AFL News

Gawn in doubt for Demons

MELBOURNE star Max Gawn remains in doubt for Sunday’s AFL match against Carlton as he struggles to overcome a serious ankle sprain. Gawn did not train on Thursday, but coach Simon Goodwin said the ruckman would try to prove his fitness on Saturday. “We’re going to give him right to the end …...

Bolton backed after sacking

REALITY is biting for sacking Carlton coach Brendon Bolton and his long-time friend Alastair Clarkson says that’s only natural. A month after the Blues changed their AFL senior coach, co-captain Sam Docherty said he had rung...

Beams takes a break

COLLINGWOOD’s Dayne Beams is taking an indefinite break from the AFL to focus on his mental health, the star midfielder intent on regathering himself after a difficult year. Beams has said he will not return until he...

Stringer pushing to take on Swans

ESSENDON’S Jake Stringer is closing on an AFL return after a frustrating injury- enforced absence, the mercurial forward a chance to take on Sydney at the MCG on Saturday. Stringer hasn’t played since the Bombers’ win...

Cats confident Kelly on track to stay

GEELONG coach Chris Scott is confident star midfielder Tim Kelly is on track to continue his AFL career with the Cats beyond this season. Kelly, who is out of contract at the end of the year, was...

North extends Garner ban

TAYLOR Garner’s AFL exile will continue after North Melbourne handed down further sanctions for his involvement in a Sydney bar fight. Garner has been ruled out of AFL selection for a further three weeks and agreed...

Elliott fit to take on Hawks

THE imminent return of Jamie Elliott spells good news for Collingwood as it looks to bounce back from a shellacking at the hands of North Melbourne. After eight weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, Elliott...

AFL-MCG deal a travesty – Scott

GEELONG coach Chris Scott has called the AFL’s long-term grand final deal with the MCG a travesty. He has the backing of Sydney coach John Longmire, who said the Swans would love the premiership decider to...

Stars cleared for Western Derby

WEST Coast’s Jamie Cripps and Fremantle veteran David Mundy are free to play in Saturday night’s AFL Western Derby after they were fined for striking. Gold Coast ruckman Jarrod Witts also faces a fine for striking,...

Gaff set for more boos

WEST Coast skipper Shannon Hurn is backing Andrew Gaff to block out the boos when the star midfielder steps out in front of more than 45,000 Fremantle fans in Saturday night’s western derby. Gaff’s off-the-ball punch on...

Daw set for VFL return

NORTH Melbourne defender Majak Daw is poised to make an emotional return to football for his first game since suffering serious injuries when he fell from a bridge. The Kangaroos have confirmed Daw will line up in...