Afl News

Steven in hospital

GEELONG midfielder Jack Steven is in hospital after being injured in an incident on Saturday night, the club has confirmed. “Jack is in hospital and recovering. The club’s concern is for Jack’s health and well being,” a Geelong statement read. “The matter has been referred to police and until their investigations are...

Return date set

ALL AFL players will be tested for coronavirus twice a week as the competition resumes on June 11, the league’s chief executive Gillon McLachlan says. Players will resume modified training from...

Port eyeing Queensland hub move

PORT Adelaide would prefer relocating to Queensland for the AFL season restart but club president David Koch claims they will be severely disadvantaged no matter where they set up their quarantine...

COVID-19 tests for every player

THE AFL has ordered every listed player to be tested for COVID-19 by Friday before clubs possibly return to full contact training with complete squads next week. The mandatory coronavirus tests...

Suspended ban for Crows players

SIXTEEN Adelaide players who broke the AFL’s coronavirus training protocols have copped a one-game ban, which has been suspended for the rest of the season. And Adelaide assistant coach Ben Hart has...

Franklin ready for restart

SYDNEY superstar Lance Franklin is ready for round two of the AFL season, while fellow forward Sam Reid may also be in the mix after recovering from knee surgery during the...

AFL clubs to resume training

VICTORIAN Premier Daniel Andrews has opened the door for AFL players to train in groups of 10 from Wednesday as the competition eyes a possible restart next month. The move brings...

Crows investigate training breach

THE AFL and Adelaide are investigating a potential breach of the league’s training protocols by a group of Crows players. The Crows have 16 players quarantining for 14 days in a Barossa...

Bont takes captaincy in stride

MARCUS Bontempelli aims to stay “genuine” and “authentic” throughout an unusual start to life as Western Bulldogs captain during the AFL shutdown. The 24-year-old took the reins from premiership teammate Easton...

Betts the target of racial abuse

EDDIE Betts has been racially abused online three times this year but is determined to continue being an Indigenous leader in the face of vicious taunting. The veteran Carlton livewire, who...

Cats won’t aim for perfection

GEELONG coach Chris Scott says the perfect preparation for the 2020 premiership season doesn’t exist as AFL clubs scramble to get their players ready to emerge from the COVID-19 shutdown. The...