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Sam Reid to finally beat family AFL curse

Sydney's 2012 premiership player Sam Reid is still striving to put a consistent year together as he prepares to play his long-awaited 100th AFL game.

Tigers target Magpies goalsneak Fasolo

Richmond defender David Astbury says the Tigers must shut down dangerous Collingwood forward Alex Fasolo in Thursday's AFL clash at the MCG.

Phillips crowned AFLW's best

Watch the moment Adelaide's Erin Phillips became the inaugural AFLW best and fairest.

AFLW star to make call on Opals and Tokyo

AFLW best and fairest winner Erin Phillips is yet to decide whether she will try to be part of the Australian Opals basketball campaign for the Tokyo Olympics.

Port's Hartlett at peace again in AFL

After a period of tumult, Port Adelaide's Hamish Hartlett is at peace again in the AFL.

Greenwood's recovery is good news for Pies

Collingwood have suffered injuries to key personnel early in the season but midfielder Levi Greenwood should return quicker than first thought.

Jakovich hopes jail will help Cousins

AFL great Glen Jakovich says he's saddened by the fall from grace of Ben Cousins, and he hopes his former teammate will get the help he needs in jail.

New Sun sets eyes on AFL improvement

Gold Coast debutant Jarrod Witts is keen to learn from their round one loss to Brisbane and establish himself as the Suns' No.1 ruckman.

Emerging Port star hails Wines' influence

The first nominee for the AFL's Rising Star award, Port Adelaide's Sam Powell-Pepper, has hailed the influence of his new teammate Ollie Wines.

Eagle Drew Petrie out for 10 weeks

Journeyman ruckman Jonathan Giles is almost certain to be chosen to replace injured veteran Drew Petrie for West Coast's AFL clash with St Kilda on Saturday.

Pies' Elliott to miss Tigers clash in AFL

Collingwood will be without forward Jamie Elliott when they take on Richmond and an in-form Dustin Martin at the MCG on Thursday night.

Crows laud their need for AFL speed

Adelaide's fresh, speedy midfield dispelled the greatest doubt about the AFL side in their season-opening win, Crows winger David Mackay says.

Varcoe, Vince won't challenge AFL bans

The AFL tribunal won't sit after Collingwood backman Travis Varcoe and Melbourne veteran Bernie Vince each accepted one-game bans.

Hogan fighting to be fit for Blues clash

Melbourne insist forward Jesse Hogan will be available to face Carlton on Sunday despite missing training as he recovers from an ankle complaint.

Phillips wins AFLW best and fairest award

Adelaide premiership co-captain Erin Phillips has taken out the AFL's best and fairest award in the inaugural season.

'History will back AFL' over Essendon saga

The AFL has publicly released an internal review of how the league handled the Essendon supplements debacle.

Worsfold hopes Hird will return to Bombers

Essendon coach John Worsfold says there is no doubting the standing that James Hird still has at the club.

AFL's Essendon review released

According to a News Limited report, the AFL has released the findings of its internal review of the Essendon saga to the clubs.

Malthouse backs Thomas after quiet start

Former coach Mick Malthouse says Carlton's Dale Thomas was far from the only player to make a quiet start to the season.

Port first gamer wins AFL Rising Star nod

Port Adelaide's Sam Powell-Pepper had an outstanding AFL debut in their win over Sydney.

Demons say Hogan will be ready in AFL

While Melbourne say Jesse Hogan will play against Carlton, the news is bad for AFL first-gamer Joel Smith and his dislocated shoulder.

Green light for Gabba to host AFL Lions

The green light has officially been given for Brisbane Lions to host their second-round AFL clash with Essendon at a patched up Gabba on Saturday night.

Varcoe, Vince face one-game AFL bans

Collingwood utility Travis Varcoe and Melbourne defender Bernie Vince have fallen foul of the AFL match review panel after round one.

Eagles back journeyman Giles to fill void

West Coast's pinch-hitting ruckman Drew Petrie will miss several weeks with a broken hand, and Jonathan Giles is ready to fill the void.

Star Roo sidelined with shoulder injury

North Melbourne forward Jarrad Waite is set to undergo shoulder surgery that will rule him out of AFL action for up to six weeks.

Five AFL stars who shone brightly in Rd 1

AFL fans were treated to some spectacular performances in the opening round of the season.

Star Crow gets players' nod for AFLW MVP

Adelaide co-captain Erin Phillips has taken out the inaugural AFLW players' association most valuable player award.

Swans' Rampe breaks arm on morning run

Sydney defender Dane Rampe has suffered a broken arm in a fall while on a morning run and will be out of action for at least five weeks.

Dockers coach Lyon defends ex-Cat Kersten

Fremantle's forward line failed to fire in Sunday's 42-point loss to Geelong, but coach Ross Lyon isn't panicking just yet.

Record crowds for opening round of AFL

A record number of fans attended the opening round of the AFL season.

Fired-up Hodge a boost for humbled Hawks

Hawthorn suffered an upset loss to Essendon in their AFL season-opener but vice-captain Isaac Smith says the Hawks will bounce back quickly.

AFL's Hanley brothers return to Ireland

Gold Coast midfielder Pearce Hanley and his brother Cian of Brisbane will return home to Ireland for family reasons.

Cats' Cockatoo hurts thumb in AFL

A thumb injury means exciting young Cats forward Nakia Cockatoo will need surgery, putting him out of AFL action for up to a month.

Opening round takes toll on AFL veterans

Nick Riewoldt, Drew Petrie and Dale Morris are all nursing injuries after round one in the AFL.

Dangerfield stars as Cats thrash Dockers

Fremantle's new-look forward line failed to fire in a heavy loss to Geelong at Domain Stadium.

AFL sets new crowd record

More than 400,000 fans came through the turnstiles in round one - a new AFL record.

Crows coach lauds flexible, prolific Laird

Adelaide coach Don Pyke has praised the work of small defender Rory Laird, who starred in the Crows' win over Greater Western Sydney.

Crows cut Giants down to size in AFL

Giants coach Leon Cameron was scathing of his team after the 56-point loss to Adelaide, while Wayne Carey said they would not have beaten anyone.

What happened in round one of the AFL

Dusty was on fire, the banned Bombers are back and St Kilda and Port Adelaide broke decade-long droughts.

Wounded Roos eye changes after AFL loss

North Melbourne are set to make changes at the selection table after opening their AFL season with a 43-point loss to West Coast.

Port's Powell-Pepper makes AFL impact

First-round Port Adelaide draft pick Sam Powell-Pepper has put his imprint on the AFL after just one game.

Petrie injured as Eagles down Roos in AFL

West Coast are facing more ruck woes after veteran Drew Petrie was injured during their 43-point AFL win over North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium.

AFL Bulldogs' Morris suffers leg fracture

Dale Morris, one of the heroes of the Western Bulldogs' historic AFL premiership, is out for several weeks with a broken leg.

Crows down Giants to cap perfect weekend

Adelaide have shown they are a force to be reckoned with this AFL season, beating Greater Western Sydney by 56 points.

Banned Bombers shine in AFL comebacks

The current and former Essendon players returning from doping bans made contact with each over over the weekend.

Tigers make most of AFL midfield depth

Adding Dion Prestia and Josh Caddy to their midfield paid immediate dividends for Richmond in Thursday night's win over Carlton.

Bombers escaping 'dark cloud': Goddard

Essendon veteran Brendon Goddard says the Bombers' AFL triumph over Hawthorn shows they are capable of moving on from their dark past.

AFL star Riewoldt cleared of ACL injury

St Kilda veteran Nick Riewoldt's knee damage is not as bad as feared, with scans clearing him of structural damage and a potential career-ending ACL injury

Women outshine men in AFL double-header

They may have been the curtain-raiser but the AFL Women's grand final ended on a high, with a bigger crowd than the men's round one clash that followed.

AFL duel excites Lions coach

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan believes his young defender Harris Andrews and Gold Coast spearhead Tom Lynch are poised to create one of the AFL's great rivalries.

Lions edge Suns in thrilling Q Clash

Brisbane have held off a fast-finishing Gold Coast to claim an upset two-point win over the Suns in the AFL round one clash at Metricon Stadium.

Reid's form a plus for beaten Swans in AFL

Sam Reid has provided some hope for a Sydney side beaten by Port Adelaide in round one, with three goals and seven marks in his first AFL game since 2015.

Dons beat Hawks in fairytale AFL comeback

Essendon have welcomed back six of their banned players with a thrilling 25-point win over Hawthorn at the MCG.

Demons aim to back up solid AFL start

New Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin said Saturday's big win over St Kilda was only a starting point.

Port shock Swans in AFL upset at SCG

Port Adelaide have broken their 11-year AFL drought at the SCG with a 28-point round one win over Sydney.

Lions coach calls for new Brisbane stadium

Denied the chance to play the AFL Women's grand final at home, Brisbane coach Craig Starcevich says the city needs a boutique stadium for such events.

Footy title a lifelong dream for Phillips

Denied the chance to pursue a career in the sport she loves, Erin Phillips is finally a footy champion and she's inspiring the next generation along the way.

Riewoldt hurt as Demons beat Saints

St Kilda star Nick Riewoldt has suffered a knee injury in their AFL round one loss to Melbourne with scans to reveal the extent of the damage on Sunday.

Key moments from Crows' AFLW GF win

A look at some of the key happenings from Adelaide's inaugural AFL Women's premiership, following a thrilling win over Brisbane.

Phillips stars as Crows win AFL Women's GF

World championship-winning basketballer Erin Phillips has starred in Adelaide's inaugural AFL Women's grand final win over Brisbane.

Crows roll dice on Sloane, Walker in AFL

The Adelaide Crows have selected captain Taylor Walker and his deputy Rory Sloane for Sunday's AFL game against Greater Western Sydney.

Freo's Hill brothers ready for Dangerwood

Brothers Bradley and Stephen Hill will team up in an AFL match for the first time in Sunday's clash with Geelong.

Roos' new AFL era begins against Eagles

North Melbourne's bold list management decisions will see a markedly different team face West Coast in their AFL season-opener.

De Goey will learn from AFL ban: Buckley

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has broken his silence on the Jordan De Goey saga, saying the young midfielder will learn a valuable lesson from it.

AFL ruck tweak a challenge for Bulldogs

Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge says his side must adapt to the AFL's new 'no third-man up' rule.

Gold Coast set for AFL Women's grand final

Fans will be able to travel on public transport for free as Brisbane and Adelaide prepare to clash in the inaugural AFL Women's grand final.

Bulldogs hold off Magpies in AFL opener

The Western Bulldogs have survived a late scare from a determined Collingwood to claim a 14-point AFL win at the MCG.

Crows back star duo to face Giants in AFL

Adelaide pair Taylor Walker and Rory Sloane appear to have proved their fitness to face Greater Western Sydney in their AFL season-opener on Sunday.

Riewoldt's AFL Brownlow chances fancied

Nick Riewoldt's more permanent role on the wing is raising speculation about his Brownlow Medal prospects.

Coaches expecting tight AFLW grand final

The coaches preparing their sides for the inaugural AFLW grand final expect the contest between Brisbane and Adelaide to be close.

Ryder and Reid to add spice to AFL clash

Port Adelaide are hoping the return of ruckman Paddy Ryder will help them end their atrocious recent AFL record against Sydney in Saturday's clash at the SCG.

Petrie ready to confront Kangaroos

West Coast recruit Drew Petrie will come face to face with his former teammates in Sunday's AFL clash with North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium.

Eade umpire comments riles Lions coach

Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade's desire to speak to umpires about treatment of Tom Lynch has disappointed Brisbane coach Chris Fagan.

Saints start demolition at Moorabbin

A decade after their disastrous fallout with the local council, St Kilda have reached another milestone as they prepare to return to Moorabbin.

Huge Hawks task awaits Bombers' McGrath

Essendon take on Hawthorn in the club's AFL season-opener and coach John Worsfold is backing top draft pick Andrew McGrath against stiff opposition.

Clarkson celebrating Roughead's AFL return

Hawthorn's big round-one clash with Essendon will be the first regular-season game for captain Jarryd Roughead since the 2015 grand final.

Saints, Demons start AFL year full of hope

The captains in the middle for St Kilda's match with Melbourne are couching their round one clash in different terms.

Weitering again shows his AFL potential

Carlton coach Brenton Bolton expects to be asked often whether they intend to play Jacob Weitering forward or back.

Martin, Tigers beat Blues in AFL opener

Carlton's pre-game banner cheekily took aim at Dustin Martin, but their players were powerless to stop him.

W Bulldogs axe Smith for AFL season-opener

Western Bulldogs forward Clay Smith can count himself desperately unlucky to have been left out of the reigning premiers' AFL season-opener against Collingwood.

Martin stars as Tigers win AFL opener

Dustin Martin and Richmond have started their big AFL season impressively, with Martin best afield in their 43-point win over Carlton.

Banned Bombers on the AFL comeback trail

Of the 16 remaining players who received doping bans over Essendon's 2012 supplements program, 10 will line up in round one of the AFL season.

AFL round 1 preview panel

A preview panel of round one of the AFL.

Banned Bombers named for AFL blockbuster

Jobe Watson and Dyson Heppell headline a list of six Essendon players who will return from doping bans in round one of the AFL season.

Lions women move on from Gabba gaffe

The Brisbane Lions have moved on from missing out on playing Saturday's inaugural AFLW grand final at the Gabba, defender Sam Virgo insists.

Two of the Suns 2016 draftees to debut

Ben Ainsworth and Jack Bowes will be the first of the four players drafted last year to debut for the Suns.

Son of tennis star set for Swans AFL debut

Teenage draft pick Oliver Florent will have the attention of the Australian tennis community when he makes his AFL debut for the Sydney Swans on Saturday.

Lockett won't tweak Buddy much: Longmire

Swans coach John Longmire says Lance Franklin's kicking for goal doesn't need much tweaking - even if it comes from the AFL's all-time leading goalkicker.

Jack cleared to play Swans' AFL opener

Kieren Jack has shaken off a hip problem and will play the Swans' round-one clash with Port, but Aliir Aliir will have to wait for his AFL return.

Smith omitted as Dogs look to AFL future

Luke Beveridge says selecting his first side of 2017 has involved difficult conversations with last year's flag-winning team.

Sydney's deep defence has Smith excited

Veteran Sydney defender Nick Smith is confident the next wave of Swans defenders will be ready when some of the current crop move into midfield this season.

Richmond banking on improved AFL start

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick is confident he's made the right tweaks to his side ahead of Thursday's AFL season-opener against Carlton at the MCG.

Ex-ASADA boss defends Eagles' 2006 title

Former ASADA boss Richard Ings says no West Coast player returned a positive test for any substance during their 2006 AFL premiership success.

Florent to make AFL debut for Swans

Sydney's first-round AFL draft pick Oliver Florent will make his debut in the Swans' season opener against Port Adelaide at the SCG on Saturday.

Blues, Tigers blood new AFL talent

High-profile Richmond signings Dion Prestia and Josh Caddy will line up in the yellow and black in Thursday night's AFL season opener against Carlton.

Bulldogs not only handball bad boys

There might have been a few dodgy handballs in the 2016 AFL grand final but Luke Beveridge says a new focus on handballing needs to be applied fairly.

Alleged cover-ups continue to haunt Eagles

A damning report from 2008 detailing the extent of West Coast's past drug problems has cast a shadow over the club heading into their 2017 campaign.

Queensland sports fans to witness history

Queensland sports fans will witness history with derbies in two national football codes being played at the same location this weekend.

Fyfe v Dangerfield: What's the fuss about?

Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe and Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield will go head-to-head in Sunday's AFL clash at Domain Stadium.

Swans' Tippett wants right balance

Sydney ruckman-forward Kurt Tippett wants to strike the right balance between the two jobs as he tries to bounce back from a tough end to the 2016 AFL season.

Five burning AFL questions in round one

A new AFL season brings a host of new questions to be answered.

Bolton eager to see Blues' AFL stars back

Carlton coach Brendon Bolton is eager to see star trio Marc Murphy, Bryce Gibbs and Patrick Cripps back together in Thursday's AFL season-opener.

Castagna in alongside four new Tigers

Richmond have upgraded speedy forward Jason Castagna to their senior list and thrown him into the AFL season-opener against Carlton.

West Coast's 2006 AFL flag tarnished: Hall

Barry Hall and Kevin Bartlett believe West Coast's 2006 AFL flag may be devalued by illicit drug-taking.

Swan Naismith eyes early-season AFL goal

Emerging Sydney ruckman Sam Naismith wants to play an AFL opening-round game for the first time as he seeks to build on his breakout season last year

GWS to unleash top pick Taranto on Crows

GWS Giants' top 2016 draft pick Tim Taranto will make his AFL debut in Sunday's opening-round clash against the Crows in Adelaide

Plenty in common for Heppell and Roughead

The town of Leongatha is in the spotlight with Essendon skipper Dyson Heppell and Hawthorn captain Jarryd Roughead both growing up there.

Dockers to be much better in 2017: Scott

Geelong coach Chris Scott expects to confront a much better Fremantle outfit in 2017 than the one which won only four matches last year.

Lynch to play it cool in Queensland derby

Tempers will likely flare again when Gold Coast host Brisbane in an opening-round AFL derby but Suns co-captain Tom Lynch is aiming to keep a lid on things.

May happy to play the villain in AFL derby

Gold Coast co-captain Steven May says he will be happy to play the villain in the opening-round Queensland AFL derby.

Dons won't use ban to fire for AFL opener

New Essendon skipper Dyson Heppell says his side doesn't need to focus on the return of their banned players to fire up for their AFL opener against the Hawks.

Hawks, Dons unknown in 2017 AFL: Roughead

Hawthorn captain Jarryd Roughead says it's difficult to know what Essendon are going to bring to their round-one AFL match with players back from a doping ban.

'Unsafe' for women, Gabba on track for men

Player safety has been the focus in the Gabba's controversial decision not to host the AFL Women's grand final, according to the ground's manager.

Parker tips next gen AFL Swans to shine

Sydney midfield dynamo Luke Parker expects a big crop of developing Swans to supply the extra lift the club needs to contend for the AFL flag.

Scott Selwood, Kolodjashnij on injury list

Geelong duo Scott Selwood and Jake Kolodjashnij will miss the opening rounds of the AFL season due to injury.

De Goey scandal dents Pies' start to AFL

Collingwood midfielder Jordan De Goey has been slapped with an AFL suspension after breaking his hand during a fight and deceiving the Magpies about the injury.

Scott set to extend Cats coaching stint

Chris Scott expects to sign off on a coaching contract extension at Geelong in the very near future.

Demons' Watts no certainty for AFL opener

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin has refused to guarantee Jack Watts' spot in the team for the club's round one AFL clash with St Kilda on Saturday.

Carlton star Cripps sets lofty goal in AFL

Carlton star Patrick Cripps says he is determined to take his game to the next level after being cleared to play in Thursday night's AFL season-opener.

West Coast drug issues re-aired in report

A decade of alleged misconduct at the-then high-flying West Coast Eagles has been exposed in a report published by News Corp.

North fuelled by dire AFL predictions

Jack Ziebell says seeing North Melbourne's youngsters try to crack it in the AFL this season will be "awesome".

Jones miffed by Demons AFL captaincy move

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin's decision to appoint Jack Viney co-captain of the club was initially met with dismay by incumbent skipper Nathan Jones.

AFL acts to curb Giants' academy rights

Amid growing unrest from clubs the AFL has moved to curtail Greater Western Sydney's rights to players from the club's academy zone.

Once in lifetime chance for fans: Lions

Brisbane Lions marquee Sabrina Frederick-Traub hopes fans don't miss a "once in a lifetime" event after the AFLW grand final's shock switch to the Gold Coast.

Brown filthy at Gabba grand final debacle

Brisbane champion Jonathan Brown has joined the chorus of criticism aimed at the Gabba's curator over the AFL Women's grand final furore.

Maligned Demon in line for AFL opener

Melbourne forward Jack Watts has done enough to earn a spot in the Demons' round-one team, says co-captain Nathan Jones.

Buckley eager to take on Bulldogs in AFL

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley goes into his finals-or-bust AFL season saying he has never loved his job so much.

Big Dog in line to face Pies in AFL opener

The Western Bulldogs' ruck stocks have been injury-hit over the pre-season but the reigning premiers are set to be boosted by the return of Tom Campbell.

Star Blue cleared to face Tigers in AFL

Carlton coach Brendon Bolton says young star Patrick Cripps has been passed fit to take on Richmond in the AFL season opener.

Docker Sandilands keen to play AFL in 2018

Fremantle AFL ruckman Aaron Sandilands is keen to play on next year, but says he's in no rush to make a final decision.

Crows women's cult hero an incredible soul

Adelaide's AFL women's team cult hero Sarah Perkins is being hailed as an incredible soul as she prepares for the inaugural grand final against Brisbane.

AFL crowds set to break all-time records

Canny scheduling from the AFL for the opening round means the all-time attendance record for a single round could be broken this weekend.

Eagle Jeremy McGovern craves AFL ruck role

West Coast's Drew Petrie and Nathan Vardy are set to pair up in the ruck in their North Melbourne AFL season opener, but Jeremy McGovern wants some action too.

Crows hopeful on Walker, Sloane fitness

Adelaide remain hopeful captain Taylor Walker and vice-captain Rory Sloane will prove their fitness for Sunday's AFL season-opener against GWS.

Trio of debutants in line for Port opener

Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak says his club could field three AFL debutants in Saturday's season-opener against Sydney.

Injury leaves De Goey dog-gone in AFL

First Jeremy Howe broke his toe, now Collingwood teammate Jordan De Goey has a broken hand after playing with his dog.

Bartel wants Cats midfield changes in AFL

Retired Geelong great Jimmy Bartel wants midfield aces Joel Selwood and Patrick Dangerfield to spend more time as forwards.

Star Tiger cub poised for big AFL season

Up-and-coming Richmond forward Daniel Rioli has enjoyed an outstanding pre-season and is poised for a breakout AFL premiership campaign.

AFL bosses blast Gabba over AFLW final

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan says it's difficult to process how the Gabba is unavailable for the women's grand final.

AFL yet to confirm women's final venue

Brisbane and Adelaide start grand final week still unsure where they will be playing.

Blues storm home to snatch AFLW draw

Brisbane remain the only unbeaten team in the inaugural AFLW season, but Carlton came back strongly to draw Sunday's match.

Mixed news for Demons before AFL season

Melbourne have suffered an injury blow on the eve of the AFL season, with defender Colin Garland suspected to have ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament.

Adelaide-Brisbane to play women's AFL GF

After a barnstorming finish to defeat Collingwood, Adelaide will now play Brisbane in the women's AFL decider.

Saints desperate to shake AFL travel bug

St Kilda learnt some harsh lessons from their disappointing interstate record last season and will tinker with their preparation in 2017.

Star Tigers ready to face Blues in AFL

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick will have almost a full squad to select from ahead of Thursday night's AFL season opener against Carlton.

Star Tiger a better AFL leader after exile

Richmond star Jack Riewoldt believes he is better equipped to lead his teammates after a three-year break from the AFL club's leadership group.

Key Roo, Bomber fit for AFL season opener

North Melbourne's Ben Brown and Essendon's Cale Hooker are among the AFL stars hoping to prove their fitness for the opening round of the season.

Dogs win AFLW to hand Giants wooden spoon

The Western Bulldogs have ended the first AFLW season on a winning note, overcoming the Giants by 32 points in Canberra on Saturday night.

AFLW records tumble as Demons trounce Freo

Melbourne are still in with a chance to play in the AFL Women's grand final after scoring a huge win over Fremantle.

Cotchin to lead AFL Tigers for fifth year

Trent Cotchin has been confirmed as Richmond's skipper for the fifth consecutive year with Jack Riewoldt and Alex Rance his deputies.

Commentator McAvaney reveals cancer battle

Veteran sports commentator Bruce McAvaney has made public his ongoing battle with cancer.

Magpie Elliott set to miss AFL opener

Jamie Elliott's absence from Collingwood training is a blow to his hopes of being ready for round one of the new AFL season.

Bizarre free prompts tweak to new AFL rule

The free kick paid against Adelaide's Dean Gore has prompted the AFL to modify the third-man up rule.

Brush looking to end AFLW season on a high

Soccer star Ellie Brush will play her first AFLW game for the Giants in her hometown when her side take on the Western Bulldogs in Canberra.

Kennedy follows Swans' AFL road map

New Sydney captain Josh Kennedy has plenty of people at the club - plus a proven philosophy - if he needs to turn anywhere for advice.

Lions expecting Gabba green light for AFLW

The Brisbane Lions are anticipating the go-ahead on Friday to host the inaugural AFL Women's grand final at the Gabba on March 25.

The Giants are ready to monster the AFL

It is a matter of when, not if, the Giants win their first premiership - and probably more than one.

Murphy readies Bulldogs for AFL journey

Western Bulldogs skipper Bob Murphy says the emphasis at the AFL club isn't about repeating their 2016 heroics but getting better and seeing where they land.

Fit again Blues skipper Murphy ready to go

Carlton skipper Marc Murphy says he's fit and ready to lead the Blues on the field again.

Richard Goyder to be AFL's silent supremo

Incoming AFL Commission head Richard Goyder has had his say on new stadiums in Melbourne and Perth and a Tasmanian AFL team.

Heppell pumped as AFL return looms

New Essendon captain Dyson Heppell spent some time by himself on the MCG on Thursday, ahead of his AFL comeback.

Hird overdose: I reached breaking point

Former Essendon star AFL player and coach James Hird has commented publicly for the first time about his January overdose.

Bulldogs take delivery of second AFL flag

Western Bulldogs president Peter Gordon and premiership captain Easton Wood have spoken emotionally of last year's historic grand final win.

Ablett can excel without captaincy: Eade

Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade is confident Gary Ablett can reclaim top form without the pressures of AFL captaincy.

Rockliff a respected Lion again: Beams

New Brisbane skipper Dayne Beams is full of praise for Tom Rockliff, the man he replaced in the top job last month.

AFL players' millionaire club grows to six

As the AFL players close on a new pay deal, annual figures show the most number of million-dollar plus players in four years.

GWS not buying into AFL premiership buzz

Greater Western Sydney are clear favourites to win this year's AFL premiership but skipper Callan Ward says that tag means nothing to his team.

Free agent Fyfe just wants to play again

Before he considers his AFL future beyond this season, new Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe is focused on returning from his long-term injury.

AFL grand final set for twilight hours

This season's AFL grand final looks increasingly certain to be played with a twilight kick-off.

Murphy laughs off Giant AFL expectations

Just one other AFL captain has backed the Western Bulldogs to return to the grand final in 2017, compared with 14 picking Greater Western Sydney.

Cats, Selwood fine after speeding incident

Contrite Geelong skipper Joel Selwood says he and the club have moved on from the speeding incident that cost the Cats a lucrative sponsorship.

Hodge treated same as AFL rookie

Hawthorn captain Jarryd Roughead says Luke Hodge's AFL round one club suspension was important to display consistency across the player group.

How the Saints look for 2017 in the AFL

How St Kilda look for 2017 in the AFL.

Saints' heads firmly in AFL clouds

There are plenty of reasons to be bullish about St Kilda's hopes in 2017.

How the Cats look for 2017 in the AFL

Key points for Geelong this season.

Cats can rally after bad end to last year

Geelong's form can swing wildly - not just from game to game, but sometimes quarter by quarter.

AFL Captains' poll puts GWS in grand final

The annual AFL club captains' poll predicts GWS Giants playing in this year's grand final and Geelong's Patrick Dangerfield winning consecutive Brownlow Medals.

AFL captains tip big year for GWS Giants

Fourteen AFL club captains have tipped Greater Western Sydney to reach the grand final in 2017 in their annual poll.

Crows leaders to stay home for AFL launch

Adelaide have several injury concerns, but captain Taylor Walker is confident he will be ready for round one.

Clarkson defends Mitchell, Lewis trades

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson was dreading having to tell Sam Mitchell and Jordan Lewis their AFL careers were over.

Mills signs with Sydney AFL till 2023

Sydney's reigning AFL Rising Star Callum Mills has inked a five-year contract extension, tying him to the Swans until the end of the 2023 season.

Crows captain confident of round one berth

Adelaide captain Taylor Walker is confident of recovering from a hamstring injury and being fit for the Crows' AFL premiership season opener.

Cats patient as Taylor tries new AFL role

Geelong coach Chris Scott is confident playing Harry Taylor in attack will pay off for the AFL club.

Buckley backs Wells to have AFL impact

Star Collingwood recruit Daniel Wells will miss round one but coach Nathan Buckley is adamant the midfielder will help the Magpies.

How the Bombers look for 2017 in the AFL

How Essendon look heading into the 2017 AFL season.

Bombers in uncharted AFL territory in 2017

Essendon are entering an AFL season of unknowns as the Bombers finally look to move past the supplements saga.

How the Magpies look for 2017 in the AFL

How the Magpies are shaping up for the 2017 AFL season.

Buckley encouraged by Magpies' AFL heart

Collingwood are well-placed heading into the season - much as they were a year ago.

Bomber Leuenberger to miss two AFL rounds

Essendon ruckman Matthew Leuenberger is expected to miss the opening two rounds of the AFL season with a hamstring injury.

Banned Whitfield rejoins Giants in AFL

Star Greater Western Sydney midfielder Lachie Whitfield has returned to the club but still won't be able to play AFL matches until midway through the season.

Swans turn to Lockett for AFL goals

The Sydney Swans have confirmed that the AFL's record goal kicker Tony Lockett will be part of the club's coaching staff in 2017.

Giants dismiss Deledio AFL injury rumours

Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron says suggestions star recruit Brett Deledio will miss two months with a calf strain are off the mark.

Magpies confirm Wells out of AFL opener

High-profile Collingwood recruit Daniel Wells will sit out round one after not playing at all in the pre-season.

Veteran Roo Waite has more to give in AFL

North Melbourne key forward Jarrad Waite says he still has plenty to offer the Roos after hip issues derailed his 2016 AFL season.

Saints change plans to bank AFL away wins

After losing all five interstate matches last AFL season, St Kilda are simplifying their away-game preparations to bank some crucial wins.

AFL Eagles still sweating on Lycett injury

West Coast AFL ruckman Scott Lycett will miss anywhere between "two to 20 weeks" with his shoulder injury.

Clarko defends Hawks AFL ban for Hodge

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has defended the Hawks' decision to ban Luke Hodge for a club indiscretion but not for a drink driving offence.

How the Swans look for 2017 in the AFL

How Sydney shapes up heading into the 2017 AFL season.

Swans youth to fuel their AFL challenge

Sydney coach John Longmire is confident even more of his youngsters can step up in 2017 as the Swans seek to go one better than last year.

How the Eagles look for the AFL in 2017

How the West Coast Eagles look for the 2017 AFL season.

Sam Mitchell boosts Eagles' flag chances

West Coast coach Adam Simpson says there's still life in the legs of Sam Mitchell, with the former Hawk looming as a key cog in the club's premiership hopes.

Crows captain in doubt for AFL opener

Injured Adelaide captain Taylor Walker says medical staff will decide whether he plays in the AFL premiership season opener.

I will play in AFL opener

Midfielder Scott Pendlebury will captain the Magpies for the fourth-straight year, with Taylor Adams and Steele Sidebottom his deputies.

Star Kangaroo ready to bounce back in AFL

Star North Melbourne ruckman Todd Goldstein is fit again and ready to bounce back after a disappointing 2016 AFL campaign.

AFLW to decide on Lions' Gabba GF option

Brisbane have won the right to host the inaugural AFL Women's grand final but must wait for the AFL to decide if they can play it at the Gabba.

Docker Ballantyne to miss up to 10 weeks

Fremantle forward Hayden Ballantyne will undergo surgery for a hamstring injury, ruling him out of AFL action for up to 10 weeks.

Star Giant fined, free to play Rd 1 in AFL

Greater Western Sydney star Jeremy Cameron can accept a fine with an early plea for striking North Melbourne's Scott Thompson in an AFL pre-season game.

What we learned from the AFL pre-season

A look at some of the key lessons learned during the AFL pre-season competition.

Coniglio out for first month of AFL season

Greater Western Sydney's Stephen Coniglio will spend six weeks on the sidelines due to an ankle injury suffered in the AFL pre-season.

How the Kangaroos look for the AFL in 2017

How North Melbourne look for the 2017 AFL season.

New-look Roos to steer the course in AFL

North Melbourne's shock decision to axe some of their most decorated AFL veterans looks destined to shape their 2017 season.

How the Suns look for 2017 in the AFL

How Gold Coast look heading into the 2017 AFL season.

Reasons for optimism at Suns

Rodney Eade is long overdue for a change of luck on the injury front at the Gold Coast Suns.

AFL Saints have gone up a level: coach

St Kilda coach Alan Richardson feels his players ae entitled to believe they have gone to another level after a positive AFL pre-season campaign

Swans AFL forwards looking lively

The Sydney forward trio of Lance Franklin, Sam Reid and Kurt Tippett appear to be hitting their straps with the start of the new AFL season looming.

Swans shade Saints in AFL pre-season game

Sydney have shaded St Kilda by three points in an AFL pre-season game in Albury.

Essendon ruckman joins AFL casualties

Several players are in doubt for round one after suffering injuries in the last round of AFL pre-season matches.

Cats come back to down 'Dons in AFL trial

Geelong have overcome a 40-point halftime deficit to defeat Essendon in an AFL pre-season match in Bendigo.

Magpies still aim for AFLW grand final

Melbourne's upset two-point win over Adelaide means four teams can still meet Brisbane in the AFLW grand final.

Port beat Hawthorn in AFL trial match

Port Adelaide's mature-aged rookie Brett Eddy has kicked five goals in a 28-point win against Hawthorn in their AFL trial match.

Hot 'Pies easily beat Giants in AFLW

Collingwood have dominated from the start, with 20 scoring shots to four, to beat the Giants in their AFLW match at Olympic Park.

Demons delighted by Crows victory

Melbourne captain Daisy Pearce believes her side has what it takes to be crowned the inaugural AFL Women's premiers.

Lions, Frederick-Traub defy odds in AFLW

Brisbane marquee Sabrina Frederick-Traub has dug deep to help inspire the Lions' seven point win over Western Bulldogs and book an AFLW grand final berth.

Lions boss sees light at end of AFL tunnel

New Brisbane coach Chris Fagan says he's taken heart from his AFL club's pre-season campaign.

Demons overcome Crows in Darwin AFLW

Melbourne have beaten Adelaide in their AFL Women's match in Darwin to keep their grand final hopes alive.

Crows captain injured in AFL trial win

Adelaide captain Taylor Walker has concern over a hamstring injury after his side beat Brisbane by 39 points in their AFL pre-season game on Saturday.

Tigers recover from awful AFL trial start

Richmond AFL coach Damien Hardwick is pleased with his team's comeback against Collingwood in their pre-season match in Moe.

AFL stars should be fit for Tigers, 'Pies

After dominating Richmond early at Moe in Victoria, Collingwood held on for a seven-point AFL pre-season win.

Lions book AFLW grand final berth

The Brisbane Lions have booked a place in the AFLW grand final with a seven point win over Western Bulldogs on Saturday.

Scott settles on North's forward line

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has gathered the information he needs to make decisions about his club's forward structure for the coming season.

Taranto in mix to make Giants AFL debut

Last year's No.2 national draft pick Tim Taranto is on course to make his senior AFL debut for GWS in the Giants' round-one date with Adelaide.

Docker McCarthy sets tongues wagging

Former GWS forward Cam McCarthy could be set for a big season if his pre-season hit-out against Carlton is anything to go by.

Ballantyne injured as Dockers beat Blues

Nat Fyfe starred and Cam McCarthy booted six goals as Fremantle posted a pre-season victory against Carlton on Friday night.

Freo down Blues to notch maiden AFLW win

Fremantle captain Kara Donnellan has starred to help her side beat Carlton by 16 points and secure their first AFLW win.

Saints hope Montagna ready for AFL opener

Veteran St Kilda utility Leigh Montagna will miss all their AFL pre-season games because of a calf muscle injury.

How the Hawks, Bombers have changed in AFL

There will be significant changes for Hawthorn and Essendon when they clash in round one of the AFL season.

Hawks stand down Hodge for AFL opener

Former Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge is out of the round-one AFL match against Essendon after the club's leadership group sanctioned him for missing training.

Women's success could give Lions their HQ

The success of the Brisbane Lions AFL Women's team could be the catalyst for a much-needed new training and administrative headquarters to be built.

Menzel to fire for Crows: assistant coach

Adelaide assistant coach David Teague says Troy Menzel is ready to fire for the Crows after a year in the AFL wilderness.

Hip niggle hampers AFL Swan Jack

Sydney have suffered another injury issue in the AFL pre-season with former co-captain Kieren Jack sidelined by a hip problem.

How the Lions look for 2017 in the AFL

How the Brisbane Lions look for 2017 in the AFL.

Lions want respect back in 2017: Fagan

New Brisbane coach Chris Fagan says he won't be using wins to measure success for a Lions team that wants to regain the league's respect in 2017.

How the Giants look for 2017 in the AFL

How Greater Western Sydney look heading into the 2017 AFL season.

Giants dealing with heightened hopes

GWS must deal with the heightened expectations of being AFL flag favourites in 2017.

Injuries mar Giants AFL pre-season win

Greater Western Sydney have suffered a number of injuries on their way to a 38-point AFL pre-season win over North Melbourne in Canberra.

Young Kangaroos to lead the way in AFL

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott is buoyed by the progress of the club's young players during the pre-season.

Key tall Hampson hobbled for Tigers in AFL

Richmond have placed Shaun Hampson on the long-term injury list, the ruckman hampered by a back injury.

Bearded Demon gives Goodwin a headache

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin says he'll consider playing two genuine ruckman in the club's season opener against St Kilda on March 25.

I can get back to my absolute best

Gary Ablett reckons the form that made him the AFL's standout player three years ago is not out of reach.

Dogs' big AFL trial comeback win over Suns

The Western Bulldogs have staged a remarkable comeback to beat the Suns by 21 points in their AFL pre-season clash on the Gold Coast.

Tigers confident Dusty will sign AFL deal

Richmond football chief Neil Balme says the Tigers have an attractive AFL contract in front Dustin Martin that the star midfielder will eventually sign.

Cats' new AFL attack needs time: Hawkins

Geelong's Tom Hawkins says his new AFL key forward partnership with Harry Taylor will need time to develop.

Giants must defend better in AFL: Scully

Greater Western Sydney midfielder Tom Scully says the Giants must improve their defence as they get closer to starting the AFL season as premiership favourites.

Port defender calls for patience

Port Adelaide defender Jack Hombsch says it will take Power players some time to implement new AFL structures introduced by coach Ken Hinkley.

Important defender returns for Pies in AFL

Collingwood key defender Ben Reid will play his first game of the AFL pre-season after his preparation was hampered by knee surgery.

Crows boss floats pro AFL bouncers

Adelaide coach Don Pyke says the idea of professional centre bouncers in the AFL may be worth considering.

Sloane a caged animal, says Crows coach

Adelaide midfielder Rory Sloane has resumed running after suffering a fractured eye socket and remains on track for the AFL premiership season opener.

Fyfe jealous of Geelong's Dangerfield

Fremantle midfielder Nat Fyfe says he's looking forward to going head to head with Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield in their round-one clash at Domain Stadium.

Key Roo firms for round one AFL return

Important North Melbourne big man Ben Brown is close to resuming from a knee injury that has slowed him during the AFL pre-season.

How the Dogs look for the 2017 AFL season

How the Western Bulldogs look heading into the 2017 AFL season.

Bulldogs not counting on AFL fairytales

The Western Bulldogs enter the 2017 AFL season knowing that their best football is enough to go back-to-back.

How Port look for the 2017 AFL season

How Port Adelaide look for the looming 2017 AFL season

Hinkley sharpens AFL focus at Port

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says he has sharpened the focus on many areas at the club ahead of the looming AFL season.

Gatto allegations denied by Essendon

The Essendon AFL doping saga won't go away, with the club denying allegations they sought information from Melbourne underworld figure Mick Gatto.

Cox aims to build on crazy AFL debut

After a whirlwind start to his AFL career, Collingwood's Texan ruckman Mason Cox is determined to consolidate.

Sam Mitchell stars as Eagles beat Demons

Josh Kennedy has booted five goals and Sam Mitchell has starred through the middle for West Coast who have beaten Melbourne in their AFL pre-season trial.

Stress fracture sidelines Demon in AFL

Aaron vandenBerg is out of action for four to six weeks, meaning the Melbourne player will miss the start of the AFL season.

New AFL ruck rule confuses Eagle Simpson

West Coast coach Adam Simpson isn't a fan of the AFL's new ruck rule, and is not even sure what it's trying to achieve.

Wright returns for Kangaroos in AFL

With ankle injuries ruining his 2016 season, North Melbourne defender Sam Wright will return against GWS in their AFL pre-season trial.

Swan Aliir could be special in AFL: Grundy

Sydney stalwart Heath Grundy believes fellow Swans back Aliir Aliir has the potential to be a special AFL player.

Ablett to be unleashed up forward for Suns

Gary Ablett will play most of Gold Coast's final AFL pre-season trial against the Western Bulldogs in the forward line.

How the Blues look for the 2017 AFL season

How Carlton look for the 2017 AFL season.

Blues keeping the faith amid AFL reset

Carlton assistant coach John Barker says the need to pump games into the AFL side's development players can't come at the expense of being competitive.

How the Tigers look for 2017 AFL season

How Richmond look heading into the 2017 AFL season.

Tigers look to rebound from year to forget

Richmond will look for a quick rebound from a 2016 season to forget, but is a return to the finals on the cards for the Tigers?

Martin shuts down talk about AFL contract

Dustin Martin is in no mood to talk about his AFL future, with the Richmond star becoming eligible for free agency later this year.

Swans unsure when McVeigh will play

The bad news about Jarrad McVeigh's calf injury comes after Sydney teammate Isaac Heeney was diagnosed with glandular fever.

Pavlich backs Dockers to rebound in AFL

Retired Fremantle great Matthew Pavlich is confident that Nathan Fyfe will stay at the club.

No end in sight as AFL pay talks continue

AFL Players Association chief executive Paul Marsh is unsure if the new pay deal will be in place by the start of the season.

Top Lions AFL draftee out for a month

An ankle injury has sidelined draftee Hugh McCluggage from Brisbane's round one AFL clash against Gold Coast.

TAC dump Cats over Selwood speeding fine

Geelong have a lost the Transport Accident Commission as a sponsor after their skipper Joel Selwood was caught speeding last month.

Watts out of the Demons' AFL dog house

Melbourne have named Jack Watts in their side to take on West Coast in Perth on Thursday night.

Docker Walters dreams of AFL flag in 2017

Fremantle forward Michael Walters says he wants to be a one-club player after re-signing with the Dockers until the end of 2020.

No AFL tribunal after Ryder accepts fine

The AFL tribunal isn't required to convene on Tuesday evening with Port Adelaide's Paddy Ryder accepting a fine.

Swan Heeney likely to miss start of AFL

Exciting Sydney youngster Isaac Heeney is likely to miss the start of the AFL season due to glandular fever.

How the Dockers look for the AFL in 2017

How the Fremantle Dockers look for the 2017 AFL season.

Dockers begin long rebuild back to the top

Fremantle's premiership window slammed shut in 2016, and coach Ross Lyon says it might take another four years before it opens again.

How the Demons look for 2017 in AFL

How the Melbourne Demons look for the 2017 AFL season.

AFL history beckons for Dees coach Goodwin

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin is daring to dream of what his talented young AFL side can achieve in 2017.

Wells, Hibberd out as AFL start nears

Lower leg injuries are hobbling Daniel Wells and Michael Hibberd ahead of round one.

Wells still sidelined as AFL opener nears

Star Collingwood recruit Daniel Wells is yet to play his first game for the club as speculation continues about a calf injury.

Hibberd to sit out AFL pre-season game

Melbourne will rest former Essendon defender Michael Hibberd from their last pre-season match.

AFL to look at tweak of third-man up rule

The AFL's new rule banning the third man up at ruck contest has caught out some players.

No AFL suspension for Port's Ryder

Port Adelaide's Paddy Ryder has been fined for his front-on bump against Richmond's Anthony Miles.

Bombers to load up against Cats in AFL

While Michael Hurley is a chance to play against Geelong in their AFL pre-season match, Essendon will probably give Cale Hooker another week to prepare.

AFL rule change may alter dynamics: Crows

The AFL's new rule banning a third-man up at ruck contests could change the dynamics around stoppages, Adelaide's Luke Brown says.

Port confident in covering injured Pittard

Port Adelaide assistant coach Brendon Lade says the AFL club has the depth to cover the loss of injured defender Jasper Pittard.

How the Crows look for the 2017 AFL season

How the Adelaide Crows look for the 2017 AFL season.

Crows coach building on solid foundations

Adelaide coach Don Pyke says he's laid some solid foundations but sees some cracks that need fixing to build the Crows into potential AFL premiers.

How the Hawks look for 2017 in AFL

How Hawthorn look for the 2017 AFL season.

Hawks confident AFL gamble will pay off

Hawthorn believe the decision to trade away champions Sam Mitchell and Jordan Lewis will eventually be seen as the right call.

Tigers unimpressed by short AFL turnaround

Richmond continued their perfect pre-season form with a win over Port Adelaide but coach Damien Hardwick isn't pleased with the AFL.

Port's Pittard hurt in AFL loss to Tigers

Richmond have defeated Port Adelaide in their AFL pre-season game at Mt Gambier in South Australia's southeast.

Cracks appear in AFL's new ruck rule

Adelaide AFL coach Don Pyke has labelled as "real weird", a contentious free kick paid against one of his players under the new third man up ruck rule.

Adelaide clinch AFL trial win over Geelong

In a tight, see-sawing AFL pre-season match, a young and hungry Crows side have overcome Geelong by six points in Adelaide.

Lions edge closer to hosting AFLW GF

The AFL Women's premiership race is taking shape after Brisbane defeated Adelaide to remain undefeated.

Kersten hurt but Dockers recruits impress

Despite an apparent rib injury to forward Shane Kersten, Fremantle's recruits class of 2017 showed they can have an impact in Saturday's win over Collingwood.

Cox ready for big year with Magpies

Mason Cox starred as Collingwood lost after the siren to Fremantle but coach Nathan Buckley is edging closer to getting his best team on the park

Lions sit top of AFL women's league

Brisbane's AFL women's coach Craig Starcevich says his side won't be getting carried away by being the only unbeaten outfit in the competition.

Lions pip Crows in AFL women's league

Brisbane downed Adelaide by three points in Saturday night's AFL women's league match in Adelaide.

Langdon goal gives Dockers win over 'Pies

A goal after the siren from Ed Langdon has given Fremantle a two-point AFL pre-season victory over Collingwood at a hot Rushton Park in Mandurah.

Saints blast sorry Blues in AFL pre-season

Josh Bruce kicked seven goals as St Kilda inflicted a 92-point thumping on Carlton in the AFL pre-season at Princes Park on Saturday.

Pies stay alive with one-point AFLW win

Collingwood have survived a determined Fremantle and hot conditions to keep their AFL Women's season alive with the slimmest of margins of victory in Mandurah.

Blues hold off Dogs to win AFLW thriller

Carlton have seen off a stunning late surge by the Western Bulldogs to win a thrilling AFL Women's encounter by six points.

Taranto gets praise from Giants AFL coach

Young GWS Giant Tim Taranto has been praised by his AFL coach Leon Cameron for his toughness after bouncing back from a big hit by Swans' star Lance Franklin.

Big men give Swans AFL plenty to ponder

A quartet of big men are poised to give Sydney's AFL match committee plenty to think about going into the upcoming season

Deledio ruled out of Giants' AFL opener

GWS Giants' big off-season recruit Brett Deledio will miss at least their opening round AFL game after re-injuring his calf.

Buddy shines in Swans' AFL pe-season win

Star forward Lance Franklin has kicked two goals in his return from shoulder surgery to help Sydney to a 12-point AFL pre-season win over local rivals GWS.

Giants get first AFLW win, beating Demons

The GWS Giants have secured their first AFLW win and damaged Melbourne's title chances with a five-point win over the Demons in western Sydney.

Government rejects call for Bombers probe

After calls for an inquiry into the Essendon supplements debacle, the federal government says there's no new information to justify it.

AFL women's final not on minds of Crows

Adelaide's AFL women's coach Bec Goddard is refusing to talk about securing a potential grand final berth ahead of Saturday night's clash against Brisbane.

Cripps to add steel to Blues midfield mix

Carlton midfielder Ed Curnow admits the Blues must lift their intensity at the contest after their disappointing AFL pre-season loss to Melbourne.

Rockliff's attitude impresses Lions coach

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan says former captain Tom Rockliff has made huge ground since last year's woes.

W Bulldogs wary about pre-season progress

Coach Luke Beveridge says he's unsure how his injury-hit Western Bulldogs squad are progressing after Thursday's loss to Brisbane.

Bulldogs injury curse strikes again

The Western Bulldogs expect that Roarke Smith will need his second knee reconstruction.

Lions hold on, beat Bulldogs in AFL trial

Rookie-listed Western Bulldogs player Roarke Smith appears to have suffered another serious knee injury in their AFL pre-season loss to Brisbane.

Crows announce impressive $1.46m profit

Adelaide have recorded a big profit on the back of record AFL membership and revenue.

AFL boss staying out of Power-Suns stoush

Port Adelaide and Gold Coast are engaged in a bitter war of words over their historic China clash, but AFL chief Gillon McLachlan is reluctant to get involved.

New AFL footy boss won't make big changes

The AFL has promoted long-time league executive Simon Lethlean to fill the football operations boss vacancy created by the departure of Mark Evans.

AFLW Giants must stick together: Shiel

GWS AFL midfield star Dylan Shiel says the Giants' winless AFLW side must stick together and keep the faith as he knows what they are going through

Ryder won't be Port's AFL saviour: Hinkley

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says returning ruckman Paddy Ryder won't be the AFL club's saviour this season.

Crows blood rookie in AFL pre-season game

Adelaide recruit Jordan Gallucci will play his first game in Crows colours in the AFl pre-season fixture against Geelong.

Cripps, Sandilands set for AFL return

Carlton are set to welcome back young star Patrick Cripps for the first time since he suffered a back injury in November.

Lions embrace finals-like AFLW clash

Brisbane coach Craig Starcevich is not shying away from the magnitude of the Lions' AFLW clash against Adelaide.

More early AFL woes for Swan McVeigh

Sydney could begin the AFL season with six of their 2016 grand final team on the sidelines with former co-captain Jarrad McVeigh battling a calf injury

Goldstein shocked at AFL's third-man ban

Star North Melbourne ruckman Todd Goldstein said he wanted the third man-up rule modified, rather than having the tactic banned.

Goldstein backs three big 'Roos in AFL

North Melbourne ruckman Todd Goldstein says he can play in the same team as Majak Daw and newcomer Braydon Preuss.

AFL boss wants Tasmanian women's team

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan would like to see a Tasmanian team in the women's league.

Rance on AFL comeback trail for Tigers

Richmond backman Alex Rance is set to have his minutes restricted when he returns from a hamstring injury in the Tigers' AFL trial match against Port Adelaide.

AFL reconsiders women's expansion

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan says there is growing pressure for the women's league to add teams next season.

Giants and Swans recall AFL big guns

The GWS Giants and Sydney have recalled a host of their best players for Friday's AFL pre-season derby.

No sophomore blues for Swan Mills in AFL

Sydney's 2016 AFL Rising Star winner Callum Mills isn't worried about suffering a case of the sophomore blues which has affected many second-season players.

Crows cop bad run of pre-season injuries

After a dream run with injuries last season, so far 2017 is proving a nightmare for Adelaide.