...

Port overpowers Freo

A SAVAGE early assault has propelled Port Adelaide to a thumping 46-point AFL victory against Fremantle. The Power booted seven first-term goals to lay the platform for their 18.7 (115) to 9.15 (69) triumph at Adelaide...

Franklin helps Swans edge Blues

Lance Franklin has weathered an injury scare to help Sydney record a 22-point win over Carlton at the SCG, where the superstar edged closer to his most monumental AFL milestone yet. Franklin booted three goals on...

In-demand forward fire for Tigers

DEMAND for out-of-contract forward Callum Coleman-Jones is set to skyrocket after the exciting youngster kicked four goals to help Richmond breathe life into their AFL premiership defence with a 28-point win over Adelaide. Coleman-Jones and fellow...

Grundy cleared of major injury

COLLINGWOOD ruckman Brodie Grundy has been cleared of major damage after suffering a neck-related injury in his side’s AFL defeat to Geelong. Grundy was substituted out of Saturday’s game at the MCG after he pinched a...