AFL

Sat 18 May 2019

Saints butcher big chance against Collingwood

premium_icon Saints butcher big chance against Collingwood

The Saints won’t get many better chances to claim a big scalp - yet somehow they blew it against an undermanned Collingwood

Eagle criticised by his coach for push on winded Gawn

premium_icon Eagle criticised by his coach for push on winded Gawn

West Coast coach Adam Simpson says he has spoken to Nathan Vardy after his push on Max Gawn while the Demon lay winded on the ground

Brazen ‘sex strike’ works for former AFL star

Brazen ‘sex strike’ works for former AFL star

Footy legend Chris Judd has boldly gone where no man has gone before, enforcing a “cruel” sex ban on wife Bec that left his colleagues in stitches

Gutsy Swans hold off late North onslaught

premium_icon Gutsy Swans hold off late North onslaught

North Melbourne’s Tasmanian kryptonite struck again as Sydney kept their unblemished record in the Apple Isle intact in a pulsating clash.

Lion sticking around to play finals

premium_icon Lion sticking around to play finals

After departing Carlton, where he played 100 games between 2009 and 2014, one-time bad boy Mitch Robinson has become the consummate family man

Fri 17 May 2019

AFL coach takes savage swipe at reporter with ‘black soul’

AFL coach takes savage swipe at reporter with ‘black soul’

Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has fired a hostile missile at a “nasty” footy figure he says brought down retiring star Tom Boyd

Headache for Demons after win slips away

premium_icon Headache for Demons after win slips away

It was Melbourne’s best performance of the season but coach Simon Goodwin was left to rue poor goalkicking and a mounting injury toll that denied the Demons what...

Coach breaks down over star’s retirement

Coach breaks down over star’s retirement

Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has opened up on the real reason 23-year-old premiership hero Tom Boyd walked away from $1.5 million

Legend slams AFL’s double-standard

Legend slams AFL’s double-standard

Former Hawthorn legend Dermott Brereton has put the AFL in the crosshairs and questioned just how the match review is being run.

Thu 16 May 2019

Ablett takes offence to 'sniper' talk

Ablett takes offence to 'sniper' talk

Geelong coach Chris Scott has again stressed that Gary Ablett's two on-field incidents have been errors in technique, not intent

AFL bans accused footy brawlers for five years

premium_icon AFL bans accused footy brawlers for five years

Three men charged over a brawl at the MCG have been banned from AFL matches for five years, as the league gets tough on crowd violence

AFL star announces shock retirement

AFL star announces shock retirement

Bulldogs premiership player Tom Boyd has announced his surprise retirement at the tender age of 23

Wed 15 May 2019

Rampe's fine for sledging umpire set to be challenged

Rampe's fine for sledging umpire set to be challenged

The AFL's Dane Rampe saga is set to drag on with the Sydney Swans and the players' union both unhappy with his "excessive" punishment for sledging an umpire

Star Collingwood ruckman to become $7 million man

Star Collingwood ruckman to become $7 million man

Brodie Grundy is set to sign a new deal worth up to $7 million, amid an upcoming salary cap squeeze with up to 17 Pies out of contract

Hipwood relishing Lions roar

premium_icon Hipwood relishing Lions roar

Caloundra product Eric Hipwood believes the Brisbane Lions' solid start to the season has the competition growing wary of their potential come game days.

Tue 14 May 2019

Rampe pays big price for sledge, goalpost climb

premium_icon Rampe pays big price for sledge, goalpost climb

The AFL has muddied the waters on its response to 'goalpost gate' by handing Dane Rampe a suspended fine, and he’s been sanctioned for sledging an umpire.

Grigg retires, Tigers eye new blood

premium_icon Grigg retires, Tigers eye new blood

RICHMOND is set to use a pick in the mid-season draft after premiership star Shaun Grigg announced his immediate retirement from footy.

Tex dodges Grundy trade talk

premium_icon Tex dodges Grundy trade talk

Crows skipper Taylor Walker says it is discourteous to Magpies and emerging ruckman Reilly O’Brien to entertain blockbuster play for superstar Brodie Grundy.

Suns coach reveals his play for Roughead

Suns coach reveals his play for Roughead

Gold Coast Suns coach Stuart Dew has revealed the club attempted to recruit Hawthorn great Jarryd Roughead at the end of the 2018 season.

Bombshell AFL draft ‘gamble’ backfiring

Bombshell AFL draft ‘gamble’ backfiring

It was the biggest call we’ve ever seen on draft night, but it’s a move that would be making Carlton “nervous” after eight rounds.

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