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Sports - AFL

Viney hurt as Demons' AFL woes continue

Melbourne co-captain Jack Viney will undergo scans on a sore shoulder sustained in a heavy bump during the Demons' 43-point loss to Richmond.

Riewoldt hurt in Tigers' win over Demons

Star Richmond forward Jack Riewoldt will undergo scans on a knee injury sustained in his side's 43-point AFL win over Melbourne.

Sydney Stack makes a name for himself | Richmond v Melbourne Highlights | Round 6, 2019 | AFL

Injury hits Magpies' Elliott again in AFL

Collingwood and Essendon have made two changes apiece for their annual AFL Anzac Day blockbuster at the MCG.

Miller, Zorko to resume QClash AFL battle

Brisbane AFL coach Chris Fagan anticipates a "fierce" QClash while the Lions' Dayne Zorko can expect close company from Gold Coast rival Touk Miller.

Zaharakis! | Bombers v Magpies, Anzac Day 2009 | AAMI Classic Last Two Mins | AFL

Richmond compounds Demons' AFL woes

Richmond have cruised to a 43-point win over Melbourne in the Anzac Day eve AFL clash at the MCG.

Tigers snare AFLW star Conti from Bulldogs

EMMA KEARNEY of the Bulldogs in action during the AFL Women's match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Western Bulldogs at UNSW Canberra Oval in Canberra, Australia.

Western Bulldogs best and fairest winner Monique Conti has joined Katie Brennan in leaving for expansion AFLW team Richmond.

Ablett, Betts, Matera | Coates Hire GOTY nominations | Round 5, 2019 | AFL

Matthews helped start AFL Anzac tradition

Leigh Matthews coached Collingwood in the epic 1995 match that started the AFL's Anzac Day tradition.

Pies recall Hoskin-Elliott in AFL surprise

WILL HOSKIN-ELLIOTT of the Magpies kicks whilst being tackled by Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti of the Bombers during the AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Collingwood Magpies in Melbourne, Australia.

Essendon and Collingwood have made big selection calls for Anzac Day, with Bomber Darcy Parish dropped again and Magpie Will Hoskin-Elliott returning.

Ablett, Melksham, Murphy | JLT MOTY nominations | Round 5, 2019 | AFL

Preview of the AFL Anzac Day match

Essendon and Collingwood boast 3-2 records heading into their 25th Anzac Day clash, with the Bombers on a three-game winning streak.

Lyon wants Dockers to celebrate with deeds

DAVID MUNDY of the Dockers kicks the ball during the 2017 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Essendon Bombers at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Fremantle will host their annual Len Hall Tribute Game on Saturday against the Western Bulldogs, and also mark the 300th AFL game of veteran David Mundy.

Lloyd says pressure on Bombers in AFL

Essendon great Matthew Lloyd says Anzac Day is a big chance for the Bombers to prove their AFL credentials this season.

Melican an option for under-siege Swans

Swans head coach JOHN LONGMIRE talks to his players during the AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Sydney Swans at ES in Melbourne, Australia.

Sydney coach John Longmire says young defender Lewis Melican is in the mix for an AFL recall.

New-look Suns' chance to prove AFL point

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

Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew insists the overhauled Suns are better equipped to capitalise on their 3-2 start to the AFL season than they were last year.

AFL fines Bombers over Daniher inclusion

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.

The AFL has fined Essendon $20,000 over Joe Daniher's surprise late inclusion for their 58-point Good Friday victory over North Melbourne.

Fagan demands Lions QClash response

CHRIS FAGAN, Senior Coach of the Lions looks on during the Brisbane Lions AFL pre-season training session at University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston, Australia.

Brisbane and Gold Coast will both take winning records into the AFL's QClash at Metricon Stadium.

2019 AFL Round 6 Preview – ESSENDON v COLLINGWOOD

Dyson Heppell is back

Racing and Sports will provide analysis of many games in the 2019 AFL Season.

Greene return will lift GWS: Coniglio

Toby Greene

GWS midfielder Stephen Coniglio says the importance of star Toby Greene, who will return from a calf injury for the AFL Sydney derby, can't be underplayed

Sydney Swans won't bottom out: CEO

Jake Lloyd

Sydney Swans CEO Tom Harley says the AFL club will continue to buck the trend and avoid the boom-and-bust cycle as they pursue a 10th straight finals berth.

Demons persist with Lewis amid changes

Jordan Lewis

While Melbourne have dropped three players for the Anzac eve AFL blockbuster, Richmond have made only one change.

Eagles' Barrass faces AFL injury spell

TOM BARRASS of the Eagles runs onto the ball during the AFL Preliminary Final match between the West Coast Eagles and the Melbourne Demons in Perth, Australia.

West Coast are resigned to being without premiership defender Tom Barrass for several weeks because of a foot injury.

Sydney Swans searching for AFLW ground

TOM HARLEY, CEO of the Swans speaks to media during the NAB Trade Period at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

The Sydney Swans are determined to be part of the AFLW but the question of where they will play home games is yet to be resolved.

Corr could be rushed back to play on Buddy

AIDAN CORR of the Giants handpasses the ball during the AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Aidan Corr is among the contingency plans that AFL club GWS will mull as they ponder who should play on Lance Franklin if Phil Davis is an enforced omission.

AFL want attitude change towards umpires

AFL General Manager Football Operations STEVE HOCKING was announced as the new AFL General Manager of Football Operations at AFL House in Melbourne, Australia.

AFL football operations boss Steve Hocking says there's room for better attitudes towards umpires in the game.

Lions keen to avoid early KO against Suns

ERIC HIPWOOD of the Lions celebrates kicking a goal during the AFL match between Brisbane and Collingwood at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Brisbane forward Eric Hipwood wants the Lions to come out swinging against Gold Coast after their AFL opponents landed the first blows in recent weeks.

AFL praises Ablett for booing reaction

GARY ABLETT of the Cats in action during the 2019 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Geelong Cats at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

AFL football operations boss Steve Hocking says Gary Ablett and Geelong handled the booing from Hawthorn fans professionally.

Upside to Hawks injury woes: Roughead

JARRYD ROUGHEAD of the Hawks runs with the ball during an AFL match at University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston, Australia.

Hawthorn veteran Jarryd Roughead says the short-term pain of their lengthy injury list will have long-term benefits with youngsters getting opportunities.

AFL round six preview panel

A preview of the opening match of round six of the AFL between Richmond and Melbourne at the MCG.

Swans keen to restore SCG fortress status

DANE RAMPE of the Swans is tackled during the AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the West Coast Eagles at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney defender Dane Rampe remains optimistic about his AFL club's prospects this year but knows they must start banking more wins at the SCG.

Adelaide recruit in AFL selection frame

TYSON STENGLE of the Tigers runs with the ball during the AFLX match between the Richmond Tigers and the Brisbane Lions at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Adelaide recruit Tyson Stengle is in the selection frame for Saturday's AFL fixture against St Kilda in Melbourne.

Demons axe trio amid five AFL changes

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 says the Demons are united and won't respond to widespread criticism of their poor early-season AFL form.

Magpies wary of Anzac Day AFL shootout

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's streak of high-scoring AFL wins has Collingwood pondering ways to apply the brakes in their Anzac Day game.

Port hold no AFL grudge on Polec: Ebert

JARED POLEC of the Power kicks the ball during the AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Port Adelaide utility Brad Ebert says the Power players don't hold a grudge against Jared Polec, who walked out of the club to join AFL rivals North Melbourne.

Dockers have AFL ban halved, Hawkins fined

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.

Fremantle defender Taylin Duman had his striking ban halved to one game at the AFL tribunal, while Geelong star Tom Hawkins can accept a $2000 fine.

In-form Saints eyeing AFL finals: Steele

St Kilda have defied pre-season predictions of doom and gloom with midfielder Jack Steele saying the AFL finals were now a goal for the in-form Saints.

Setback for hamstrung Tigers AFL skipper

TRENT COTCHIN of the Tigers celebrates after scoring a goal during the AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Collingwood Magpies at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Richmond captain Trent Cotchin will remain sidelined from AFL action after experiencing hamstring soreness.

2019 AFL Round 6 Preview – RICHMOND v MELBOURNE

Houli is an important cog off the halfback line

Racing and Sports will provide analysis of many games in the 2019 AFL Season.

Roos becoming 'irrelevant' in AFL: Carey

Two-time North Melbourne premiership captain Wayne Carey has claimed his former AFL side are becoming "irrelevant" and singled out Jack Ziebell for criticism.

Booing AFL stars doesn't work: Dangerfield

PATRICK DANGERFIELD of the Cats looks on during the 2017 AFL Second Semi Final match between the Geelong Cats and the Sydney Swans at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield says the AFL's best players are helped, not hindered, by opposition hostility.

Skipper Selwood inspires Cats' AFL win

JOEL SELWOOD of the Cats runs with the ball during the AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Melbourne Demons at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Geelong skipper Joel Selwood had a major influence when pushed onto the ball in the Cats' Easter Monday AFL win over Hawthorn.

Villain Ablett brings Easter AFL magic

GARY ABLETT of the Suns kicks on goal during the AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Gold Coast Suns at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Geelong veteran Gary Ablett has wound back the clock with an inspired three-goal performance during the Cats' AFL win over Hawthorn.

Snapshot of round five in the AFL

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

A snapshot of round five in the AFL.

Cats top as AFL season of upsets continues

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

Geelong retain top spot of the AFL ladder after a season of upset results continued in round five.

Mundy's Docker dream alive ahead of 300th

DAVID MUNDY of the Dockers kicks the ball during the 2017 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Essendon Bombers at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Fremantle will be looking to continue their recent good form against the Western Bulldogs on Saturday while celebrating the 300th game of veteran David Mundy.

Key Demon set for knee surgery in AFL blow

NEVILLE JETTA of the Demons marks the ball during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne will be without backman Neville Jetta until the second half of the AFL season after sending him for knee surgery.

Docker Duman offered two-match AFL ban

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.

Fremantle defender Taylin Duman is the sole player facing suspension from the first eight games of round five of the AFL.

Geelong edge Hawthorn in AFL stunner

BEN STRATTON Ben of the Hawks is tackled during the AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Hawthorn Hawks at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Gary Ablett and Gary Rohan have shared seven goals as Geelong downed Hawthorn by 23 points at the MCG on Easter Monday.

Dons poised to play AFL stars on Anzac Day

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.

Devon Smith and David Zaharakis are expected to return from injury layoffs for Essendon's Anzac Day AFL blockbuster with Collingwood.

Demons hurt by coach Goodwin's AFL barb

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 captain Jack Viney says the Demons will be a more physical prospect when they clash with Richmond in the AFL.

Veteran Simpson proud of Blues for AFL win

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.

Kade Simpson says he and his Carlton teammates will relish their first win of the AFL season without getting carried away.

Crows AFL coach Pyke: I never lost faith

DON PYKE Senior Coach of the Crows addresses his players during the 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final match at MCG in Australia.

Adelaide AFL coach Don Pyke says he had never lost faith in his Crows after their 73-point thumping of Gold Coast.

Crows thrash Suns in Betts' 300th AFL game

EDDIE BETTS of the Crows celebrates a goal during the 2018 AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Adelaide Crows at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Adelaide have trounced Gold Coast by 73 points, with star forward Eddie Betts kicking six goals in his 300th AFL match.

Coach Bolton lauds young Carlton players

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 coach Brendon Bolton wasn't fussed that his side ended a 59-game drought to kick 100 points on Sunday in their win over Western Bulldogs.

Blues break AFL hoodoo and down Bulldogs

For the first time in 60 games, Carlton have cracked the ton, downing the Western Bulldogs by 44 points in another AFL upset.

Hawks wary of Easter Monday AFL fade-out

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 has laid down a challenge to his players to be tougher for longer in the Easter Monday AFL clash with Geelong.

Saints skipper Geary has thigh surgery

JARRYN GEARY of the Saints handpasses the ball under pressure from Nat Fyfe of the Dockers during an AFL match at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

St Kilda captain Jarryn Geary has undergone surgery to relieve pressure from a cork in his thigh after their AFL win over Melbourne.

Longmire laments Swans' poor AFL pressure

Sydney Swans AFL coach JOHN LONGMIRE speaks to the media during a press conference at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney coach John Longmire says his side have rallied from poor early-season form in the past and believes they can do it again.

Edwards shines as Tigers beat Swans in AFL

Shane Edwards is relishing his new role across half-back and was best afield in Richmond's win over Sydney.

Tigers to regain Riewoldt after AFL win

DUSTIN MARTIN of the Tigers celebrates kicking a goal during the AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Carlton Blues at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Shane Edwards has starred at halfback as Richmond easily beat Sydney, while Swans star Lance Franklin moved to seventh on the AFL's all-time goals table.

Demons easy to play against, says Goodwin

Melbourne's AFL season has suffered another blow with a 40-point loss to St Kilda at the MCG.

St Kilda run rings around Demons in AFL

St Kilda have maintained their impressive start to the AFL season with a 40-point win over a listless Melbourne at the MCG.

Fremantle's Nat Fyfe brilliant on return

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 skipper Nat Fyfe took charge against GWS in the final quarter when the game was in the balance, leading his side to second spot on the AFL ladder.

Port's Ryder speaks out after racist abuse

PADDY RYDER of the Power poses for a photograph during the Port Adelaide Power training session at Jiangwan Stadium in Shanghai, China.

Port Adelaide star Paddy Ryder has spoken out against racism after he was subjected to vile comments on social media.

Fast finishing Fremantle beat GWS in AFL

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 have kicked the opening six goals of the final term to prevail over GWS 16.10 (106) to 11.16 (82) at Manunka Oval in Canberra.

Carlton go to school on AFL heartbreaker

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 will look to avoid the mistakes at crucial times that have cost them dearly this season when they take on the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium.

Crows must answer AFL critics: Eddie Betts

EDDIE BETTS of the Crows is tackled by Phil Davis of the Giants during the AFL First Qualifying Final match between the Adelaide Crows and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Adelaide's AFL milestone man Eddie Betts is calling for the Crows to answer their critics with a win against Gold Coast.

Eagles blame new stadium for AFL injuries

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 defender Tom Barrass is nursing a foot injury, and the Eagles reckon the Optus Stadium turf could be to blame.

Port Adelaide crush Eagles by 42 in AFL

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.

Port Adelaide have booted nine goals to two in the opening half of their AFL match to set up their big win over West Coast at a wet and windy Optus Stadium.

Heat on Brad Scott as AFL greats slam Roos

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

Former club greats have laid into North Melbourne after the Kangaroos' terrible loss to Essendon in their marquee Good Friday AFL game.

Star Bombers set for Anzac Day AFL game

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.

Having welcomed back Joe Daniher, Essendon are set to add David Zaharakis and Devon Smith to their side for their Anzac Day AFL showdown with Collingwood.

Gibbs in, Jenkins out for Adelaide in AFL

JOSH JENKINS of the Crows is tackled by Will Schofield of the Eagles during the AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the West Coast Eagles at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Adelaide have recalled Bryce Gibbs but made another high-profile axing with Josh Jenkins to miss their AFL clash with Gold Coast.

Options for Geelong in monster AFL clash

ZACH TUOHY of the Cats and Marc Murphy of the Blues in action during the 2017 AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Geelong Cats at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Geelong coach Chris Scott is spoilt for choice at the selection table ahead of the Cats' clash with Hawthorn at the MCG.

GWS tagger de Boer has Fyfe in AFL sights

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

GWS tagger Matt de Boer will try to shut down a third Brownlow Medallist in as many weeks when the Giants face Fremantle in Canberra.

AFL admits score review errors helped Pies

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.

The AFL has conceded there were two score review errors in Collingwood's big win over Brisbane at the Gabba.

Red-hot Essendon torch Kangaroos in AFL

JOE DANIHER of the Bombers runs with the ball during the AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Geelong Cats at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

North Melbourne have delivered a dismal performance in their prized Good Friday AFL slot, losing to Essendon by 58 points at Marvel Stadium.

AFL drubbing could usher in Lions changes

CHRIS FAGAN, Senior Coach of the Lions looks on during the Brisbane Lions AFL pre-season training session at University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston, Australia.

Back-to-back losses have Brisbane coach Chris Fagan considering personnel changes, with the coach admitting his side were off the boil and battling for form.

Pies' slick AFL victory pleases Buckley

NATHAN BUCKLEY, coach of the Magpies addresses the team during the 2017 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Collingwood Magpies at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Things started to click for Collingwood in the AFL as they doubled Brisbane's score to send the Lions crashing back to ground at the Gabba.

Eagles boss likely to stick with AFL team

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 forecast heavy rain is unlikely to prompt a late change to his side to host Port Adelaide in Friday night's AFL game.

Demons, Saints still AFL works in progress

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

Melbourne and St Kilda have welcomed back some key players for the big Easter Saturday match at the MCG.

Tigers tab Grimes to curb Franklin in AFL

LANCE FRANKLIN of the Swans celebrates with fans after the AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Essendon Bombers at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick is confident defender Dylan Grimes can get the job done on Sydney superstar Lance Franklin in their AFL clash at Marvel Stadium.

Magpies too hot for sloppy Lions in AFL

DAYNE BEAMS of the Lions handballs during the AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and Brisbane Lions at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Collingwood have dominated Brisbane at a Gabba sell-out in the AFL, with an eight-goal third term powering them to a 62-point victory.

Higgins, Kangaroos primed for AFL fight

North Melbourne will look to build on their breakthrough win over Adelaide when they host Essendon on Good Friday at Marvel Stadium.

AFL round-five preview panel

A preview panel for the remaining eight matches in round five of the 2019 AFL season.

Demons drop McDonald in AFL, regain Lewis

Jordan Lewis and Neville Jetta are back in Melbourne's 22 for their AFL clash with St Kilda but Oscar McDonald has been dropped.

Eagles pick Jetta for AFL clash with Port

West Coast speedster Lewis Jetta will return from a hamstring injury for Friday night's AFL game against Port Adelaide in Perth.

Swans laugh off Buddy AFL trade talk

KIEREN JACK of the Swans kicks a goal during the AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Adelaide Crows at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Tony Shaw's suggestion Sydney could look to trade Lance Franklin is laughable says Swans veteran Kieren Jack, who will play his 250th AFL game on Saturday.

AFL facts about Adelaide's Eddie Betts

EDDIE BETTS of the Crows celebrates a goal during the 2018 AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Adelaide Crows at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Facts about Adelaide forward Eddie Betts, who will play his 300th AFL game on Sunday.

Arrest a game-changer for AFL star Betts

EDDIE BETTS of the Crows is tackled by Phil Davis of the Giants during the AFL First Qualifying Final match between the Adelaide Crows and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Ahead of his 300th AFL game, Adelaide star Eddie Betts says being arrested in 2009 helped him turn his life around.

Desperate Blues pose AFL threat to Dogs

Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge says his side must maintain their composure at critical moments or risk handing Carlton their first AFL win.

Brereton joins Saints in AFL coaching role

Five-time premiership forward Dermott Brereton will take up a part-time coaching role at St Kilda.

Dusty to bounce back for Tigers: Hardwick

DUSTIN MARTIN of the Tigers celebrates kicking a goal during the AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Carlton Blues at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Richmond star Dustin Martin will be a welcome inclusion when the Tigers host Sydney at Marvel Stadium on Saturday night.

Crows ruckman Jacobs has knee surgery

SAM JACOBS of the Crows celebrates after kicking a goal during the AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the West Coast Eagles at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Adelaide ruckman Sam Jacobs will miss the next six weeks of the AFL season after having surgery on his right knee.

2019 AFL Round 5 Preview – HAWTHORN v GEELONG

Hawthorn gets their old rivals

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2019 AFL Round 5 Preview – MELBOURNE v ST KILDA

Nathan Jones found some form

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2019 AFL Round 5 Preview – WEST COAST v PORT ADELAIDE

Jack Darling is a crucial player for the Eagles

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Demons to continue ruck tandem experiment

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 was impressed with how ruck duo Max Gawn and Braydon Preuss combined in their first AFL match together.

Fagan looks for Lions' AFL response

CHRIS FAGAN, Senior Coach of the Lions looks on during the Brisbane Lions AFL pre-season training session at University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston, Australia.

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan is interested in the response from his side on Thursday after their unbeaten start to the season was ended by Essendon last weekend.

Double dose of good news for AFL's Giants

JACOB HOPPER of the Giants handballs whilst being tackled by Jack Graham of the Tigers during the AFL Preliminary Final match between the Richmond Tigers and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

GWS Giants have re-signed young gun midfielder Jacob Hopper for two more years and also announced record membership numbers.

Hogan could be Freo hero in defence

Dockers head coach ROSS LYON walks off at quarter time during the AFL match between North Melbourne v Fremantle at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

With Joel Hamling in doubt, Fremantle coach Ross Lyon could pitch Jesse Hogan into a defensive role on GWS's Coleman Medal leading full-forward Jeremy Cameron.

AFL round five preview panel

A preview of the opening match of round five of the AFL between Brisbane and Collingwood at the Gabba.

Saints appoint Peta Searle as AFLW coach

The AFLW will have at least one female head coach next season after expansion club St Kilda appointed Peta Searle to lead their inaugural campaign.

Port recruit says facing Eagles is weird

SCOTT LYCETT of the Eagles and Sean Darcy of the Dockers contest the ruck during the AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Port Adelaide's recruit Scott Lycett is uncertain of the reception he'll get when he faces his former AFL club West Coast for the first time on Friday night.

Fit-again Demons a major boost for defence

JORDAN LEWIS of the Demons runs out onto the field during the AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Jordan Lewis and Neville Jetta have been cleared to return from injury when Melbourne host St Kilda at the MCG in round five of the AFL season.

Walsh inks fresh AFL contract with Carlton

SAM WALSH of Vic Country runs during the U18 match between Vic Country and Vic Metro at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

The AFL's latest No.1 draft pick, Carlton's Sam Walsh, has signed a two-year contract extension with the Blues.

Adelaide forward Jenkins ponders AFL axe

JOSH JENKINS of the Crows kicks the ball during the AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the West Coast Eagles at AO in Adelaide, Australia.

Adelaide forward Josh Jenkins says he and a dozen other Crows should be wondering if they'll be axed after a poor start to the AFL season.

Fagan backs Lions to tame Pies' AFL mids

CHRIS FAGAN, Senior Coach of the Lions looks on during the Brisbane Lions AFL pre-season training session at University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston, Australia.

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan insists their former AFL captain Dayne Beams won't get any special treatment in his return to the Gabba with Collingwood.

2019 AFL Round 5 Preview – BRISBANE v COLLINGWOOD

Cam Rayner is a fine talent

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Third AFLW skipper could be on move

KATIE BRENNAN of Darebin kicks for goal during the VFL Women's Grand Final match between Diamond Creek and Darebin at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

AFLW captains Katie Brennan and Leah Kaslar have signed off on moves to new homes and Carlton's leader Brianna Davey could join them soon.

Clubs and AFL square ledger at tribunal

LUKE MCDONALD of the Kangaroos marks the ball during a North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL training session at Arden Street Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Luke McDonald will miss North Melbourne's Good Friday clash with Essendon after the AFL tribunal upheld his one-week suspension for rough conduct.

No.1 pick Walsh on track for Rising Star

SAM WALSH of Vic Country runs during the U18 match between Vic Country and Vic Metro at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Carlton's Sam Walsh is at Roger Federer-esque odds to win the AFL Rising Star award after picking up a nomination for his work on Sunday.

Neale calm ahead of Lions' date with Pies

LACHIE NEALE of the Dockers looks to pass the ball during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Port Adelaide Power at OS in Perth, Australia.

Lachie Neale is keeping things in perspective ahead of the Lions' much-hyped Easter Thursday meeting with Collingwood at a sold-out Gabba.

Scott mindful of big-scoring AFL Bombers

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.

After breaking through for their first win of the season last weekend, North Melbourne believe their Good Friday clash with Essendon will be a sellout.

GWS can cover Ward void: co-captain Davis

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

Phil Davis says Callan Ward's words of wisdom will help AFL club GWS cover the immense void left by the co-captain's season-ending knee injury.

Magpie Beams loving Lions' AFL success

DAYNE BEAMS of the Lions handballs during the AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and Brisbane Lions at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Collingwood star Dayne Beams is a certain starter for Thursday night's AFL clash against Brisbane at the Gabba after missing last week.

Hawks AFL star O'Meara signs new deal

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

Hawthorn have secured a key part of their AFL future with star midfielder Jaeger O'Meara inking a four-year contract extension.

Bombers still weighing Daniher AFL return

JOE DANIHER of the Bombers runs with the ball during the AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Geelong Cats at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Essendon spearhead Joe Daniher will look to prove his fitness at training as the Bombers weigh up whether he will play in the AFL on Good Friday.

Conservative coaches behind low AFL scores

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

The AFL's new rule changes have inadvertently led to lower scores in the opening rounds with risk-averse coaches adopting conservative tactics.

AFL tribunal upholds McDonald one-week ban

LUKE MCDONALD of the Kangaroos marks the ball during a North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL training session at Arden Street Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

The AFL tribunal has upheld Kangaroo Luke McDonald's one-week ban for rough conduct.

Longmire to fix Swans AFL stoppage woes

Swans head coach JOHN LONGMIRE talks to his players during the AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Sydney Swans at ES in Melbourne, Australia.

Sydney coach John Longmire has identified the Swans poor stoppage work as a big factor in their mediocre start to the AFL season.

Heppell hopes Daniher is back for North

JOE DANIHER of the Bombers runs with the ball during the AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Geelong Cats at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Essendon key forward Joe Daniher is a chance to make his long-awaited AFL comeback in the Good Friday blockbuster against North Melbourne.

Port lament missed AFL opportunities

Port Adelaide missed a golden opportunity in Saturday night's seven-point loss to Richmond, Power assistant coach Nathan Bassett says.

Saints look no further than Demons in AFL

JARRYN GEARY of the Saints handpasses the ball under pressure from Nat Fyfe of the Dockers during an AFL match at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

St Kilda acting captain Seb Ross says it's far too early in the AFL season to raise their sights, despite an encouraging start.

Hawks should regain O'Meara for AFL clash

BEN STRATTON Ben of the Hawks is tackled during the AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Hawthorn Hawks at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Injury-plagued Hawthorn lost captain Ben Stratton and fellow defender James Frawley in their loss to St Kilda.

Dangerfield free, Setterfield cops AFL ban

PATRICK DANGERFIELD of the Cats congratulates Rhys Stanley of the Cats on a goal during the AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the St Kilda Saints at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong, Australia.

Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield has avoided AFL suspension, but Carlton's Will Setterfield and North Melbourne's Luke McDonald face bans.

Blues insist coach Bolton is safe

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 have backed coach Brendon Bolton amid a winless start to the AFL season, which has raised questions about the Blues' lack of improvement.

Bowes' early call on last-minute AFL goal

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

Match-winning play aside, Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew says Jack Bowes is growing into an influential talent at the AFL club.

Clarkson bemused by low scoring in AFL

ALASTAIR CLARKSON, Senior Coach of the Hawks looks on during the 2017 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Hawthorn Hawks at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says everyone is trying to find their way in the opening month of the AFL season.

Last-gasp AFL loss leaves Blues stranded

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 are the only AFL team without a win after the chaotic finish to Sunday's match against Gold Coast.

Snapshot of the AFL's round-four action

JOEL SELWOOD (left) and Chris Scott, Senior Coach of the Cats share a laugh during a Geelong Cats AFL training session at Simonds Stadium in Geelong, Australia.

All 18 teams have now suffered at least one loss, underlining how tight this season is shaping up.

Suns pip Blues in AFL's 'Benny Hill Show'

JACK BOWES of the Suns kicks during the AFL pre-season practice match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Brisbane Lions at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Jack Bowes' late goal has helped Gold Coast home in another tight contest for a third win in four AFL rounds, heaping more pressure on the winless Carlton.

Saints' Hannebery targets AFL this year

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

Star St Kilda recruit Dan Hannebery has spoken of his frustrations, with injuries keeping him off the field.

Giants confirm AFL season over for Ward

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

GWS co-captain Callan Ward is the latest AFL player felled by a season-ending knee injury in 2019.

Saints shine in tight AFL win over Hawks

JAEGER O'MEARA of the Hawthorn Hawks runs with the ball during the AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Hawthorn Hawks at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Two goals in a nailbiting last quarter have given St Kilda a five-point win over injury-plagued Hawthorn.

Hamling joins Fremantle casualty ward

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.

Key Fremantle defender Joel Hamling was left with blurred vision after being concussed in their AFL western derby loss to West Coast.

Scott relieved as Roos post first AFL win

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

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott admits he was feeling the pressure before his side broke their winless streak with a 12-point victory over Adelaide.

'No easy fix' for timid Crows' AFL issues

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 will weigh up whether to recall midfield duo Bryce Gibbs and Hugh Greenwood after slumping to their third AFL loss from four games.

Gaff cops boos as Eagles beat AFL Dockers

ANDREW GAFF of the Eagles passes the ball during the AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia.

West Coast have booted five opening term goals to nil to set up their eighth straight western derby win over arch AFL rivals Fremantle.

North down Crows to break AFL drought

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 posted their first win of the AFL season, defeating Adelaide by 12 points at Marvel Stadium after an inaccurate first half.

Young Tigers delivered in AFL: Hardwick

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 coach Damien Hardwick says his side's young players impressed during their seven-point win over Port Adelaide in the AFL.

Tigers sink Port in AFL thriller

TOM LYNCH of the suns celebrates a goal during the AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Geelong Cats at MS in Gold Coast, Australia.

The Richmond Tigers have secured a seven-point victory over Port Adelaide in a nail-biter at Adelaide Oval.

Lions must rally quickly from AFL loss

CHRIS FAGAN, Senior Coach of the Lions looks on during the Brisbane Lions AFL pre-season training session at University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston, Australia.

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan noted after Saturday's loss to Essendon that his emerging team is still a work in progress

Star GWS mids just better than Cats: Scott

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

Geelong's unbeaten start to the AFL season has ended with a four-point defeat at the hands of GWS at GMHBA Stadium.

Bombers end Lions' unbeaten AFL start

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti was best afield with seven goals for Essendon as they handed Brisbane their first AFL loss of the season.

Bombers mourn death of Daniher patriarch

Jim Daniher, the patriarch of the AFL's famous Daniher clan, has died on his Ungarie property.

Savage lauds Slater's new Saints AFL role

BILLY SLATER looks on during the Australian Kangaroos Rugby League World Cup training session at Langlands Park in Brisbane, Australia.

St Kilda defender Shane Savage says rugby league great Billy Slater has helped him develop his leadership.

GWS lose Ward, stun Cats in AFL thriller

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

GWS have scored a thrilling four-point win over Geelong after losing co-captain Callan Ward to a knee injury just minutes into the AFL clash at GMHBA Stadium.

Suns aim to be the Storm of the AFL

BEN AINSWORTH of the Suns celebrates after kicking a goal during the AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and Gold Coast Suns at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Gold Coast will start as favourites when they look to continue Carlton's winless start to the AFL season at Metricon Stadium on Sunday.

Beams, Mayne no AFL certainties for Pies

DAYNE BEAMS of the Lions handballs during the AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and Brisbane Lions at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Collingwood utility Chris Mayne has been hospitalised after copping a heavy knock to the back during the Magpies' AFL win over the Western Bulldogs.

Bulldogs coach questions AFL score review

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

Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge believes the AFL score review process robbed his side of a goal during their loss to Collingwood.

Grundy stars as Magpies down AFL Bulldogs

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.

Collingwood's Brodie Grundy has delivered a ruckman masterclass to secure a scratchy 14-point AFL win over Western Bulldogs at the MCG.

Essendon pinpoint Neale as AFL danger man

LACHIE NEALE of the Dockers looks to pass the ball during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Port Adelaide Power at OS in Perth, Australia.

Brisbane star Lachie Neale promises to a focal point of added attention from Essendon in their AFL clash at the MCG.

Tigers lose another AFL star for Port game

BACHAR HOULI of the Tigers runs the ball during the AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Hawthorn Hawks at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Richmond have lost defender Bachar Houli for their trip to face Port Adelaide in their AFL twilight game at Adelaide Oval.

Saints leave out Steven for Hawks AFL game

JACK STEVEN of the Saints looks dejected after a loss during the AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Richmond Tigers at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

St Kilda star Jack Steven has trained but he has not made the final team for the AFL match against Hawthorn.

Veteran Crows on notice after Gibbs axed

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 has sent a clear message to his underperforming veterans with the shock decision to dump Bryce Gibbs for the clash with North Melbourne.

Cameron talks up AFL options for de Boer

DUSTIN MARTIN of the Tigers celebrates kicking a goal during the AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Carlton Blues at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Fresh from his big tagging win against Dustin Martin, GWS onballer Matt de Boer might not have the same role against Geelong.

Gaff moment of madness to haunt AFL derby

ANDREW BRAYSHAW of the Dockers during warm up of the AFL JLT Community Series match between the Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles at HBF Arena in Joondalup, Australia.

West Coast and Fremantle insist both AFL clubs have moved on from Andrew Gaff's brutal hit on Andrew Brayshaw ahead of Saturday's Western Derby.

Saints leave Steven out of final AFL team

JACK STEVEN of the Saints looks dejected after a loss during the AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Richmond Tigers at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

St Kilda have only made one change for their AFL match against Hawthorn, with Jack Steven not in the final 22.

Hawthorn wait on sore O'Meara in AFL

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

Hawthorn star Jaeger O'Meara is nursing a sore hip and must prove his fitness to play against St Kilda at Marvel Stadium.

2019 AFL Round 4 Preview – GOLD COAST v CARLTON

Stuart Dew has exceeded expectations

Racing and Sports will provide analysis of many games in the 2019 AFL Season.

2019 AFL Round 4 Preview – GEELONG v GWS

Patrick Dangerfield is flying

Racing and Sports will provide analysis of many games in the 2019 AFL Season.

Goodwin lauds AFL Demons Petracca, Preuss

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

An encouraging Demons debut from Braydon Preuss and the improving form of Christian Petracca has given Melbourne AFL coach Simon Goodwin some good vibes,

Swans waiting on Nick Smith's AFL return

NICK SMITH of the Swans kicks during the AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Essendon Bombers at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney don't have an AFL return date for sorely-missed defender Nick Smith, who hasn't played since round 21 last year and is still battling a hamstring injury.

Grundy stars, Magpies down Bulldogs in AFL

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

Collingwood's Brodie Grundy has delivered a ruckman masterclass to secure a scratchy 14-point AFL win over the Western Bulldogs at the MCG.

Demons off the mark against sluggish Swans

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 overcome a 22-point deficit to beat Sydney 15.10 (100) to 11.12 (78) at the SCG and record their first win of the AFL season.

Preview of round four games in the AFL

Round four rundown of the AFL.

Adelaide drop Gibbs for North AFL clash

Adelaide have axed star utility Bryce Gibbs and winless North Melbourne have made four changes for their important clash.

AFL prime time return for Dogs' Johannisen

Western Bulldogs will welcome back Norm Smith Medallist Jason Johannisen for their clash with Collingwood at the MCG.

2019 AFL Round 4 Preview – COLLINGWOOD v WESTERN BULLDOGS

Collingwood's class could tell

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Depleted Tigers see chance for AFL rebound

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 coach Damien Hardwick has confirmed Shane Edwards will captain the Tigers against Port Adelaide in the absence of their AFL big four.

Dockers star Fyfe ruled out of AFL derby

SAM LLOYD of the Tigers avoids being tackled by NATHAN FYFE of the Dockers during the AFL NAB Challenge match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Richmond Tigers at Rushton Park in Mandurah, Australia.

AFL superstar Nat Fyfe has ruled himself out of Fremantle's derby clash with West Coast after suffering concussion in a sickening head clash.

Depleted Swans looking for a lift at SCG

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

Melbourne will look to open their AFL win account for 2019 against Sydney Swans at the SCG on Thursday evening.

AFL round-four preview panel

A preview of the opening match of round four of the AFL between Sydney and Melbourne at the SCG.

Kennedy and de Boer extend AFL time at GWS

MATT DE BOER of the Giants looks to pass the ball during the AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Greater Western Giants at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

GWS leadership group member Matt de Boer and foundation player Adam Kennedy have signed contract extensions with the AFL club.

2019 AFL Round 4 Preview – SYDNEY v MELBOURNE

Tom Papley is now used in the midfield

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Cats lose Henderson for AFL clash with GWS

LACHIE HENDERSON of the Cats handballs during the AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Fremantle Dockers at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong, Australia.

Geelong have received mixed news on the AFL injury front with Lachie Henderson sidelined and Tim Kelly expected to play against GWS.

Ainsworth tracking for early Suns return

BEN AINSWORTH of the Suns celebrates after kicking a goal during the AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and Gold Coast Suns at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Gold Coast forward Ben Ainsworth could return one month earlier than anticipated from a knee injury to face Carlton on Sunday.

Roos coach contrite amid winless AFL start

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

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott admits his decision to field seven new players in the winless Kangaroos' first three AFL games was overly ambitious.

Time for much-hyped Pies midfield to click

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 coach Nathan Buckley wants to see better chemistry from his much-hyped midfield group against the Western Bulldogs at the MCG.

Fit-again talls an AFL boost for Bombers

CALE HOOKER of the Bombers and Jasper Pittard of the Power compete for the ball during the 2017 AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Port Adelaide Power at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Essendon are set to be bolstered by the returns of key AFL talls Cale Hooker and Joe Daniher in the next fortnight after lengthy injury lay-offs.

Dees name tall timber for Swans AFL clash

TOM MCDONALD of the Demons handballs during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne key forward Tom McDonald has overcome an ankle injury and will line up for the winless Demons against Sydney at the SCG.

Dustin Martin cops AFL fine over gestures

DUSTIN MARTIN of the Tigers celebrates kicking a goal during the AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Carlton Blues at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

The AFL has fined Richmond midfielder Dustin Martin $2500 for making abusive gestures and a verbal sledge towards a GWS opponent.

Hawks rookies searching for AFL chemistry

TOM MITCHELL of the Hawks in action during the 2018 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Collingwood Magpies at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Hawthorn's midfielders are still figuring out how to cover for injured AFL star Tom Mitchell, according to No.1 ruckman Ben McEvoy.

Lyon no clearer on Fyfe AFL availability

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.

Nat Fyfe's availability for the the Fremantle match against West Coast is still up in the air after the star midfielder took a head knock against St Kilda.

Gaff in spotlight for western AFL derby

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 and Fremantle will continue their AFL derby rivalry with all eyes on the Eagles' Andrew Gaff.

Fit Hanley relishes Suns' bright AFL start

PEARCE HANLEY of the Suns in action during the JLT Community Series AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Essendon Bombers at Harrup Park Country Club in Mackay, Australia.

Fit-again Pearce Hanley is enjoying his time in a new-look back six at the Gold Coast that is playing like they have plenty to prove.

AFLW set for intercontinental clash

An AFLW program called 'the Kanguritos' has been launched in the Colombian capital of Bogota before an inter-continental clash next month.

Brennan joins Tigers in AFLW switch

KATIE BRENNAN of the Bulldogs during the AFLW match between the Brisbane Lions and the Western Bulldogs at South Pine Sports Complex in Brisbane, Australia.

AFLW expansion club Richmond have made premiership-winning captain Katie Brennan their first signing.

Basketballer Wilson considers AFL options

HUGH GREENWOOD of the Crows celebrates a goal during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Adelaide Crows at OS in Perth, Australia.

Australian basketball representative Tom Wilson has quit the Sydney Kings and the NBL to chase an AFL career as multiple clubs circle.

Dustin Martin's AFL suspension downgraded

DUSTIN MARTIN of the Tigers celebrates kicking a goal during the AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Carlton Blues at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

The AFL tribunal has downgraded Richmond superstar Dustin Martin's suspension for striking GWS opponent Adam Kennedy.

Bulldogs star Brennan to make AFLW switch

KATIE BRENNAN of Darebin kicks for goal during the VFL Women's Grand Final match between Diamond Creek and Darebin at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

The Western Bulldogs have confirmed that co-captain Katie Brennan is leaving, with expansion club Richmond her likely destination.

Carey blasts Kangaroos after bad AFL start

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.

Former North Melbourne captain Wayne Carey has lamented the skills of his former team, as well as singling out Ben Brown for criticism.

AFL backs controversial Phillips free

JACK BILLINGS of the Saints runs out onto the field during the AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Carlton Blues at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

AFL's umpires coach said the right call was made against Collingwood's Tom Phillips, but Saints forward Jack Billings did not deserve the free paid against him.

Richmond weigh up AFL tribunal for Martin

DUSTIN MARTIN of the Tigers handpasses the ball under pressure during the JLT Community Series AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Richmond Tigers at Norm Minns Oval in Wangaratta, Australia.

Richmond are without star Dustin Martin for two games after the star midfielder was banned for striking, also making him ineligible for the Brownlow Medal.

Doubt remains over Crow ruckman's fitness

SAM JACOBS of the Crows celebrates after kicking a goal during the AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the West Coast Eagles at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Adelaide ruckman Sam Jacobs could miss another AFL game because of a knee injury.

Swans coach backs SCG drop-in pitch talk

Sydney Swans AFL coach JOHN LONGMIRE speaks to the media during a press conference at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

The Sydney Swans would support drop-in cricket pitches at the heavily used SCG.

Daw takes major step in AFL recovery

MAJAK DAW of the Kangaroos marks infront of Aliir Aliir of the Swans during the AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Sydney Swans at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

While North Melbourne defender Majak Daw remains a long way from a comeback at any level, he is back running on open ground.

North Melbourne delist Moana Hope

MOANA HOPE of the Kangaroos celebrates scoring a goal during the 2019 NAB AFLW Round 07 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Fremantle Oval in Fremantle, Australia.

North Melbourne have delisted one-time AFLW marquee player Moana Hope after just one season for the Kangaroos.

Viney wants Demons defensive focus in AFL

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

Winless Melbourne's AFL clash with Sydney isn't a "line in the sand" game, according to Demons skipper Jack Viney.

Swans lose Hayward, McVeigh for long spell

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

Sydney Swans have lost Jarrad McVeigh for up to two months with a quadriceps injury and Will Hayward for four weeks after his jaw was operated on.

Martin suspended, AFL issue please explain

DUSTIN MARTIN of the Tigers runs with the ball during the JLT Community Series AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Richmond Tigers at Norm Minns Oval in Wangaratta, Australia.

Richmond star Dustin Martin is out suspended for two games, and must explain a couple of questionable incidents to the AFL.

Dockers sweat on concussed Nat Fyfe in AFL

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 skipper Nat Fyfe could miss Saturday's western derby against West Coast following his sickening head clash during the win over St Kilda.

Saints deny flouting AFL's 6-6-6 rule

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 had too many players up forward late in their loss to Fremantle, but was it an honest mistake or an attempt to flout the 6-6-6 rule?

Winless Roos need to settle in AFL: Scott

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

North Melbourne remain winless this AFL season after suffering a 16-point loss to Hawthorn, with coach Brad Scott saying his players need to settle.

Fyfe concussed as Dockers beat Saints

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 have overcome the third-quarter loss of Nat Fyfe to concussion to post a thrilling five-point win over St Kilda in Perth.

Bulldogs question attitude after AFL loss

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.

When asked if complacency played a part in Sunday's loss, Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge did not bat the question away.

Snapshot of round three action in the AFL

DUSTIN MARTIN of the Tigers runs with the ball during the JLT Community Series AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Richmond Tigers at Norm Minns Oval in Wangaratta, Australia.

Dustin Martin will come under media scrutiny and Melbourne are also in strife with a 0-3 start, while West Coast won the grand final rematch.

Giant de Boer up for more run-with jobs

DUSTIN MARTIN of the Tigers celebrates kicking a goal during the AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Carlton Blues at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

After shutting down Richmond star Dustin Martin, GWS veteran Matt de Boer is preparing to get some run-with jobs during their AFL campaign.

Breust bags five as Hawks down Roos in AFL

LUKE BREUST of the Hawks in action during the AFLX match between the Essendon Bombers and the Hawthorn Hawks at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Hawthorn have come from behind to score a scrappy 16-point win over North Melbourne at the MCG.

Suns hold off Bulldogs for tight AFL win

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

Gold Coast have held off the Western Bulldogs in the last few minutes to win by five points at Marvel Stadium.

Martin to face AFL scrutiny after loss

ALEX RANCE, DUSTIN MARTIN and BRANDON ELLIS of the Tigers run during a Richmond Tigers AFL training session at Punt Road Oval in Melbourne, Australia.

Richmond will sweat on the AFL match review findings after star onballer Dustin Martin had a game to forget in the loss to GWS.

AFL rule an absolute disgrace: Dangerfield

PATRICK DANGERFIELD of the Cats looks on during the 2017 AFL Second Semi Final match between the Geelong Cats and the Sydney Swans at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Geelong superstar Patrick Dangerefield has blasted AFL's contact below the knees rule after another controversial free kick was paid against Collingwood.

Giants set to regain top AFL talent

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

GWS could have co-captain Callan Ward and clever forward Toby Greene back for next Saturday's AFL clash away to Geelong.

Hardwick wants all AFL Tigers firing

DUSTIN MARTIN of the Tigers celebrates kicking a goal during the AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Carlton Blues at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Coach Damien Hardwick has stressed Richmond must play better as a team rather than rely on AFL superstar Dustin Martin to play at an incredible level each week.

Magpies 'out-grunted' by Eagles: Buckley

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 coach Nathan Buckley concedes the Magpies have some work to do after West Coast worked harder to score a 22-point win at the MCG.

Lions coach keeps a lid on fast AFL start

CHRIS FAGAN, Senior Coach of the Lions looks on during the Brisbane Lions AFL pre-season training session at University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston, Australia.

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan knows his team's AFL season start is exciting but is also aware nothing has really been achieved yet.

Gaff return helps Eagles beat Pies again

ANDREW GAFF of the Eagles passes the ball during the AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia.

In his first game back from a lengthy suspension, West Coast star Andrew Gaff was outstanding in his side's 22-point win over Collingwood at the MCG.

Rozee blooms despite Port's AFL loss

Coach KEN HINKLEY of the Power talks tactics to his players at the 3rd quarter break during the AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Port Adelaide Power at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

He wound up on the losing team but Port Adelaide draftee Connor Rozee's five-goal display against Brisbane was first-class.

Hipwood's six lifts Lions to win over Port

LACHIE NEALE of the Dockers looks to pass the ball during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Port Adelaide Power at OS in Perth, Australia.

Brisbane have claimed their third win of the AFL season with Eric Hipwood's six goal-haul sealing a thrilling 17-point win over Port Adelaide at the Gabba.

Eagles break Pies hearts in AFL GF rematch

DOM SHEED of the Eagles runs with the ball during the AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the West Coast Eagles at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Collingwood started well but West Coast have prevailed by 22 points at the MCG in the first meeting between the clubs since last year's AFL grand final.

Giants' Jeremys torch the Tigers in AFL

JEREMY CAMERON of the Giants tackles Jackson Nelson of the Eagles during the AFL match between the Greater Western Giants and the West Coast Eagles at Spotless Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Jeremy Cameron has kicked seven goals and Jeremy Finlayson five for GWS in the Giants' 49-point win over a frustrated and injury-depleted Richmond in Sydney.

Swans face five-day AFL break then Demons

ISAAC HEENEY of the Swans in action during the AFL Second Elimination Final match between the Sydney Swans and the Essendon Bombers at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Isaac Heeney returned to form with a four-goal starring performance as Sydney posted their first win of the season.

Unbeaten Dogs look to maintain AFL belief

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

The Western Bulldogs are looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the AFL season when they host Gold Coast at Marvel Stadium.

Silence speaks for Blues after AFL loss

ISAAC HEENEY of the Swans in action during the AFL Second Elimination Final match between the Sydney Swans and the Essendon Bombers at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Carlton coach Brendon Bolton says the mood in the rooms after another close AFL loss sums up the determination of his young team.

Goodwin weighs into May's AFL fitness

STEVEN MAY of the Suns handballs during the AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Melbourne Demons at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin has some sympathy for star recruit Steven May, but has promised he'll be ready next season.

Dangerous Wingard has North on alert

CHAD WINGARD of the Power kicks the ball during the AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the West Coast Eagles at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Two-time All Australian Chad Wingard will make his Hawthorn debut in the AFL clash on Sunday against North Melbourne at the MCG.

Dockers to use pain of Suns loss

ANDREW BRAYSHAW of the Dockers during warm up of the AFL JLT Community Series match between the Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles at HBF Arena in Joondalup, Australia.

Fremantle will use the pain of blowing a late 17-point lead against Gold Coast to drive them on back in front of their home fans against St Kilda on Sunday.

Demons coach feels for hurting AFL fans

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 knows the fans are hurt by his side's poor start to the AFL season but he remains confident a win is just around the corner.

Freed-up Bombers fly to win over Demons

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 says his players appeared to play with greater freedom in their 18-point win over Melbourne at the MCG.

Brave Bombers keep Demons winless in AFL

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 have broken through for their first win of the AFL season, defeating Melbourne by 18 points at the MCG.

Pies, Eagles reload for AFL GF rematch

JAMIE ELLIOTT of the Magpies runs with the ball during a Collingwood Magpies AFL training session at Holden Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Collingwood will host West Coast at the MCG on Saturday night in their first meeting since last year's enthralling AFL grand final.

Roos resist urge to wield selection axe

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

North Melbourne have made just one change at the selection table as they look for their first win of the season when they play Hawthorn on Sunday.

Lions in 2019 are a different AFL beast

KEN HINKLEY the coach of the Power looks on during a Port Adelaide Power AFL training session at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Flying high after back-to-back AFL wins, Brisbane host Port Adelaide with both teams aiming to continue their unbeaten starts to the 2019 season.

Blues to test Kreuzer as AFL return looms

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.

Star Carlton ruckman Matthew Kreuzer will hopefully move a step closer to his AFL return from knee surgery this weekend.

GWS not taking hurt Tigers lightly in AFL

JOSH KELLY of the Giants celebrates a goal during the AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Melbourne Demons at UNSW Canberra Oval in Canberra, Australia.

They've had to deal with high injury tolls of their own the past couple of AFL seasons so GWS aren't dismissing a depleted Richmond side in Saturday's game.

Clarkson tells Hawks to heed AFL crackdown

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 says they sought AFL clarification after controversial free kicks were paid in their loss to the Western Bulldogs.

Bailey told us to toe line in AFL: McLean

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

Brock McLean says concerned Melbourne players approached coach Dean Bailey during the 2009 season about what was happening at the club.

2019 AFL Round 3 Preview – HAWTHORN v NORTH MELBOURNE

James Sicily is a fascinating watch

Racing and Sports will provide analysis of many games in the 2019 AFL Season.

2019 AFL Round 3 Preview – COLLINGWOOD v WEST COAST

De Goey is an elite talent

Racing and Sports will provide analysis of many games in the 2019 AFL Season.

Don't get carried away with Cats: Scott

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 is warning not to get carried away with his club's three consecutive wins to open the AFL season.

Crow's Seedsman avoids knee reconstruction

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.

Scans have shown Adelaide winger Paul Seedsman hasn't suffered a season-ending knee injury in the AFL.

No more AFL excuses: Melbourne coach

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

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin is eagerly anticipating Friday night's AFL game against Essendon, with both sides looking for their first win of the season.

Geelong beat Crows to stay unbeaten in AFL

PATRICK DANGERFIELD of the Cats congratulates Rhys Stanley of the Cats on a goal during the AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the St Kilda Saints at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong, Australia.

Geelong remain unbeaten after three rounds, banking a 24-point away win over Adelaide Crows on Thursday night.

Round three AFL preview panel

NATHAN JONES of the Demons kicks the ball whilst being tackled by Isaac Smith of the Hawks during the AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Melbourne Demons at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Round three AFL preview panel.

Giants welcome back Shane Mumford

TAYLOR ADAMS of the Magpies celebrates a goal during the Toyota AFL Grand Final match between the West Coast Eagles and the Collingwood Magpies at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Returning ruckman Shane Mumford and gun midfielder Josh Kelly have been named by GWS to play Richmond on Saturday.

Demons stand up against cyberbullying

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.

Melbourne are taking a stand against online trolls with a custom-made banner they will run through before their AFL game at the MCG on Friday night.

Demons coach Goodwin demands no excuses

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 refusing to use any excuses for his team's poor start to the AFL season, saying he has a fit 22 who must fire against Essendon.

2019 AFL Round 3 Preview – MELBOURNE v ESSENDON

Clayton Oliver will get plenty of touches

Racing and Sports will provide analysis of many games in the 2019 AFL Season.

2019 AFL Round 3 Preview – ADELAIDE v GEELONG

Adelaide needs the Crouch brothers firing

Racing and Sports will provide analysis of many games in the 2019 AFL Season.

Magpies AFLW boss Siekman shown door

WAYNE SIEKMAN, Senior Coach of the Magpies looks on during the 2017 AFLW match between the Western Bulldogs and Collingwood Magpies at VU Whitten Oval in Melbourne, Australia.

Collingwood coach Wayne Siekman won't have his AFLW contract renewed for 2020 after leading the Magpies to just one win in 2019.

Adams fit for Pies AFL grand final rematch

TAYLOR ADAMS of the Magpies celebrates a goal during the Toyota AFL Grand Final match between the West Coast Eagles and the Collingwood Magpies at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Taylor Adams will wear a glove to assist his return to AFL action for Collingwood when the Magpies take on West Coast on Saturday night.

Richmond players need to lift: Leppitsch

Tigers assistant coach JUSTIN LEPPITSCH speaks to the media prior to a Richmond Tigers AFL training session at Punt Road Oval in Melbourne, Australia.

Richmond assistant and three-time premiership player Justin Leppitsch says all players need to lift to replace star duo Alex Rance and Jack Riewoldt.

Swans can draw from 2017 start: Kennedy

Josh Kennedy

Having lost their first six games to make the 2017 AFL finals, the Sydney Swans can overcome two opening defeats this season, says co-captain Josh Kennedy.

Crows boss wary of Geelong's AFL defence

DON PYKE Senior Coach of the Crows addresses his players during the 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final match at MCG in Australia.

Adelaide coach Don Pyke says his Crows will be pitted against one of the AFL's stingiest defences when they host Geelong.

Stars may join Gaff in Eagles AFL return

ANDREW GAFF of the Eagles passes the ball during the AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Will Schofield and Jamie Cripps are in line for starts with West Coast as the Eagles face last year's grand final combatants Collingwood on Saturday.

Cats' Henderson returns, Crows swap rucks

Adelaide and Geelong have each made one change for their AFL clash at Adelaide Oval on Thursday night.

Martin a key in Suns encouraging AFL start

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

Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew has been impressed with Jack Martin's form, which has helped the Suns start the AFL season well.

Lyon laughs off Roos criticism of Fyfe

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 been quick to defend star player Nat Fyfe following criticism of his defensive game.

AFL round three preview panel

A preview panel of the opening match of round three of the AFL.

Pyke backs Crows tactics to cover injury

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 the loss of ruck stalwart Sam Jacobs to injury won't prompt a change in tactics against Geelong in their AFL clash.

Young Giant signs on for four more years

HARRY HIMMELBERG of the Giants in action during the Greater Western Sydney GIants AFL Intra-Club match at Tom Wills Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Young Greater Western Sydney AFL forward Harry Himmelberg has signed on for another four years.

Worsfold focus on Bombers AFL bounce back

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 starts to AFL matches have been poor so far this season but coach John Worsfold says a lift across the board is required.

Phillips unsure about AFLW playing future

Erin Phillips

Erin Phillips will see how the long recovery from next week's knee reconstruction progresses before deciding her AFLW playing future.

Bombers need to lift across board: coach

John Worsfold

Essendon's starts to matches have been poor so far this season, but coach John Worsfold says a lift across the board is required.

AFLW star Phillips turned back on WNBA job

Erin Phillips

AFLW best and fairest winner Erin Phillips has confirmed she was sounded out about applying for a WNBA head coaching role.

Injured Phillips dominates AFLW awards

Erin Phillips

Adelaide star Erin Phillips had her second AFLW best and fairest award confirmed with two of the seven rounds of votes still to be counted.

Kelly return a boost for Giants midfield

JOSH KELLY of the Giants celebrates a goal during the AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Melbourne Demons at UNSW Canberra Oval in Canberra, Australia.

GWS will welcome back star midfielder Josh Kelly for their AFL clash with Richmond at Giants Stadium.

Port's Rockliff eyes Brisbane AFL reunion

CHRIS FAGAN, Senior Coach of the Lions looks on during the Brisbane Lions AFL pre-season training session at University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston, Australia.

Port Adelaide's Tom Rockliff insists there's no ill-feeling as he prepares to face his former AFL club Brisbane at the Gabba for the first time.

Cox tribunal case a waste of time: Walker

Taylor Walker of the Crows (right) celebrates a goal with HUGH GREENWOOD of the Crows during the AFL First Preliminary Final match between the Adelaide Crows and the Geelong Cats at AO in Adelaide, Australia.

Adelaide's co-captain Taylor Walker says the AFL tribunal case of Collingwood's Mason Cox is a waste of time.

Cats AFL ace Ablett to play against Crows

GARY ABLETT of the Gold Suns poses for a portrait at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Gary Ablett and Lachie Henderson will both play for Geelong in their big AFL match against Adelaide.

Crows' Jacobs in doubt to face Cats in AFL

SAM JACOBS of the Crows celebrates after kicking a goal during the AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the West Coast Eagles at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Adelaide ruckman Sam Jacobs is in doubt for the Crows' AFL game against Geelong.

Hird not the answer for Bombers: Worsfold

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 coach John Worsfold is focused on turning his struggling AFL team's fortunes around amid talk of a role for James Hird at the Bombers.

Watson says Worsfold must find urgent fix

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 great Tim Watson says Bombers coach John Worsfold doesn't have six weeks to sort out their problems.

Hinkley, Scott want AFL contact clarity

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.

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says their round-one tactics on Max Gawn probably contributed to the weekend's crackdown on prohibited contact.

Wines tipped to return to AFL this week

KEN HINKLEY the coach of the Power looks on during a Port Adelaide Power AFL training session at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley is confident that his new co-captain Ollie Wines will return for the big game against Brisbane.

Gaff needed time out before big AFL call

ANDREW GAFF of the Eagles passes the ball during the AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia.

West Coast star Andrew Gaff will return from his costly eight-game suspension in the Saturday night grand final rematch against Collingwood.

Swans hope Heeney fights off ankle niggle

Swans head coach JOHN LONGMIRE talks to his players during the AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Sydney Swans at ES in Melbourne, Australia.

Sydney Swans' young gun Isaac Heeney is trying to fight off a lingering ankle issue.

Picken retires from AFL after concussion

LIAM PICKEN of the Bulldogs runs with the ball during the AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Melbourne Demons at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Popular Western Bulldogs veteran Liam Picken has ended his AFL career due to ongoing concussion symptoms.

Cox fined, not banned at AFL tribunal

MASON COX of the Magpies hydrates with a drink during the JLT Community Series AFL match between Collingwood Magpies and the Western Bulldogs at Ted Summerton Recreational Reserve in Moe, Australia.

Collingwood ruck-forward Mason Cox will play in Saturday night's grand final rematch against West Coast after his ban was downgraded to a fine.

Crows' Phillips adds to AFLW trophy haul

ERIN PHILLIPS of the Crows runs to the coin toss during the NAB AFLW match between the Carlton Blues and the Adelaide Crows at Ikon Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Erin Phillips has been voted Most Valuable Player by her AFLW peers, after leading Adelaide to the premiership and also wrecking her knee in the grand final.

Cameron says Lions have built more belief

CHARLIE CAMERON during an Adelaide Crows AFL Grand Final training session at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Livewire Brisbane small forward Charlie Cameron says his team has built the confidence to win tight AFL games after their disappointing 2018 season.

McGuire says he felt ill after TV gaffe

EDDIE MCGUIRE the President of the Magpies speak to the media during a Collingwood Magpies AFL press conference at the Holden Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Media personality Eddie McGuire has returned to his regular radio duties after his AFL commentary blunder and again apologised for the gaffe.

Sicily penalty in Hawks loss sparks debate

JAMES SICILY of the Hawks handballs whilst being tackled by Jed Bews of the Cats during the 2017 JLT Community Series match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Geelong Cats at University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston, Australia.

A pivotal late free kick paid against James Sicily in Hawthorn's loss to the Western Bulldogs has ignited fierce debate.

Suns shining after impressive AFL start

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

Written off pre-season as AFL no-hopers, Gold Coast have backed up their impressive first-round display against St Kilda with a three-point win over Fremantle.