Afl News

Phillips eyes AFLW opener

ADELAIDE Crows star Erin Phillips hopes she’ll be ready to run out with her team in Round 1 next year, after suffering a potentially career-ending knee injury in this season’s grand final. The dual premiership captain underwent knee reconstruction surgery in the off-season, after tearing her left ACL in the Crows’ win against...

Fyfe to leave crash and bash to teammates

FREMANTLE skipper Nat Fyfe says he’ll leave more of the bash and crash stuff to his teammates as he attempts to protect his battered body. Fyfe is in the final stages of...

Bont to lead Bulldogs

WESTERN Bulldogs will enter a new AFL era under the leadership of Marcus Bontempelli after the star midfielder was announced as Easton Wood’s successor. The 24-year-old Bontempelli will have Lachie Hunter...

Whitfield latest Giant to commit

GUN midfielder Lachie Whitfield says Greater Western Sydney’s recent run of long-term signings of key players enticed him to ink his own seven-year deal with the club. Whitfield joined the Giants...

Hurn steps down as Eagles captain

NORM Smith medallist Luke Shuey is the early favourite to become West Coast’s next AFL skipper after Shannon Hurn stepped down from the role after five years in charge. Hurn has...

Coniglio to captain Giants

‘ GWS star Stephen Coniglio has been rewarded for his loyalty to the Giants as he was announced the club’s first solo captain on Tuesday. After a humiliating 89-point loss to Richmond...

Simpson visits Rioli

WEST Coast coach Adam Simpson has revealed a recent visit to Willie Rioli in Darwin, but the AFL club is still in the dark as to when the banned goalsneak will...

Tigers won’t rest on AFL success

  RICHMOND will head into their AFL pre-season as premiers for the second time in three years, but captain Trent Cotchin is confident they won’t be resting on their laurels. The Tigers’...

Suns look to lock away early picks

GOLD Coast are already talking to top AFL draft picks Matt Rowell and Noah Anderson about making longer-term commitments at the Suns. As expected, Rowell went to Gold Coast with the...

Surgery slows Selwood

GEELONG captain Joel Selwood expects to return to AFL pre-season training in January after underdoing hamstring surgery. The three-time Cats premiership star revealed he had the procedure earlier this month after a...

Saints sign ex-Cats big man

ST KILDA has bolstered its ruck division by signing former Geelong ruckman Ryan Abbott as an AFL delisted free agent – before the Cats had a chance to re- draft...