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2018 AFL – Round 6 Preview

What a crowd it will be for Coll v Rich

Racing and Sports aims to provide you with analysis of each game from the 2018 AFL Season.

Resurgent Deledio overcomes AFL worries

Brett Deledio worried only weeks ago whether he'd ever regain his best AFL form but the Greater Western Sydney veteran is enjoying his football again.

Ben Simmons on his love of AFL and taking hip-and-shoulders to the NBA

Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons chats about his junior footy career and how it helps his basketball.

AFL to retain afternoon grand final start

The AFL has decided against moving the grand final to a twilight or night start and will retain the 2.30pm slot.

Premiership Tigers in for Pies blockbuster

Richmond have regained three premiership stars for their AFL clash against Collingwood.

Rampant Roos blitz Hawks in first-term display - Round 5 2018 - AFL

Brown, Waite and Ziebell make a mockery of Hawthorn's defensive unit in a remarkable first-quarter performance to launch North Melbourne into a big lead.

Dockers players feasting at Lyon's house

Dockers head coach ROSS LYON looks on while players warm up during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Hawthorn Hawks at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon feels he has become a better coach this year, saying there is a harmony running through the AFL club.

Giants not looking down on winless Lions

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

After their draw against St Kilda, Greater Western Sydney aren't underestimating Brisbane, despite the Lions' winless start to the season.

Power and Cats bash and crash - Round 5 2018 - AFL

Brutal bumps, courageous marks and blood drawn in a very tough match between Port Adelaide and Geelong at Adelaide Oval.

Eagles AFL coach in awe of Docker Nat Fyfe

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.

West Coast coach Adam Simpson might turn to Elliot Yeo in an effort to stop Fremantle skipper Nat Fyfe in Sunday's AFL western derby.

Roberton has more tests after AFL collapse

DYLAN ROBERTON of the Saints handballs during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the St Kilda Saints at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

St Kilda defender Dylan Roberton has had another surgical procedure in the wake of his frightening AFL on-field collapse.

Game-breaker: Four-goal Tex responds to critics - Round 5 2018 - AFL

Adelaide captain Taylor Walker was the subject of plenty of negative attention for his performance in a loss to Collingwood the previous Friday night and the Crows' star absolutely made amends in a profound manner against Sydney.

Tuohy embraces Cats' AFL leadership role

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.

Irishman Zach Tuohy has lauded the way Geelong's inexperienced defence has stood up this year.

Hartlett to miss season with knee injury

HAMISH HARTLETT of the Power kicks during the AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Port Adelaide Power at Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia.

Port Adelaide defender Hamish Hartlett will undergo a knee reconstruction after rupturing his ACL.

Treloar wins Anzac Day medal - Round 5 2018 - AFL

Collingwood midfielder Adam Treloar uses his bursting speed to dominate the Dons in a big victory on Anzac Day.

Goldstein a key against Port: Roos' coach

SHAUN HIGGINS of the Kangaroos is tackled by Lachie Whitfield of the Giants during the 2016 AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the GWS Giants at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott is backing in-form ruckman Todd Goldstein to play a key role in the AFL clash with Port Adelaide.

Clarko clips Sicily, Zurhaar for poor acts

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 AFL coach Alastair Clarkson has a clip behind the ear ready for James Sicily but he's also had a veiled crack at Cameron Zurhaar.

Tigers cult hero Higgins kicks three goals Anzac Day eve - Round 5 2018 - AFL

Reigning premiers Richmond appear to have found a draft gem to add to their dominant attacking weapons, with energetic Jack Higgins enjoying life as an AFL player against Melbourne in front of 77,000 fans.

Crow treasures hard-earned AFL milestone

ANDY OTTEN of the Crows marks in front of Alex Rance of the Tigers during the 2017 AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the Richmond Tigers at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Adelaide defender Andy Otten will celebrate his 100th AFL game, nearly 10 years since debuting for the Crows.

Clarkson says AFL debate will decide bump

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 happy for whatever the game decides should happen to the bump.

'Na I didn't win one mate' - Bucks and Treloar's awkward exchange

Adam Treloar had the right intentions but was just a little off with his Anzac Medal history after Collingwood's huge win over Essendon on Anzac Day 2018.

Star Tigers fit for Pies AFL blockbuster

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 premiership trio Nick Vlastuin, Josh Caddy and Jack Graham are all available to take on Collingwood at the MCG.

Blues won't risk Kreuzer in Dogs AFL clash

MATTHEW KREUZER of the Blues is tackled by Scott Pendlebury of the Magpies during the 2018 AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Collingwood Magpies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Carlton have elected not to let Matthew Kreuzer loose against the Western Bulldogs in their AFL match at Etihad Stadium.

AAMI Classic Last Two Mins - 2000, Fremantle v West Coast

How about those guernseys!

Different for Swans without Buddy: Scott

CHRIS SCOTT, Senior Coach of the Cats addresses his players during the 2017 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and Port Adelaide Power at Simonds Stadium in Geelong, Australia.

Sydney will need to find a way to beat Geelong in their AFL clash at GMHMA Stadium without top guns Lance Franklin and Dan Hannebery.

Preview of round six in the AFL

The Western Bulldogs host Carlton at Etihad Stadium to start round six of the AFL.

Collingwood v Essendon Highlights - Round 5 2018 - AFL

Collingwood 14.17 (101) defeated Essendon 7.10 (52) on Anzac Day at the MCG.

WA clubs reach AFL derby medal compromise

The Glendinning Medal will be retained for the AFL western derby and a Fremantle great will be added to the award.

Wholesale changes for Essendon in AFL

Essendon will make at least five changes from the team that was thumped by Collingwood in their Anzac Day AFL clash.

Stephenson finishes the play - Round 5, 2018 - AFL

The Magpies showed off their run and carry as Jaidyn Stephenson finished off a great play.

Bombers lose Begley for rest of AFL season

Scans have confirmed Essendon forward Josh Begley suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during the Anzac Day game.

Hartlett injures knee at Port AFL training

HAMISH HARTLETT of the Power in action during the AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Port Adelaide Power at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Port Adelaide defender Hamish Hartlett will have a long break from AFL action after suffering a knee injury at training.

Daniher makes something out of nothing - Round 5, 2018 - AFL

Joe Daniher is no stranger to Anzac Day!

Higgins back at Arden St after concussion

SHAUN HIGGINS of the Kangaroos runs with the ball during a North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL training session at Arden Street Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

North Melbourne's Shaun Higgins is unlikely to return to AFL action for at least another fortnight after being concussed in a clash with Hawthorn's Ryan Burton.

Injured Menzel to miss Swans AFL clash

Geelong forward Dan Menzel will miss the AFL game against Sydney with a groin injury.

The Last Post - Round 5, 2018 - AFL

Lest we forget.

Attitude the key to Geelong clash: Swans

LUKE PARKER of the Swans throws an American football during a Sydney Swans AFL training session at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney vice-captain Luke Parker warns his AFL side will get smacked if they don't improve their mindset for their away game against Geelong.

Koch says AFL railroaded Powell-Pepper

Power President DAVID KOCH speaks to the media during an AFL announcement at The Chinese Museum Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia.

Port Adelaide are furious with the AFL's handling of the investigation into Sam Powell-Pepper's nightclub incident.

Bulldogs swing changes against Carlton

The Western Bulldogs have made three changes for their clash with fellow strugglers Carlton at Etihad Stadium.

I let emotions boil over in AFL: Goddard

BRENDON GODDARD of the Bombers runs with the ball during an Essendon Bombers traing session on in Melbourne, Australia.

Fiery Essendon defender Brendon Goddard says he's trying to change how he gives on-field feedback.

Huge AFL test awaits rejuvenated Magpies

Magpies head coach NATHAN BUCKLEY speaks to Scott Pendlebury of the Magpies during a Collingwood Magpies AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Coach Nathan Buckley has declared Collingwood ready for the massive challenge of facing reigning AFL premiers Richmond off a four-day turnaround.

Bombers shot down in AFL Anzac Day clash

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 they are an average, or a below-average side.

AFL players must protect themselves: Shiel

DYLAN SHIEL of the Giants runs with the ball from Dion Prestia of the Tigers during the AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

GWS midfielder Dylan Shiel has defended AFL match review officer Michael Christian for letting Ryan Burton's bump on Shaun Higgins go without penalty.

Worsfold backs Goddard after AFL anger

Essendon veteran Brendon Goddard, a player well-known for his on-field intensity, was the centre of attention in their bad Anzac Day loss.

Treloar leads the way in Anzac Day rout

ADAM TRELOAR of the Magpies runs with the ball during the Collingwood Magpies AFL Intra Club match at the Holden Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Collingwood midfielder Adam Treloar has edged out Steele Sidebottom to win the Anzac Medal in the Magpies' victory over Essendon.

Pies dominate Bombers for AFL Anzac win

ADAM TRELOAR of the Magpies runs with the ball during the Collingwood Magpies AFL Intra Club match at the Holden Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Collingwood midfielders Adam Treloar, Steele Sidebottom and Scott Pendlebury have dominated in their 14th Anzac Day win over Essendon.

Snapshot of AFL's 2018 Anzac Day game

A snapshot of Collingwood's 49-point victory over Essendon in the Anzac Day game at the MCG.

Powell-Pepper cops another week from AFL

SAM POWELL-PEPPER of the Power controls the ball during the AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the West Coast Eagles at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

The AFL has concluded an investigation into an alcohol-fuelled nightclub incident involving Port Adelaide midfielder Sam Powell-Pepper.

2018 AFL – Round 5 Preview

Carlton are under pressure

Racing and Sports aims to provide you with analysis of each game from the 2018 AFL Season.

Coach hails Tigers' leaders after AFL win

DAMIEN HARDWICK Senior Coach of the Tigers during the 2017 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Richmond Tigers at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Richmond's on-field leaders were influential in the Tigers' 46-point win over Melbourne at the MCG.

Tigers loss a step forward: Demons coach

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 is confident his team took steps in the right direction, despite suffering a 46-point loss to Richmond at the MCG.

Edwards fined for rough conduct in AFL

LINDSAY THOMAS of the Kangaroos celebrates after kicking a goal during the AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Port Adelaide Power at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne defender Bernie Vince has been cleared by the AFL of his match-day charge for striking Richmond's Brandon Ellis.

Pendlebury 'a mess' in Anzac Day debut

SCOTT PENDLEBURY of the Magpies runs with the ball during the AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Essendon Bombers at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Collingwood skipper Scott Pendlebury admits he still gets butterflies in his stomach when it comes time for the annual Anzac Day AFL blockbuster.

Hawk Sicily to serve one-match AFL ban

JAMES SICILY of the Hawks handballs whilst being tackled by MICHAEL FIRRITO of the Kangaroos during the AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Hawthorn Hawks at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Hawthorn defender James Sicily will miss one AFL match after pleading guilty to a charge of serious misconduct.

Thomas cops three-game AFL ban for bump

LINDSAY THOMAS of the Power passes the ball during the JLT Community Series AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Port Adelaide Power at Leederville Oval in Perth, Australia.

Port Adelaide forward Lindsay Thomas has pleaded guilty at the AFL tribunal for the bump that concussed Geelong midfielder Scott Selwood.

Dockers tried to rename Glendinning medal

Fremantle have confirmed they refused to continue with the Ross Glendinning medal for best afield in the western derby unless it was renamed.

Hocking open-minded on AFL player rules

AFL General Manager Football Operations STEVEN HOCKING addresses the media after Steve Hocking was announced as the new AFL General Manager of Football Operations at AFL House in Melbourne, Australia.

Proposed new player movement rules will be a major item for the first AFL Competition Committee meeting on May 10.

Injured Suns AFL goal sneak out for months

DARCY MACPHERSON of the Suns kick is smothered by Ollie Wines of the Power during the AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Gold Coast Suns at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Gold Coast goal sneak Darcy MacPherson Darcy MacPherson is likely to miss between 12-14 weeks of the AFL season with a leg fracture.

AFL to look at bump rules after season

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 boss Steve Hocking says a long time was spent looking at Ryan Burton's bump on Shaun Higgins.

Swans lose injured Franklin for Cats clash

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

Lance Franklin and Dan Hannebery will miss Sydney's AFL game at Geelong due to injury.

Bombers plotting Anzac Day ruck battle

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

Essendon spearhead Joe Daniher could be set for more time in the ruck in the Anzac Day AFL clash in a bid to restrict Collingwood star Brodie Grundy.

Anzac Day to test Magpies' AFL improvement

SCOTT PENDLEBURY of the Magpies runs with the ball during the AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Essendon Bombers at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Collingwood skipper Scott Pendlebury believes trust is driving the Magpies' improved form ahead of their Anzac Day AFL clash with Essendon.

AFL tribunal clears Selwood of striking

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.

Geelong's Joel Selwood has beaten a striking charge, Hawthorn's James Sicily has been outed for one AFL game and Port Adelaide's Lindsay Thomas three.

Tigers' late surge sinks Demons in AFL

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

Richmond have ridden a second-half surge to score a 46-point win against Melbourne at the MCG.

Hasleby angry after derby trophy scrapped

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.

A 17-year tradition will be brought to an end this weekend after it was revealed the Ross Glendinning western derby medal has been scrapped.

Burton-Higgins clash revives AFL bump talk

Opinion is divided over whether Hawthorn defender Ryan Burton should have been charged for the bump that concussed North Melbourne's Shaun Higgins.

Cats set to take Selwood to AFL tribunal

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.

Geelong coach Chris Scott says he is proud of how captain Joel Selwood responded to his brother Scott's concussion.

Harford to take over as Blues AFLW coach

Former Hawthorn and Carlton player Daniel Harford will take over as Carlton's AFLW senior coach.

Port fume as AFL player probe drags on

Power President DAVID KOCH speaks to the media during an AFL announcement at The Chinese Museum Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia.

Port Adelaide chairman David Koch has voiced his concerns over the AFL's handling of an investigation into an incident involving Sam Powell-Pepper.

Miller takes high ground after Zorko snub

TOUK MILLER of the Suns handballs away from Jack Crisp of the Magpies during the AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Gold Coast Suns at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia

Gold Coast's Touk Miller admits his post-game brushing by Dayne Zorko proved the plan to agitate Brisbane's star AFL midfielder had paid off.

Docker Kersten to find out where he fits

Dockers head coach ROSS LYON looks on while players warm up during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Hawthorn Hawks at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon faces a tough selection call this week when he decides how to replace injured forward Matt Taberner.

Eagles prepare for giant Sandilands battle

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

West Coast ruckmen Nic Naitanui and Scott Lycett will receive their toughest test of the season in Sunday's western derby against Fremantle.

Demons coach demands more against Tigers

JAYDEN HUNT of the Demons in action during the 2017 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Collingwood Magpies at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Jayden Hunt, Dom Tyson and Sam Weideman will return for Melbourne in the AFL's Anzac Day eve match with Richmond.

Magpies told to make new AFL level a habit

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 Nathan Buckley says there's a lot to like about the big win over Adelaide but they need to make it a habit, starting with Essendon on Anzac Day.

Tigers name Broad for Anzac Day eve clash

JOSH CADDY of the Tigers high fives fans after winning the AFL Second Qualifying Final Match between the Geelong Cats and the Richmond Tigers at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Nathan Broad is one of three inclusions for Richmond after Nick Vlastuin and Josh Caddy were ruled out of the Anzac Day eve AFL clash against Melbourne.

Demons drop three for AFL Anzac Eve clash

ORAZIO FANTASIA of the Bombers kicks the ball during the AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the Essendon Bombers at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Essendon have confirmed that Orazio Fantasia is out with a calf injury for Anzac Day, while Collingwood are unchanged.

Roos AFL star Higgins out of hospital

JACK ZIEBELL of the Kangaroos runs with the ball during an AFL match at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

North Melbourne's Shaun Higgins has been released from hospital after being knocked out in the Kangaroos' AFL win over Hawthorn.

Hawks coach urges AFL to reward tacklers

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 believes the AFL is failing to clamp down on incorrect disposals which he believes are contributing to players being concussed.

Key Roo on the mend after knockout blow

SHAUN HIGGINS

North Melbourne's Shaun Higgins is making solid progress after being knocked out in the Kangaroos' AFL win over Hawthorn.

Sicily and Thomas sent to AFL tribunal

TOM MITCHELL of the Swans is tackled by Claye Beams of the Lions during the NAB Challenge AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Brisbane Lions at Coffs Harbour International Stadium in Coffs Harbour, Australia.

Port Adelaide forward Lindsay Thomas and Hawthorn defender James Sicily will front the AFL tribunal, while Joel Selwood faces a one-game suspension.

Roos shock Hawks in topsy-turvy AFL season

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's 28-point loss to North Melbourne continued a run of upsets in an unpredictable AFL season.

Snapshot of round five in the AFL

A snapshot of what happened in the first part of round five of the AFL season.

AFL nomads Suns hold out Lions at Gabba

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

Life on the road is good again for AFL nomads Gold Coast Suns after they held out Brisbane by five points at the Gabba.

Battered Roos hold off Hawks

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

North Melbourne's fast start set up their 28-point win over Hawthorn with the Hawks' Tom Mitchell kept quiet and facing scrutiny over an elbowing incident.

Debate continues over Saints-GWS ump call

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

The frantic final moments of St Kilda's AFL draw with GWS contained a hotly debated umpiring call, with Phil Davis saying he might've got away with one.

Bulldogs AFL horror show puzzles Beveridge

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.

The Western Bulldogs face a major battle to make the AFL finals this season after slumping to a 1-4 record following their loss to Fremantle.

Thomas bump a 'dog act',says ex-Cats champ

LINDSAY THOMAS of the Kangaroos celebrates after kicking a goal during the AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Port Adelaide Power at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Geelong champion Cameron Ling has unleashed on Port Adelaide's Lindsay Thomas after he was reported for his high bump on Scott Selwood.

Dockers pay tribute to Yarran with big win

SHANE YARRAN of the Dockers celebrates a goal during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Western Bulldogs at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Fremantle goalsneak Michael Walters paid tribute to his childhood friend Shane Yarran after kicking an early goal in the Dockers' win over Western Bulldogs.

Cats down Power in Anzac round AFL clash

The upsets have continued in the AFL's Anzac Round after Geelong upset the higher-ranked Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.

Captain Cripps stands up for Blues in AFL

PATRICK CRIPPS of the Blues in action during the 2018 AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Carlton Blues at Blundstone Arena in Hobart, Australia.

Carlton star Patrick Cripps has impressed as stand-in captain for the Blues in their 10-point loss to West Coast.

Richardson praises fans after AFL draw

While Saints AFL fans stayed away in droves on Saturday, those who went to Etihad Stadium made their presence felt in the last quarter.

Wayward Eagles battle past brave Blues

West Coast have overcome a stern challenge from Carlton to score a 10-point AFL win at the MCG.

In-form Roo a key ahead of Hawks AFL clash

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 forward Ben Brown looms as a key factor in the Kangaroos' AFL clash against Hawthorn at Etihad Stadium.

Saints finish fast to draw with GWS in AFL

JAKE CARLISLE of the Saints kicks the ball during the AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the St Kilda Saints at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

St Kilda coach Alan Richardson feels Jake Carlisle deserved a free kick but the key position player said he should have taken the mark.

AFL road trip will benefit Gold Coast: Dew

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

As Gold Coast prepare for their AFL derby with Brisbane, coach Stuart Dew says the Suns' three-month AFL road trip will only benefit the club in the long term.

Hard 2017 sparks Coniglio's Giant AFL lift

STEPHEN CONIGLIO of the Giants celebrates after kicking a goal during the AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

An injury-plagued 2017 has provided the drive and motivation behind Greater Western Sydney vice-captain Stephen Coniglio's scorching start to the AFL season.

Rohan makes touching tribute to daughter

GARY ROHAN poses during a Sydney Swans AFL portrait session in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney utility Gary Rohan played his first game on since his wife Amie gave birth to twins, only one of whom survived, in the Swans' close AFL loss to Adelaide.

Pyke praises Walker revival amid scrutiny

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.

Coach Don Pyke says Taylor Walker's four-goal haul in Adelaide's season-defining AFL win over Sydney was vindication for backing his under-pressure skipper.

Cats' AFL big three keep on giving

MATTHEW KNIGHTS, Assistant Coach of the Cats kicks the ball during the Geelong Cats training session at Deakin University, Waurn Ponds in Geelong Australia.

Geelong AFL midfield coach Matthew Knights says the Cats are blessed to have their big three of Joel Selwood, Patrick Dangerfield and Gary Ablett.

Giants wary of AFL's battling Saints

Highly-placed Greater Western Sydney are still searching for a complete performance going into Saturday's AFL clash with struggling St Kilda.

Josh Kennedy on verge of AFL Eagles record

JOSH KENNEDY of the Eagles competes for the ball against Michael Hartley of the Bombers during the AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

West Coast forward Josh Kennedy needs just two more goals to become the club's all-time leading goalkicker.

Beveridge rapt to have Boyd back in AFL

TOM BOYD of the Bulldogs eyes the ball during AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has hailed Tom Boyd's AFL return, saying he has come from a long way back.

Bolton upbeat despite Blues AFL injuries

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 coach Brendon Bolton is remaining upbeat despite ruckman Matthew Kreuzer joinig the injury list as his winless side take on West Coast.

AFL Hawks prepared for Tom Mitchell tag

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

Hawthorn are expecting prolific midfielder Tom Mitchell to be tagged by North Melbourne specialist stopper Ben Jacobs.

Port praise Powell-Pepper for stand down

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

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley has praised Sam Powell-Pepper for his decision to stand down for the AFL clash against Geelong.

Sharp Crows outclass Swans in AFL thriller

A much-improved Adelaide have shaken off the absence of their injured masses and lifted under immense pressure to beat Sydney by 10 points at the SCG.

Connection the key for Dockers in AFL

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.

Fremantle aim to make the most of their attacking forays when they take on the Western Bulldogs in their AFL match at Optus Stadium.

Anzac reunion for AFL's Fagan, Dew

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

Bonding 10 years ago on the Kokoda Track, Brisbane coach Chris Fagan says it's fitting he reunites with Gold Coast mentor Stuart Dew in the Anzac Day round.

Lions, Suns swing axe for AFL's QClash

TOM BOYD of the Bulldogs eyes the ball during AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Brisbane and Gold Coast are coming off thrashings ahead of their AFL showdown at the Gabba.

AFL Port's Powell-Pepper rules himself out

SAM POWELL-PEPPER of the Power controls the ball during the AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the West Coast Eagles at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Port Adelaide have lost Tom Rockliff to a calf injury and Sam Powell-Pepper, who is still under AFL investigation, has made himself unavailable to play Geelong.

Preview of round five in the AFL

Sydney take on Adelaide at the SCG to start round five of the AFL.

Dockers coach Cowan quits AFLW post

MICHELLE COWAN Senior Coach of the Dockers looks on during match between the Western Bulldogs and the Fremantle Dockers at VU Whitten Oval in Melbourne, Australia.

Fremantle's AFLW coach Michelle Cowan says her decision to step down will allow her to spend more time with her young family.

Crows lose Sloane for AFL clash with Swans

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA - JULY 15: Rory Sloane of the Crows runs with the ball during the round 17 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Adelaide Crows at TIO Stadium on July 15, 2017 in Darwin, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Adelaide have made four changes for their AFL match against Sydney at the SCG and star Crows midfielder Rory Sloane has been ruled out.

Dockers address harassment claims

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 says the AFL club doesn't have a culture problem, despite recent reports of a past sexual harassment allegation.

Kangaroos playing the AFL waiting game

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 earmarked a player to replace AFL forward Shaun Higgins, who is awaiting the birth of his first child this weekend.

Hodge AFL criticism 'predictable': 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 coach Chris Fagan has dismissed criticism of Luke Hodge as 'predictable' ahead of the Lions' AFL clash with Gold Coast.

Cats' Constable named as AFL emergency

Chris Scott, Senior Coach of the Cats addresses his players during the 2017 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and Port Adelaide Power at Simonds Stadium in Geelong, Australia. 

Geelong recruit Charlie Constable is closing in on a senior AFL debut, with coach Chris Scott saying he is making a strong case.

Eagles' AFL ruck duo face easy ride

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 ruck duo Nic Naitanui and Scott Lycett are set to dominate yet again when they take on Carlton at the MCG on Saturday.

Swans ready for fierce Crows AFL side

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 refuses to dwell on the negatives and is looking for a response from his AFL side against Sydney at the SCG.

Dons plot to negate Sidebottom AFL threat

LUKE DAHLHAUS of the Bulldogs breaks awat from a Dyson Heppell of the Bombers tackle attempt during the AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Essendon captain Dyson Heppell is wary of the danger from Collingwood midfielder Steele Sidebottom for AFL's Anzac Day clash.

Saints look for repeat AFL win over Giants

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 will take confidence from last year's win over AFL ladder leaders Greater Western Sydney as they try to repeat the feat.

Demons need to improve offence says Gawn

MAX GAWN of the Demons looks to get the ball during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne need to improve their offence and their mental toughness to be a chance of upsetting AFL champions Richmond, according to ruckman Max Gawn.

GWS not short of AFL run, despite injuries

TOM SCULLY of the Giants looks upfield during the JLT Community Series AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at UNSW Canberra Oval in Canberra, Australia.

Injuries to dynamic runners Tom Scully and Josh Kelly have underlined Greater Western Sydney's depth in that area.

Young guns add zest to Swans AFL midfield

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

The emergence of a younger wave of midfielders at Sydney has been welcomed by Swans stalwart Dan Hannebery.

Demons skipper keen for tough Tigers task

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 Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne co-captain Nathan Jones is happy to keep playing a tagging role as long as it leads to an AFL win.

Ablett edges toward AFL return for Cats

Gary Ablett of the Suns kicks on goal during the  AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Gold Coast Suns at Melbourne Cricket Ground  in Melbourne, Australia. 

Geelong superstar Gary Ablett is poised for an AFL return after making solid progress in his recovery from a hamstring injury.

AFL, Dogs skipper settle over AFLW GF ban

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.

Western Bulldogs AFLW skipper Katie Brennan and the AFL have settled their differences over her grand final ban.

Eagle Lewis Jetta at home in AFL defence

The AFL career of Lewis Jetta had been at the crossroads after two lean years at West Coast, but his recent move to defence has changed all that.

Lever backed after rocky Demons' AFL start

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

Melbourne co-captain Nathan Jones is expecting a strong reaction from the Demons and teammate Jake Lever after their disappointing AFL loss to Hawthorn.

Giants weigh up Kelly's AFL fitness

JOSH KELLY poses during the Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL media day in Sydney, Australia.

Greater Western Sydney are weighing up whether to give their reigning club champion Josh Kelly another week off from AFL duty due to a groin issue.

Swans look to help out their AFL defenders

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

Sydney will be looking to give their backline more support against an Adelaide side they expect to come at them hard in their AFL clash.

Young Tiger's AFL Tribunal challenge fails

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 Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Richmond youngster Jack Graham will miss the Anzac Day eve clash after the AFL Tribunal upheld his one-match ban.

Hawks must cover star AFL duo again

CYRIL RIOLI of the Hawks looks on during a Hawthorn Hawks AFL training session at Waverley Park in Australia.

Hawthorn pair Cyril Rioli and Paul Puopolo will be out injured for up to six weeks.

Hamstrung Betts out of two Crows AFL games

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's AFL injury woes have continued, star forward Eddie Betts sidelined for two matches with a hamstring issue.

Injured Blues AFL skipper out for a month

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.

Carlton AFL skipper Marc Murphy will be sidelined for a month with a foot injury.

Veteran Demon out of AFL with broken hand

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

Melbourne veteran Jordan Lewis will miss the Anzac Day eve AFL clash with Richmond after having surgery on a broken hand.

Star Hawks out of AFL for six weeks

CYRIL RIOLI of the Hawks looks on during a Hawthorn Hawks AFL training session at Waverley Park in Australia.

Hawthorn stars Cyril Rioli and Paul Puopolo face up to six weeks on the sidelines after they were injured in round four AFL action.

Hodge's AFL spot not under Lions scrutiny

MARK BLICAVS of the Cats and LUKE HODGE of the Hawks compete for the ball during the 2016 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Hawthorn Hawks at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.

Brisbane have been forced to defend the recruitment of AFL veteran Luke Hodge after a poor performance against Richmond.

Swan Florent earns coach Longmire's praise

OLIVER FLORENT of the Sandringham Dragons is tackled during the TAC Cup Elimination Final match between the Sandringham Dragons and the Eastern Ranges at Ikon Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Up-and-coming Swan Oliver Florent has been labelled a classic hybrid midfielder and lauded for his "hardness" by his Sydney AFL coach John Longmire.

Young Tiger's ban upheld by AFL Tribunal

JACK GRAHAM of the Tigers handballs whilst being tackled by Rory Sloane of the Crows during the 2017 AFL Grand Final match between the Adelaide Crows and the Richmond Tigers at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

The AFL Tribunal has upheld Richmond youngster Jack Graham's one-game suspension.

Mixed news for Cats on AFL injury front

DANIEL MENZEL of the Cats celebrates kicking a goal during the AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Hawthorn Hawks at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Geelong's Cory Gregson has escaped serious damage after suffering a foot injury, but defender Lachie Henderson has had another setback.

AFL critics savage Demons after bad loss

JAKE LEVER of the Demons marks during a Melbourne Demons AFL pre-season training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Commentator and former Brisbane captain Jonathan Brown says Melbourne defender Jake Lever has a soft look about him.

Phillips pledges AFLW future to Crows

MIKA KURIHARA #7 of Japan defends ERIN PHILLIPS #13 of Australia during a Women's Preliminary match of the Rio 2016 Olympics at the Youth Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Adelaide co-captain Erin Phillips has committed to signing a new AFLW contract with the Crows.

Roberton to miss AFL games after scare

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.

Doctors suspect a heart issue triggered St Kilda defender Dylan Roberton's dramatic collapse during the Saints' AFL loss in Geelong.

Tigers, Bulldogs suffer AFL ban blows

Richmond's Jack Graham and the Western Bulldogs' Lachie Hunter have been offered one-game bans by AFL match review officer Michael Christian.

Kennedy cool as West Coast record looms

JOSH KENNEDY of the Eagles competes for the ball against Michael Hartley of the Bombers during the AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

West Coast forward Josh Kennedy will set a new Eagles goalkicking record this weekend if he can boot two goals against Carlton.

Swans welcome back AFL utility Rohan

GARY ROHAN poses during a Sydney Swans AFL portrait session in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney utility Gary Rohan has returned to the Swans and could be a chance to play in Friday's AFL match against Adelaide.

Cats rally around Gregson after AFL blow

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.

Geelong coach Chris Scott remained unsure late on Monday about the full nature of Cory Gregson's latest injury setback.

Saints must find AFL form fast: Richardson

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 he has too many players out of form after three AFL losses in a row.

Smith to savour AFL crowd 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.

Essendon recruit Devon Smith says he'll savour Anzac Day after not enjoying his football for his final 18 months at former AFL club GWS Giants.

Cats forward hobbled in win over Saints

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 forward Cory Gregson suffered a foot injury in the Cats' 47-point AFL win over St Kilda at Kardinia Park.

Dreadful Demons count cost of bad AFL loss

CYRIL RIOLI of the Hawks looks on during a Hawthorn Hawks AFL training session at Waverley Park in Australia.

As great as Hawthorn were in the MCG wet, Melbourne's woeful performance means the old questions resurface about their AFL credentials.

Worsfold wants more Bombers versatility

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.

Jake Stringer has kicked four goals in a fine outing for Essendon, which handed Port Adelaide their first loss for the AFL season.

Hawks cop two key injuries in big AFL win

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 small forwards Cyril Rioli and Paul Puopolo could be out of action for several weeks after they were hurt in the big win over Melbourne.

Geelong thump injury-hit Saints 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 been taken to hospital after collapsing during his side's 47-point loss to Geelong at Kardinia Stadium.

Rockliff will come good at Power: Hinkley

Tom Rockliff of the Lions celebrates a goal during the AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Gold Coast Suns at The Gabba  in Brisbane, Australia. 

Only one player at Etihad Stadium had fewer touches than Tom Rockliff in Port Adelaide's 22-point AFL loss to Essendon.

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Bombers hand Port first loss of AFL season

Port Adelaide have suffered a first loss of the AFL season, going down by 22 points to a much-improved Essendon at Etihad Stadium.

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Hot AFL Eagles not getting carried away

JOSH KENNEDY and Dan Robinson of the Swans run out on to the field during the AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Collingwood Magpies at SCG in Australia.

West Coast forward Josh Kennedy booted 5.3 in the 80-point thumping of Gold Coast at Optus Stadium.

AFL veterans boost Giants' flag push

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.

Greater Western Sydney's AFL premiership is being strengthened by veterans Brett Deledio and Ryan Griffen returning to fitness and form.

Scott hails Brown after North's AFL win

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.

Ben Brown booted five-goals in tough conditions as North Melbourne thumped Carlton by 86-points in Hobart.

Kennedy kicks 5, Eagles thrash Suns in AFL

JOSH KENNEDY of the Eagles competes for the ball against Michael Hartley of the Bombers during the AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

West Coast have notched their third-straight AFL win with an 80-point thumping of Gold Coast at Optus Stadium, highlighted by Josh Kennedy kicking five goals.

Brown boots five, Roos crush Blues in AFL

Ben Brown of the Kangaroos celebrates kicking a goal during the AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Melbourne Demons at Blundstone Arena in Hobart, Australia.

North Melbourne has beaten Carlton by 86 points at Hobart's Bellerive Oval, with Ben Brown booting five goals.

Buddy, Wood share honours in big AFL duel

 Lance Franklin of the Swans handles the ball during the AFL Second Elimination Final match between the Sydney Swans and the Essendon Bombers at Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia. 

Lance Franklin has proved the difference for Sydney with three second-half goals but Western Bulldogs captain Easton Wood was outstanding in the AFL clash.

Swans hold off Dogs in tight AFL clash

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

The Western Bulldogs only had themselves to blame as Sydney won an entertaining clash at Etihad Stadium.

Tigers taught us AFL lesson: Lions coach

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 has struggled to think of a more-disappointing effort from his young AFL team after a 93-point mauling by Richmond at the MCG.

Murray cleared for AFL Anzac Day debut

Taylor Walker, captain of the Crows looks towards the Premiership Cup after showing it to the crowd during the 2017 AFL Grand Final Parade ahead of the Grand Final between the Adelaide Crows and the Richmond Tigers,  in Melbourne, Australia. 

While Adelaide captain Taylor Walker is $2000 out of pocket, Collingwood youngster Sam Murray was cleared over an incident in the AFL win over Adelaide.

Dusty kicks six as Tigers maul limp Lions

Alex Rance of the Tigers, Dustin Martin of the Tigers and Brandon Ellis of the Tigers run during a Richmond Tigers AFL training session at Punt Road Oval in Melbourne, Australia.

Richmond have handed Brisbane a 93-point AFL thrashing at the MCG, with the Lions not managing a goal until the shadows of three-quarter time.

GWS hang on for AFL win over Dockers

Greater Western Sydney have secured their third win of the AFL season, overcoming strong winds in Canberra to defeat Fremantle by 31 points.

Port's midfield must get hands dirty: Voss

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 have opted for a committee approach to the lead ruck role, with Paddy Ryder still weeks away from returning to the AFL from injury.

In-form Demons AFL ace studies up on Hawks

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 18: Max Gawn of the Demons marks during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock on July 18, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

The battle of the ruck at the MCG could well decide if Melbourne or Hawthorn chalk up their third wins of the AFL season.

Bruce hit for six in AFL blow for Saints

ALEX WITHERDEN of the Lions is tackled by JOSH BRUCE of the Saints during the AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Brisbane Lions at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

St Kilda are struggling in attack and now they've lost key AFL forward Josh Bruce for six weeks with a back injury.

Fremantle AFL figure in harassment drama

Fremantle have been accused of attempting to facilitate a cover-up, with a club official accused of sexually harassing a junior staff member.

Betts' hamstring not serious: Crows coach

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

Don Pyke describes Eddie Betts' hamstring injury as tightness rather than a tear but that was as good as it got for Adelaide, who were thrashed by Collingwood.

Young Pie shows shades of Rioli: Buckley

JAIDYN STEPHENSON of Vic Metro runs with the ball during the AFL Championships match between Vic Metro and the Allies at Simonds Stadium in Geelong, Australia.

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has showered Jaidyn Stephenson with high praise by likening him to Cyril Rioli after his star turn in the win over Adelaide.

AFL Dockers official in harassment claim

Fremantle have been accused of attempting to facilitate a cover-up after a club official was accused of sexually harasssing a junior member of staff.

Blues plot to nullify Roos' Brown in AFL

JOHN BARKER, assistant coach of the Blues warms the players up during the round 21 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Carlton Blues at Domain Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Perth, Australia.

Carlton AFL assistant coach John Barker says a team effort is required to stop North Melbourne forward Ben Brown.

AFL Giants feel at home in Canberra: Davis

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

Greater Western Sydney's last AFL loss in Canberra came almost three years ago and co-captain Phil Davis knows the Giants have an advantage at the venue.

Cats' AFL defender could need more surgery

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 might have jumped the gun when he said defender Lachie Henderson had turned the corner in his recovery from knee surgery.

Tigers unimpressed with AFL funding news

BRENDON GALE, CEO of the Tigers and PEGGY O'NEALE, President of the Tigers look on during the Toyota AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the Richmond Tigers at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Richmond chief executive Brendon Gale says the Tigers are surprised Punt Road has missed out on the state government's funding for local venues.

Kennedy a welcome AFL problem for Eagles

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 it will take time for his side's forward-line chemistry to click after the return of star spearhead Josh Kennedy.

No point trying stop Mitchell: AFL Hawks

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 insists Melbourne will play into his hands if they instruct a player to specifically stop prolific onballer Tom Mitchell

Picken AFL career in limbo: Luke Beveridge

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.

Liam Picken is being forced to confront the reality that he may have played his last AFL game after a serious concussion to the Western Bulldog in pre-season.

Rohan on AFL break for family reasons

Gary Rohan of the Swans celebrates with team mates after kicking a goal to win the match during the AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Essendon Bombers at Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney's Gary Rohan won't play in the AFL this weekend after being ruled out of the game against the Western Bulldogs due to difficult family circumstances.

AFLW's 1st premiership coach leaves Crows

Adelaide Crows AFLW coach Bec Goddard is leaving the role to further her police career in Canberra.

Hardwick cops son's wrath for AFL call

Ben "BJ" Hardwick is unimpressed with Jack Higgins's demotion after an impressive AFL debut and has let his dad know all about it.

Tigers AFL members record surprises Gale

Premiers Richmond are celebrating after becoming the first AFL club to reach 90,000 members.

Bulldogs to throw AFL teenager at Franklin

Lance Franklin of the Swans celebrates with fans after the AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Essendon Bombers at Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia.

Fourth-gamer Aaron Naughton will be part of the Western Bulldogs' plan to stop Sydney's Lance Franklin in their AFL clash on Saturday.

Saints, Hawks make big AFL selection calls

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 19: Gary Ablett of the Gold Suns poses for a portrait at Metricon Stadium on June 19, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. Ablett will play his 300th AFL game this weekend against St Kilda. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

St Kilda midfielder David Armitage and Hawthorn Ryan Burton have been major casualties with the finalisation of Sunday AFL teams.

Magpies stun Crows with 48-point AFL win

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.

A five-goal haul from first-year midfielder Jaidyn Stephenson has helped propel Collingwood to a 48-point AFL win over Adelaide.

Giants' Simpson back to face Sandilands

Aaron Sandilands might have monstered Dawson Simpson in his debut, but the Greater Western Sydney ruckman feels ready to get one back on the Fremantle veteran.

Tigers hit 90,000 AFL membership record

Richmond's drought-breaking AFL premiership has had a massive impact on their membership.

AFL player told to own off-field incident

Port Adelaide midfielder Sam Powell-Pepper remains under AFL investigation and the Power have suspended him for breaking team rules.

Dogs' Picken might miss rest of AFL season

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

Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge is unsure when Liam Picken will return to playing as he struggles with concussion.

AFL round-four preview panel

Adelaide will take on Collingwood to kick off round four of the AFL season.

GWS lose Kelly as AFL big names return

JOSH KENNEDY of the Eagles competes for the ball against Michael Hartley of the Bombers during the AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

West Coast forward Josh Kennedy, Richmond premiership midfielder Dion Prestia and North Melbourne's Robbie Tarrant are back in the AFL.

Tinge of sadness for Nic Nat AFL milestone

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

West Coast AFL ruckman Nic Naitanui will notch his 150-game milestone this weekend, but he's sad his mum isn't alive to share the experience.

Talia expected to play against Pies in AFL

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 Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Adelaide AFL defender Daniel Talia, who has been exceptionally durable, is set to play his 150th senior game.

Blues not dark over lack of AFL wins

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

Carlton coach Brendon Bolton says he won't put a timeline on the club's AFL rebuild after a 0-3 start to the season.

Mills wants Blakey Jr to join Swans AFL

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.

Sydney AFL star Callum Mills rates Nick Blakey a super talent and would love to see him choose the Swans ahead of North Melbourne and Brisbane.

Optus Stadium told to fix dangerous signs

MARK BLICAVS of the Cats and LUKE HODGE of the Hawks compete for the ball during the 2016 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Hawthorn Hawks at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.

The AFL has ordered management of Perth's $1.6 billion venue Optus Stadium to cover their LED signs in protective plastic so players won't cut themselves.

Demons take AFL preparation under cover

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 trained in a secret location ahead of their AFL clash against Hawthorn.

Bombers coach Worsfold calls for patience

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 remains upbeat in the lead-up to a tough test against unbeaten Port Adelaide on Sunday.

Cats' Guthrie undergoes ankle surgery

CAMERON GUTHRIE of the Cats attempts to tackle MATT CROUCH of the Crows during the AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Geelong midfielder Cam Guthrie is expected to be out for up to two months after surgery on his ankle which he injured in their loss to West Coast last Sunday.

Roo Daw's defence debut impresses coach

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 is mulling an AFL back line that contains Robbie Tarrant and Majak Daw.

Magpies gun for first Adelaide Oval win

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.

Not in four visits has Nathan Buckley's Collingwood managed to earn a win on Adelaide Oval.

Port's Powell-Pepper handed one-game ban

SAM POWELL-PEPPER of the Power controls the ball during the AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the West Coast Eagles at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Port Adelaide midfielder Sam Powell-Pepper will miss the Power's AFL clash with Essendon after being slapped with a club-imposed ban.

Suns star Hanley could miss rest of season

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.

Gold Coast are still sweating on the prognosis of star midfielder Pearce Hanley, who could miss the rest of the season if he needs surgery.

Roos back Goldstein to bounce back in AFL

Nathan Vardy of the Eagles and TODD GOLDSTEIN of the Kangaroos compete in the ruck during the AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

North Melbourne ruckman Todd Goldstein will keep his spot for the AFL clash against Carlton despite a poor showing last week.

Pies rocked by fresh injuries to AFL stars

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 suffered fresh AFL injury blows with Jamie Elliott and Taylor Adams sidelined by low-grade hamstring strains.

Wells getting closer to Collingwood return

DANIEL WELLS of the Magpies marks the ball during the 2017 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Brisbane Lions at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Collingwood veteran Daniel Wells is edging towards an AFL return after being named in the Magpies' VFL side to take on Port Melbourne at Olympic Park.

Bombers lose dashing defender to AFL ban

CONOR MCKENNA of the Bombers is pressured by CAMERON SHENTON of the Saints during the NAB Challenge AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the St Kilda Saints at the Morwell Recreation Reserve in Morwell, Australia.

Essendon defender Conor McKenna was slapped with a three-match ban for biting by the AFL Tribunal.

Eagle Liam Ryan sidelined for three months

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 excitement machine Liam Ryan will miss about three months of AFL action because of a right ankle injury.

Hill misses another match for Dockers

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 midfielder Bradley Hill will miss another week with a knee injury, while ruckman Sean Darcy needs even longer on the sidelines.

AFL's Christian sorry for umpire approach

AFL match review officer Michael Christian has apologised for approaching an umpire during an amateur women's match.

Port denies issue with AFL player culture

Brad Ebert of the Power in action during the AFL JLT Community Series match between the West Coast Eagles and the Port Adelaide Power at Leederville Oval in Perth, Australia.

Port Adelaide veteran Brad Ebert denies there's an issue with the player culture despite Sam Powell-Pepper being investigated for a boozy late-night incident.

Cats play it safe with Ablett's recovery

 Gary Ablett juggles the ball during a Gold Coast Suns AFL training session at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia. 

Geelong have confirmed Gary Ablett will be sidelined with a hamstring strain for a few weeks.

Bombers need time to work on AFL defence

ORAZIO FANTASIA of the Bombers kicks the ball during the AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the Essendon Bombers at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Essendon aren't too far away from rediscovering their best AFL form, according to Orazio Fantasia.

Eagle surprised by Nic Nat's strong return

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 will notch his 150-game milestone this weekend, and even his teammates have been surprised by his recent strong form.

Swans lose AFL big men Reid and Melican

SAM REID of the Swans celebrates a goal during the AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Sydney Swans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Sydney have suffered injuries to key position AFL players Sam Reid and Lewis Melican, with the former out for up to eight weeks and the latter for two to three.

Bomber banned for biting by AFL tribunal

TIM OOBRIEN of the Hawks and CONOR MCKENNA of the Bombers in action during the AFLX match between the Essendon Bombers and the Hawthorn Hawks at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Essendon defender Conor McKenna has been suspended for three matches by the AFL Tribunal over a biting incident with Western Bulldogs player Tory Dickson.

West Coast lose Ryan in major AFL blow

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.

The hits keep coming for West Coast and Geelong after their AFL clash, including an ankle injury to Eagles debutant Liam Ryan.

Star Dog not looking for new AFL home

LUKE DAHLHAUS of the Bulldogs breaks awat from a Dyson Heppell of the Bombers tackle attempt during the AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Western Bulldogs star Luke Dahlhaus is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the AFL season, but has no plans to leave.

Injury stops Ryan's electric AFL start

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 newcomer Liam Ryan could be out for a extended period after hurting his ankle late in the Eagles' tight AFL win over Geelong.

Cats to reassess Ablett's AFL workload

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27: Gary Ablett juggles the ball during a Gold Coast Suns AFL training session at Metricon Stadium on June 27, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Jason O'Brien/Getty Images)

It is unclear how long Gary Ablett will be out of action, but he will definitely miss Sunday's match against St Kilda.

AFL informed of alleged Port incident

SAM POWELL-PEPPER of the Power controls the ball during the AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the West Coast Eagles at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Port Adelaide are investigating an alleged incident at an Adelaide bar on Sunday morning.

AFL to look at fences after Cats bloodied

MARK BLICAVS of the Cats and LUKE HODGE of the Hawks compete for the ball during the 2016 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Hawthorn Hawks at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.

The AFL will look into the safety of fences across the country after two Geelong players were hurt in collisions at Perth's new stadium.

AFL footy boss slams bad bounce theory

AFL General Manager Football Operations STEVEN HOCKING addresses the media after Steve Hocking was announced as the new AFL General Manager of Football Operations at AFL House in Melbourne, Australia.

AFL football chief Steve Hocking admits umpires are struggling with the bounce at times, but dismissed suggestions they are doing it on purpose.

Bombers' Irishman allegedly bites Dog

TIM OOBRIEN of the Hawks and CONOR MCKENNA of the Bombers in action during the AFLX match between the Essendon Bombers and the Hawthorn Hawks at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia

Essendon's Conor McKenna is alleged to have bitten Western Bulldogs forward Tory Dickson during the Bombers' AFL loss.

Bomber sent to tribunal over bite claim

 Alex Rance of the Tigers, Dustin Martin of the Tigers and Brandon Ellis of the Tigers run during a Richmond Tigers AFL training session at Punt Road Oval in Melbourne, Australia.

Essendon's Conor McKenna is alleged to have bitten Western Bulldogs forward Tory Dickson during the Bombers' AFL loss.

Stringer can't do old tricks against Dogs

JAKE STRINGER marks the ball during an Essendon Bombers AFL training session at the Essendon Bombers Football Club in Melbourne, Australia.

Essendon recruit Jake Stringer had mixed fortunes in his first outing against his former the Western Bulldogs, with whom he won the 2016 premiership.

Eagle Kennedy closing in on AFL return

JOSH KENNEDY and Jeremy McGovern of the Eagles celebrate a goal during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

West Coast spearhead Josh Kennedy is back in full training and might return in the AFL clash with Gold Coast.

Higgins lights up AFL debut with two goals

JACK HIGGINS of the Tigers marks during a Richmond Tigers AFL pre-season training session at Swinburne Oval in Melbourne, Australia.

Jack Higgins had an impressive senior debut, kicking two great goals for Richmond in the AFL win over Hawthorn.

Coach lashes Bombers after loss to Dogs

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 hasn't held back while assessing his team's 21-point AFL loss to the Western Bulldogs, labelling it "all pretty poor".

Ablett injured as Cats overrun in AFL

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 15: Gary Ablett during a Gold Coast Suns AFL training session at Metricon Stadium on August 15, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Gary Ablett looked shattered when he was forced off with a hamstring injury late in Geelong's AFL loss to West Coast.

Ablett injured as Eagles beat Cats in AFL

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 19: Gary Ablett of the Gold Suns poses for a portrait at Metricon Stadium on June 19, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. Ablett will play his 300th AFL game this weekend against St Kilda. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Three Geelong players have been injured as West Coast launched a late fightback to snatch a 15-point AFL win in Perth.

Puopolo frees anger Tigers in AFL clash

Richmond were unhappy with Hawthorn small forward Paul Puopolo when he was awarded two free kicks for high contact.

Wayward Dogs hold off Bombers for AFL win

The Western Bulldogs have scored their first win of the AFL season, defeating Essendon by 21 points at Etihad Stadium.

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Giants wait on Lobb for AFL game with Freo

The fitness of ruckman Rory Lobb will be monitored over coming days to see if a knee issue will allow him to play against Fremantle next Saturday in Canberra.

Buddy's AFL late show sparks Sydney

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

Lance Franklin has moved up to joint ninth on the all-time VFL-AFL goakicking list, but has shown he's far more than a prolific scorer.

Listless Saints looking for AFL answers

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.

St Kilda coach Alan Richardson has some serious problems to address after the Saints fell to another disappointing defeat.

Port Adelaide coach backs beaten ruck duo

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 unlikely to delve into his ruck reserves despite question marks over Justin Westhoff and Charlie Dixon

Brave Lions disappointed after tough 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 Lions are still without an AFL win in 2018 after going down fighting to Port Adeaide but the future is bright says coach Chris Fagan.

Betts celebrates new arrivals, Crows' win

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 star Eddie Betts was a key player in the Crows' big win over St Kilda the same day his wife gave birth to twins.

Docker Fyfe 'even more dangerous' 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 AFL skipper Nat Fyfe might win another Brownlow medal this year if his early-season form is anything to go by.

Swans shade Giants in AFL Sydney derby

Sydney have joined cross-town rivals Greater Western Sydney at 2-1 on the AFL ladder after beating the Giants by 16 points at the SCG.

Crows grind out AFL win over sloppy Saints

Adelaide have recorded a 49-point AFL win over a sloppy St Kilda at Etihad Stadium.

drawing high AFL frees an artform

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 Scot, who is a member of the AFL's inaugural Competition Committee, has addressed the hot topic of free kicks for high contact.

Hanley hurt as Suns lose to Dockers in AFL

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.

Gold Coast are counting the cost of their AFL loss to Fremantle, with star midfielder Pearce Hanley injuring his right shoulder again in his first match back.

Port sneak home against Brisbane in AFL

Port Adelaide have been kept goalless in the fourth quarter but have done just enough to hold off a hard-charging Brisbane in their AFL match in Adelaide.

Hawks and Tigers to unleash midfield bulls

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

Richmond are looking to bounce back into the AFL winners' list when they host Hawthorn at the MCG.

Scott blasts Clarkson over AFL comments

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 mentor Chris Scott has accused Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson of using alternative facts in his AFL argument about free kicks for high tackles.

Beveridge says Bulldogs have big AFL task

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

Luke Beveridge says he has seen no sign of people "leaving the reservation" amid the Western Bulldogs' early-season AFL struggles.

Demons break North's 17-game AFL hoodoo

ROBBIE TARRANT of the Kangaroos kicks the ball during the 2017 AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Adelaide Crows at Blundstone Arena in Hobart, Australia.

Max Gawn and Jesse Hogan have starred for Melbourne who have beaten North Melbourne in the AFL for the first time since 2006.

Pies still have work to do after AFL win

Collingwood scored their first win of the 2018 AFL season when they defeated Carlton, but they still have plenty of room for improvement.

No AFL wins but Blues are growing: Bolton

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

Carlton are 0-3 after three rounds, but coach Brendon Bolton is adamant the Blues are headed in the right direction.

Hot Taranto set for first Sydney AFL derby

Tim Taranto wants to build on hot early season form for GWS in his first Sydney AFL derby.

Eagles AFL midfield needs 'more dominance'

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's ruckmen have been dominant this AFL season, but the club's midfield haven't taken full advantage yet.

Magpies' blitz seals AFL win over Blues

Collingwood have kicked 10 answered goals to secure their first AFL win of the season, defeating Carlton by 24 points at the MCG.

Hardwick wants AFL fans out of his face

DAMIEN HARDWICK Senior Coach of the Tigers during the 2017 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Richmond Tigers at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick says he confronted an Adelaide fan because the person came too close, not because of what was said.

AFL announces new competition committee

Collingwood president EDDIE MCGUIRE looks on during the AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Collingwood Magpies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Eddie McGuire and Patrick Dangerfield, as well as coaches Brad Scott and Chris Fagan are inaugural members of the AFL Competition Committee.

Docker Pearce gets 1st AFL crack at Lynch

TOM LYNCH of the Suns and PATRICK AMBROSE of the Bombers compete for the ball during the AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Gold Coast Suns at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Gold Coast sharpshooter Tom Lynch, after kicking eight goals last week against Carlton, looms as a key weapon in the AFL clash with Fremantle in Perth.

Extra trip to Perth won't worry AFL Suns

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

Gold Coast have sold their round-three game to Fremantle, meaning they will be playing at Perth's Optus Stadium instead of Metricon Stadium.

Don't reward ducking ploy in AFL: Clarkson

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 says concussion concern should prompt the AFL to stop players deliberately drawing free kicks for high contact.

Eagles keep Cats guessing on AFL taggers

 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 will be aiming to make it two AFL wins on the trot when they take on Geelong at Optus Stadium.

Finals-type intensity in Sydney AFL derby

JOSH KENNEDY of the Swans warms up during the AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Sydney Swans at MCG in Australia.

Sydney captain Josh Kennedy is expecting a finals-type game in Saturday's AFL derby against Greater Western Sydney at the SCG.

Port's Wingard to face Lions in AFL

CHAD WINGARD of the Power celebrates a goal during the AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Port Adelaide Power at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Port Adelaide's Chad Wingard will line up against Brisbane in the AFL clash at Adelaide Oval.

Tigers lament an AFL kick in the backside

DAMIEN HARDWICK Senior Coach of the Tigers during the 2017 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Richmond Tigers at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Richmond had been supposed to regain Dion Prestia, but the AFL premiership midfielder is injured again.

Saints primed for Adelaide AFL challenge

JACK NEWNES of the Saints looks dejected after AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the St Kilda Saints at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

St Kilda midfielder Jack Newnes has never tasted victory against Adelaide but is confident the Saints can change that this week in the AFL.

Demons aim to end 12-year AFL hoodoo

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 Jayden Hunt's surprise omission is another sign there are no more easy selections in their team.

Bulldogs to wield axe for Bombers AFL game

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.

The Western Bulldogs have copped heavy criticism for their 0-2 start to the AFL season, and coach Luke Beveridge is under pressure to turn it around.

Reid to add menace to Swans AFL attack

SAM REID of the Swans celebrates a goal during the AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Sydney Swans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Strong marking forward Sam Reid is set to return to the Sydney side against city rivals GWS after missing the Swans' first two AFL games of 2018.

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Carlton will take on Collingwood at the MCG to begin round three of the AFL season.

Stevie J gives Swans AFL info on Giants

STEVE JOHNSON of the Giants handballs during the AFL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Sydney forwards coach and former Greater Western Sydney star Steve Johnson has given the Swans information on his old team ahead of their AFL derby.

Stringer 'settling in' at Bombers in AFL

JAKE STRINGER of the Bombers looks on during an Essendon Bombers Media Announcement & Training Session at Essendon Football Club in Melbourne, Australia.

Essendon AFL coach John Worsfold says it will take time for Jake Stringer to settle as the big-name recruit goes up against his old club the Western Bulldogs.

Richardson expects response from Saints

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.

St Kilda coach Alan Richardson slammed his players at training after their big loss to North Melbourne and has urged them to show maturity against the Crows.

Bennell's AFL return to be a long grind

HARLEY BENNELL of the Dockers handballs during the 2016 NAB Challenge match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Geelong Cats at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Injury-plagued Fremantle midfielder Harley Bennell is still in rehab mode after injuring his left calf in February.

Blues keep faith with young Weitering

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

Carlton will continue to develop high draft pick Jacob Weitering as a defender, handing him a specific key backman's job for Friday's clash with Collingwood.

Weller braces for bite in Freo reunion

Gold Coast recruit Lachie Weller has plenty to smile about as he prepares for an AFL clash with his former Fremantle teammates for the first time.

Bulldogs to welcome back AFL flag stars

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.

Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge is set to make a host of changes to his team after their disappointing start to the AFL season.

McGuire defends Buckley after Pies losses

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.

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire has pointed to coaching great Kevin Sheedy as he defended Nathan Buckley over the Magpies' winless start to the AFL season.

Buckley undecided on twin towers for Blues

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 says there's no guarantee both Ben Reid and Mason Cox will return for Friday night's AFL clash with Carlton.

Demons ditch pokies, aim for an AFL home

Demons Chairman GLEN BARTLETT speaks to the media during a Melbourne Demons AFL press conference at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne have announced they will abandon pokie machines, costing them about $2 million in annual revenue.

Ward last Giant standing for Sydney derby

JOSH KENNEDY and Dan Robinson of the Swans run out on to the field during the AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Collingwood Magpies at SCG in Australia.

Sydney's Josh Kennedy and Heath Grundy and Greater Western Sydney's Callan Ward are the only men to have taken part in all 13 Harbour City AFL derbies.

Tiger cub up for big AFL job on star Hawk

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 Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Richmond youngster Jack Graham could be the man to stop Hawthorn AFL star Tom Mitchell's red-hot run of form.

Hawks ponder fiery defender's kneeing ban

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.

Hawthorn must decide by Wednesday morning if they will challenge a one-match AFL ban offered to defender James Sicily.

Bulldogs AFL talls suffer injury blows

JORDAN ROUGHEAD of the Bulldogs runs with the ball during the AFL JLT Community Series match between the Western Bulldogs and the Hawthorn Hawks at Mars Stadium in Ballarat, Australia.

The Western Bulldogs' tall stocks have taken a hit, with Jackson Trengove and Jordan Roughead injured in the AFL loss to West Coast.

Giants' Scully to miss 12 weeks of AFL

TOM SCULLY of the Giants and SAM MITCHELL of the Eagles in action during the 2017 AFL First Semi Final match between the GWS Giants and the West Coast Eagles at Spotless Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Greater Western Sydney wingman Tom Scully will miss around half the AFL season after his surgery for a serious ankle injury.

Injured Crows star to miss three AFL games

MATT CROUCH of the Crows kicks whilst being tackled by Cyril Rioli of the Hawks during the AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Adelaide Crows at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Adelaide have received mixed news on the injury front after their AFL win over Richmond in their grand final rematch.

Hawks' Sicily banned, Burgoyne hamstrung

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.

Hawthorn defender James Sicily has been charged with kneeing Geelong skipper Joel Selwood and faces a one-match AFL ban.

Gold Coast's Bowes takes one-game AFL ban

JACK BOWES handballs during a Gold Coast Suns AFL training session at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

In-form Gold Coast midfielder Jack Bowes will miss their round three AFL match against Fremantle on Saturday after accepting a one-game ban.

I wasn't happy with AFL incident: Selwood

Geelong captain Joel Selwood says he has pulled up fine after an incident with James Sicily where the Hawthorn played appeared to knee him in the head.

Saints to respond from shocker: Richardson

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.

St Kilda coach Alan Richardson says the Saints couldn't just brush off their hammering from North Melbourne, but tipped them to fire back.

Light at end of tunnel for embattled Pies

DANIEL WELLS of the Kangaroos handballs during the AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Melbourne Demons at Blundstone Arena in Hobart, Australia.

Collingwood's AFL injury crisis is set ease in the next fortnight with key players set to return to the field.

Cats big three fire but Hawks win thriller

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.

Hawthorn's tense win over Geelong has provided a thrilling climax to round two of the AFL season.

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Hawks stun Cats in Easter Monday thriller

Hawthorn have scored a stunning one-point AFL win over Geelong at the MCG on Easter Monday.

Richmond's Caddy cops one-match AFL ban

JOSH CADDY of the Tigers marks the ball during a Richmond Tigers AFL training session at Punt Road Oval in Melbourne, Australia.

AFL match review officer Michael Christian has handed down his findings after assessing the first eight games of round two of the AFL season.

Young Pie out of hospital, Moore sidelined

Collingwood's Darcy Moore will be sidelined for up to a month in the AFL, while Kayle Kirby has been discharged from hospital following a heart scare.

Westhoff rates Swans win among Port's best

STEVEN MOTLOP of the Cats celebrates a goal during the 2017 AFL Second Semi Final match between the Geelong Cats and the Sydney Swans at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Veteran utility Justin Westhoff regards Port Adelaide's win over Sydney at the SCG on Sunday as one of the best he has participated in.

Plenty to ponder for Swans AFL coach

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

Sydney coach John Longmire is hoping some injury clouds clear for his team heading into their AFL derby against Greater Western Sydney at the SCG next Saturday.

High-flying Ryan wows again for West Coast

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.

Liam Ryan's three-goal performance against the Western Bulldogs has many predicting a bright AFL future for the young West Coast forward.

Hawks coach ponders AFL tagger debate

PATRICK DANGERFIELD of the Cats looks to pass the ball during the AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Geelong Cats at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

The star midfielders of Hawthorn and Geelong hold the key to Easter Monday's big AFL clash at the MCG.

Beveridge preaches patience with AFL pups

Beaten at the contest and sloppy by foot - the Western Bulldogs proved themselves to be an AFL team deep in transition in their 51-point loss to West Coast.

Port Adelaide stun Swans at SCG

Port Adelaide have kicked 10 goals to six after halftime to score a 23-point win over Sydney at the SCG.

Eagles add to Bulldogs' AFL woes

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.

Liam Ryan and Daniel Venables gave West Coast fans a glimpse of their future AFL forward line, sharing six goals in a 51-point win over Western Bulldogs.

Simpson misses West Coast win

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 23 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 left coaching duties to Jaymie Graham on Sunday and the Eagles responded with a 51-point over Western Bulldogs.

GWS confirm Tom Scully needs ankle surgery

TOM SCULLY of the Giants and SAM MITCHELL of the Eagles in action during the 2017 AFL First Semi Final match between the GWS Giants and the West Coast Eagles at Spotless Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Greater Western Sydney star Tom Scully will have ankle surgery and is likely to miss the rest of the AFL season.

Hawks won't fixate on Cats' star AFL trio

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 faces the tough task of overcoming a Geelong midfield containing star trio Patrick Dangerfield, Gary Ablett and Joel Selwood.

Heartwarming signs from Dockers for Lyon

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.

Even Fremantle coach Ross Lyon cracked a smile after his team's 16-point win over Essendon in front of nearly 50,000 at Optus Stadium.

Tough learning night for Worsfold, Bombers

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

John Worsfold hopes some tough lessons were learned by his Essendon players following Saturday night's AFL loss to Fremantle.

Young Pie stable but remains in hospital

Collingwood are licking their wounds after Tim Broomhead, Darcy Moore and Kayle Kirby all required medical treatment on Saturday.

Zorko breaks shackles on taggers: Fagan

Brisbane deputy Dayne Zorko has finally broken the shackles against taggers, says Lions coach Chris Fagan.

Demons' small forwards earn high praise

Melbourne's small forwards Jesse Hogan and Jeff Garlett have proven the difference after standing tall in the Demons' 26-point AFL win over Brisbane Lions.

Dockers turn up pressure to beat Bombers

Fremantle have turned the defensive pressure up a notch to beat Essendon 16.10 (106) to 14.6 (90) at the new Optus Stadium.