AFL News

Majak’s back!

MAJAK Daw gave a triumphant fist pump as North Melbourne captain Jack Ziebell confirmed the popular Kangaroos defender would play his first AFL game in more than 700 days. The challenges Daw has faced since his last top-flight appearance in round 23, 2018 make Saturday’s comeback match against Adelaide one of...

Rockliff to return for Port

AFL ladder-leaders Port Adelaide will summon veteran midfielder Tom Rockliff for Thursday night’s match against Melbourne. Rockliff was dropped after round five but returns for the fixture in Brisbane, with halfback Jarrod Lienert recalled for his...

Cats challenge Hawkins ban

GEELONG will head to the AFL tribunal on Wednesday night to challenge Tom Hawkins’ one-match suspension for striking. Hawkins’ elbow on Fremantle’s Luke Ryan in the final quarter of Geelong’s 32-point win on Monday night was...

Cats climb to third

GEELONG has held Fremantle goalless for almost three quarters on the way to a 32-point AFL win at a wet and slippery Optus Stadium. The Dockers didn’t score their first goal until the dying minutes of the...

Quad concern for Pendles

COLLINGWOOD captain Scott Pendlebury will miss the Magpies’ next two AFL games with a quad strain. Pendlebury was a late withdrawal from the Magpies’ heavy loss to West Coast on Sunday after straining his quad late...

Lions hold off Dees in a thriller

BRISBANE has overcome the influence of Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn to claim a narrow four-point AFL win over the Demons. The Lions racked up their sixth win of the season in Stef Martin’s absence with the...

Kennedy kicks seven goals as Eagles belt Pies

JOSH Kennedy has booted seven goals for West Coast who have flexed their AFL premiership credentials with a crushing 66-point win over Collingwood at Optus Stadium. The Eagles trailed by 20 points late in Sunday’s opening...

Dons keep Crows winless

ZACH Merrett’s midfield mastery has helped Essendon to a gritty three-point triumph against Adelaide in Sunday’s AFL match. Merrett collected 33 disposals in the 9.8 (62) to 8.11 (59) victory at Adelaide Oval which lifts the...

Fyfe missing, Cats cautious

GEELONG coach Chris Scott says it would be an error to employ a more attacking mindset against Fremantle just because the Dockers are missing Nat Fyfe. Fyfe will miss a second straight game with a hamstring injury,...

Saints stun Power in Adelaide

ST KILDA’s emergence as an AFL force has continued with an upset 29-point away victory against ladder leaders Port Adelaide. The Saints produced a stunning final-quarter surge to win 12.1 (73) to 6.8 (44) to rise to...

Papley stars as Swans beat Hawks

SYDNEY has snapped a four-game AFL losing streak and compounded Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson’s woes, recording an upset seven-point win with a fired-up Tom Papley running amok at a slippery SCG. Papley booted four goals to grab...