Afl News

Five new faces for Dons

HARRISON Jones and Nik Cox will make their AFL debuts as Essendon unleash five new faces in their season-opener against Hawthorn on Saturday night. Peter Wright, Nick Hind and Jye Caldwell – all recruited via rival clubs over the off-season – will also line up for the Bombers at Marvel Stadium. Cox,...

Bevo slams sub

WESTERN Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge says the new medical substitute rule has been “rushed through” by the AFL and has slammed the league’s hierarchy over a perceived lack of consultation...

Witts to go it alone against Eagles

GOLD Coast coach Stuart Dew is confident co-captain Jarrod Witts can handle the burden of facing West Coast’s Nic Naitanui in Sunday’s AFL season opener. Witts will be the Suns’ only fit...

AFL approves medical sub

THE AFL has approved a medical substitution just a day out from the 2021 season- opener. Clubs will have a 23rd man in their squad but that player will only be activated...

Neale far from content with Brownlow

HE’S the AFL’s best-and-fairest but Brisbane star Lachie Neale is far from content with his own performance on the eve of the new season. Neale was a dominant winner of last...

Martin ready to take it up a level

AFL rivals have been warned they will confront a fitter and more defensively focused Dustin Martin this season. Richmond coach Damien Hardwick believes his three-time premiership superstar is ready to take...

Cameron stars, Eagles thrash Cats

WEST Coast forward Imahra Cameron has produced a magical second quarter to lead her side to a crushing 39-point AFLW win over Geelong in Perth. Cameron booted three goals in the...

AFL hopeful on crowd increase

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan says there is “strong optimism” at league headquarters that crowd capacity limits for Victorian venues will be lifted in time for Round 2 or 3 As...

Key Tigers set to roar in AFL opener

RICHMOND is likely to be bolstered by the inclusion of star duo Tom Lynch and Dion Prestia for Thursday night’s AFL season-opener against Carlton. Both were absent from the Tigers’ final...

Errant golf ball slows Saint

MAX King has joined St Kilda’s lengthy list of AFL Round 1 absentees after the key forward was concussed by a stray golf ball. The Saints confirmed King, 20, had been...

Vescio inspires Blues’ record win

DARCY Vescio has inspired Carlton to a 60-point AFLW thrashing of Gold Coast Suns as records tumbled at Metricon Stadium on Friday to keep their slim finals hopes alive. The Blues registered...