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Pies stun Tigers, into grand final

COLLINGWOOD has executed one of the biggest boilovers in AFL finals history and is within one win of their 16th premiership. The Magpies stunned reigning premiers Richmond in Friday night’s preliminary final, blowing them away in the second quarter and holding on grimly in the last quarter for a 39-point triumph. The...

Astbury unwell ahead of final

RICHMOND premiership backman David Astbury is battling illness ahead of Friday night’s AFL preliminary final with the Tigers to make a late call on whether he plays. Astbury was sent home...

Dees drop unlucky Fritsch

RICHMOND and Collingwood have named unchanged teams for Friday night’s AFL preliminary final while Melbourne has dropped unlucky youngster Bayley Fritsch. The Tigers and Magpies are backing their incumbents to get...

Tigers wary of Pies’ noise

HAVING done it all in the past 12 months, Richmond is readying themselves to climb their last AFL mountain in their preliminary final against Collingwood. An army of opposition support. Damien Hardwick’s...

New role for Steele

JUST a kid from the bush when he played his first preliminary final, Steele Sidebottom is now a mentor for Collingwood’s young stars ahead of the biggest game of their...

Shiel undecided on future

DYLAN Shiel’s AFL future is a 50-50 call as the GWS star weighs up whether to stay or seek a trade to a Victorian club. Player manager Paul Connors said West...

Goodwin calls on Dees to step up

THE need to go to another level in an AFL preliminary final has added urgency for Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin. While the Demons will go into Saturday’s clash with West Coast...

Martin hobbled but will play

RICHMOND has conceded Dustin Martin has been limited by a corked thigh recently but the Tigers are adamant the AFL superstar will play in the preliminary final against Collingwood. Martin sparked...

Gawn talks up Eagles rucks

MAX Gawn strongly disputes the “no Nic Nat, no Eagles” theory. The Melbourne star points to fellow AFL All-Australian ruckman Brodie Grundy as Exhibit A in his argument. Gawn is one of...

Pair fined for melee

GWS ruckman Rory Lobb and Collingwood midfielder Taylor Adams have copped AFL fines for the fiery melee that erupted on the stroke of halftime in their semi- final at the...

McCartin commits to Swans

YOUNG forward Tom McCartin will remain in Sydney until at least the end of 2021 after signing a two-year contract extension. The 18-year-old, who was drafted from the Geelong Falcons with...