Afl News

Selwood backs Cats finals plan

GEELONG’S plan to refresh key players for the AFL finals looms as a masterstroke, captain Joel Selwood says. Selwood reckons the fitness blueprint has made a huge difference as the Cats prepare for Thursday night’s qualifying final against Port Adelaide. “We are as healthy as what we have ever been, which is really...

Lynch to miss first final

Richmond star Tom Lynch has been ruled out of Friday night’s AFL qualifying final against Brisbane with a hamstring injury. The key forward completed a light training session with teammates on...

Two Crows caught with drugs

ADELAIDE Crows players Brad Crouch and Tyson Stengle have been caught with illicit drugs and face fines and possible suspension from the AFL. Crouch and Stengle were stopped and searched by police...

Boss proud but job not done yet

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan is thrilled a season he feared may never have restarted is about to enter finals but he’s warning the job’s not done yet. McLachlan officially launched...

Tiger stars set for finals return

JACK Riewoldt has declared fellow Richmond star Dion Prestia a certainty to return from his long injury lay-off in the AFL qualifying final against Brisbane. Reigning best-and-fairest winner Prestia has not played...

Dickson downs tools

Western Bulldogs premiership hero Tory Dickson has announced his retirement on the eve of the AFL finals. The 33-year-old was a central figure in the Dogs’ fairytale 2016 flag, kicking 10...

Schofield to call time

WEST Coast defender Will Schofield has announced he will retire at the end of the AFL season. Schofield has played just four games this season, bringing his career tally to 194...

Increase quarter length: Danger

AFLPA president Patrick Dangerfield believes it will be too taxing on players to return to full-length quarters next season, saying a minute more each term is probably the “sweet spot”. The...

Cat named All-Australian captain

GEELONG superstar Patrick Dangerfield has made a record-equalling eighth appearance in the All-Australian team and been selected as captain for the first time. The 30-year-old continued his perfect streak of being...

Career over for Watts

MALIGNED No.1 draft pick Jack Watts has announced his retirement with one year remaining on his contract with Port Adelaide. Watts, who has been sidelined since suffering a severe leg injury...

Cat expects different Power for finals

GEELONG forward Tom Hawkins doesn’t believe his six-goal mauling of Port Adelaide earlier this year will give him or the Cats a psychological edge in next week’s AFL finals opener. Hawkins bullied...