Afl News

Surgery for star Hawk

REIGNING Hawthorn best-and-fairest Jack Gunston will miss the start of the 2021 AFL season after undergoing back surgery. The Hawks are estimating the star forward will be out for up to five months, which could see him miss between four and six games. Hawthorn football manager Graham Wright said it was vital...

Hawk slams AFL over vaccines

HAWTHORN champion Shaun Burgoyne has taken the AFL to task over a lack of understanding about Indigenous issues following the league’s bungled handling of vaccinations. The AFL has vowed to take...

Bulldogs calls time

A PLAYER best-known for his after-the-siren heroics for Richmond in 2016, Western Bulldogs forward Sam Lloyd has retired from the AFL. Drafted as a mature-age recruit from the VFL in 2013,...

Eddie to step down at Magpies

EDDIE McGuire has announced he will step down as Collingwood president at the end of 2021. McGuire was re-elected for a further three-year term in February. But a tearful McGuire announced during...

Cameron hits “restart” button

Fresh from claiming Geelong’s most famous guernsey number, boom recruit Jeremy Cameron has declared his intention to have a career-best AFL season in 2021. The Cats officially unveiled Cameron – who...

Former Pie’s retirement backflip

COLLINGWOOD premiership player Tyson Goldsack’s retirement backflip is complete after the 33-year-old was selected by Port Adelaide in Thursday’s AFL rookie draft. Goldsack retired at the end of 2019 and had...

AFLW dumps conferences

THE AFLW has abandoned its controversial conference system in favour of a single ladder for 2021 with matches also ticketed for the first time. The nine-round home-and-away season will start on...

Quarter lengths return to normal

THE AFL commission announced games will revert back to normal quarter lengths next season, but the fixture will still have a ‘floating’ element to it in 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic that...

Ugle-Hagan keen to shine at Dogs

AFTER borrowing Marcus Bontempelli’s jeans for AFL draft night, No.1 pick Jamarra Ugle-Hagan is set to spend his first season in the Western Bulldogs skipper’s pocket. Adelaide held the first pick...

DeGoey re-signs with Magpies

DYNAMIC Collingwood forward Jordan De Goey’s long-anticipated two-year AFL contract extension has been confirmed by the Magpies. The 24-year-old recommitting to the club is a much-needed boost for Collingwood after a tumultuous...

Maxy takes on new role at Magpies

COLLINGWOOD’S turbulent AFL off-season has resulted in premiership captain Nick Maxwell stepping into the club’s soon-to-be-vacant football manager position. The 37-year-old will share the role on an interim basis with Marcus...