Afl News

Swans lifeline for Menz

DANIEL Menzel has been thrown an AFL lifeline by Sydney, signing a one-year deal a delisted free agent. The 27-year-old, who played 73 games and kicked 136 goals in nine injury-ravaged seasons with Geelong, joins fellow former Cat Jackson Thurlow in finding a new home at the Swans. “I’m really thankful and excited...

No distractions as Bombers chase final win

ESSENDON has no excuses and no distractions as they attempt to win their first final since 2004 next year. Maroon 5 topped the Australian music charts, John Howard was still the...

The draft’s elite eight

Who are the eight players regarded as the cream of this year’s AFL draft crop? * SAM WALSH (Geelong Falcons): Position – Midfielder, Height – 184cm, Weight – 74kg Walsh is the...

Mummy fined, suspended

SHANE Mumford is still expected to resume his AFL playing career with GWS in 2019, despite being fined $25,000 and suspended for two games after footage had emerged of the...

Ex-Hawks lands role at North

FORMER Hawthorn AFL utility Brendan Whitecross has accepted a position on North Melbourne’s coaching staff. The oft-injured 28-year-old was delisted by the Hawks at the end of the 2018 season after...

Deal done – Lyons a Lion

BRISBANE has snapped up out-of-favour Gold Coast midfielder Jarryd Lyons in a move that will shore up a future that was looking curiously bleak at the Suns. Former Adelaide talent Lyons...

Menzel in Swans’ sights

SYDNEY could potentially offer delisted Geelong forward Daniel Menzel an AFL lifeline. Swans list manager Kinnear Beatson said the former Cat would soon undergo a medical as the delisted free agency...

Eight is enough for Thursday night

THE AFL has scheduled Thursday night matches in each of the five opening rounds in 2019, and eight overall, in a move certain to please broadcasters. Richmond will play under lights...

Lyons set to become a Lion

AFL battlers Gold Coast have agreed to part ways with inside midfielder Jarryd Lyons, who will sign on at Q-Clash rivals Brisbane. Lyons, 26, was contracted to play on at the...

Concussion forces Lion into retirement

AT 26, Brisbane defender Jack Frost has been forced to announce his AFL retirement due to ongoing concussion issues. The fullback made the tough decision to end his six year, 56-game...

Eagles and Port to meet Good Friday

REIGNING AFL premiers West Coast will square off against Port Adelaide at Optus Stadium next year as part of a Good Friday doubleheader. The AFL has added a second marquee match...