Afl News

Cripps named Players’ best

CARLTON co-captain Patrick Cripps has claimed the AFL Players’ Association MVP award, capping off a superb individual season with the struggling club. Cripps received 832 votes to comfortably win the Leigh Matthews Trophy on Thursday ahead of Geelong’s Tim Kelly (519). Brisbane’s Lachie Neale (481), Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy (355) and Fremantle captain...

Bolton back to Hawks

FORMER Carlton AFL coach Brendon Bolton has joined Melbourne rivals Hawthorn as director of coaching. Bolton was sacked in June this year, having coached the Blues in 77 games between 2016 and...

Bombers star closes down trade talk

ORAZIO Fantasia has delivered a double dose of good news for Essendon fans, declaring himself fit for their sudden-death AFL final against West Coast while shutting down talk of an imminent...

Martin misses All-Australian

RICHMOND star Dustin Martin and Geelong veteran Gary Ablett are notable omissions from the AFL All-Australian team. Reigning premiers West Coast and minor premiers Geelong had four players apiece named in...

Hill to depart, Mundy re-signs

BRAD Hill has officially told Fremantle he wants out, but a fairytale return to Hawthorn isn’t on the cards. Hill’s manager Colin Young confirmed on Wednesday he had informed the Dockers earlier...

Cats unfazed by finals venue debate

GEELONG star Patrick Dangerfield says it is “laughable” to suggest Cats players will be affected by discussion around the venue of their home AFL qualifying final. Coach Chris Scott has expressed...

Coniglio commits to Giants

GWS midfielder Stephen Coniglio has ended speculation about his AFL future by declaring himself a Giant for life by signing a massive seven-year contract extension. A vice-captain and foundation player, Coniglio...

AFL’s grim reaper claims Magpie

COLLINGWOOD premiership player Tyson Goldsack has confirmed his retirement, blaming the AFL’s grim reaper for his demise. The much-loved Magpie had not played any senior games since last year’s grand- final...

18-month ban for Pies rookie

COLLINGWOOD defender Sam Murray is free to play in the AFL next season after receiving his punishment for failing a game-day drugs test last year. The AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal has imposed an...

Hinkley can deliver a flag

PORT Adelaide is a long way from winning an AFL premiership but club hierarchy are certain coach Ken Hinkley can deliver a flag, Power chief executive Keith Thomas says. Thomas expects Hinkley...

Port finishes 2019 on a high

PORT Adelaide has completed its season with a 43-point trouncing of a lacklustre Fremantle in Sunday’s twilight clash of the AFL also-rans. Port triumphed 15.20 (110) to 10.7 (67) at Adelaide Oval and...