Afl News

Franklin confident for 300th

SYDNEY superstar Lance Franklin is confident he is fully fit to return from injury for his long-delayed 300th AFL match as the Swans’ season ends on Saturday. The 32-year-old Franklin says he is also confident of playing the remaining four seasons of his nine-year, mega-deal and is sure he will finish...

Stephenson cleared to play VFL

COLLINGWOOD has received twin boosts before their AFL finals campaign with banned youngster Jaidyn Stephenson and star defender Darcy Moore set to return to the field. Stephenson will make a surprise...

Lewis calls time on career

A FIERCE competitor to the end, Jordan Lewis has launched a strident defence of his under-pressure coach after confirming his AFL retirement. The four-time premiership winner will play his 319th and final...

Dockers sack Lyon

Fremantle AFL coach Ross Lyon has reportedly been sacked, effective immediately. The Dockers board reportedly notified the senior coach, who had a year to go on his contract, of its decision...

Cats keep ruck options open

GEELONG coach Chris Scott acknowledges the Cats are still not in a position to lock in their preferred ruck set-up with just one round to go before the AFL finals. Rhys Stanley...

Bont’s Brownlow hopes alive

BROWNLOW Medal favourites Patrick Cripps and Marcus Bontempelli remain eligible for the AFL’s highest individual honour after the match review findings. Bontempelli will also play in the Western Bulldogs’ massive round-23...

Grimes avoids ankle damage

RICHMOND has received some welcome injury news with key defender Dylan Grimes cleared of serious damage to his ankle. Grimes sent a scare through the Tigers camp when he hurt his...

Roughy kicks six as Hawks smash Suns

JARRYD Roughead has booted six goals for Hawthorn who have farewelled their retiring AFL champion in fine style with a 70-point smashing of hapless Gold Coast in a carnival atmosphere at...

Dogs smash Giants to climb into top eight

SURGING Western Bulldogs have charged into the AFL top eight with a 61-point away win over a GWS side that suffered another case of the second half staggers on Sunday. The Bulldogs...

Tigers down Eagles in gripping battle

DUSTIN in Martin has inspired Richmond to a gripping six-point AFL win over West Coast in an MCG clash that lived up to its billing as a grand final preview. Martin...

Bombers bank a finals berth

ESSENDON has secured its finals spot and eased the pressure on coach John Worsfold with a 32-point AFL win over Fremantle at Optus Stadium. The Bombers entered Saturday night’s match with huge...