Afl News

McGovern reported as Eagles beat Bombers

WEST Coast defender Jeremy McGovern has been placed on report as the Eagles overcame a bad case of the goalkicking yips to post a 35-point AFL win over Essendon. The Eagles booted 7.14 in the opening half of Thursday’s clash at Optus Stadium, with Josh Kennedy entering the long break with 1.5...

Finals not Fagan’s focus

THE F-word isn’t to be murmured at the Gabba as Brisbane coach Chris Fagan continues to strike a balance between the short and long-term interests of the AFL club. The Lions...

Roughy to return

HAWTHORN hopes the smaller confines of the SCG will work to Jarryd Roughead’s advantage when the key forward makes his much-anticipated AFL return. Roughead is a massive inclusion for the Friday night...

Eagles to make six changes

WEST Coast coach Adam Simpson isn’t worried about the prospect of instability despite confirming he will make six changes for Thursday night’s AFL clash with Essendon at Optus Stadium. Willie Rioli and...

Stephenson banned for 10 AFL games

YOUNG Collingwood star Jaidyn Stephenson choked back tears while attempting to explain the circumstances behind his “incredibly stupid” breach of AFL gambling rules. Stephenson, Magpies chief executive Mark Anderson and football boss...

Stephenson probed for bet

Young Collingwood star Jaidyn Stephenson faces the prospect of a lengthy AFL ban and large fine if found guilty of betting on a game he played in. The incident, understood to...

Clarkson hopes veteran earns recall

HAWTHORN coach Alastair Clarkson wants Jarryd Roughead to have a last AFL hurrah on his own terms. While Clarkson is open to giving Roughead a farewell game, provided the circumstances are...

AFL takes dim view of Stratton pinching

HAWTHORN captain Ben Stratton escaped a pinching charge a fortnight ago because the AFL says there was no clear evidence. Stratton will front the tribunal on Tuesday night on a serious...

Wines and Dixon set to boost Port

PORT Adelaide is tipped to summon co-captain Ollie Wines and spearhead Charlie Dixon for Saturday night’s acid test against AFL leaders Geelong. Wines and Dixon have both found form in consecutive...

Wines, Dixon set to boost Port

PORT Adelaide is tipped to summon co-captain Ollie Wines and spearhead Charlie Dixon for Saturday night’s acid test against AFL leaders Geelong. Wines and Dixon have both found form in consecutive...

Stringer cleared of serious injury

ESSENDON’S star forward Jake Stringer has been cleared of a serious ankle injury and could play in their AFL game on Thursday night. Stringer limped off during Friday night’s win against...