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Talia set for a return

ADELAIDE’s defensive pillar Daniel Talia will make his comeback from knee surgery in an AFL pre-season game on Friday night. And Talia will face increasingly difficult times in the backline because of new rules, his fellow defender Rory Laird says. Talia, who had surgery last December on a left knee problem, has...

Carlisle set for surgery

ST KILDA’s worst injury fears have been realised with Jake Carlisle set to undergo surgery that will rule him out for the majority of the AFL season. The talented defender will...

Hooker to miss season start

ESSENDON veteran Cale Hooker is out of their AFL season opener and could be missing in action until round five. Hooker will be sidelined for four to six weeks with a...

McLachlan lauds captains

WHILE rugby league deals with its off-season horrors, AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan rates his club captains as potential son-in-law material. McLachlan was careful not to criticise rugby league and would...

Hogan quiet as Freo loses to Pies

PRIZED recruit Jesse Hogan made a quiet debut for Fremantle as Collingwood overcame a sluggish start to post a 27-point win in Monday’s pre-season clash at Arena Joondalup. Hogan went goalless...

Commission to make grand final call

THE AFL commission will revisit one of the game’s most contentious topics next week when a call is made on when the grand final starts. AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan said...

Suns sneak home over Dogs

AN early four-goal blitz by the Gold Coast’s fresh faces has helped them to a five-point win over a wasteful Western Bulldogs in their AFL preseason match in Mackay. The Bulldogs...

Dockers keep in touch with top two

AN improved Fremantle has inched closer to an inaugural finals berth with a crucial 18-point victory over the Western Bulldogs, leaving the AFLW premiers’ title defence hanging by a thread. The...

Garlett hurt, Dees lose to Tigers

MELBOURNE forward Jeff Garlett’s bid to revive his AFL career has hit an early hurdle, suffering a dislocated shoulder in a 12-point pre-season loss to Richmond. Garlett was hurt in the...

Crows go top of Conference A

ADELAIDE has announced itself as legitimate AFLW premiership contenders, thumping previously-undefeated North Melbourne by 35 points in Werribee. The Crows conceded the first two goals but rallied strongly to pile on...

Dees do a number on Giants

MELBOURNE has enhanced their AFLW finals prospects and severely dented those of GWS with a convincing 39-point away win over the Giants. The Demons dominated Sunday afternoon’s second and fourth quarters...

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