Afl News

Power crushes Eagles in the wet

WEST Coast officially has a weakness – and Port Adelaide have taken full advantage to post a 42-point win in their Good Friday AFL clash at Optus Stadium. In a game that featured periods of driving rain, Port booted nine goals to two in the opening half to set up the 13.17...

Bombers scorch Roos

AFTER springing a selection stunner, Essendon has scorched a hapless North Melbourne to claim Good Friday AFL honours with a 58-point thrashing at Marvel Stadium. Boom recruit Dylan Shiel led a...

Grimes to get job on Buddy

IN the absence of Alex Rance, Richmond will turn to in-form defender Dylan Grimes to take the battle to Sydney superstar Lance Franklin. Rance and Franklin have staged some enthralling duels over...

Magpies too hot for sloppy Lions

BRISBANE’S bubble has been burst in a 62-point hiding as Collingwood put on a clinic in the Gabba’s first AFL sell-out since 2010. The 18.15 (123) to 8.13 (61) defeat was a...

Swans laugh off Buddy trade talk

SYDNEY veteran Kieren Jack has dismissed as laughable Tony Shaw’s suggestion the Swans trade star AFL forward Lance Franklin. Collingwood legend Shaw questioned whether Sydney can win another premiership in the coming...

Arrest a game-changer for Eddie

A DRUNK Eddie Betts was locked in a jail cell, thinking his AFL career was over. “Someone else was in the corner, laying on the hard bed,” he said on Thursday. “He...

Boost for Demons defence

MELBOURNE is set to add some steel to their defence, with Jordan Lewis and Neville Jetta cleared to play against St Kilda. The availability of the influential AFL defenders continues the brightening...

Facing Eagles “weird” – Lycett

PORT Adelaide recruit Scott Lycett reckons it will be weird playing against his former AFL club West Coast for the first time. And Lycett, a key member of the Eagles’ premiership last...

Walsh extends stay at Carlton

EMERGING Carlton on-baller Sam Walsh has signed a two-year contract extension with the AFL club. Walsh, the No.1 draft pick last year, has made an instant impact in four AFL games...

Dons weighing up Daniher return

ESSENDON’S tight turnaround between marquee AFL games could tempt them into giving Joe Daniher a week in the VFL before he makes his long-anticipated return. Coach John Worsfold says the Bombers will...

New deal for O’Meara

HAWTHORN has locked away Jaeger O’Meara for another four years in a move that could help them secure another key AFL trade target. The former Gold Coast midfielder has become the leader...