AFL News

Worsfold optimistic on Joe

ESSENDON coach John Worsfold has downplayed Joe Daniher’s latest injury setback, saying it shouldn’t be too long before the key forward is fit again. Plagued by groin issues since his All-Australian season three years ago, Daniher – whose trade request to Sydney fell through last year – suffered a minor calf strain...

Star Pie set for return

NATHAN Buckley says Collingwood star Jordan De Goey is physically and mentally ready to return in Thursday night’s AFL blockbuster against Geelong in Perth. The Magpies opted to leave De Goey out of last week’s win...

Steele says sorry

STEELE Sidebottom will retain his role as Collingwood vice-captain but has been ordered by the club to undertake charity work following the drinking session that saw him banned by the AFL for four matches. Sidebottom met with...

Tiger’s mum battling COVID-19

RICHMOND veteran Bachar Houli has revealed his mum is in intensive care battling coronavirus. Houli, who did not travel to Queensland with the Tigers last week due to the birth of his third child, announced the news...

Roo sorry for McKenna taunt

NORTH Melbourne tagger Luke McDonald has apologised to Essendon’s Conor McKenna for his on-field COVID-19 taunt but coach Rhyce Shaw doesn’t expect any sanction from the AFL. As players scuffled at the end of the first quarter...

Attacking Blues upset Dogs

CARLTON has ended an occasionally dour round six of the AFL season with a free-flowing 52-point upset victory over the Western Bulldogs. Low-scoring and defensive tactics were a constant in most other games across the weekend,...

Tigers back into the top eight

RICHMOND again struggled to kick a big score but still squeezed its way back into the AFL’s top-eight with a dour eight-point win over Sydney on Sunday. To make matters worse for the Swans, they face...

Power outruns Giants to stay top

Port Adelaide have moved a game clear on top of the AFL ladder with a 17-point win over Greater Western Sydney on Sunday. The Power, who suffered their first loss of the season against Brisbane last...

Bombers claim scrappy win

ESSENDON has moved into the AFL’s top four after a hard-fought 14-point win over North Melbourne on the Gold Coast. The Bombers, who were guilty of blowing several scoring opportunities throughout the match, kicked clear in the...

Demons win denies Rankine fairytale

FAST-finishing Melbourne have scored a much-needed win to deny exciting Gold Coast debutant Izak Rankine a fairytale AFL start in Sydney. The Dees kicked the last three goals of Saturday evening’s match at Giants Stadium for...

Naitanui, Eagles make Crows pay

NIC Naitanui has had the last laugh with West Coast overpowering Adelaide in a 33-point AFL win in Brisbane to end their five-week Queensland hub stay on the up. Crows ruckman Reilly O’Brien was forced into...