AFL News

Confidence boost for Lions

MELBOURNE is counting the cost from of seven-point AFL pre-season loss to Brisbane, with boom recruit Steven May and star tagger James Harmes potentially in doubt to face Port Adelaide in their season opener. May might be cited for a late hit on the Lions’ Jarrod Berry in Saturday evening’s final...

Roos set-up blockbuster final round clash

NORTH Melbourne remains in the AFLW finals hunt and have continued Collingwood’s miserable season with a 22-point win. The Kangaroos’ 7.11 (53) to 5.1 (31) win on Saturday afternoon, in game one of a Marvel Stadium...

Ryder hurt as Port has better of Roos

PORT Adelaide’s ace ruckman Paddy Ryder has suffered a fractured cheekbone in a 21-point AFL pre-season win over North Melbourne. But coach Ken Hinkley expects Ryder to play in the premiership season opener despite being hurt...

Dockers pull away from flat Cats

FREMANTLE remains in the hunt for an AFLW finals berth with Gemma Houghton and Ashley Sharp booting two goals each to help the Dockers to a 36-point win over Geelong at GMHBA Stadium. The visitors overcame...

Crows midfield dominates

ADELAIDE’S midfield brigade have powered the Crows to an 18-point victory over GWS in Canberra, capping off an undefeated AFL pre-season campaign. The 2017 grand finalists took control of Friday night’s hit-out at Manuka Oval in...

North on the brink

  REIGNING AFL Barwon Women’s Division 1 premier and local female footy trailblazer North Geelong is facing the prospect of not fielding a team in 2019. A mass exodus of players has seen the Magpies, who held...

Freo plays down Fyfe injury fears

FREMANTLE coach Ross Lyon has backed Nat Fyfe to be fit and firing for Round 1 despite the skipper failing to play a pre-season match for the Dockers. Fyfe underwent minor surgery on his right elbow...

Cats’ forward pressure impresses

RECRUITS Luke Dahlhaus and Gary Rohan lit up the Geelong attack as the impressive Cats downed Essendon by 28 points in the JLT Series match at GMHBA Stadium on Thursday night. Ex-Western Bulldogs premiership star Dahlhaus...

Roos look to bounce back

NORTH Melbourne is looking to use the big stage of a maiden AFLW double-header to reaffirm their premiership credentials after suffering their first defeat of the season. The Roos take on winless Collingwood in the first...

Talia set for a return

ADELAIDE’s defensive pillar Daniel Talia will make his comeback from knee surgery in an AFL pre-season game on Friday night. And Talia will face increasingly difficult times in the backline because of new rules, his fellow...

Carlisle set for surgery

ST KILDA’s worst injury fears have been realised with Jake Carlisle set to undergo surgery that will rule him out for the majority of the AFL season. The talented defender will have a procedure to relieve...