AFL News

Rioli tests positive to cannabis

THE AFL future of Willie Rioli looks even more grim after he tested positive for cannabis on a match day just weeks after his alleged urine tampering. The AFL confirmed on Tuesday that Rioli tested positive for a metabolite of cannabis in a September 5 ASADA drug test after West Coast’s elimination...

Grimes praises Rance influence

RICHMOND defender Dylan Grimes has praised the influence of injured star Alex Rance on the Tigers’ surge to their second AFL grand final in three years. Defender Rance has been sidelined since rupturing his anterior cruciate...

Fyfe wins second Brownlow Medal

FREMANTLE captain Nat Fyfe has won the 2019 Brownlow Medal, claiming the AFL’s greatest individual honour for a second time. Fyfe polled 33 votes, prevailing over Geelong’s Patrick Dangerfield (27), Brisbane’s Lachie Neale and Carlton’s Patrick Cripps...

Key Tigers in fitness race

RICHMOND’S Jack Graham hasn’t given up hope of playing in the AFL grand final with skipper Trent Cotchin revealing the premiership on-baller’s dislocated shoulder isn’t as bad as first thought. Graham and Nathan Broad, who was concussed...

Skipper hails luckless teammates

PHIL Davis has hailed the unselfish attitude of his GWS co-captain Callan Ward and luckless Brett Deledio, two Giants hard-luck stories as the club prepares for its first AFL grand final. Midfielder Ward, who missed just a...

Second Brownlow for Paddy?

GEELONG star Patrick Dangerfield might have company if the AFL Brownlow Medalist wins the award for a second time. Over past decades, there has been a tie when the count has looked this open – one...

Davis fit for Grand Final

GWS co-captain Phil Davis has declared he should be fit to play in Saturday’s AFL grand final against Richmond despite picking up multiple knocks in the dramatic preliminary final win over Collingwood. The key defender suffered...

Giants shock Magpies to book first grand final berth

GWS are through to their first-ever AFL grand final after they stunned hot favourite Collingwood in a four-point preliminary final thriller at the MCG. The Giants led by a game-high 33 points early in the final...

Richmond overruns Geelong to book grand final berth

RICHMOND has pulled off a great escape to book their spot in the AFL grand final, coming from behind to defeat Geelong by 19 points in a classic preliminary final at the MCG. In a scintillating Friday...

Bucks backs Pies’ staying power

LIKENING his team to a Melbourne Cup stayer, Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley is confident a slow-burn September won’t harm the Magpies’ AFL premiership tilt. Saturday’s preliminary final against GWS at the MCG will be the Pies’ second...

Tigers unfazed by Cats’ changes

RICHMOND coach Damien Hardwick has returned serve with a smile on Geelong counterpart Chris Scott ahead of their AFL preliminary final. Scott has been provocative this week before the Friday night clash at the MCG, saying Richmond...