Afl News

Rioli granted leave

STAR Hawthorn forward Cyril Rioli has been granted compassionate leave by AFL club Hawthorn to spend time with his ill father. The older Rioli underwent heart surgery this week after suffering a heart attack in late September. “It has obviously been a very tough period for the Rioli family and we are...

Ankle surgery for Elliott

COLLINGWOOD have suffered an early AFL pre-season blow with star forward Jamie Elliott to undergo ankle surgery. The 25-year-old played with a sore left ankle in the latter stages of last season,...

AFLX to debut in pre-season

One of the AFL’s worst-kept secrets is finally official, with the league announcing on Friday that AFLX will be part of the 2018 pre-season schedule. Dubbed the AFL’s answer to cricket’s...

Docherty knee blow for Blues

CARLTON have copped a massive blow with star defender Sam Docherty suffering a serious knee injury which will likely rule him out of the 2018 AFL season. Docherty, 24, ruptured his anterior...

Ryder charges dropped

POLICE charges laid against Port Adelaide ruckman Paddy Ryder have dropped. Ryder was charged with assaulting police and hindering officers following an incident in Adelaide’s CBD last month. However, the Power confirmed...

AFL hunts new umpires boss

FORMER Hawthorn coach Peter Schwab has been dumped as head of the AFL umpiring department after less than a year in the position. New AFL general manager of football operations Steve Hocking...

Green gets another year at Dons

    ESSENDON has re-signed small forward Josh Green to a new one-year deal. Green, who joined the Bombers after 81 games and 107 goals with Brisbane ahead of the 2017 season, managed...

Ex-Roo skipper retires

FORMER North Melbourne captain Andrew Swallow has retired with a year left on his AFL contract after failing to secure a move to Gold Coast. The 30-year-old had hoped to join...

Cox confident of more action

MASON Cox admits he had thought long and hard about opportunities available to him at Collingwood before signing a three-year deal in September with the AFL club. Cox played 10 games last...

Blues name new boss

RICHMOND commercial boss and former Geelong player Cain Liddle has been appointed chief executive of AFL club Carlton, replacing Steven Trigg. Former AFL football operations manager Simon Lethlean had been closely linked...

Pies doc has rego suspended

COLLINGWOOD’S top doctor, Chris Bradshaw, has been temporarily stood down from duties at the AFL club after having his medical registration suspended. The club says it is aware of the suspension, made...