AFL News

Boyd announces retirement

WESTERN Bulldogs premiership hero Tom Boyd has retired from the AFL, effective immediately, citing the burden of physical and mental health issues for his decision to walk away. Boyd, 23, announced his bombshell decision on Thursday after negotiating a release with the Bulldogs. “My decision to retire now is a reflection of issues...

Giants ready to respond

HAVING watched his seething on-field leaders take control during GWS’s week of self-critique, coach Leon Cameron expects a strong response in Sunday’s AFL clash with Carlton. The Giants were embarrassed last Sunday in a 33-point loss...

Star Magpie in doubt

IN-form Collingwood forward Jordan de Goey will be given until the morning of Saturday’s AFL clash with St Kilda to prove his fitness after leaving Magpies training early on Thursday. Buckley said James Aish, Dayne Beams...

Smith in doubt for Bombers

ESSENDON has suffered a fresh injury blow with doubt surrounding the availability of reigning best-and-fairest winner Devon Smith ahead of its Round 9 clash with Fremantle. The hard-tackling forward is off to see a specialist this week...

Swan fined for umpire comments

SYDNEY co-captain Dane Rampe has been fined $10,000 for telling an AFL umpire he “talks like a little girl” last Friday night, with half of the amount suspended. Rampe has also been handed a suspended $1,000 fine...

More injury issues for Tigers

RICHMOND’S nightmare run with injuries this AFL season continues, with premiership ruckman Toby Nankervis sidelined for up to two months. Impressive youngster Jack Ross is also out of action with a serious ankle injury and the Tigers...

Ablett in the clear

Gary Ablett celebrates a goal in Geelong’s 24-point win over North Melbourne. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens) BROWNLOW Medallists Gary Ablett and Nat Fyfe raised their elbows, struck opponents in the head and avoided any form of AFL...

Fantasia sidelined

ESSENDON has suffered another injury blow with livewire Orazio Fantasia ruled out for up to three weeks with a minor quad strain. Fantasia, who was restricted to 13 games last season due to multiple injuries, suffered the...

Fyfe, Ablett face nervous waits

THE Brownlow Medal market might be turned on its head on Monday when superstars Nat Fyfe and Gary Ablett face the wrath of the AFL’s match review officer. Ablett and Fyfe could be in hot water for...

Fyfe in strife, Tigers roll Dockers

THE Brownlow medal hopes of Nat Fyfe hang in the balance after he elbowed Tom Lynch in the head during Richmond’s 25-point win over Fremantle on Sunday. Fyfe collected Lynch in the head just after the Tigers...

Hawks upset Giants

DEFENSIVELY disciplined Hawthorn has strangled the life out of the more-fancied GWS to score an upset 33-point AFL victory at the MCG. The powerbrokers at AFL House won’t be thrilled by Sunday’s dour, low-scoring encounter but...