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Power set to turn to makeshift ruck duo

Port Adelaide's injury woes are starting to mount, but coach Ken Hinkley doesn't want to use it as an excuse.

Kennedy suffers back spasms in Swans win

Sydney found a way to beat North Melbourne without injured skipper Josh Kennedy.

Nic Nat's nightmare | In Case You Missed It | Round 17, 2018 | AFL

Huge wins for West Coast and Sydney in AFL

West Coast have drawn level on points with Richmond at the top of the AFL ladder.

Pies fade to grey in AFL after sunny start

NATHAN BUCKLEY, Senior Coach of the Magpies addresses his players during the 2017 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Essendon Bombers at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says too many of his players lost their positions as the Magpies' seven-game winning streak ended.

The 10 best moments from round 17 | 2018 | AFL

Port duo injured in shock AFL loss to Freo

PADDY RYDER of the Power handpasses the ball during the 2017 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Port Adelaide Power at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Port Adelaide have been left counting the cost of their shock nine-point loss to Fremantle at Optus Stadium.

What happened in round 17 of the AFL

Some highlights from the weekend's games as the AFL finals race continues to heat up.

Fremantle v Port Adelaide Highlights | Round 17, 2018 | AFL

Swans defeat Kangaroos in AFL nailbiter

LANCE FRANKLIN of the Swans kicks during the AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Lance Franklin booted his 900th career goal in Sydney's thrilling win over North Melbourne.

Eagles score big AFL win but lose Naitanui

Nic Naitanui's knee injury is the big worry for West Coast after their outstanding MCG win over the Magpies.

North Melbourne v Sydney Highlights | Round 17, 2018 | AFL

Emotions run high as Nic Nat hurt in AFL

NIC NAITANUI of the Eagles marks the ball in the warm up during the NAB Challenge AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Essendon Bombers at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

West Coast fear star ruckman Nic Naitanui will need another knee reconstruction.

AFL's Lake arrives back in Melbourne

Former AFL star Brian Lake has reportedly returned to Melbourne after being freed from a Japanese jail.

AAMI Last Two Minutes: North Melbourne v Sydney | Round 17, 2018 | AFL

Greene excels in AFL return for GWS

BRETT DELEDIO of the Giants carries the ball during the AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Melbourne Demons at UNSW Canberra Oval in Canberra, Australia.

GWS star Toby Greene kicked two goals in his AFL return from a long-term foot injury, while fit-again teammate Brett Deledio impressed in the reserves.

Coach not sweating Tigers' AFL away woes

DAMIEN HARDWICK, coach of the Tigers looks on during the AFL JLT Community Series match between the Richmond Tigers and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Ikon Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Richmond are yet to win outside Victoria this AFL season, but coach Damien Hardwick says it's not a topic the reigning premiers spend much time worrying about.

Thou shall not pass McGovern | Game-breaker | Round 17, 2018 | AFL

GWS seek clarification on AFL umpire calls

GWS and Richmond were both far from pleased with some questionable free kicks in their AFL clash at Spotless Stadium.

Hanley's return boosts AFL's sorry Suns

Suns coach STUART DEW smiles during a Gold Coast Suns AFL training session at Bond University AFL Field in Gold Coast, Australia.

The successful NEAFL return of Pearce Hanley from injury has provided the Gold Coast with at least one bright spot after an 11th-straight AFL loss.

Collingwood v West Coast Highlights | Round 17, 2018 | AFL

Giants pip Tigers by two in AFL thriller

GWS have recorded their most important win of the AFL season, holding on for a two-point triumph over reigning premiers Richmond at Spotless Stadium.

Bombers run away from tiring Suns in AFL

The Suns have again run out of puff, surrendering a five-point halftime lead to lose by 44 points to Essendon on the Gold Coast.

Demons cautious after Viney injury flares

JACK VINEY of the Demons handpasses the ball during the AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Melbourne Demons at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Melbourne will take a cautious approach with Jack Viney's return after his toe injury flared up, ruling him out of the win over the Western Bulldogs.

Hawthorn 'lost spirit' in AFL upset: coach

ALASTAIR CLARKSON, Coach of the Hawks looks on during the 2017 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at the University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston, Australia.

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has accused the Hawks of lacking desire in their AFL loss to Brisbane.

Demons down Dogs but concerns for Viney

MAX GAWN of the Demons in action during the AFL 2018 JLT Community Series match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Melbourne Demons at Kingborough Oval in Hobart, Australia.

Melbourne have tightened their grip on a top-eight spot with a convincing 50-point AFL win over the Western Bulldogs at the MCG.

Blues Lamb cops AFL ban for eye contact

JED LAMB of the Blues in action during the 2018 AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Essendon Bombers at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Carlton forward Jed Lamb has been offered a one-game ban by AFL match review officer Michael Christian.

AFL consistency key for rejuvenated Roo

JED ANDERSON of the Kangaroos handpasses the ball during a North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL training session at Arden Street in Melbourne, Australia.

North Melbourne's Jed Anderson is enjoying a breakout AFL campaign with the Kangaroos thanks to a strong pre-season program.

Brisbane deal Hawks shock AFL loss in Tas

CAMERON RAYNER of the Lions poses during the 2017 AFL Draft at Sydney Showgrounds in Sydney, Australia.

Brisbane have beaten Hawthorn by 33 points in Launceston in a big blow to the Hawks top-eight hopes.

Jeremy shows AFL know-Howe to young Pies

DARCY MOORE of the Magpies takes the ball during the JLT Community Series match between the Collingwood Magpies and Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Collingwood defenders Jeremy Howe and Darcy Moore will have crucial roles in the big MCG clash with West Coast.

Power want attacking edge for AFL finals

Port Adelaide will be hot favourites to make it six wins on the trot when they take on struggling Fremantle at Optus Stadium.

Blues to monitor AFL ruckman Kreuzer

MATTHEW KREUZER of the Blues celebrates after kicking a goal during the AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Hawthorn Hawks at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Carlton ruckman Matthew Kreuzer will undergo tests after suffering an elevated heart rate during the Blues' AFL loss to St Kilda.

Blues must endure AFL nightmare: Bolton

BRENDON BOLTON, Senior Coach of the Blues looks on during the AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Carlton Blues at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Pressure continues to build on Carlton coach Brendon Bolton after the bottom-placed Blues slumped to a 64-point AFL drubbing from St Kilda.

Saints prolong Carlton's AFL nightmare

Blues coach BRENDON BOLTON looks on during a Carlton Blues AFL Media Opportunity at Highgate Reserve in Melbourne, Australia.

A rampant St Kilda have cruised to a 64-point AFL victory over hapless Carlton at Etihad Stadium.

Moore back for Pies as Eagles boost attack

DARCY MOORE of the Magpies takes the ball during the JLT Community Series match between the Collingwood Magpies and Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Darcy Moore's inclusion is a big boost for Collingwood ahead of their AFL clash with West Coast at the MCG.

GWS ready for crunch clash with Richmond

HEATH SHAW of the Giants during the AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Fremantle Dockers at UNSW Canberra Oval in Canberra, Australia.

A month-losing streak means Greater Western Sydney, who host reigning premiers Richmond, can't afford many more slip-ups if they're to reach the AFL finals.

AFL finals hopes still fuel Bombers: Smith

DEVON SMITH of the Bombers runs with the ball under pressure from Kobe Mutch of the Bombers during an Essendon Bombers AFL training session at the Essendon Football Club in Melbourne, Australia.

Essendon face a must-win AFL clash with Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium as they look to keep their faint finals hopes alive.

There's more to Tigers and 'Pies than MCG

ADAM SIMPSON, Senior Coach of the Eagles chats to Mark LeCras of the Eagles during the 2017 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

West Coast and Collingwood will lock horns in a blockbuster at the MCG, with the winner to take a major step towards locking down a top-four spot.

AFL scoring proves a demon for Melbourne

Melbourne are having enough inside 50s but their conversion is a big worry ahead of Saturday's must-win game against the Western Bulldogs.

Hawks head into AFL unknown without McEvoy

Jarrad Waite of the Kangaroos tackles JAMES FRAWLEYof the Hawks during the AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Hawthorn Hawks at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Hawthorn will need to adjust to life without lead ruckman Ben McEvoy when the Hawks host the resurgent Brisbane Lions in Launceston.

Crows' Walker offered one-game AFL ban

TAYLOR WALKER of the Crows celebrates after kicking a goal during the AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Adelaide Crows at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Adelaide captain Taylor Walker can accept a one-game ban after his high bump on Geelong defender Zach Tuohy.

We're not back in AFL yet: Crows coach

DON PYKE, Senior Coach of the Crows addresses his players during the 2017 AFL First Preliminary Final match between the Adelaide Crows and the Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Adelaide coach Don Pyke says he saw something he hasn't witnessed all year in the Crows' 16.16 (112) to 14.13 (97) triumph against Geelong in the AFL.

Giants' Kennedy in long-awaited AFL return

Giants coach LEON CAMERON looks on during a Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL training session at Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia.

GWS defender Adam Kennedy will play his first AFL game in 14 months when the Giants host Richmond at Spotless Stadium.

Preview of remaining round 17 AFL matches

West Coast's top-four showdown with Collingwood at the MCG headlines round 17 of the AFL season.

GWS star Greene returns for big AFL clash

TOBY GREENE poses during the Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL media day in Sydney, Australia.

Greater Western Sydney will welcome back star forward Toby Greene for their AFL clash with Richmond at Spotless Stadium.

A new AFL chapter starts for Blues' McKay

HARRY MCKAY of the Blues kicks the ball during the AFL 2018 JLT Community Series match between the Carlton Blues and the St Kilda Saints at Ikon Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Carlton coach Brendon Bolton says there are many reasons why Harry McKay has had a prolonged absence from the AFL.

Tigers star Rance signs new AFL deal

ALEX RANCE of the Tigers runs with the ball during a Richmond Tigers AFL training session at ME Bank Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Richmond vice-captain Alex Rance has signed a two-year contract extension with the AFL premiers.

Andrews to miss another week for Lions

Lions coach CHRIS FAGAN looks on during the AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Geelong Cats at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan says defender Harris Andrews is at least another week away from recovering from the ugly hit he copped from Jeremy Cameron.

Shaw's case for contact with AFL umpires

HEATH SHAW of the Giants handballs during the AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia.

GWS veteran Heath Shaw feels there should be scope for players to make contact with AFL umpires, provided it's not malicious.

Magpies yet to make AFL call on Moore

DARCY MOORE of the Magpies runs with the ball during the AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says they will focus on their needs when deciding whether Darcy Moore returns against West Coast.

AFL champ Lake home soon after jail exit

BRIAN LAKE of the Hawthorn Hawks is tackled during the AFL First Preliminary Final match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Hawthorn Hawks at Domain Stadium, Perth, Australia

Hawthorn champion Brian Lake is expected home this weekend after being let out of a Japanese jail without charge.

Houli, Vlastuin return for Tigers in AFL

DAMIEN HARDWICK, coach of the Tigers looks on during the AFL JLT Community Series match between the Richmond Tigers and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Ikon Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Richmond will make three forced changes for Saturday's AFL away match against Greater Western Sydney.

Roberton return gives Saints a lift in AFL

DYLAN ROBERTON of the Saints celebrates a goal during the 2018 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the St Kilda Saints at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong, Australia.

St Kilda defender Dylan Roberton has not played at any level since collapsing on the AFL field earlier this season.

Crows down Cats in AFL, Walker on report

Adelaide have downed Geelong in their AFL match at Adelaide Oval but Crows captain Taylor Walker is on report.

Demons learn from harsh AFL lesson of '17

SIMON GOODWIN the coach of the Demons looks on during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne have the same win-loss record heading into round 17 as they did last season but feel they are better-placed to break through for a finals berth.

AFL round 17 preview panel

Adelaide host Geelong in the opening match of round 17 of the AFL season.

GWS star Toby Greene eyes Richmond return

TOBY GREENE poses during the Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL media day in Sydney, Australia.

GWS star forward Toby Greene feels ready to return from injury against Richmond in their AFL clash at Spotless Stadium.

Johnson, Pearce to leave Dockers in AFL

ROSS LYON, Senior Coach of the Dockers, addresses the players at the three quarter time break during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Richmond Tigers at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has confirmed that this is the last season at the Dockers for Michael Johnson and Danyle Pearce.

Hopes Lake will soon be out of Japan jail

BRIAN LAKE of the Hawthorn Hawks is tackled during the AFL First Preliminary Final match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Hawthorn Hawks at Domain Stadium, Perth, Australia

Three-time AFL premiership star Brian Lake could soon be on a flight home to Australia after being detained over a Japanese bar scuffle, a former teammate says.

Cats lose Taylor, Talia in doubt for Crows

DANIEL TALIA of the Crows is tackled by Jack Silvagni of the Blues during the AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Adelaide Crows at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Adelaide key defender Daniel Talia is battling to prove his fitness for the Crows' big AFL game against Geelong.

Kennett urges Tassie to get behind Hawks

Hawks president JEFF KENNETT speaks to the media during a Hawthorn Hawks AFL media opportunity at Waverley Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett says the Hawks will back out of their long-term deal to play home games in Launceston if the club isn't wanted in Tasmania.

Saint Freeman unlikely to make AFL debut

Saints head coach ALAN RICHARDSON walks away from talking to his players during the AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the St Kilda Saints at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

St Kilda coach Alan Richardson says his gut feeling is that Nathan Freeman will not play against Carlton.

Sloane signs long-term AFL deal with Crows

RORY SLOANE of the Crows runs with the ball during the AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Adelaide Crows at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Adelaide have fended off intense interest from rival clubs to sign Rory Sloane to a long-term AFL deal.

Demons veteran in mix for Dogs AFL clash

SIMON GOODWIN the coach of the Demons looks on during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin says veteran Bernie Vince is in the selection mix to take on the Western Bulldogs at the MCG.

AFL star Bontempelli has emergency surgery

MARCUS BONTEMPELLI of the Bulldogs looks on during the AFL JLT Community Series match between the Western Bulldogs and the Hawthorn Hawks at Mars Stadium in Ballarat, Australia.

The Western Bulldogs have suffered a blow with young star Marcus Bontempelli to miss up to three games after having his appendix removed.

AFL tweaks can't please all: Bombers coach

JOHN WORSFOLD, Senior Coach of the Bombers addresses his players during the 2017 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Essendon Bombers at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Essendon coach John Worsfold believes proposed AFL rule changes won't stop fans from getting frustrated with umpiring decisions.

Cats and Dogs at odds over state of AFL

Bulldogs coach LUKE BEVERIDGE looks on during a Western Bulldogs AFL training session at Whitten Oval in Melbourne, Australia.

Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has hit back at criticism from Geelong counterpart Chris Scott over their views on the state of the AFL game.

Patient Sun waiting for fortunes to turn

DAVID SWALLOW catches a ball during a Gold Coast Suns AFL training session at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

David Swallow's loyalty has led to another frustrating season with the Suns, but he doesn't regret it.

AFL must give Blues priority pick: Pagan

Carlton's on-field troubles are so bad that the AFL must hand the Blues a priority draft pick, says former coach Denis Pagan.

AFL free kick count 'alarming': Worsfold

Bombers coach JOHN WORSFOLD looks on during the AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Adelaide Crows at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Essendon coach John Worsfold will meet with AFL umpires boss Hayden Kennedy to discuss his side's poor free kick record this season.

GWS coach mulls tough AFL selection calls

CALLUM MILLS of the Swans is tackled by TOBY GREENE of the Giants during the JLT Community Series AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney, Australia.

GWS expect stars Toby Greene and Brett Deledio will be cleared to return this weekend, but coach Leon Cameron isn't sure whether it will be in the AFL or NEAFL.

Morris could have more years at AFL's Dogs

JACK MACRAE of the Bulldogsin action ahead of Andrew Phillips of the Blues during the 2018 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Carlton Blues at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has given veteran Dale Morris his seal of approval to continue his AFL career next season.

Nick Holman tackling his AFL second chance

NICK HOLMAN kicks during a Gold Coast Suns AFL training session at Bond University AFL Field in Gold Coast, Australia.

Nick Holman's surprise resurgence as an AFL regular is one success story in an otherwise underperforming Gold Coast outfit this season.

Kennedy declares star Eagles fit for Pies

JOSH KENNEDY of the Swans gets a handball away despite pressure from Marcus Bontempelli of the Bulldogs during the AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Western Bulldogs at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

West Coast spearhead Josh Kennedy hopes to join Jack Darling in returning to face Collingwood in an AFL blockbuster at the MCG.

No AFL tribunal as players criticise fines

JORDAN LEWIS of the Melbourne Demons at a AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne veteran Jordan Lewis is one of 12 AFL players out of pocket following incidents during round 16.

Lions looking for three in a row in Tassie

CHRIS FAGAN, senior coach of Brisbane speaks to his players during the AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Brisbane Lions at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Brisbane are out to snap another long AFL drought as they aim for their third win in a row against Hawthorn on Saturday.

Bring back AFL's magic: Demons skipper

NATHAN JONES of the Demons leads his team out during the AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Melbourne Demons at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Respected AFL players Nathan Jones, Patrick Dangerfield and Phil Davis have called on the league to implement rule changes to improve the look of the game.

Essendon rocked by injuries to key pair

PATRICK AMBROSE of the Essendon Bombers takes the ball during the 2017 JLT Community Series match between the Collingwood Magpies and Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Essendon's Jake Stringer and Patrick Ambrose have both suffered significant injuries.

Cats' Taylor in doubt for big AFL clash

HARRY TAYLOR of the Cats celebrates a goal during the AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Richmond Tigers at Simonds Stadium in Geelong, Australia.

Geelong swingman Harry Taylor failed to train on Monday and is in doubt for Thursday night's Adelaide Oval clash against the Crows.

Injury-hit Swans back AFL youth to step up

Swans coach JOHN LONGMIRE looks on during the Sydney Swans AFL pre-season training session at Lakeside Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney's youngsters have showed experience beyond their years this AFL season, with coach John Longmire hoping for more of the same during an injury crisis.

Tigers lose AFL premiership trio to injury

JACK GRAHAM of the Tigers grabs the ball during the Second AFL Preliminary Final match between the Richmond Tigers and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Richmond have lost premiership players Nathan Broad, Jack Graham and Dan Butler to injury.

Scott backs Kelly to stay with Cats in AFL

Tim Kelly's impressive debut season at Geelong inevitably has attracted interest from the two Perth clubs.

Eagles youngster in awe of Naitanui mark

West Coast defender Oscar Allen had a debut to remember after watching from close range as Nic Naitanui took a mark of the year contender.

May escapes AFL ban for Higgins gut punch

STEVEN MAY of the Suns leads his team mates onto the ground during the AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Gold Coast Suns at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew was unimpressed with co-captain Steven May for his gut punch on North Melbourne star Shaun Higgins.

Knee surgery sidelines Port's Jonas in AFL

Jack Watts of the Demons and TOM JONAS of the Power compete for the ball during the AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Port Adelaide Power at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Port Adelaide defender Tom Jonas will be sidelined for about four weeks after undergoing knee surgery.

Reid needs surgery, Swans in injury crisis

SAM REID of the Swans trains during a Sydney Swans AFL training session at Lakeside Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney key forward Sam Reid was in the mix to return this week, but he's now facing another long stint on the sidelines because of a new Achilles injury.

Former AFL star Lake arrested in Japan

BRIAN LAKE of the Hawthorn Hawks is tackled during the AFL First Preliminary Final match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Hawthorn Hawks at Domain Stadium, Perth, Australia

Norm Smith medallist Brian Lake is in an Osaka jail after an alleged incident at a bar.

Premiership Dog Smith retires from AFL

CLAY SMITH of the Bulldogs competes for the ball against Aidan Corr of the Giants during theAFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Western Bulldogs at UNSW Canberra Ovalin Canberra, Australia.

Western Bulldogs forward Clay Smith has retired from the AFL after a knee injury stopped him from playing this season.

Dockers set for painful end to AFL season

Fremantle are reeling following consecutive thrashings and it could get even uglier over the next seven weeks.

Hawks hit with cheekbone injury to McEvoy

WILL HOSKIN-ELLIOTT of the Magpies takes a diving mark against Michael Hurley of the Bombers during the AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Essendon Bombvers in Melbourne, Australia.

Hawthorn have suffered an AFL injury blow, with ruckman Ben McEvoy undergoing surgery on a fractured cheekbone.

Will Eagles big guns return against 'Pies?

ADAM SIMPSON, Senior Coach of the Eagles chats to Mark LeCras of the Eagles during the 2017 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

West Coast coach Adam Simpson says Josh Kennedy, Jack Darling and Mark LeCras are all a chance to return against Collingwood at the MCG on Sunday.

North coach backs AFL veteran to play on

SCOTT THOMPSON of the Kangaroos kicks during the AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

North Melbourne veteran Scott Thompson provided a timely reminder of his value with a starring role during the Kangaroos' AFL win over Gold Coast.

Giants weigh up Deledio, Greene AFL recall

Giants coach LEON CAMERON looks on during a Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL training session at Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia.

The finals hopes of GWS are delicately balanced after they suffered an 11-point loss to West Coast at Optus Stadium on Sunday.

Worsfold wants Bombers to rally in AFL

JOHN WORSFOLD, Senior Coach of the Bombers addresses his players during the 2017 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Essendon Bombers at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Essendon's 16-point loss to Collingwood on Sunday means they are two games plus percentage outside the top eight.

Pies outlast Bombers for grinding AFL win

STEELE SIDEBOTTOM of the Magpies competes for the ball against JACK RIEWOLDT of the Tigers (L) during the AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Richmond Tigers at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Collingwood have extended their winning streak to seven to retain second spot on the ladder.

Naitanui soars as Eagles beat AFL Giants

NIC NAITANUI of the Eagles marks the ball in the warm up during the NAB Challenge AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Essendon Bombers at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui bounced back to his best form to lead his side to a crucial AFL victory over GWS in Perth on Sunday.

Pies mark Sidebottom's 200th with AFL win

SCOTT PENDLEBURY of the Magpies runs with the ball during the AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Steele Sidebottom has kicked two goals in his 200th AFL game as Collingwood beat Essendon by 16 points.

Snapshot of round 16 AFL action

Richmond's MCG dominance and Carlton's dismal loss to Brisbane are among the key talking points to come out of round 16 of the AFL.

AFL protected area 'driving people nuts'

BRAD SCOTT, Senior Coach of the Kangaroos looks on during the North Melbourne Kangaroos training session at Arden St in Melbourne, Australia.

The AFL is facing calls to reconsider its crackdown on the protected area following several contentious 50m penalties being awarded.

Lion Beams opens up about loss of his dad

DAYNE BEAMS of the Lions runs the ball during the AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Gold Coast Suns at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Dayne Beams had an emotional aftermath to Saturday's big win over Carlton as he continues to deal with the death of his father.

Brown boots four as North down Suns in AFL

BEN BROWN of the Kangaroos is tackled by Nick Graham of the Blues during the 2018 AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Carlton Blues at Blundstone Arena in Hobart, Australia.

North Melbourne are back within reach of the AFL's top eight after downing Gold Coast by 37 points at Etihad Stadium.

Hinkley in plea for Power recruit Watts

JACK WATTS of the Demons marks during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Ken Hinkley has pleaded with the media to shake their obsession with Jack Watts after Port Adelaide's runaway AFL win over St Kilda.

Demons coach hails big step forward in AFL

SIMON GOODWIN the coach of the Demons looks on during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

The wayward Melbourne Demons ended their three-game losing streak with a thumping AFL win over the Fremantle Dockets in Darwin.

Dogs surprised by Hawks' big AFL surge

Bulldogs coach LUKE BEVERIDGE talk to players during the AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Western Bulldogs at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Coach Luke Beveridge says Hawthorn's big third quarter is a valuable lesson for his Western Bulldogs team.

Hawks' AFL finals hopes dealt injury blow

BEN MCEVOY of the Hawks handballs during the AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston, Australia.

Hawthorn fear in-form ruckman Ben McEvoy will need surgery for a suspected cheekbone fracture that could harm his team's AFL finals push.

Saints not good enough in AFL: coach

Saints head coach ALAN RICHARDSON talks to his players during the AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

As far Saint Kilda coach Alan Richardson is concerned, his AFL side's performances this year have not been up to scratch

Demons crush Dockers in Darwin AFL clash

Melbourne blew a lot of chances but their percentage still received a boost in their 54-point AFL demolition of Fremantle.

McEvoy injury sours big Hawks win in AFL

BEN MCEVOY of the Hawks celebrates a goal during the AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Hawthorn Hawks at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

In-form Hawthorn ruckman Ben McEvoy has been taken to hospital with a suspected fracture of the cheekbone.

Power down Saints, surge to second in AFL

Port Adelaide have made light work of an error-filled St Kilda in a scrappy but convincing AFL win at Adelaide Oval.

Rampant Lions thrash dire Carlton in AFL

The Brisbane Lions have thrashed Carlton by 65 points to record back-to-back AFL wins for the first time in more than three years.

Roos look to put brakes on the Suns in AFL

North Melbourne will be looking for an improved defensive effort against Gold Coast at Etihad Stadium.

Eagles bracing for Giant midfield headache

ADAM SIMPSON, coach of the Eagles addresses the team at quarter time during the 2018 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia.

West Coast coach Adam Simpson reckons GWS have the best midfield in the competition right now, but he's backing in his own team to come up trumps.

Crows' AFL season teetering on the brink

DON PYKE, Senior Coach of the Crows addresses his players during the 2017 AFL First Preliminary Final match between the Adelaide Crows and the Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Adelaide coach Don Pyke says they are on the right path, despite the precarious state of their season.

Player depth powering Tigers' AFL campaign

DAMIEN HARDWICK, coach of the Tigers looks on during the AFL JLT Community Series match between the Richmond Tigers and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Ikon Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Despite a rash of injuries on Friday night, AFL leaders Richmond were still too good for Adelaide at the MCG.

Injury test for Pies in tough AFL run home

Magpies head coach NATHAN BUCKLEY speaks to his players during the JLT Community Series AFL match between Collingwood Magpies and the Western Bulldogs at Ted Summerton Recreational Reserve in Moe, Australia.

Collingwood's hopes of making a deep AFL finals run could be stymied by a growing injury list and a tough run of games in coming weeks.

Depleted Tigers equal AFL's MCG win streak

Richmond have suffered a spate of injuries in the second half before overwhelming Adelaide in the last quarter of their AFL clash.

Injury-hit Magpies welcome back Greenwood

LEVI GREENWOOD handballs during the Collingwood Magpies AFL Intra-Club match at Olympic Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Collingwood have been boosted by the return of Levi Greenwood for their AFL clash against Essendon at the MCG.

Lobb set to lead rejigged GWS forward line

RORY LOBB of the Giants poses during a Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL training session at WestConnex Centre in Sydney, Australia.

Rory Lobb, who booted three goals last week in his AFL return from a back injury, is ready to lead Greater Western Sydney's rejigged forward line.

Mixed news for Swans on AFL injury front

JARRAD MCVEIGH during a Sydney Swans AFL pre-season training session at Weigall Sports Ground in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney have received mixed news on the AFL injury front, with former co-captain Jarrad McVeigh facing six weeks on the sidelines.

Demons need to cash in big against Dockers

Melbourne will be aiming to end a three-match losing streak when they take on Fremantle in Darwin on Saturday night.

Hawks tab Impey to help fill Rioli void

CYRIL RIOLI of the Hawks kicks the ball during the AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Melbourne Demons at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Hawthorn are hopeful exciting recruit Jarman Impey will help fill the void left by Cyril Rioli's retirement from the AFL.

Sore Naitanui set to face AFL Giants

NIC NAITANUI of the Eagles continues his rehabilitation during a West Coast Eagles AFL training session at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui has been sore in recent weeks, but it won't stop him from facing the GWS Giants this Sunday.

Saints defend AFL injury management

JAKE CARLISLE of the Saints celebrates a goal during the round AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the St Kilda Saints at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia

St Kilda are confident key defender Jake Carlisle's punctured lung will only sideline him for one AFL game.

Rioli's AFL retirement no shock to Hawks

CYRIL RIOLI of the Hawks kicks the ball during the AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Melbourne Demons at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says Cyril Rioli's retirement came as no surprise, with the AFL club having expected the decision to come earlier in the year.

Giants confirm AFL star Patton's ACL tear

JONATHON PATTON of the Giants and Nathan Brown of the Saints compete for the ball during the AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Scans have confirmed GWS key forward Jonathon Patton will need a third knee reconstruction after he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.

Dumped Casboult still in Blues' AFL plans

BRENDON BOLTON, Senior Coach of the Blues looks on during the AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Carlton Blues at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Carlton's patience with out-of-form AFL forward Levi Casboult has worn thin, but coach Brendon Bolton expects him to earn his way back into the side.

Young Cats stepped up in AFL: coach

Cats head coach CHRIS SCOTT walks from the field prior to the First AFL Preliminary Final match between the Adelaide Crows and the Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Geelong coach Chris Scott was thrilled with how some of his AFL side's most inexperienced players stepped up when the game was to be won against Sydney.

Sydney Swans mull fix to AFL scoring woes

Sydney Swans coach John Longmire says his AFL team needs to provide better service to their forward line after producing their lowest score of the season.

Veteran Swans trio hurt in AFL upset loss

Sydney veterans Kieren Jack, Jarrad McVeigh and Dan Hannebery have all suffered injuries in the AFL club's upset loss to Geelong.

Giants brace for Patton's bad news in AFL

GWS are holding out little hope that ruck-forward Jonathon Patton will avoid his third knee reconstruction.

Preview of remaining round 16 AFL matches

Richmond host Adelaide and Essendon play Collingwood in two MCG belters, but who will kick the goals in Perth?

Demons swing axe with four AFL changes

DOM TYSON of the Demons handballs whilst being tackled by Jack Crisp of the Magpies during the AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Melbourne Demons at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne have reacted to their run of three losses by dropping four players for the must-win Darwin clash with Fremantle.

Lyon backs Sandilands to play on in AFL

AARON SANDILANDS of the Dockers handballs during the AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Fremantle Dockers at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Fremantle youngster Sean Darcy will replace injured ruckman Aaron Sandilands for Saturday night's clash with Melbourne in Darwin.

Filipino player helped save Chris Goulding

CHRIS GOULDING of Australia takes on the defence during the Basketball match between Australia and Canada of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Cairns Convention Centre in the Cairns, Australia.

Australian basketball star Chris Goulding has a Filipino player to thank for saving him from serious injury during Monday night's wild brawl.

Double injury blow for Saints in AFL

JOSH BRUCE of the Saints in action during the St Kilda Saints AFL training session at the Linen House Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Luckless St Kilda forward Josh Bruce will miss the remainder of the AFL season after breaking his leg at training.

Giants fear Patton's third ACL blow in AFL

JONATHON PATTON of the Giants and Nathan Brown of the Saints compete for the ball during the AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

GWS fear star ruck-forward Jonathon Patton is out for the rest of the season with another serious knee injury.

Reid surgery adds to Pies' AFL injury toll

BEN REID of the Magpies is tackled by JAMES SICILY of the Hawks during the 2018 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Collingwood Magpies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Collingwood swingman Ben Reid will remain sidelined for at least another month of AFL action after being sent for knee surgery.

Bolstered Crows an AFL danger for Tigers

DAMIEN HARDWICK, coach of the Tigers looks on during the AFL JLT Community Series match between the Richmond Tigers and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Ikon Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Adelaide's ladder position means little to Richmond coach Damien Hardwick after the Tigers were outclassed by the Crows earlier in the AFL season.

Cats upset Swans in low-scoring AFL clash

ISAAC HEENEY poses during a Sydney Swans AFL portrait session in Sydney, Australia.

Geelong have recorded a 12-point upset win over Sydney at the SCG, with first-year AFL player Tim Kelly kicking the match sealer.

Plenty of life in old Demons: Goodwin

Demons head coach SIMON GOODWIN gives instructions during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne veterans Jordan Lewis and Bernie Vince still have plenty to offer at AFL level according to coach Simon Goodwin.

Midfield key in Swans' AFL clash with Cats

Two of the league's best midfields will square off when round 16 of the AFL season starts with Sydney hosting Geelong at the SCG.

AFL world reacts to Rioli's retirement

CYRIL RIOLI of the Hawks kicks the ball during the AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Melbourne Demons at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

AFL players and coaches react to the sudden retirement of Hawthorn premiership star Cyril Rioli.

Docker Hill keen on brother's AFL recall

STEPHEN HILL of the Dockers looks to pass the ball during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Western Bulldogs at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Fremantle veteran Stephen Hill says it would be nice to share his milestone game with his brother Brad Hill.

Demons must regain defensive hunger

Demons head coach SIMON GOODWIN gives instructions during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne's recent run of AFL losses is down to a lack of defensive hunger, says coach Simon Goodwin.

Eagles rule out Liam Ryan for Giants clash

LIAM RYAN looks on while from the field following a West Coast Eagles AFL pre-season training session at the WA Athletics Stadium in Perth, Australia.

West Coast forward Liam Ryan won't play against GWS this Sunday, with the club still investigating his recent car crash.

Improved Giants ready for another AFL test

LACHIE WHITFIELD of the Giants runs with the ball during the AFL Inter Club match between the Sydney Swans and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Henson Park in Sydney, Australia.

Lachie Whitfield says Greater Western Sydney still have plenty to improve on as they seek to make it five wins on the trot with victory over West Coast.

The AFL career of Hawks hero Cyril Rioli

CYRIL RIOLI of the Hawks kicks the ball during the AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Melbourne Demons at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

A snapshot of retired Hawthorn star Cyril Rioli's decorated AFL career.

Hawthorn star Cyril Rioli retires from AFL

MARTIN GLEESON of the Bombers is tackled by CYRIL RIOLI of the Hawks during the AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Hawthorn Hawks at MCG Melbourne, Australia.

Hawthorn star Cyril Rioli has sparked tributes after retiring from the AFL, effective immediately.

Bombers to decide on Daniher's AFL return

JOE DANIHER of the Bombers spoils the ball over PHIL DAVIS of the Giants during the AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Essendon Bombers at Spotless Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Essendon forward Joe Daniher has resumed light running duties but coach John Worsfold remains unsure whether he'll return this AFL season.

West Coast and East Perth split in WAFL

East Perth and West Coast have called it quits on their WAFL partnership, with the Eagles looking to have their own team in the competition as soon as possible.

Hannebery makes Swans walk taller: Rampe

DAN HANNEBERY of the Swans handballs during the AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Essendon Bombers at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney vice-captain Dane Rampe says Dan Hannebery will soon return to form, adding the under-fire midfielder makes players at he AFL club 'walk taller'.

Saints reap AFL rewards for stable attack

PADDY MCCARTIN of the Saints celebrates a goal during the AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

St Kilda's upset win over Melbourne featured their highest score of the season as they reaped the benefits of a settled lineup.

Cats pick Blicavs in AFL side, Heeney out

MARK BLICAVS of the Cats runs with the ball during the AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Brisbane Lions at Simonds Stadium in Geelong, Australia.

Tall utility Mark Blicavs, who is nursing a toe injury, has been included in Geelong's side to face Sydney at the SCG.

AFL umpire-player banter is OK: Dane Rampe

Sydney vice-captain Dane Rampe says there's nothing wrong with banter between AFL players and umpires, provided it doesn't cross the line.

Star Fever duo aim to become more powerful

NATALIE MEDHURST of the Fever passes during the Super Netball match between the Firebirds and the Fever at Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia.

West Coast Fever will be aiming to cement their spot on top of the ladder by beating Sunshine Coast Lightning in a Saturday night blockbuster in Perth.

Cats set for season-defining AFL stretch

Geelong midfielder Scott Selwood will return to face Sydney but Daniel Menzel and Lachie Henderson have been ruled out.

Giants now handling AFL momentum swings

PHIL DAVIS of the Giants looks on during a Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL training session at WestConnex Centre in Sydney, Australia.

GWS co-captain Phil Davis has praised the AFL club's turnaround in form, saying the team is handling momentum swings much better.

Hungry Lions out to back up AFL victory

CHRIS FAGAN, senior coach of Brisbane speaks to his players during the AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Brisbane Lions at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan is confident his side can back up their drought-breaking AFL victory over Fremantle when they host bottom-placed Carlton.

McCartin feared AFL career might be over

PADDY MCCARTIN of the Saints celebrates a goal during the AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

St Kilda's 2014 No.1 draft pick Paddy McCartin is thrilled to be playing in the AFL consistently after a run of concussions threatened his career.

Hawks look to spread AFL midfield load

JAEGER O'MEARA of the Hawks runs the ball during the AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Collingwood Magpies at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Hawthorn's Jaeger O'Meara is enjoying his football again after three years in the wilderness and is intent on taking his game to the next level.

No plans for Tasmanian AFL team: McLachlan

AFL CEO GILLON MCLACHLAN speaks to media in Melbourne, Australia.

The AFL has committed extra funding to football in Tasmania but there are no plans to grant the state its own stand-alone team.

Docker Nat Fyfe to miss up to five weeks

BRADLEY HILL of the Dockers looks to pass the ball during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Fremantle have ruled out skipper Nat Fyfe for up to five weeks after he injured his right hamstring in last week's 55-point loss to Brisbane in Perth.

Crows Walker beats fine at AFL tribunal

TAYLOR WALKER of the Crows celebrates after kicking a goal during the AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Adelaide Crows at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Adelaide skipper Taylor Walker has successfully avoided paying an AFL fine for misconduct against West Coast's Luke Shuey.

Longmire wary of AFL's stingiest defence

Swans coach JOHN LONGMIRE looks on during the Sydney Swans AFL pre-season training session at Lakeside Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney are widely considered the AFL's stingiest defence but that mantle is currently held by the side they face at the SCG this week: Geelong.

Eagle Liam Ryan returns to AFL training

LIAM RYAN looks on while from the field following a West Coast Eagles AFL pre-season training session at the WA Athletics Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Mystery still surrounds the car crash that resulted in West Coast Eagles forward Liam Ryan being taken to hospital.

Hawks AFL coach not going anywhere

ALASTAIR CLARKSON, Senior Coach of the Hawks addresses his players during the 2017 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Hawthorn Hawks at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson is confident the Hawks will be his last AFL coaching job and he's feels a sense of obligation to all his players.

Murphy says Blues learned from AFL shocker

MARC MURPHY of the Blues runs with the ball during the AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Hawthorn Hawks at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Captain Marc Murphy says Carlton's disastrous loss to Fremantle hit the players hard.

Hurn backs Eagle Naitanui to stay strong

NIC NAITANUI of the Eagles marks the ball in the warm up during the NAB Challenge AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Essendon Bombers at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui looms as a key figure in Sunday's clash with GWS at Optus Stadium and he's received renewed backing from captain Shannon Hurn.

Crows skipper not happy with AFL fine

AFL match review officer Michael Christian handed out eight fines and banned Richmond's Nick Vlastuin for one game following his assessment of round 15.

Magpies lose key defender for AFL season

LYNDEN DUNN of the Magpies warms up prior to the 2017 JLT Community Series match between the Collingwood Magpies and Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Collingwood key defender Lynden Dunn will miss the rest of the AFL season after suffering a major knee injury against Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium.

Heeney in doubt for Swans' clash with Cats

ISAAC HEENEY poses during a Sydney Swans AFL portrait session in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney's Isaac Heeney is yet to recover from the concussion he suffered last Thursday, putting him in doubt for the AFL club's clash with Geelong.

Murphy was tempted to leave Blues in AFL

MARC MURPHY of the Blues runs with the ball during the AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Hawthorn Hawks at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Following weeks of speculation about his future, Carlton captain Marc Murphy has confirmed a two-year AFL deal that will make him a one-club player.

Gawn backs Demons to find their AFL form

Melbourne's three-game losing streak makes their AFL clash with Fremantle in Darwin even more important.

Eagles rally around Ryan after car crash

LIAM RYAN of the Eagles is tackled by DARGY TUCKER of the Dockers during the JLT Community Series AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles at HBF Arena in Perth, Australia.

West Coast small forward Liam Ryan was taken to hospital on Monday after crashing his car into a tree.

Dons-Roos thriller puts AFL rules in focus

Magpies head coach NATHAN BUCKLEY speaks to his players during the JLT Community Series AFL match between Collingwood Magpies and the Western Bulldogs at Ted Summerton Recreational Reserve in Moe, Australia.

Essendon beat North Melbourne in a cracking AFL encounter but both coaches remain open to rule tweaks that will further encourage free-flowing play.

Worries melt at Lions after big AFL win

Lions coach CHRIS FAGAN looks on during the AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Geelong Cats at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan is pleased to have seen his players get their due rewards after watching them crush Fremantle by 55 points in the AFL.

No Brownlow blushes after Nat Fyfe injury

NAT FYFE of the Dockers marks the ball during an AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Fremantle were dealt a double injury blow in their 55-point loss to Brisbane after Nat Fyfe (hamstring) and Aaron Sandilands (calf) were both cut down.

Saints' McCartin has right stuff: coach

Saints head coach ALAN RICHARDSON walks away from talking to his players during the AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the St Kilda Saints at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

St Kilda believe young key forward Paddy McCartin is building towards fulfilling his AFL potential after booting two goals against Melbourne.

Kangaroos slip as AFL ladder gets shake-up

BRAD SCOTT coach of the Kangaroos speaks to his team during a quarter time break with Jack Ziebell of the Kangaroos during an AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Fremantle Dockers at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

North Melbourne have dropped out of the AFL top eight after Essendon scored a thrilling win at Etihad Stadium.

Bombers blitz seals AFL win over Kangaroos

JOHN WORSFOLD, Senior Coach of the Bombers addresses his players during the AFL 2018 JLT Community Series match between the Geelong Cats and the Essendon Bombers at Central Reserve in Colac, Australia.

Essendon have given their AFL finals hopes a big boost with a 17-point win over North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium.

Fyfe injured as Lions blitz Dockers in AFL

NAT FYFE of the Dockers is chased by Hamish Hartlett and Darcy Byrne-Jones of the Power during the 2018 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Fremantle Dockers at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Fremantle's shock 55-point loss to Brisbane in the AFL has been compounded by injuries to star duo Nat Fyfe and Aaron Sandilands.

No frustration for Dees' AFL coach Goodwin

Demons head coach SIMON GOODWIN gives instructions during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin is confident the Demons can turn the tide after St Kilda consigned them to their third-straight AFL loss.

Snapshot of round 15 AFL action

Jack Riewoldt's heroics for Richmond and Geelong's worrying record after the bye are among the notable things to come out of round 15 of the AFL.

Saints upset Demons in AFL nail-biter

JORDAN LEWIS controls the ball during an AFL match at TIO Stadium in Darwin, Australia.

St Kilda have claimed their third win of the AFL season, downing Melbourne by two points in a nail-biting finish at the MCG.

Dale Morris wants another AFL season

DALE MORRIS takes part during a Western Bulldogs AFL training session at Whitten Oval in Melbourne, Australia.

Western Bulldogs veteran Dale Morris hopes he will be able to continue his AFL career at Whitten Oval next year.

De Goey re-signs with Magpies in AFL

JORDAN DE GOEY of the Magpies marks during the 2016 NAB Challenge match between the Geelong Cats and the Collingwood Magpies at Simonds Stadium in Geelong, Australia.

Collingwood have confirmed Jordan De Goey has signed a two-year AFL contract extension, fending off interest from North Melbourne and St Kilda.

Dew sees 'turning point' in Suns' season

Senior coach STUART DEW during a Gold Coast Suns AFL training session at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew believes their 39-point loss to Collingwood could be a "turning point" in their AFL season.

Swans duo Reid, Melican return in NEAFL

SAM REID of the Swans trains during a Sydney Swans AFL training session at Lakeside Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Sam Reid and Lewis Melican are one step closer to returning from injury in the AFL, having each played 45 minutes for Sydney's seconds in the NEAFL.

GWS adjust to life without forward Cameron

Giants coach LEON CAMERON looks on during a Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL training session at Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia.

Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron says his AFL team must be smarter while kicking the ball into a new-look forward line minus Jeremy Cameron.

Hawks must lift to make AFL finals: coach

ALASTAIR CLARKSON, Coach of the Hawks looks on during the 2017 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at the University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston, Australia.

Alastair Clarkson says Hawthorn remain a chance of playing AFL finals this year, but only if they improve on a loss that was riddled with 'passengers'.

Dunn may join Collingwood AFL injury list

LYNDEN DUNN of the Magpies warms up prior to the 2017 JLT Community Series match between the Collingwood Magpies and Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Collingwood's 39-point win over Gold Coast may have come at a cost, with AFL defender Lynden Dunn set for scans on his injured knee.

Injuries no excuse for West Coast: Simpson

ADAM SIMPSON, Senior Coach of the Eagles chats to Mark LeCras of the Eagles during the 2017 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Adam Simpson isn't pushing the panic button or blaming the absence of his three premier forwards after West Coast plunged to their third straight defeat.

Crows' win could be turning point: Pyke

DON PYKE, Senior Coach of the Crows addresses his players during the 2017 AFL First Preliminary Final match between the Adelaide Crows and the Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

A three-goal captain's cameo from Tex Walker and a fierce fourth-quarter onslaught catapulted Adelaide to a stunning 10-point AFL win over West Coast.