Afl News

Tigers suffer double blow

RICHMOND has suffered a double blow for their Friday night AFL blockbuster against Geelong, losing David Astbury and Brandon Ellis to injury. The Tigers are hopeful the premiership players will only miss one week, with Astbury out because of a hamstring problem and Ellis sidelined with groin soreness. “This time of year...

Godwin defends returning May

MELBOURNE coach Simon Goodwin has bristled when asked if Steven May owes the Demons anything in his AFL return. Goodwin has confirmed that the key defender will finally be back from his...

150 a chance to reflect for Dane

DANE Rampe learned plenty of lessons during his unusual path to the AFL but none have provided the Sydney Swans co-captain with a grounding in how to handle becoming a...

Malthouse among Hall of Fame inductees

WEST Coast and Collingwood AFL premiership coach Mick Malthouse’s extraordinary career has been saluted with his induction into the Australian Football Hall of Fame. Malthouse was among six inductees at Tuesday night’s...

Beams to miss three months

STAR Collingwood recruit Dayne Beams will undergo hip surgery and be sidelined for up to three months in a major blow for the AFL premiership contenders. The Magpies say Beams has...

Surgery for luckless Saint

LUCKLESS St Kilda skipper Jarryn Geary will undergo surgery on the leg he fractured during his side’s heavy AFL loss to Port Adelaide in Shanghai. In his first game back from...

Giants star sidelined

GWS admit there is simply no like-for-like replacement for Lachie Whitfield, who will miss at least a month of AFL because of a broken collarbone. Whitfield, who was part of the...

Blue say bye to Bolton

BRENDON Bolton has been sacked as coach of AFL strugglers Carlton. Carlton hierarchy will soon detail Bolton’s axing at a media conference after holding crisis meetings on Monday morning. Blues players and...

Cats sweat on Hawkins hit

GEELONG coach Chris Scott doesn’t believe Tom Hawkins needs to worry about copping an AFL suspension for his high hit on Sydney’s Jordan Dawson. Hawkins gave away a 50m penalty when he...

Darling hits Bulldogs for six

JACK Darling has booted six goals and Andrew Gaff has starred in the midfield to lead West Coast to a 61-point AFL win over the Western Bulldogs at Optus Stadium. The...

Bombers thump dire Blues

A DEPLETED Essendon has consigned AFL rivals Carlton to more misery, thumping the Blues by 41 points in a wet-weather grind at the MCG. Sunday’s 11.8 (74) to 4.9 (33) defeat leaves the...