AFL

Wed 15 May 2019

Rampe's fine for sledging umpire set to be challenged

Rampe's fine for sledging umpire set to be challenged

The AFL's Dane Rampe saga is set to drag on with the Sydney Swans and the players' union both unhappy with his "excessive" punishment for sledging an umpire

Star Collingwood ruckman to become $7 million man

Star Collingwood ruckman to become $7 million man

Brodie Grundy is set to sign a new deal worth up to $7 million, amid an upcoming salary cap squeeze with up to 17 Pies out of contract

Tue 14 May 2019

Rampe pays big price for sledge, goalpost climb

premium_icon Rampe pays big price for sledge, goalpost climb

The AFL has muddied the waters on its response to 'goalpost gate' by handing Dane Rampe a suspended fine, and he’s been sanctioned for sledging an umpire.

Grigg retires, Tigers eye new blood

premium_icon Grigg retires, Tigers eye new blood

RICHMOND is set to use a pick in the mid-season draft after premiership star Shaun Grigg announced his immediate retirement from footy.

Tex dodges Grundy trade talk

premium_icon Tex dodges Grundy trade talk

Crows skipper Taylor Walker says it is discourteous to Magpies and emerging ruckman Reilly O’Brien to entertain blockbuster play for superstar Brodie Grundy.

Suns coach reveals his play for Roughead

Suns coach reveals his play for Roughead

Gold Coast Suns coach Stuart Dew has revealed the club attempted to recruit Hawthorn great Jarryd Roughead at the end of the 2018 season.

Bombshell AFL draft ‘gamble’ backfiring

Bombshell AFL draft ‘gamble’ backfiring

It was the biggest call we’ve ever seen on draft night, but it’s a move that would be making Carlton “nervous” after eight rounds.

Key Lion confused as Gazza, Fyfe get off

premium_icon Key Lion confused as Gazza, Fyfe get off

Brisbane Lions star Mitch Robinson was as surprised as anyone after the AFL ticked off Gary Ablett and Nat Fyfe’s high blows on opponents.

Worsfold takes aim at umpires after goalpost fiasco

Worsfold takes aim at umpires after goalpost fiasco

Coach John Worsfold has issued a cutting explanation for why his Bombers are so aggrieved over the double standards that sunk his side in Sydney

Robinson: AFL baffles with goalpost saga

premium_icon Robinson: AFL baffles with goalpost saga

Rampe escaped penalty for climbing the goalpost, a decision backed by Gillon McLachlan and MRO Michael Christian, but now he’s almost certain to be penalised.

Mon 13 May 2019

‘World’s gone mad’: AFL star charged

‘World’s gone mad’: AFL star charged

It’s the moment that has divided the AFL landscape and despite being given the all clear from the boss, one star has landed in hot water.

Longmire backs Rampe after AFL ‘please explain’

premium_icon Longmire backs Rampe after AFL ‘please explain’

With the AFL poised to take action after Dane Rampe's eventful night against Essendon, his coach admitted his star Swan had “made a couple of mistakes”.

AFL Barometer: Bomber’s fresh injury blow

premium_icon AFL Barometer: Bomber’s fresh injury blow

Just when Essendon thought Orazio Fantasia was back, they’re set to lose their star goalkicker again. Plus what’s going on with Joel Selwood?

Noah making his mark at Lions

premium_icon Noah making his mark at Lions

Victorian youngster Noah Answerth had to wait an extra year to enter the AFL system but he is so comfortable at the Lions he has signed a contract extension.

The Tackle: The day AFL integrity died

premium_icon The Tackle: The day AFL integrity died

We will look back on Friday night as the night the AFL failed the competition. League HQ talks about integrity, but it ignored the integrity of its own rules.

Sun 12 May 2019

Wounded Tigers pull off stunning Freo ambush

premium_icon Wounded Tigers pull off stunning Freo ambush

Richmond won interstate and undermanned against Port Adelaide a month ago, but clearly Fremantle wasn’t paying attention. After losing two more players early, this...

Hawks rebound with giant win

premium_icon Hawks rebound with giant win

Alastair Clarkson said the Hawks were a ‘middle of the road’ side then dropped Jarryd Roughead. His troops responded to bring down the Giants.

Ablett magic silences Roos jeers

premium_icon Ablett magic silences Roos jeers

Gary Ablett was booed by North Melbourne fans but his brilliance silenced them as Geelong fought off every challenge the Roos threw at them.

Gaz could face MRO scrutiny again

premium_icon Gaz could face MRO scrutiny again

Geelong star Gary Ablett could face scrutiny from the match review officer again for an incident against North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium.

Suns' expectations rising: Witts

premium_icon Suns' expectations rising: Witts

Suns captain Jarrod Witts says the pain felt by the side from their one-point loss to Melbourne is a sign internal expectations are rising at the club.

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