AFL

Mon 25 Mar 2019

The pressure problem facing Bombers, Woosha

premium_icon The pressure problem facing Bombers, Woosha

It may only be one game, but the Bombers have work to do after an ordinary pre-season translated into a disastrous Round 1.

The stat which should have Pies, Dees, Dons worried

premium_icon The stat which should have Pies, Dees, Dons worried

The heat is on five of the top six pre-season premiership fancies heading into Round 2, with history against them if they fail to fire again.

Rage trades: Who’s on the SuperCoach AFL watch list?

premium_icon Rage trades: Who’s on the SuperCoach AFL watch list?

The first round is done and dusted and while it’s important not to panic, there were a few red flags on the opening SuperCoach weekend.

AFL star: ‘They are disgraceful humans!’

AFL star: ‘They are disgraceful humans!’

GWS co-captain Phil Davis launched a scathing attack after West Coast star Nic Naitanui called out the shocking treatment of a teammate.

The Tackle: Bombers lack character, commitment

premium_icon The Tackle: Bombers lack character, commitment

Essendon looks a big tease — again — while Marvel Stadium and crowd behaviour also stole headlines for the wrong reasons.

Sun 24 Mar 2019

Doedee’s season done

premium_icon Doedee’s season done

A pragmatic Adelaide defender Tom Doedee says his ruptured ACL is “just an injury” but he does fear missing out on what the Crows might achieve this season.

Giants make Smith eat his words

premium_icon Giants make Smith eat his words

Last week Devon Smith made a cocky pre-game sledge at his old club. On Sunday the former Giant was made to regret those comments.

‘Atrocious’ Marvel Stadium surface under fire

premium_icon ‘Atrocious’ Marvel Stadium surface under fire

It’s only the opening round of the season, but the Marvel Stadium surface is already under fire with big divots being dug up by players.

Merciless Crows march into grand final

premium_icon Merciless Crows march into grand final

The Adelaide Crows have advanced to their second AFLW grand final in three years by crushing Geelong in a lopsided preliminary final at Adelaide Oval.

Have Dogs found their ultimate swingman?

premium_icon Have Dogs found their ultimate swingman?

During his debut season, Aaron Naughton looked like a rock solid defender. Less than a year later he is a forward. But where is his best position?

Lynch tips hefty review for ‘off’ Crows

premium_icon Lynch tips hefty review for ‘off’ Crows

Everything pointed to Adelaide making a flying start to the season.

Suns heartbreak in AFL opener

premium_icon Suns heartbreak in AFL opener

Gold Coast have fallen just shy of completing a perfect start to the AFL season, losing to St Kilda by a point in Melbourne.

Iconic photo has 'highlighted an inequality in sport'

premium_icon Iconic photo has 'highlighted an inequality in sport'

IT'S been one of the most talked about photos in Australian sporting history, though not for all the right reasons.

Good as Goldy: Roos ruckman has plenty left in the tank

premium_icon Good as Goldy: Roos ruckman has plenty left in the tank

Evergreen North Melbourne ruckman Todd Goldstein has revealed plans to play on for three or four more seasons, declaring his best football is still to come.

Lions have ton of fun over premiers

premium_icon Lions have ton of fun over premiers

Brisbane has delivered on its summer of promise with a stunning win over premiers West Coast and became the first team this round to score more than 100 points.

Sat 23 Mar 2019

Runner rule could hurt young Suns

premium_icon Runner rule could hurt young Suns

With the AFL moving to rein in runners, senior players will need to provide more direction on the field than ever before, writes Lions great Alastair Lynch.

Eric no longer Lions' solo act

premium_icon Eric no longer Lions' solo act

Lions goal-kicking star Eric Hipwood set to benefit as Brisbane bolster their attack with Dan McStay, Charlie Cameron and Cam Rayner primed to fire.

Former Cats purring at new clubs

premium_icon Former Cats purring at new clubs

Geelong great Cameron Ling tipping former Cats Lincoln McCarthy and George Horlin-Smith to shine with Queensland clubs.

Fri 22 Mar 2019

Zorko lauds Lions’ increased depth

premium_icon Zorko lauds Lions’ increased depth

Brisbane’s off-season spotlight focused on high-profile recruits Lachie Neale and Jarryd Lyons but Dayne Zorko says there’s more to the Lions.

Swans set to be tall order for Dogs defence

premium_icon Swans set to be tall order for Dogs defence

Sydney have gone massive in their desperate bid to provide more support for Lance Franklin, with a monster forward line named to take on the Western Bulldogs.

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