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Sports - AFL

Pies bring back hard AFL tag to upset Cats

Collingwood's Levi Greenwood has applied an effective tag on Geelong skipper Joel Selwood in the Pies' upset win at the MCG.

Tiges taught AFL lesson: coach Hardwick

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick says his AFL side must learn the lessons from Sunday's 76-point loss to Adelaide.

Round 6 AFL - Adelaide v Richmond Highlights

What happened in round six of the AFL

A snapshot of all the action from round six of the AFL season.

Crows top as Magpies stun Cats in AFL

Adelaide are the only unbeaten team in the AFL after thrashing Richmond in their round-six clash on Sunday.

Round 6 AFL - Geelong v Collingwood Highlights

Crows top of AFL after downing Richmond

Adelaide have taken outright top spot of the AFL ladder with a 76-point thrashing of Richmond on Sunday at Adelaide Oval.

Goodwin hails Demons' AFL character

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin says his team took the chance to reset with Sunday's upset AFL win over Essendon.

The Rory Sloane show - AFL

Resurgent Pies end Cats' unbeaten AFL run

Collingwood have shocked Geelong by 29 points, ending the Cats' unbeaten AFL run at the MCG on Sunday.

Daniher misses prove costly in AFL loss

Melbourne have overrun Essendon in the second half of their AFL clash and Bombers coach John Worsfold says they paid for not nailing early opportunities.

Round 6 AFL - Essendon v Melbourne Highlights

Hannebery says Swans have lost AFL voice

Sydney youngster Isaac Heeney says it's a weird feeling as the previously dominant AFL team sit winless at the bottom of the ladder.

Hodge says Hawks' AFL attitude must change

After Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson forecast catastrophic change, veteran Luke Hodge says it is up to the players to put in a better effort.

Maynard from the boundary - AFL

Cats sign premiership coach to new deal

Geelong have signed premiership coach Chris Scott to a two-year contract extension that ties him to the AFL club until the end of the 2019 season.

Rohan cleared after sickening AFL injury

Sydney forward Gary Rohan has thanked fans for their support after his nasty collision at the MCG.

McGrath kicks his first goal - AFL

Andrew McGrath broke free on the run and slotted his first goal in the AFL.

Wingard a revelation in midfield: Hinkley

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says Chad Wingard's move to the midfield has allowed the 23-year-old to influence games 'in a different way'.

Docker Fyfe faces nervous wait over elbow

Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe will be hoping the AFL's match review panel judges his elbow to the face of Eagle Elliot Yeo as accidental.

Petracca's brute force - AFL

Christian Petracca threw his weight around and slotted a goal in traffic.

Scott happy scrappy Roos found way to win

North Melbourne broke through for their first win of the AFL season with a scrappy win over Gold Coast on Saturday night.

Suns to talk to AFL umpire boss after loss

Gold Coast suffered a 13-point loss to North Melbourne on Saturday night, with the Suns hurt by some questionable umpiring calls.

Pendlebury breaks through - AFL

Scott Pendlebury had no trouble slotting this goal against the Cats.

Kennedy stars as Eagles crush Dockers

West Coast have bounced back from last week's AFL loss to Hawthorn with a big win over arch rivals Fremantle in Perth on Saturday night.

Roos down Suns for first win of AFL season

North Melbourne have seen off a persistent Gold Coast at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night to record their first win of the AFL season.

Match Highlights: West Coast V Fremantle

Match Highlights: West Coast V Fremantle

Saints eager to back up Hawks AFL flogging

St Kilda's 75-point thrashing of Hawthorn has set the stage for a tantalising Friday night AFL showdown against Greater Western Sydney.

Port too powerful for Brisbane in AFL

Brisbane have lost their fifth successive AFL game with Port Adelaide hammering the Lions by 83 points at the Gabba.

Match highlights: North Melbourne v Gold Coast

Match highlights: North Melbourne v Gold Coast

AFL glory days are over for Swans, Hawks

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson and his Sydney counterpart John Longmire are fuming after Saturday's upset AFL losses.

Rohan hospitalised after heavy AFL fall

Sydney forward Gary Rohan is said to have full range of movement in his limbs after he was stretchered off the MCG following an ugly fall against Carlton.

Match highlights: Brisbane Lions v Port Adelaide

Match highlights: Brisbane Lions v Port Adelaide

Blues stun Swans with upset AFL win

Carlton's 19-point upset win over Sydney turned on how well the Blues started the third quarter.

Hibberd prepares for emotional AFL day

A week after returning to AFL action, Melbourne's Michael Hibberd will play against his former Essendon teammates.

Highlights: Carlton v Sydney Swans

Highlights: Carlton v Sydney Swans

Tiger defence faces ultimate Crows test

The coaches of Adelaide and Richmond agree about what will be the crucial aspect in Sunday's game between the unbeaten AFL clubs.

'Pies focus on themselves in AFL, not Cats

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley is relishing the challenge of their David v Goliath match against unbeaten Geelong.

Highlights: Hawthorn v St Kilda

Highlights: Hawthorn v St Kilda

Hawks weighing 'catastrophic' AFL changes

St Kilda have belted Hawthorn by 75 points in their AFL clash in Launceston, prompting Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson to suggest major changes could be needed.

AFL umps shouldn't pick targets: GWS coach

Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron says it would be unfair if umpires were treating Toby Greene differently to any other AFL player.

Dogs' yips making it hard to find AFL yap

Inaccurate goal-kicking has again cost the Western Bulldogs, going down by two points to Greater Western Sydney in a thrilling AFL clash.

Giants pip Bulldogs in AFL thriller

Greater Western Sydney have prevailed by two points over the Western Bulldogs in Canberra, adding another chapter to a growing rivalry.

Crows recall Jenkins for big AFL clash

Essendon and Melbourne have made a combined nine changes for their Sunday clash.

Under-fire Eagles aim to topple Dockers

West Coast will be aiming to make it four western derby wins on the trot when they take on Fremantle at Domain Stadium on Saturday night.

Kangaroos on notice after veterans dumped

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott put his players on notice when he dropped Andrew Swallow and Lindsay Thomas for the clash against Gold Coast.

Lions want to shed 'momentum team' tag

Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan says his side can't afford to play in patches against quality AFL opponents like Port Adelaide on Saturday.

Buckley has no regrets on AFL finals talk

Responding to the growing pressure around his coaching future, Collingwood's Nathan Buckley says he always has high expectations of himself.

Demons changes tactics to cover talls

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin says his AFL team have had to change their tactics to cover the forced personnel changes to face Essendon.

Menzel, Reid rested for AFL clash

Geelong and Collingwood have both chosen to rest a key player for Sunday's AFL clash.

Punched Port player did right thing: coach

Port Adelaide utility Jackson Trengove was punched after doing the right thing by going to help a woman in distress, his coach Ken Hinkley says.

Star Blues to face Swans but Thomas in VFL

Carlton stars Marc Murphy and Bryce Gibbs have been cleared to take on Sydney in the AFL, but Dale Thomas will play in the VFL.

Hawks to attack Saints with renewed belief

Hawthorn will attack their clash against St Kilda in Launceston with renewed confidence after their win over West Coast.

Hardwick wants dour struggle against Crows

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick doesn't want a shootout against the high-scoring Crows when they meet on Sunday.

Melbourne coach gets behind Jesse Hogan

Melbourne AFL coach Simon Goodwin says the recent behaviour of Jesse Hogan has been put in perspective by the death of the young forward's father.

Longmire's AFL finals streak in danger

Sydney coach John Longmire's enviable run of AFL finals appearances as a senior player and coach is in grave danger of coming to an end.

Roos veteran Swallow's AFL future in doubt

North Melbourne veteran Andrew Swallow could be living on borrowed time in the AFL after being dropped by the Kangaroos, former teammate Nick Dal Santo says.

'Patchy' Dogs building AFL form: Murphy

Western Bulldogs skipper Bob Murphy says the reigning AFL premiers can live with being off their best as long as they're getting wins on the board.

AFL's Kangaroos drop Swallow and Thomas

North Melbourne have swung the axe after their winless AFL start, dropping former skipper Andrew Swallow and fellow veteran Lindsay Thomas.

Giant Mumford pumped for AFL ruck battle

Greater Western Sydney ruckman Shane Mumford says his dominance over Sydney last week will count for nothing against the Western Bulldogs.

Crows need to unlock Tiger defence: Pyke

Adelaide coach Don Pyke reckons unlocking Richmond's unique defence will be vital in Sunday's match between two of the AFL's unbeaten teams.

AFL Suns' Lynch a born leader: Barry Hall

Gold Coast co-captain Tom Lynch is an absolute star and born leader according to champion forward Barry Hall, who is mentoring him at the AFL club.

Demons won't get caught short: Worsfold

Essendon take on Melbourne at Etihad Stadium on Sunday, with the Demons struggling to overcome the loss of two key big men for the AFL showdown.

Scott fully committed to Kangaroos

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott says his commitment to North Melbourne has never wavered.

Gold Coast wary of winless North Melbourne

Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade says they are expecting a tough match against North Melbourne in the AFL on Saturday despite the Kangaroos' winless record.

Bulldogs embracing hype of big GWS clash

The Western Bulldogs' clash with Greater Western Sydney is one of the more anticipated match-ups of the AFL season.

Hogan out for Dees after father's death

Melbourne forward Jesse Hogan will miss the AFL match against Essendon following the death of his father.

Swans' season not a write-off: Longmire

Sydney coach John Longmire refuses to write off the Swans' AFL season, but says all his players have been guilty of underperforming.

O'Meara set for AFL return: Hawks teammate

Hawthorn's Isaac Smith says teammate Jaeger O'Meara is expected to play in the Hawks' AFL clash against St Kilda.

Cameron issues challenge to GWS forwards

Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron has warned of dire consequences for his side unless they stop the Western Bulldogs' backs in Friday's AFL clash.

Young Swans being put to the sword: Hall

Premiership-winning captain Barry Hall says the Swans need to find some form and fast but backs his former side to do so sooner rather than later.

Bulldogs star Johannisen eyes new AFL deal

Reigning Norm Smith medallist Jason Johannisen has launched fresh talks with the Western Bulldogs on a new AFL contract.

Pendlebury welcomes short AFL turnaround

Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury says the short break before playing Geelong can work to their advantage.

Eagle Jetta set for longer stint in WAFL

Eagles speedster Lewis Jetta will need to prove his form in the WAFL before being handed a senior recall, according to coach Adam Simpson.

Pendlebury laments poor AFL performance

Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury is upset about his performance in the Anzac Day loss to Essendon.

Eagles play down 'Mummy boys' tag in AFL

West Coast have won the past three derbies against Fremantle, and they'll start as favourites in Saturday night's clash in Perth.

Crow Talia a chance to play against Tigers

Adelaide defender Daniel Talia is a chance to play against Richmond in their AFL match despite hurting a hamstring last weekend.

What's wrong with the Magpies in the AFL

Collingwood have had their chances so far this season, but time and again they're letting themselves down.

St Kilda's Armitage to miss month of AFL

St Kilda have confirmed key midfielder David Armitage will be sidelined for a month after having groin surgery.

Brawling Tigers, Dees accept AFL fines

Nathan Jones, Jack Viney, Trent Cotchin and Jack Riewoldt have accepted their fines for an Anzac Day eve melee.

Giants speak to feisty AFL stars

Greater Western Sydney have spoken to Toby Greene and Heath Shaw in a bid to ensure their feisty behaviour doesn't lead them to future AFL suspensions.

Hip injury sidelines Swans' AFL star Jack

Sydney Swans stalwart Kieren Jack is likely to miss at least a fortnight of AFL action with a hip injury.

Thompson warns Buckley over AFL future

While Collingwood's biggest losing margin so far this season is only 19 points, they will need a massive turnaround to threaten the top eight.

Pies' Taylor Adams hurting for his coach

Collingwood midfielder Taylor Adams says under-fire coach Nathan Buckley has the support of all the Magpies.

Injury blow for Eagles ahead of AFL derby

West Coast will go into Saturday's AFL western derby against Fremantle without Jamie Cripps and Jackson Nelson, while several others remain in doubt.

Pendlebury must lift for Magpies: Buckley

Collingwood skipper Scott Pendlebury has again brushed off concerns about his fitness after another quiet AFL performance.

McNiece revels in AFL Anzac Day roar

Essendon rookie Ben McNiece became the first Bombers debutant on Anzac Day for 19 years on Tuesday.

Daniher the star on Anzac Day

Essendon key forward Joe Daniher has claimed best afield honours in his first victory on Anzac Day.

Another bad AFL loss for Collingwood

Struggling Collingwood have an AFL season-defining clash with Geelong in round six.

What happened in round five of the AFL

A snapshot of all the action in round five of the AFL season.

Dees count AFL injury toll

Melbourne tall Jake Spencer and second-gamer Tim Smith are set for long spells on the sidelines after sustaining injuries in their AFL loss to Richmond.

Dees, Tigers fined over AFL brawl

Trent Cotchin, Nathan Jones, Jack Riewoldt and Jack Viney have been fined $9000 between them for their part in an Anzac Day eve AFL melee.

Injury-hit Demons plunged into ruck crisis

Melbourne suffered a heavy injury toll in their 13-point loss to Richmond at the MCG on Monday night.

Young Bombers shine in AFL Anzac Day win

Essendon have broken their Anzac Day drought, downing Collingwood by 18 points in their AFL ancounter at the MCG.

Jack attack spurs Richmond to 5-0 record

Richmond full-forward Jack Riewoldt starred against Melbourne, with his six goals helping the Tigers maintain their unbeaten start to the AFL season.

Tigers stun Demons to stay undefeated

Richmond have maintained their unbeaten start to the AFL season with a stunning come-from-behind win over Melbourne at the MCG on Monday night.

Swans should drop Kieren Jack: Lloyd

Battling former Sydney AFL co-captain Kieren Jack should be dropped to the reserves to regain form, according to Essendon great Matthew Lloyd.

Suns keen to add aggression against Roos

Callum Ah Chee says Gold Coast's loss to Adelaide has proven they must play a physical and aggressive style of football to climb up the AFL ladder.

Competition for Titans halves heats up

Gold Coast coach Neil Henry will have to make some tough decisions with his selection in the halves ahead of their NRL round nine match against Newcastle.

Sandilands a fan of AFL's new ruck rule

Fremantle ruckman Aaron Sandilands will notch his 250-game milestone in Saturday night's AFL clash with West Coast, and odds are he'll play on next season.

AFL clears Giants' Greene over headbutting

The AFL match review panel has cleared Greater Western Sydney forward Toby Greene over a headbutting incident.

Hawks can make AFL finals: Luke Breust

Hawthorn forward Luke Breust says their win over West Coast shows they're capable of making the AFL's top eight.

There is no MCG hoodoo for Eagles: Gaff

West Coast midfielder Andrew Gaff insists the MCG hasn't become a hoodoo venue for his AFL side.

Buddy closing in on goalkicking top 10

Sydney forward Lance Franklin is less than 20 straight kicks away from breaking into the list of the top-10 goalkickers of all time.

Wines in frame to captain AFL club Port

Port Adelaide will take no risks with injured captain Travis Boak, leaving Ollie Wines in the frame to lead the AFL club for the first time this weekend.

Dockers' Hill could miss a month in AFL

Star Fremantle midfielder Stephen Hill could miss up to four AFL matches after scans confirmed he has torn his right hamstring.

Bombers to unveil Anzac Day AFL debutant

Essendon's Ben McNiece will become the 13th player to make their AFL debut on Anzac Day when the Bombers face Collingwood at the MCG.

Port's Trengove hit during pub brawl

Port Adelaide utility Jackson Trengove was hit during a fight outside a pub, his AFL club says.

Simpson calls on Eagles to respond in AFL

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has concerns about his team's resilience after their loss to Hawthorn.

Angry Clarkson reopens his AFL Carey file

Two years after Alastair Clarkson criticised Wayne Carey, the Hawthorn coach again took aim at the commentator.

Crows nervously await scans on injured duo

Adelaide's injury toll rose by two on Saturday, with Daniel Talia and Riley Knight both suffering hamstring injuries.

Black good in first game for Cats

Former Kangaroo Aaron Black has impressed coach Chris Scott in his first AFL outing for Geelong.

Confident Tigers look for 5-0 AFL start

Richmond will be aiming to extend their unbeaten start to the AFL season when they face Melbourne at the MCG on Monday night.

AFL Giant Cameron in career-best form

Greater Western Sydney AFL forward Jeremy Cameron has earned plaudits from his coach after arguably the best month of his career

Clarkson blasts Carey over AFL comments

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson is furious after Wayne Carey claimed star Cyril Rioli is homesick.

Hawks belt Eagles to break AFL drought

Hawthorn stars such as Cyril Rioli returned to form as the Hawks thrashed West Coast to score their first win of the AFL season.

AFL to aid police after racist rant

The AFL has pledged to help Victoria Police find an unidentified man who is alleged to have hurled racist abuse at a Brisbane trainer.

Fast-finishing Cats blitz Saints

Joel Selwood was the star as Geelong stormed home to beat St Kilda by 38 points at Etihad Stadium.

Swans can't go into their shell: Jack

Former Sydney AFL co-captain Kieren Jack accepts the winless Swans are going to cop widespread criticism but says they can't go into their shell

No fears for concussed Demon's AFL future

Melbourne youngster Angus Brayshaw suffered another concussion but the Demons don't believe the latest setback is career threatening.

Injured Giants star unsure of AFL return

Injured Greater Western Sydney recruit Brett Deledio remains unsure exactly when he will be able to play his first game for the Giants.

Carlton's Gibbs confident he'll face Swans

Carlton star Bryce Gibbs suffered a thumb injury against Port Adelaide but he's confident it won't rule him out of the Blues' clash against Sydney.

Tigers confident Martin will tackle Demons

Richmond star Dustin Martin has battled groin soreness in the lead-up to Monday night's AFL clash against Melbourne at the MCG.

Buddy's milestone buried under Swans loss

Lance Franklin kicked his 800th AFL goal on Saturday but the feat was overshadowed by a fifth consecutive loss for his winless Sydney side

Suns boys unable to match Adelaide's men

Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade says the loss of Steven May and Rory Thompson through injury meant there was too much youth in the squad that lost to Adelaide.

GWS star Shaw apologises for sledge

Greater Western Sydney's Heath Shaw has apologised for a sledge on Sydney forward Tom Papley at the SCG.

Eade gobsmacked by penalty in Crows defeat

Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade was flabbergasted by the decision to award a penalty against Kade Kolodjashnij in their 67-point defeat in round five of the AFL.

Roos interested in maths, not AFL history

Fremantle forward Shane Kersten kicked a goal in the final minute to lift his side to a thrilling five-point win over North Melbourne on Saturday night.

Dockers pip Kangaroos in AFL thriller

North Melbourne are languishing at 0-5 after coughing up a 29-point lead in their heartbreaking AFL loss to Fremantle in Perth.

Giants smash Swans in Sydney AFL derby

Greater Western Sydney have recovered from a terrible start to smash winless Sydney by 42 points in the AFL derby at the SCG.

Pies swing changes for Anzac Day AFL clash

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has made three unforced changes for the Anzac Day AFL clash with Essendon.

Crows belt Suns to remain unbeaten in AFL

Adelaide have strengthened their claim as AFL premiership contenders, belting Gold Coast by 67 points at Metricon Stadium.

Lions rue yet another lost AFL opportunity

Brisbane are much improved under Chris Fagan but have slumped to a 1-4 record after being unable to hold off the Western Bulldogs in their AFL clash.

Dogs escape in Murphy's 300th AFL game

The Western Bulldogs have celebrated Bob Murphy's 300-game milestone with a come-from-behind 32-point AFL win over Brisbane at Etihad Stadium.

Hawks unaffected by AFL hysteria: Clarkson

Hawthorn have been widely criticised after losing the first four games of the season, but coach Alastair Clarkson isn't buying in to the hysteria.

Saints wary of reborn AFL forward Taylor

St Kilda key defenders Jake Carlisle and Nathan Brown are set to be tasked with stopping the versatile Harry Taylor in Sunday's AFL clash with Geelong.

Firsts to drive Swans, Giants in AFL derby

More than just four points and Harbour City bragging rights will be on the line in Saturday's derby between Sydney and Greater Western Sydney at the SCG.

Power coach adamant charges have improved

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says his side is a better team than they were last season after handing Carlton a 90-point AFL thrashing.

Carlton to stick on rebuild course: Bolton

Carlton coach Brendon Bolton says his the AFL side's latest heavy loss won't change his rebuilding plans for the Blues.

Port Adelaide demolish Carlton in AFL

Port Adelaide have trounced Carlton by 90 points in their AFL match at Adelaide Oval.

Ex-Cat Bartel joins AFL match review panel

Recently retired players Jimmy Bartel and Michael Jamison have joined the AFL match review panel.

Struggling Hawks overlook Vickery in AFL

Hawthorn haven't found room for free agent signing Ty Vickery in their line-up to face West Coast at the MCG.

GWS not taking Swans lightly in AFL derby

Greater Western Sydney will start favourites for the first time against Sydney, who will be looking to kickstart their winless AFL campaign.

300 up for Murphy when Bulldogs host Lions

Western Bulldogs assistant coach Rohan Smith is delighted to welcome friend and former teammate Bob Murphy in to the AFL's 300-game club.

Decision on AFLW expansion in coming weeks

The AFL commission will decide in a couple of weeks whether to expand the AFLW competition to 10 clubs and if there should be a finals series for next year.

Kangaroos are no AFL mugs: Dockers' Lyon

Fremantle are aiming for three AFL victories in a row, but coach Ross Lyon predicts it will be a tough battle against the winless North Melbourne.

Time for excuses at Eagles is over: Carey

West Coast coach Adam Simpson denies the MCG has become a hoodoo venue for his side, but he admits the Eagles need to start playing better on the road.

Fit-again Crouch boosts unbeaten Crows

Adelaide are looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the season when they take on Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium.

AFL Giant Smith hoping to sign by mid-year

Greater Western Sydney AFL forward Devon Smith says he will hopefully get a contract extension with the club finalised by mid-year.

Key Saint Armitage faces long injury spell

St Kilda coach Alan Richardson says midfielder David Armitage is likely to face a stint on the AFL sidelines with a persistent groin injury.

Hogan, Hibberd confirmed for Demons in AFL

Former Essendon defender Michael Hibberd is set to make his Melbourne debut in the AFL clash against Richmond at the MCG.

Blues back youth under Friday night lights

Carlton will field 10 players aged under 21 during Friday night's AFL clash against Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.

Mitchell 'wasn't close' to Hawthorn return

West Coast midfielder Sam Mitchell says he risked damaging his ankle further if he was included in the side for Sunday's AFL clash against Hawthorn.

Cox could return for Anzac Day AFL clash

Texan Mason Cox had a memorable debut last season, kicking the first goal of the Anzac Day blockbuster, and could be back in action for this year's instalment.

Lions coach Fagan sticks up for Clarkson

Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan has thrown his support behind besieged Hawthorn mentor Alastair Clarkson.

AFL round-five preview panel

A preview panel of round five of the AFL.

AFL's Shanghai match reaches capacity

The AFL expects about 10,000 fans to watch the May 14 match in Shanghai between Gold Coast and Port Adelaide.

Cotchin defends Hawks' under-fire Vickery

Richmond skipper Trent Cotchin says social media criticism of Hawthorn recruit Ty Vickery is unfair.

Thompson fears AFL scandal will kill him

Mark Thompson, fined for his role in the Essendon AFL supplements debacle, says he remains bitter and twisted.

Ruck changes aid Port for Blues AFL clash

The AFL's ruck changes could give Ken Hinkley's side a big advantage in Port Adelaide's clash with Carlton at Adelaide Oval.

Demon fined for misleading AFL on gambling

The AFL has slapped Melbourne's Jake Melksham with a $10,000 fine after it was found he misled a league probe in to his gambling account.

Demons AFL star Hogan set to fire: Viney

Melbourne are set to regain star forward Jesse Hogan for their AFL clash with Richmond after a tumultuous fortnight for the 22-year-old.

Martin on track for Tigers-Demons clash

Richmond superstar Dustin Martin is dealing with groin soreness but the Tigers are confident he'll play against Melbourne in Monday night's AFL clash.

Scott takes Wood out of the AFL bag

Talented North Melbourne forward Mason Wood will make his AFL return this weekend against Fremantle.

Dockers can keep getting better: Lyon

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon is demanding more improvement from his AFL side ahead of a clash against North Melbourne.

Wells closes on Collingwood debut in AFL

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley is looking forward to Daniel Wells improving their forward-half ball use.

Hawks AFL slump not Rioli's fault: Gunston

Hawthorn's struggles in attack aren't down to Cyril Rioli's indifferent start to the season, according to Hawks forward Jack Gunston.

Eade out to end AFL slump against Crows

Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade says records are made to be broken as they take on undefeated Adelaide in round five of the AFL.

Carlton lose Kreuzer, Thomas for Port game

Carlton will field one of its youngest AFL line-ups yet when they face Port Adelaide on Friday night, blooding youngster Cam Polson.

Swans stay positive despite bad AFL start

Sydney backman Callum Mills insists there's a positive mindset and vibe among the Swans heading into the AFL derby against Greater Western Sydney.

Hawthorn have lost hope: Leigh Matthews

Leigh Matthews believes Hawthorn's woeful start to the AFL season can be put down to a loss of hope.

Bombers confident of Daniher, Parish deals

Essendon list manager Adrian Dodoro is confident young stars Joe Daniher and Darcy Parish will extend their deals with the AFL club.

Eagles' Mitchell out for Hawks AFL clash

West Coast midfielder Sam Mitchell's ankle injury is set to prevent him playing against Hawthorn for the first time, in their AFL clash at the MCG.

Smith sees bright side of Hawks' AFL slump

Hawthorn vice-captain Isaac Smith does not want to see the club write off their season by playing juniors ahead of their scheduled introduction to AFL football.

Christensen's AFL season over for Lions

Brisbane midfielder Allen Christensen will miss the rest of the AFL season after yet another collarbone injury setback.

Stevie J set to face Swans in AFL derby

Veteran Greater Western Sydney goalsneak Steve Johnson is set to return from a knee injury in the Giants' AFL derby with Sydney at the SCG.

Mooney backs Cats' Taylor AFL experiment

Geelong's decision to move Harry Taylor into the forward line is already paying off, triple AFL premiership player Cameron Mooney says.

Crows in best AFL shape in decade: Douglas

Adelaide onballer Richard Douglas says the Crows are well placed to challenge for this season's AFL premiership.

Geelong duo accept AFL suspensions

Geelong duo James Parsons and Sam Menegola have both accepted AFL suspensions for incidents in the Easter Monday game against Hawthorn.

Worsfold throws down challenge to Bombers

Essendon coach John Worsfold says the Bombers must improve their energy and effort after consecutive AFL losses.

No regrets over Bennell recruitment: Lyon

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has defended Harley Bennell after the injured AFL star was asked to leave a flight.

Giants seek first AFL win at the SCG

Greater Western Sydney are looking for their first SCG win when they play the Swans in the Harbour City AFL derby on Saturday

David Swallow won't shirk the hard work

Injuries have robbed Gold Coast star David Swallow of two years of his AFL career but he says he won't ever change the hard edge he plays the game with.

Dockers gun Mundy praises 'resilient' Ross

Fremantle veteran David Mundy says the Dockers went back to basics to improve their poor start to the AFL season.

What's gone wrong with the AFL's Hawks?

Hawthorn have made a 0-4 start to the season for the first time since 1998, when they finished 13th, here's what has gone right and wrong in 2017 so far.

Top AFL draftee embraces baptism of fire

Essendon rookie Andrew McGrath is excited to experience his first Anzac Day game after nabbing an AFL Rising Star nomination.

Lewis felt guilt as Demons lost in AFL

Suspended Melbourne recruit Jordan Lewis says is was "hard to watch" the Demons succumb to Fremantle last weekend.

Picken signs new AFL deal with Bulldogs

Western Bulldogs star Liam Picken says it was an easy decision to sign a new two-year deal with the premiers.

Injured Crameri also hits the wall in AFL

Western Bulldogs forward Stewart Crameri will be out of action for several weeks with a hip injury.

North AFL defender sidelined again

North Melbourne have suffered an injury blow with defender Sam Wright sidelined for six to eight weeks with a foot injury.

Dons will build towards AFL form: Heppell

Essendon skipper Dyson Heppell isn't expecting the Bombers to find their best AFL form until later in the season.

Bob Murphy's thoughts before AFL game 300

Western Bulldogs captain Bob Murphy gave a wide-ranging media conference ahead of his 300th AFL match this Saturday.

Four stars available for Swans AFL side

Sydney will be able to call upon Kurt Tippett, Jarrad McVeigh, Gary Rohan and Isaac Heeney for Saturday's AFL derby with Greater Western Sydney.

AFL put Gold Coast on standby for China

Gold Coast's Metricon Stadium will be the venue for the May 14 game against Port Adelaide if China is ruled out.

Murphy reflects on reaching 300 AFL games

Western Bulldogs captain Bob Murphy will play his 300th game this Saturday, just over a year after it looked like his career might end.

Lynch pins hopes on Suns' depth vs Crows

The hamstring injury to Gold Coast co-captain Steven May will add further pressure to the Suns' defence as they prepare to face the unbeaten Adelaide Crows.

Sam Mitchell racing clock to face Hawthorn

West Coast star Sam Mitchell is touch-and-go to face former AFL club Hawthorn at the MCG on Sunday.

Dees skipper backs Hogan for Tigers clash

Melbourne captain Nathan Jones is expecting key forward Jesse Hogan to be available for their AFL clash against Richmond.

Next year a better bet for Hawks: Kennett

It's only four games into the season, but former Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett says the winless AFL club should consider looking to next year.

Pendlebury comes out swinging for Moore

Collingwood skipper Scott Pendlebury says it's unfair to single out young forward Darcy Moore for criticism after the Pies' poor AFL start.

Hawks still hungry for AFL success: Roughy

Hawthorn are still capable of turning their AFL season around despite their disastrous start, says skipper Jarryd Roughead.

Geelong duo offered bans by AFL's MRP

Geelong duo James Parsons and Sam Menegola have been offered two and one-match sanctions respectively by the AFL match review panel.

What happened in round four of the AFL

A snapshot of all the action in round four of the AFL season.

Cats heap AFL misery on winless Hawks

Geelong demolished Hawthorn on Easter Monday in the last game of round four to join fellow undefeated teams Adelaide and Richmond at the top of the AFL ladder.

Ling lashes Buckley over Pendlebury rest

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley is under fire for a decision to bench star midfielder Scott Pendlebury during Sunday's AFL loss to St Kilda.

Polished Cats run all over Hawks

Geelong have shown their class, running away to a 86-point success over Hawthorn that lifts them to the top of the AFL ladder.

Roos captain Ziebell cleared by MRP

North Melbourne skipper Jack Ziebell's bump on Travis Cloke during the Good Friday game has been cleared by the AFL match review panel.

Howe savages Collingwood's passengers

Collingwood defender Jeremy Howe says the Magpies' lack of four-quarter contributors is costing them.

Richmond make best AFL start in 22 years

Richmond have made their best start to an AFL season in 22 years by thumping Brisbane Lions by 52 points at the Gabba.

Too little, too late for flat Pies in AFL

Collingwood remain anchored to the bottom eight of the AFL ladder after going down to St Kilda by 14 points in a scrappy contest at Etihad Stadium.

Hawks told to lift after AFL basket case

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says even if they slump to 0-4, their season will still be alive.

Injured Docker Bennell booted off plane

Fremantle's disastrous recruitment of Harley Bennell has gone from bad to worse, with the injured star embroiled in another off-field incident.

Clarkson says Hawks' resolve is strong

Hawthorn's winless start to the AFL season has led to speculation about Alastair Clarkson's coaching future.

Sore Cripps still set for Port AFL clash

Carlton coach Brendon Bolton is backing star midfielder Patrick Cripps to be ready to take on Port Adelaide.

May hamstrung in Suns' AFL win over Blues

Gold Coast co-captain Steven May picked up a hamstring injury in the Suns' 26-point win over Carlton at Etihad Stadium.

Long road for Giants' AFL big man Patton

It's been a long few years for GWS key forward Jonathon Patton but against Port Adelaide he showed signs of delivering on his huge potential.

'Special' Eddie Betts leaves Pyke crowing

Adelaide coach Don Pyke has hailed a special performance by Eddie Betts in a 65-point belting of Essendon on Saturday night.

Bombers have hit a wall: Worsfold

Essendon coach John Worsfold says his previously banned batch of players appear to have hit a wall early in the AFL season.

Crows thrash Bombers by 65 points in AFL

Adelaide have thrashed Essendon by 65 points in their AFL match at Adelaide Oval.

Patton boots six as AFL's Giants down Port

A final-quarter blitz has helped Greater Western Sydney overwhelm Port Adelaide and seal a 31-point AFL win at UNSW Canberra Oval.

Old habits die hard for Melbourne in AFL

Melbourne have again been left to rue missed opportunities after going down by two points in their AFL match to a determined Fremantle at the MCG.

Hawks make three changes for big AFL game

While Hawthorn have dropped two players for Easter Monday's AFL clash, Geelong have recalled Nakia Cockatoo.

Fremantle upset Melbourne in AFL thriller

Fremantle have snatched their second AFL upset in as many weeks, downing Melbourne by two points in a thrilling encounter at the MCG.

Bulldogs' Cloke out of AFL for 4-6 weeks

The Western Bulldogs have suffered a major injury blow with Travis Cloke to miss up to six weeks of AFL action with broken ribs.

Crisp enjoying AFL streak at Magpies

No one at Collingwood has played more AFL games without missing out than midfielder Jack Crisp.

Bob's AFL return 'monumental': Beveridge

Western Bulldogs skipper Bob Murphy is set to play his 300th AFL game after coming back from a career-threatening knee injury.

Tigers look to extend AFL winning streak

Richmond will strive to stretch their longest current victory run against an AFL opponent when they face Brisbane at the Gabba on Sunday

Lynch kicks seven, Suns down Blues in AFL

Gold Coast's AFL resurgence has continued with a 26-point win over Carlton at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.

Scott urges 0-4 Roos to keep the faith

North Melbourne have fallen to a 0-4 start to the AFL season for the first time since 2011.

Cloke injured in Dogs' Good Friday AFL win

An injury to spearhead Travis Cloke has put a dampener on the Western Bulldogs' thrilling Good Friday AFL victory over North Melbourne.

Dogs see off Roos in Good Friday AFL clash

North Melbourne are 0-4 to start the AFL season after narrowly losing to the Western Bulldogs in a thrilling Good Friday AFL clash.

Demons back ruckman to grasp AFL chance

Melbourne have lost star AFL ruckman Max Gawn to a hamstring injury for about three months, but the Demons are confident Jake Spencer can step up.

Power to test Giants' depth in AFL clash

A depleted Greater Western Sydney outfit will be aiming to dampen Port Adelaide's early season promise when they meet in Canberra on Saturday.

Bolton offers Clarkson support

Carlton coach Brendon Bolton says his old boss Alastair Clarkson would be working incredibly hard to turn around Hawthorn's AFL slump.

Betts in good headspace: Crows coach

Adelaide coach Don Pyke says Eddie Betts is in a good headspace ahead of their AFL game against Essendon on Saturday.

Fisher latest Carlton first-gamer in AFL

Carlton first-gamer Zac Fisher will wear No.25, 50 years after Blues legend Alex Jesaulenko made his senior debut in one of AFL's best-known guernseys.

McGovern shines for Eagles against Swans

Jack Darling might face a tough task to reclaim his place in West Coast forward line after Jeremy McGovern's superb showing against Sydney.

Swans chasing answers after fourth defeat

Sydney Swans need to create history to make the AFL finals after slumping to 0-4 following their defeat by West Coast Eagles.

Roos, Dogs make hard calls for Good Friday

North Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs have made some tough selection calls ahead of their historic Good Friday AFL clash.

Eagles bounce back to keep Swans winless

Sydney will be up against it to make the AFL finals this season after slipping to a 0-4 start courtesy of a win by West Coast.

Giants lose defender for 2017 AFL season

Greater Western Sydney have lost important AFL defender Matt Buntine to a season-ending knee injury.

Giants recall top pick for key Port clash

Greater Western Sydney lost two key veterans to injury ahead of their clash with Port Adelaide but have recalled former No.1 draft pick Jonathon Patton.

Long way to go for AFL trade transparency

Geelong coach Chris Scott says it's hard to imagine an AFL player replicating NRL star Cooper Cronk's mid-year departure announcement.

AFL's Giants sharing the player wealth

Former Greater Western Sydney players can now be found on the lists of all but two rival AFL clubs.

Eade demands Suns retain effort level

Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade says his AFL team set a standard they must maintain when they thrashed Hawthorn last weekend or players face time on the bench.

Saints rule out Steven for Pies AFL clash

St Kilda midfielder Jack Steven has been ruled out of their clash with Collingwood.

Goldstein challenged for AFL ruck crown

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has laughed off suggestions the Kangaroos should consider trading ruckman Todd Goldstein.

Racism wrecks AFL: Adelaide star Betts

Racism is wrecking the enjoyment of the AFL, Adelaide star Eddie Betts says.

Demons see opportunity in AFL tough spot

The Demons are putting their faith in stand-in AFL ruckman Jake Spencer to help deliver a strong performance against Fremantle.

Dogs sweat on Picken for AFL's Good Friday

Western Bulldogs midfielder Liam Picken must pass a concussion test if he is to play in the Good Friday AFL clash with North Melbourne.

Giants rib AFL's $9 million man Kelly

Greater Western Sydney players are ribbing teammate Josh Kelly about his reported lucrative multi-year offer from rival AFL club North Melbourne.

Roos' Gibson defends 'versatile' Swallow

North Melbourne stalwart Sam Gibson says Andrew Swallow's move to the forward line is simply the reality of modern AFL.

Menzel backing Hawks to respond in AFL

In the build-up to his first Easter Monday clash Daniel Menzel says predictions of Hawthorn's AFL demise have been somewhat exaggerated.

AFL round four preview panel

A preview panel of round four of the AFL.

West Coast drop Jetta for Swans AFL clash

West Coast have again axed wingman Lewis Jetta for Thursday night's AFL clash with Sydney.

Eagles stick with rucks for Swans AFL game

West Coast have backed ruck duo Jonathan Giles and Nathan Vardy for Thursday night's AFL clash with Sydney at Domain Stadium.

Giant Cameron tries to avoid going missing

Greater Western Sydney AFL star Jeremy Cameron is working harder on the defensive side of his game in a bid to become more consistent.

More club members at AFL grand final

There will be an extra 4,000 club members at the grand final this year after the AFL re-jigged the formula for the showpiece match.

Sinclair to ruck against Eagles in AFL

Callum Sinclair will handle the bulk of Sydney's ruck duties against his former club West Coast in Thursday's AFL match in Perth

Roos want more than toughness in AFL

Defender Jamie Macmillan says North Melbourne won't be focused on physically intimidating the Western Bulldogs in their Good Friday AFL clash.

Knee injury puts Johnson in doubt for GWS

Veteran Steve Johnson is in doubt for Greater Western Sydney's AFL clash with Port Adelaide.

AFLPA expecting new pay offer

Six months after the expiration of the last AFL player pay deal, there's no agreement between head office and the players' association.

Hardwick at arms length on Martin future

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick says his club and Dustin Martin's management are meeting weekly to discuss the midfielder's next deal.

Tigers trio keep lid on unbeaten AFL start

Richmond have started 3-0 in the AFL for just the second time in 22 years but the lid is being kept firmly on 2017 expectations.

Ablett's social media blackout

Gary Ablett deleted his social media accounts after media speculation about his future at Gold Coast and form in the AFL.

Boyd living for the moment with Bulldogs

Western Bulldogs veteran Matthew Boyd is still a key part of the Dogs' side but he won't be making any calls on his AFL future just yet.

Magpies want new paths to AFL wins

Nathan Buckley has challenged Collingwood to use ball movement and stoppage success to earn AFL wins after a gritty victory over Sydney.

Roos, Dogs united on Good Friday's future

North Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs are desperate to be a part of the AFL's future plans for Good Friday.

Jones hails Watts after Gawn AFL injury

While Max Gawn's hamstring injury is a major blow, Melbourne captain Nathan Jones is rapt with how Jack Watts responded on Saturday.

Infamous AFL racism incidents

A look at some infamous incidents of racism in the AFL.

No AFL tribunal after Ryder accepts ban

Port Adelaide's Paddy Ryder has accepted a one-game AFL suspension, with four other players accepting fines arising from incidents in round three.

Ablett leaning toward retirement or move

Gary Ablett says it's not quite time to draw the curtains on his Gold Coast stint, although the sun appears to be setting as he works through non-AFL issues.

Buckley hails fit Collingwood AFL list

Daniel Wells is looking at a possible Anzac Day debut for Collingwood, while Jamie Elliott looks set to return to the AFL this Sunday after 18 months out.

Crow McGovern out with hamstring injury

Adelaide's Mitch McGovern will likely miss at least two months of the AFL season after scans showed significant damage to his hamstring.

Roos, Dogs mull selection for Good Friday

North Melbourne look set to regain Majak Daw for the Good Friday AFL clash against the Western Bulldogs.

John Longmire gives backing to AFL rookies

John Longmire is adamant Sydney haven't veered too far to the side of youth despite losing their first three AFL games.

Port bans fan in latest AFL racism row

The AFL says it can do more to stop racism as indigenous players say they're saddened by the latest racism row in the sport, with one fan reported by police.

Giants keeping AFL talent away from rivals

GWS Giants are continuing to keep their best players away from rival AFL clubs with midfielder Dylan Shiel the latest to agree to a contract extension

Cats' Taylor still finding way in attack

The jury is out on Geelong's experiment with Harry Taylor playing up forward but the Cats remain confident the move will pay dividends.

Winless Hawks aren't done yet: Roughead

Hawthorn's golden era appears to be over after an 0-3 start to the year, but skipper Jarryd Roughead believes the Hawks have a few tricks left up their sleeves.

Dockers' Bennell suffers another setback

Former Gold Coast star Harley Bennell has suffered another injury setback as he attempts to make his AFL debut for Fremantle.

Giants sign star onballer to new AFL deal

Star midfielder Dylan Shiel has spurned interest from Victorian AFL clubs to sign a new two-year deal with Greater Western Sydney.

Pies boosted by star AFL recruit's return

Collingwood are set to be boosted by the return of star AFL recruit Daniel Wells, who has recovered from a calf injury.

Demons hit early strife in big AFL season

Melbourne have legitimate top-eight claims in the AFL, but they have hit early-season turbulence.

Thomas laughs off AFL diving jibes

North Melbourne small forward Lindsay Thomas will play his 200th AFL game in their Good Friday match against the Western Bulldogs.

Giants lose two more AFL midfielders

Ryan Griffen and Will Setterfield are the latest GWS Giants midfielders to get injured, with both expected to be out for up to 10 weeks with ankle damage.

AFL MRP offers Port ruckman one-match ban

Port Adelaide's Paddy Ryder can accept a one-match AFL suspension for his off-the-ball hit on Adelaide's Riley Knight.

Ruckman Ryder snapped after niggling: Port

Port Adelaide assistant coach Brendon Lade says ruckman Paddy Ryder snapped when hitting an opponent in an act which could lead to an AFL suspension.

Swans facing worst AFL start for 24 years

Sydney will be staring at their worst AFL start for 24 years if they lose to West Coast Eagles in Perth on Thursday.

Murphy hails AFL win as Carlton blueprint

Carlton captain Marc Murphy kicked a goal of the year contender in their AFL win over their fierce rivals Essendon.

Crows brace to lose injured McGovern

Adelaide forward Mitch McGovern is set to miss a chunk of the AFL season because of a hamstring injury.

Upset AFL loss is no surprise to Worsfold

Essendon coach John Worsfold says the Bombers' loss to Carlton highlighted areas of concern for his side.

Ablett proves critics wrong in shock win

Gold Coast's Gary Ablett has proved critics wrong in the clubs' historic 86 point win over Hawthorn.

Demons lose Gawn for 12 weeks in AFL blow

The news is worse than expected for Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn, who needs hamstring surgery.

Hawks still eyeing top-four AFL finish

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson is still eyeing a top-four finish despite their worst start to an AFL season since 2005.

Power sweating on MRP over Ryder clash

Port Adelaide's Paddy Ryder is awaiting the AFL match review panel's assessment of an off-the-ball incident in the Power's loss to Adelaide.

What happened in round three of the AFL

A snapshot of all the action in round three of the AFL season.

Ablett inspired as Suns shock Hawks in AFL

Gold Coast shock with historic first-ever win against Hawthorn, the Suns winning by 86 points.

Hawks last on AFL ladder after Suns' shock

Hawthorn are last on the AFL ladder while Adelaide sit in top spot as one of three unbeaten teams three rounds into the season.

Blues show true grit in upset AFL win

Carlton shone in atrocious conditions at the MCG on Sunday to upset arch-rivals Essendon and post their first win of the AFL season.

Saints play down Montagna's AFL tactics

St Kilda coach Alan Richardson says veteran Leigh Montagna meant no disrespect for Brisbane when he ran down the clock during their AFL clash.

Star Demon might need hamstring surgery

Melbourne star Max Gawn might need to go under the surgeon's knife to repair the hamstring he injured in the Demons' AFL loss to Geelong.

Roo's return helps Saints to first AFL win

St Kilda have survived a scare from Brisbane to claim their first win of the AFL season, downing the Lions by 31 points at Etihad Stadium.

Lyon buoyed by premiership-winning coach

Dockers coach Ross Lyon sought advice from a flag-winning coach before his captain Nat Fyfe led Fremantle to their first win of the season over the Bulldogs.

Ryder unlikely to escape AFL scrutiny

Port Adelaide ruckman Paddy Ryder's behind-the-play hit on Adelaide's Riley Knight is certain to attract attention from the AFL match review panel.

Sloane crowing about Adelaide's spirit

Adelaide midfielder Rory Sloane says the Crows' ability to handle Port's pressure was vital in Saturday night's AFL win.

Cameron conservative on Giants' outlook

After two solid successive wins the GWS Giants are looking strong, but coach Leon Cameron is aware of the AFL side's vulnerabilities.

Place for Preuss in Roos' ruck: Scott

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has indicated the emerging Braydon Preuss could share ruckman duties with Todd Goldstein.

Crows pip Port in AFL Showdown

Adelaide downed Port Adelaide by 17 points in Saturday night's AFL Showdown.

Fyfe stars as Dockers stun Bulldogs in AFL

Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe starred in the final quarter as the Dockers notched a shock 16-point win over the Bulldogs in Perth.

Star Demon to miss a month through injury

Star Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn will miss about four weeks with a hamstring injury suffered in Saturday's loss to Geelong at Etihad Stadium.

Ruthless Cats punish wasteful Demons

Geelong have seen off a stern challenge from Melbourne to remain undefeated, the Cats beating the Demons by 29 points at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Bruised Eagles gear for five-day AFL break

West Coast face a five-day break before hosting Sydney after a tough AFL loss to Richmond at the MCG.

Star Saint's AFL return a worry for Lions

Star St Kilda veteran Nick Riewoldt will make a welcome return from injury when the Saints take on Brisbane at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Tigers prevail over Eagles at stormy MCG

Richmond have edged an inaccurate West Coast by 11 points in stormy weather at the MCG to claim their third straight AFL win.

Kelly shines in solid Giants win over Roos

Even opposition coach Brad Scott had praise for the talented Josh Kelly who starred in the GWS Giants' win against North Melbourne.

Parish tapping Diesel for AFL success

Essendon young gun Darcy Parish is enjoying learning at the hands of Carlton great Greg Williams.

Unlucky Daw missing for Roos

The loss of tall forward Majak Daw to concussion was an added frustration for coach Brad Scott ahead of North Melbourne's latest defeat.

Cavalry not far away for struggling Swans

The winless Sydney Swans are set to regain several players over the next couple of weeks but their many youngsters face a big test in Perth next Thursday

Buckley expects Pies scrutiny to continue

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley expects the scrutiny of his side to continue despite recording their first win of the AFL season in Sydney.

New Hawk O'Meara cops Suns' cold shoulder

Hawthorn recruit Jaeger O'Meara will shape up against his former Suns teammates as both teams look to get their first win for 2017.

Pies edge out Swans in AFL thriller

Collingwood have held on to record a one-point AFL win over Sydney at the SCG, leaving the Swans without a victory after three matches.

Tigers up for tough Eagles test in AFL

Richmond are gunning for a 3-0 start to the AFL season but face a stern challenge in fellow unbeaten side West Coast.

Blues axe ex-Cat ahead of Bombers clash

Carlton coach Brendon Bolton has dropped former Geelong forward Billie Smedts for their clash against arch-rivals Essendon.

Dockers' Lyon unfazed by outside criticism

Fremantle have made six changes for Saturday's AFL clash with the Bulldogs, with coach Ross Lyon under the pump after the team's horror displays this season.

Big Demon looms large for Cats AFL clash

Melbourne take on Geelong at Etihad Stadium on Saturday with the winner improving to a 3-0 start to the AFL season.

Pint-sized Crow looms large for Port

Adelaide's brilliant goalsneak Eddie Betts is looming large in Port coach Ken Hinkley's thinking ahead of Saturday night's top-two clash in the AFL.

Showdown hype for fans, not clubs: coaches

Adelaide coach Don Pyke and his Port Adelaide counterpart Ken Hinkley say their players are cocooned from the hype surrounding games between the AFL clubs.

Ziebell relishing AFL captaincy at Roos

New North Melbourne captain Jack Ziebell says the young team is easy to lead and he has strong support from fellow Kangaroos veterans.

Hall, Jackson depressed by retirement

All-time basketball great Lauren Jackson has revealed she was on anti-depressants through her career in a revealing SBS documentary.

Scott wants North to prove AFL hardness

As much as Brad Scott liked Leon Cameron's praise of North Melbourne, the Kangaroos coach said it is yet to be vindicated on the field.

Suns coach backs Ablett's commitment

Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade says Gary Ablett is committed to improving the Suns and has only suffered serious criticism due to his high standards.

Swans to field fifth debutant

Sydney will field their fifth debutant after just three rounds this season and nine players with 15 or fewer appearances when they face Collingwood.

This may be my last AFL season: Ablett

Dual-Brownlow medallist Gary Ablett could walk away from Gold Coast and the AFL at the end of the season to deal with personal issues.

AFL round 3 preview panel

A preview panel of round 3 of the AFL season.

Rhys-Jones blasts Williams over AFL jibe

Greg Williams hopes Essendon kicks Carlton's arse this Sunday and that comment has riled former Blues teammate David Rhys-Jones.

Concussion forces Dempster to quit AFL

St Kilda defender Sean Dempster, who also played in Sydney's 2005 premiership team, has retired from AFL football.

Scott would love to coach Kelly in AFL

North Melbourne's Brad Scott says he'd love to coach GWS midfielder Josh Kelly, but he's staying out of the speculation on his AFL future.

Dawson's career on edge as Dockers axe six

Veteran Fremantle defender Zac Dawson is among six players to be axed following last week's 89-point loss to Port Adelaide in the AFL.

Pies looking to crash Buddy's AFL party

Lance Franklin will make his 250th AFL appearance on Friday but Collingwood are out to spoil his celebration.

Eagles won't target injured Tiger Martin

West Coast will be boosted by the return of speedster Lewis Jetta for Saturday's clash with Richmond at the MCG.

Scott, Thompson lament AFL suspension

Sam Durdin will become North Melbourne's 1000th senior player when he replaces suspended defender Scott Thompson.

Hardwick backs AFL umpires, bemoans rules

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick says the game's rules and interpretations make life even harder for the umpires.

Memorable AFL Showdowns in Adelaide

Five of the most memorable AFL Showdowns between Adelaide and Port Adelaide.

Nathan Buckley swats aside AFL doubters

Jamie Elliott and Daniel Wells are at least a week away from playing AFL football for Collingwood but Levi Greenwood is expected to line up against Sydney.

Martin to play against Eagles in AFL

Coach Damien Hardwick will leave it up to Dustin Martin and his doctor to decide whether the Richmond star wears a helmet against West Coast.

Crows lose Jenkins for AFL clash with Port

Adelaide and Port Adelaide have each made one change ahead of Saturday night's top-of-the-table clash at Adelaide Oval.

Scott fires back after Mooney criticism

Geelong coach Chris Scott has fired back at Cameron Mooney after the former Cats premiership forward again questioned his judgment.

Davis takes the long road to join 100 club

Greater Western Sydney co-captain Phil Davis is about to complete an interrupted nine-year journey to play his 100th game in the AFL.

Thompson wants Ablett back at Cats in AFL

Former Geelong coach Mark Thompson said Gary Ablett's Gold Coast teammates should give him better support.

Bennell's AFL return delayed by new injury

Harley Bennell is yet to play for Fremantle, after being traded from the Gold Coast at the end of 2015, with another injury delaying his AFL return.

Power lose Hombsch for AFL Showdown

Port Adelaide defender Jack Hombsch suffered a knee injury late in Sunday's win over Fremantle and will miss this weekend's AFL Showdown.

Honourable AFL losses not on for Lions

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan says gone are the days that his AFL club are satisfied with honourable losses after the gallant last round display against Essendon.

Lance Franklin prepares for 250th AFL game

A look at the career of Lance Franklin ahead of his 250th AFL game on Friday.

Roo 'strong chance' to face Lions: Saints

St Kilda will consider bringing Nick Riewoldt back for Sunday's AFL clash against Brisbane, just a fortnight after he injured his knee.

Kelly doesn't want to leave GWS: Cameron

GWS coach Leon Cameron says Josh Kelly wants to stay at the AFL club despite a reportedly lucrative offer from North Melbourne.

Cats hero Horlin-Smith on AFL injury list

Geelong midfielder George Horlin-Smith will miss the AFL clash with Melbourne after undergoing surgery on a fractured thumb.

Roos tall Mason Wood in AFL injury setback

North Melbourne will be without exciting big man Mason Wood for at least three weeks after he suffered another injury.

AFL 250th milestone due to coaches: Buddy

Lance Franklin says Alastair Clarkson and John Longmire have been the biggest influences on his AFL career, as he prepares to play his 250th game.

500th AFL goal looms for Stevie Johnson

GWS Giants forward Steve Johnson is one goal away from becoming just the third current AFL player to reach 500 goals.

Lockett coaching Swans is special: Buddy

Sydney star Lance Franklin says Tony Lockett has been pointing out what he's been doing wrong since starting a part-time coaching role at the Swans.

Dogs dismiss AFL umpiring favouritism talk

Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has dismissed suggestions the reigning AFL premiers are getting a favourable run from the umpires.

Suns must follow Swallow's lead: Barlow

Gold Coast star Michael Barlow believes the embattled Suns must follow inspirational midfielder David Swallow's lead if they are to bounce back in the AFL.

Franklin wants AFL flag with Swans

Lance Franklin feels only injury will stop him completing his nine-year deal with Sydney and is more motivated than ever to win a flag with the Swans.

Lewis cops medicine for crude AFL hit

Suspended Melbourne midfielder Jordan Lewis says there was no justification for striking Carlton's Patrick Cripps during their AFL clash.

Silvagni okay with AFL biff

Jack Silvagni has backed Patrick Cripps to play on Sunday against Essendon despite the AFL star fracturing his jaw in Carlton's loss to Melbourne.

Roos offer mega-deal to GWS star: reports

North Melbourne are reported to have offered a huge AFL deal to Greater Western Sydney star Josh Kelly in a bid to lure the talented Victorian home.

Giants look for first AFL win in Tassie

Greater Western Sydney will look for their first AFL win in Tasmania this weekend after suffering maulings in their two previous visits to the Apple Isle.

Nat Fyfe still keen to stay at the Dockers

Fremantle fans can rest easy, on some level, with Nat Fyfe saying the team's horror start to the year hasn't convinced him to leave the club.

Beveridge may rest sore Bulldogs in AFL

Western Bulldogs AFL coach Luke Beveridge will monitor a couple of sore players ahead of Saturday's away clash with Fremantle.

AFL's Tigers confident Martin will play

Richmond star Dustin Martin looks set to play through the pain of a fractured cheekbone when the Tigers face West Coast at the MCG on Saturday.

Eade, Ablett criticism white noise: Barlow

Gold Coast AFL leader Michael Barlow has described criticism of under-fire Rodney Eade and midfielder Gary Ablett as white noise.

Key Essendon talls push for AFL returns

Essendon's ruck crisis appears over with key talls Matthew Leuenberger and Tom Bellchambers ready to return from injury.

Port coach has selection headaches

Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak says his coach Ken Hinkley has some selection headaches ahead of Saturday night's AFL game against Adelaide.

Gold Coast should part with Ablett: Bomber

Former Geelong coach Mark Thompson says he doubts Gold Coast will stand in the way if Gary Ablett makes another AFL trade request.

Saints coach wants AFL rushed behind tweak

St Kilda coach Alan Richardson says the AFL's deliberate rushed behind rule remains ambiguous and should be tweaked.

Dees duo Hogan, Lewis cop AFL suspensions

Melbourne duo Jordan Lewis and Jesse Hogan and North Melbourne's Scott Thompson have all accepted AFL suspensions.

Dockers fully behind under-fire Lyon

Fremantle fans are starting to call for coach Ross Lyon to be sacked, but football operations manager Chris Bond won't have any of it.

Burton AFL Rising Star after Tex shutdown

Hawthorn defender Ryan Burton is the AFL's Rising Star for round two after an eye-catching performance during their loss to Adelaide.

Suns' AFL chief Evans defends coach Eade

Gold Coast chief executive Mark Evans says it is ridiculous that coach Rodney Eade faces speculation about his AFL future after just two rounds.

Magpies star Wells 'over AFL injury hump'

Injured Collingwood midfielder Daniel Wells could be considered for AFL selection in round four after returning to training.

Carey clips AFL umpires after big weekend

While umpires coach Hayden Kennedy has defended his charges, commentator Wayne Carey says it was a bad weekend.

Elvin takes second at Tour of Flanders

Rio Olympian Gracie Elvin has posted the best Australian result at the women's Tour of Flanders.

Carlton star Cripps suffers fractured jaw

Carlton have confirmed star midfielder Patrick Cripps suffered a fractured jaw when he was struck during their AFL loss to Melbourne.

Port captain downplays historic Showdown

Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak downplays Saturday night's AFL showdown against Adelaide, the first meeting of the clubs when first and second on the ladder.

MRP hits Demons hard with AFL bans

Melbourne stars Jordan Lewis and Jesse Hogan face suspension after Sunday's AFL win over Carlton.

Eagles keen to shut down 'scary' Martin

West Coast know they'll need to shut down star Tiger Dustin Martin on Saturday if they are to boost their chances of winning at the MCG.

Crows' Jenkins clear of serious injury

Scans have cleared Adelaide forward Josh Jenkins of any serious injury after he was rushed to hospital during Saturday's AFL match.

Martin nursing fractured cheekbone in AFL

Richmond star Dustin Martin is sporting a shiner after Thursday night's AFL win over Collingwood and scans have confirmed he has a fractured cheekbone.

Swans await feedback on AFL free-kick woes

Sydney coach John Longmire is determined to address the free-kick woes besetting his side who have conceded more than any other AFL team.

Brown loses AFL mementos in Qld floods

While Brisbane legend Jonathan Brown has had some property damage because of the Queensland floods, there is good news.

Port's Hartlett to make AFL return

Port Adelaide defender Hamish Hartlett is rated a certain starter against Adelaide after missing Sunday's AFL match because of illness.

Unique Franklin up alongside AFL greats

Sydney coach John Longmire says Lance Franklin is unique and deserves to be mentioned in the same discussion as the legends from the golden era of AFL forwards.

Port coach enjoying the AFL moment

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says he wants to enjoy his AFL club's win against Fremantle - for the moment.

Bolton fumes after Blues let win slip

Carlton coach Brendon Bolton was in no mood to celebrate a gallant effort against Melbourne after his side let a late lead slip to fall to a 22-point loss.

Flag fancies find a way in AFL furnace

Geelong's one-point victory over North Melbourne and Melbourne's win over Carlton have capped off a weekend of tight contests in the AFL.

Hawkins shines and struggles in AFL clash

While star Geelong forward Tom Hawkins kicked four goals in the one-point AFL win over North Melbourne, he also gave away a whopping five free kicks.

Lyon to swing selection axe at Fremantle

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon says he'll swing the selection axe after his side was thrashed by Port Adelaide by 89 points in Sunday's AFL match.

What happened in round two of the AFL

A snapshot of all the action from round two of the AFL season.

Demons hold out dogged Blues in AFL

Melbourne have survived a big scare from bogey side Carlton to record a 22-point win over the Blues at the MCG on Sunday.

Bartel feels sorry for struggling Ablett

Retired Geelong champion Jimmy Bartel says it's hard to see the Gold Coast allowing former AFL teammate Gary Ablett to return home.

Hawks AFL veteran Birchall fractures jaw

Hawthorn premiership defender Grant Birchall will undergo surgery and miss up to a month of AFL after fracturing his jaw during their loss to Adelaide.

Saints AFL star Steven still in hospital

St Kilda midfielder Jack Steven will stay in a Perth hospital for another night after suffering a punctured lung during their AFL loss to West Coast.

Cats beat Roos by a point in epic AFL duel

North Melbourne were outstanding but Geelong kicked five goals to one in the last quarter to win an epic game on Sunday at Etihad Stadium.

Cameron lauded by Giants AFL namesake

GWS Giants AFL coach Leon Cameron has hailed the work ethic and desire to improve of his key forward Jeremy Cameron

Leaky Eagles aim to fix up AFL defence

West Coast are unbeaten after two rounds, but coach Adam Simpson doesn't want his team to continue conceding high scores.

Watson challenge sparks Bombers AFL win

Essendon coach John Worsfold says ex-skipper Jobe Watson's three-quarter time address sparked Saturday night's 27-point AFL win over the Brisbane Lions.

Eade backs Suns AFL stars Ablett, Lynch

Gold Coast AFL coach Rodney Eade has backed struggling Suns stars Gary Ablett and Tom Lynch following his teams' 102-point away loss to GWS Giants

Eagle Kennedy's late heroics sink Saints

St Kilda were made to pay for their wayward goalkicking in their 19-point loss to West Coast in Perth.

Bombers beat Brisbane to go back-to-back

Essendon had to hold out a spirited Brisbane to make it two straight wins to start the AFL season with a 27-point victory at the Gabba on Saturday night.

Green kicks five in record Giants AFL win

Toby Greene kicked five goals as GWS Giants posted a club record score and winning margin in a 102-point home drubbing of Gold Coast.

Clarkson still bullish on Hawks' hopes

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson is refusing to write off his side's 2017 hopes despite a stuttering 0-2 start to the season.

Comeback Crows overtake Hawks at MCG

Adelaide will head into next weekend's Showdown on top of the AFL ladder after defeating Hawthorn by 24 points at the MCG.

Swans AFL leader says core group must lift

Sydney captain and midfield star Josh Kennedy has called on his team's experienced players to lift their game after two losses to start the AFL season.

Bolton keeping faith with baby Blues

Carlton won't be rushed into blooding young forward Harry McKay ahead of time, according to coach Brendon Bolton.

North scheming to stop Dangerfield in AFL

North Melbourne have devised multiple plans to stop Geelong superstar Patrick Dangerfield in Sunday's AFL clash at Etihad Stadium.

Essendon 'not good enough yet': Worsfold

Essendon coach John Worsfold is not worried about an emotional let down against Brisbane on Saturday after their stirring AFL round one upset over Hawthorn.

Port coach backs Gray to find AFL form

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley is backing his star utility Robbie Gray to find form in Sunday's AFL game against Fremantle at Adelaide Oval.

Sydney's Tippett back on AFL injury list

Sydney AFL ruckman-forward Kurt Tippett has been diagnosed with an acute ankle sprain and is highly unlikely to play against Collingwood on Friday.

Wilson back to add dash to Giants AFL side

Dashing GWS Giants back Nathan Wilson has regained a spot following a AFL pre-season in which he said he was behind the eight-ball after surgery on both hips.

Confusion reigns on rushed behind rule

There is confusion about the AFL's deliberate rushed behind rule after a controversial call during the Western Bulldogs' win over Sydney.

Dogs down Swans in AFL grand final replay

The reigning premier Western Bulldogs have defeated Sydney by 23 points in a gripping replay of last year's AFL grand final at Etihad Stadium.