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2020 August
  • Tue, Aug 04, 2020
    Brisbane star Charlie Cameron is relieved it's not his responsibility to stop Richmond game-breaker Dustin Martin in their AFL clash at Metricon Stadium.
  • Mon, Aug 03, 2020
    Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks says the Crows need to get the basics right before they can think about snapping their club-record 12-game AFL losing streak.
  • Mon, Aug 03, 2020
    Brisbane forward Charlie Cameron believes speed, not strength, is the key to getting the better of Richmond defender Dylan Grimes in Tuesday's AFL blockbuster.
  • Mon, Aug 03, 2020
    Richmond captain Trent Cotchin has been struggling since his wife Brooke's visit to a day spa saw the AFL fine the Tigers, his coach Damien Hardwick says.
  • Mon, Aug 03, 2020
    Fremantle midfielder Connor Blakely was considered unlucky to miss out on selection during the first eight rounds, and he had a point to prove on Sunday.
  • Mon, Aug 03, 2020
    The AFL will need to move the round-12 game between North Melbourne and Brisbane after Tasmania's decision to keep its borders closed until the end of August.
  • Sun, Aug 02, 2020
    Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge says there is still widespread confusion about holding-the-ball after the AFL's mid-season alteration to the rule.
  • Sun, Aug 02, 2020
    West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui put on a star display as the Eagles came from 22 points down to beat Geelong by nine points in Perth on Saturday night.
  • Sun, Aug 02, 2020
    GWS returned to the top eight and are heading in the opposite direction to fellow AFL expansion side Gold Coast after a comfortable win at Metricon Stadium.
  • Sun, Aug 02, 2020
    Fremantle forward Matt Taberner booted four goals and Caleb Serong starred in the midfield to help lift the Dockers to an upset AFL win over Collingwood.
  • Sat, Aug 01, 2020
    A breach of AFL protocols by Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley and assistant Brenton Sanderson has resulted in the club being whacked with a $50,000 fine.
  • Sat, Aug 01, 2020
    Matthew Nicks' Saturday started with key forward Taylor Walker withdrawing from Saturday's AFL game against North Melbourne and it didn't get much better.
  • Sat, Aug 01, 2020
    Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson hopes his team can go on a roll after watching them produce a 62-point turnaround in their 31-point win over Carlton.
  • Sat, Aug 01, 2020
    GWS speedster Zac Williams is back from injury for the AFL clash with Gold Coast and keen to test himself against Suns livewire Izak Rankine.
2020 July
  • Fri, Jul 31, 2020
    Robbie Gray gave Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley plenty more to smile about when he put his body on the line in Thursday night's big AFL win over Melbourne.
  • Fri, Jul 31, 2020
    Connor Blakely will play his first match of the 2020 AFL season against Collingwood on Sunday after being called into an injury-hit Fremantle side.
  • Fri, Jul 31, 2020
    All-Australian Brisbane forward Charlie Cameron will be running around with the Lions at least until the end of the 2025 AFL season after signing a new deal.
  • Fri, Jul 31, 2020
    Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin concedes his side faces an AFL season-defining stint in Adelaide next week after slumping to a 51-point loss to Port Adelaide.
  • Fri, Jul 31, 2020
    Hawthorn speedster Jarman Impey will play his first AFL game in more than a year when he returns against Carlton at Perth's Optus Stadium on Friday night.
  • Fri, Jul 31, 2020
    Carlton led 31-0 after just 16 minutes of Friday's match, but they barely fired a shot after that on the way to a 31-point loss to a resolute Hawthorn.
  • Fri, Jul 31, 2020
    Brisbane coach Chris Fagan is confident 200cm debutant Connor Ballenden can slot seamlessly into the Lions' AFL setup against Essendon on Friday.
  • Fri, Jul 31, 2020
    Brisbane have kept Essendon to their lowest AFL score this century, with the Lions smashing the Bombers by 63 points at Metricon Stadium on Friday night.
  • Fri, Jul 31, 2020
    Sacked AFL coaches generally struggle to secure another top job, but Brett Ratten may change that mindset and bring the league into step with other sports.
  • Fri, Jul 31, 2020
    Veteran midfielder Dan Hannebery has had successful surgery on his injured right hamstring and could return to AFL action with St Kilda late in the season.
  • Fri, Jul 31, 2020
    Sydney assistant coach Steve Johnson is a fan of Tom Papley's cheeky steak, insisting an improved work rate has helped him top the AFL's goal-kicking charts.
  • Thu, Jul 30, 2020
    Hawthorn's AFL form slump has coincided with them leaving Victoria and coach Alastair Clarkson admits it's been hard to turn things around.
  • Thu, Jul 30, 2020
    Injured Sydney superstars Lance Franklin and Josh Kennedy have departed alongside teammates, with the AFL club upbeat their gun forward will return this season.
  • Thu, Jul 30, 2020
    Majak Daw feared he may never play another AFL game after a serious incident in 2018, but the North Melbourne defender's resilience has resulted in a comeback.
  • Thu, Jul 30, 2020
    GWS star Lachie Whitfield says his AFL team must move the ball more quickly and the return of speedster Zac Williams will help generate more Inside-50s.
  • Thu, Jul 30, 2020
    Veteran midfielder Travis Boak and young gun Mitch Georgiades starred as Port Adelaide bounced back to winning ways with a 51-point AFL belting of Melbourne.
  • Thu, Jul 30, 2020
    Steele Sidebottom will return from AFL suspension against Fremantle but is no guarantee to captain Collingwood in Scott Pendlebury's absence.
  • Wed, Jul 29, 2020
    Veteran Geelong forward Tom Hawkins is free to play in the Cats' AFL blockbuster against West Coast after successfully challenging his one-game ban.
  • Wed, Jul 29, 2020
    Melbourne and North Melbourne had been set to play their round-11 AFL clash in Hobart but will face off at Adelaide Oval due to Tasmanian COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Wed, Jul 29, 2020
    Essendon coach John Worsfold says James Stewart is in the frame to play his first AFL game in more than two years when the Bombers face Brisbane.
  • Wed, Jul 29, 2020
    Fremantle will be boosted by the return of captain Nat Fyfe for Sunday's AFL clash with Collingwood, but fellow star Michael Walters will miss with injury.
  • Wed, Jul 29, 2020
    Sam Taylor hopes to return this AFL season but walking feels like a big win for the GWS defender after the worst experience of his life - a bacterial infection.
  • Wed, Jul 29, 2020
    Sydney and GWS are the latest AFL teams forced to relocate because of the COVID-19 pandemic after Queensland's move to close its border to all Sydneysiders.
  • Wed, Jul 29, 2020
    Richmond, led by a dominant Dustin Martin, have dished out a Wednesday night AFL mauling to claim a 41-point win over the Western Bulldogs at Metricon Stadium.
  • Tue, Jul 28, 2020
    The AFL has released a strongly-worded statement telling coaches to stop criticising umpires after Alastair Clarkson's explosive post-match press conference.
  • Tue, Jul 28, 2020
    Carlton have received mixed news on the injury front with Harry McKay to replace Mitch McGovern in the team for the AFL clash with Hawthorn on Friday.
  • Tue, Jul 28, 2020
    Geelong skipper Joel Selwood has missed just one match with a hamstring injury, but he could return in Saturday night's blockbuster against West Coast.
  • Tue, Jul 28, 2020
    Essendon's horror run with injury has continued with Orazio Fantasia and Jayden Laverde ruled out for multiple weeks ahead of Friday's AFL clash with Brisbane.
  • Tue, Jul 28, 2020
    GWS star Toby Greene has been managed twice already this AFL season as he battles multiple injuries and may need another break during a busy upcoming schedule.
  • Tue, Jul 28, 2020
    Richmond AFL coach Damien Hardwick has confirmed his skipper Trent Cotchin is fit to face the Western Bulldogs but key defender David Astbury remains sidelined.
  • Mon, Jul 27, 2020
    He doesn't feel it cost his team a shot at a win over Brisbane but Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin isn't convinced by the AFL's Review Centre.
  • Mon, Jul 27, 2020
    Geelong forward Tom Hawkins booted three goals in the second half to help guide his side to a 32-point win over Fremantle at Optus Stadium on Monday night.
  • Mon, Jul 27, 2020
    Brisbane swingman Daniel McStay is facing a two-week AFL ban for making forceful front-on contact against Melbourne's Neville Jetta in last Sunday's clash.
  • Mon, Jul 27, 2020
    Richmond forward Tom Lynch has backed misfiring teammate Jack Riewoldt to turn his form around in Wednesday night's AFL clash with the Western Bulldogs.
  • Mon, Jul 27, 2020
    Brisbane coach Chris Fagan says Oscar McInerney's elevation to the Lions' No.1 ruckman role during Stef Martin's absence is an opportunity for the 26-year-old.
  • Mon, Jul 27, 2020
    West Coast defender Jeremy McGovern is nursing a thumb injury, while Collingwood skipper Scott Pendlebury might need a scan on his tight quad.
  • Mon, Jul 27, 2020
    Sydney forward Tom Papley is in career-best form and will brush off Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson's 'milking' barb, according to teammate Nick Blakey.
  • Mon, Jul 27, 2020
    Port Adelaide are set to be without Todd Marshall for six weeks after the young forward broke his thumb against St Kilda on Saturday night.
  • Sun, Jul 26, 2020
    Essendon have defeated Adelaide by three points in their AFL match at Adelaide Oval, with Zach Merrett's midfield mastery helping the Bombers.
  • Sun, Jul 26, 2020
    West Coast AFL forward Josh Kennedy has booted seven goals for the Eagles who have come from 20 points down to beat Collingwood by 66 points in Perth.
  • Sat, Jul 25, 2020
    Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says Tom Papley, after booting four goals in Sydney's win over the Hawks, is one of the AFL's best at milking free kicks.
  • Sat, Jul 25, 2020
    Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks has set about fixing a glaring weakness in his winless side in Sunday's AFL game against Essendon.
  • Sat, Jul 25, 2020
    Melbourne gun Christian Petracca has set tongues wagging in recent weeks and shapes as a potential game-breaker in Sunday's AFL clash with Brisbane.
  • Sat, Jul 25, 2020
    Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says his AFL team will struggle to have any impact this season after four consecutive defeats while in their Sydney hub.
  • Sat, Jul 25, 2020
    Toby Greene says he won't be getting rested during a busy couple of weeks in the AFL season, having returned with a best-on-ground performance against Richmond.
  • Sat, Jul 25, 2020
    Brodie Grundy starred when Collingwood beat West Coast by a point last year, and his ruck battle with Nic Naitanui on Sunday will make for intriguing viewing.
  • Sat, Jul 25, 2020
    St Kilda have booted 12 goals to defeat Port Adelaide by 29 points, via a stunning final-quarter surge, in their AFL match at Adelaide Oval.
  • Fri, Jul 24, 2020
    Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks is challenging 2017 All Australian Matt Crouch to find his peak form in Sunday's AFL match against Essendon.
  • Fri, Jul 24, 2020
    The AFL is working to reschedule at least one planned game in Tasmania after the state government's decision to keep its borders closed to Queensland.
  • Fri, Jul 24, 2020
    Essendon will face Adelaide on Sunday without Orazio Fantasia while Melbourne have opted not to recall Tom McDonald for their AFL clash with Brisbane.
  • Fri, Jul 24, 2020
    AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan has confirmed Cairns will host at least two AFL teams, with three matches to be played at the city's Cazaly's Stadium.
  • Fri, Jul 24, 2020
    GWS coach Leon Cameron says ruckman Sam Jacobs, who has been recalled because of Shane Mumford's neck injury, has a good chance to entrench himself in the side.
  • Fri, Jul 24, 2020
    Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley is keen for his team to increase their scoring potency, starting with Sunday's clash against West Coast at Optus Stadium.
  • Fri, Jul 24, 2020
    Sydney co-captain Luke Parker says patience is needed as his young midfield takes time to develop, but winning remains the AFL club's expectation every week.
  • Fri, Jul 24, 2020
    Gold Coast sensation Izak Rankine's wayward finishing in Thursday's five-point AFL loss to the Western Bulldogs is no big concern to Suns coach Stuart Dew.
  • Fri, Jul 24, 2020
    St Kilda coach Brett Ratten says his team will embrace the challenge of facing AFL ladder-leaders Port Adelaide, and has backed winger Brad Hill to find form.
  • Fri, Jul 24, 2020
    North Melbourne youngster Kyron Hayden has been cleared to take on Carlton on Saturday after being floored in a courageous marking attempt last week.
  • Fri, Jul 24, 2020
    Four of Carlton's last six AFL matches have been decided by less than a kick and coach David Teague expects those contests to help his side's development.
  • Thu, Jul 23, 2020
    The umpires made a mess of the holding-the-ball rule tweak on Monday night but the AFL is confident it was merely an aberration.
  • Thu, Jul 23, 2020
    The Western Bulldogs have edged a tight AFL match against Gold Coast, claiming a hard-fought five-point win over the Suns at a rainy Metricon Stadium.
  • Thu, Jul 23, 2020
    Brisbane captain Dayne Zorko has battled leg injuries this year but believes the impending jam-packed AFL schedule will help rather than hinder his sore body.
  • Thu, Jul 23, 2020
    Alastair Clarkson says planning for his long-term future at Hawthorn hasn't changed and he'll back in his senior players to bounce back - for now.
  • Thu, Jul 23, 2020
    World Cup-winning All Black Richard Kahui will make his Western Force debut off the bench in Saturday's clash with the Brumbies in Sydney.
  • Thu, Jul 23, 2020
    Hamstring, knee and calf injuries have recently kept Sydney's Sam Reid on the sidelines, but the frustrated forward is now ready to play his first game of 2020.
  • Thu, Jul 23, 2020
    The prospects of GWS turning around their worst start to an AFL season since 2014 have been boosted by the return from injury of star forward Toby Greene.
  • Thu, Jul 23, 2020
    North Melbourne chairman Ben Buckley has told frustrated Kangaroos members the AFL club's rebuild is a long-term project and rewards will not come immediately.
  • Thu, Jul 23, 2020
    Richmond coach Damien Hardwick says hamstrung captain Trent Cotchin will be carefully managed throughout a burst of four AFL games in 16 consecutive days.
  • Thu, Jul 23, 2020
    Richmond coach Damien Hardwick says his AFL team, who face GWS in a grand-final rematch, have spoken about the shock death of former Tiger Shane Tuck at age 38.
  • Wed, Jul 22, 2020
    After a decade with more lows than highs, there'll be few prouder than David Swallow when the Gold Coast play their first standalone AFL fixture on a Thursday.
  • Wed, Jul 22, 2020
    Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge says he's approaching the AFL's condensed fixturing with a sense of adventure and feels it's exciting for clubs.
  • Wed, Jul 22, 2020
    GWS coach Leon Cameron has urged any players offended by former teammate Brett Deledio's critique to "do something about it" in their AFL grand final rematch.
  • Tue, Jul 21, 2020
    The AFL has released the fixture for rounds nine through 12, with 33 games to be played across 20 consecutive days.
  • Tue, Jul 21, 2020
    Essendon face the next three-to-four weeks without gun defender Cale Hooker, who suffered a calf strain against the Western Bulldogs.
  • Tue, Jul 21, 2020
    For the past two years Carlton co-captain Sam Docherty has pencilled in round eight for his 100th AFL game and he will finally reach the mark on Saturday.
  • Tue, Jul 21, 2020
    Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks's reign has begun with seven consecutive losses, but he says the club's youngsters gaining vital experience is one positive.
  • Tue, Jul 21, 2020
    Sydney coach John Longmire says tall forward Sam Reid should play his first AFL game of the season this Saturday, but Lance Franklin remains a "fair way" off.
  • Mon, Jul 20, 2020
    Jeff Kennett has hit out at 'experts' questioning Alastair Clarkson's AFL future at Hawthorn, a day after suggesting the Hawks' coach might be on borrowed time.
  • Mon, Jul 20, 2020
    GWS captain Stephen Coniglio has rejected criticism from former teammate Brett Deledio, but admits he must share the leadership load at the AFL club.
  • Mon, Jul 20, 2020
    West Coast will welcome back skipper Luke Shuey for Sunday's AFL clash with Collingwood, after notching a 10th straight derby win over Fremantle without him.
  • Mon, Jul 20, 2020
    Former Richmond AFL player Shane Tuck, after notching 173 games for the Tigers before retiring in 2013, has died at the age of 38.
  • Mon, Jul 20, 2020
    Undermanned Richmond will be without Josh Caddy for the "medium term" with scans confirming the AFL premiership star has a hamstring injury.
  • Mon, Jul 20, 2020
    Gold Coast getting the chance to take centre stage in the AFL with a Thursday night game against Western Bulldogs is an exciting opportunity for the Suns.
  • Sun, Jul 19, 2020
    AFL forward Eddie Betts kicked one goal in Sunday's narrow defeat to Port Adelaide, taking his Carlton tally to 300. He previously kicked 310 with Adelaide.
  • Sun, Jul 19, 2020
    Port Adelaide looked beaten until Robbie Gray stepped up after the final siren to kick the match-winning goal in their AFL triumph over Carlton on Sunday.
  • Sun, Jul 19, 2020
    Christian Petracca and Max Gawn have inspired resurgent Melbourne to smash struggling Hawthorn by 43 points in their AFL clash at Sydney's Giants Stadium.
  • Sun, Jul 19, 2020
    North Melbourne skipper Jack Ziebell has suffered the double agony of re-injuring his hamstring and watching his team slip to a fifth straight AFL defeat.
  • Sun, Jul 19, 2020
    They're missing several big names but the presence of their biggest, Dustin Martin, is ensuring Richmond's AFL 2020 campaign continues to build.
  • Sun, Jul 19, 2020
    Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks says his struggling side needs to turn positivity into progress on the field when they take on St Kilda at Adelaide Oval.
  • Sun, Jul 19, 2020
    Three of his clubmates have got a Rising Star nomination but last year's No.2 draft pick Noah Anderson has been amazing, says Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew.
  • Sat, Jul 18, 2020
    The AFLPA has raised concerns with the league over a requirement for Indigenous players to have a pneumococcal vaccination before entering a quarantine hub.
  • Sat, Jul 18, 2020
    Adelaide forward Taylor Walker was rested last week due to knee soreness, but he will make his return in Monday's clash with St Kilda at Adelaide Oval.
  • Sat, Jul 18, 2020
    GWS coach Leon Cameron admits his AFL team are down on confidence and a rung below the league's best after suffering a 20-point loss at home to Brisbane.
  • Sat, Jul 18, 2020
    Defending premiers Richmond have heaped more misery on injury-hit North Melbourne, with a 54-point win to condemn the Kangaroos to fifth-straight AFL defeat.
  • Sat, Jul 18, 2020
    Fremantle haven't beaten West Coast in a western derby since 2015, but coach Justin Longmuir doesn't think the nine-match losing run is affecting his players.
  • Sat, Jul 18, 2020
    Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has praised the positive mindset of young ruckman Tim English after a stellar display in Friday's AFL win over Essendon.
  • Fri, Jul 17, 2020
    Fremantle skipper Nat Fyfe is set to miss several games with a hamstring strain, but the club doesn't believe they got it wrong by playing him last week.
  • Fri, Jul 17, 2020
    Fremantle and Eagles players often bumped into each other during their stay on the Gold Coast, but any friendly exchanges have now been consigned to the past.
  • Fri, Jul 17, 2020
    Brisbane coach Chris Fagan has questioned just how much home-ground advantage exists in the AFL after Queensland became the league's adopted home this season.
  • Fri, Jul 17, 2020
    Gold Coast forward Nick Holman's journey to 50 AFL games has taken almost seven years, including a two-season SANFL stint when he worked as an electrician.
  • Fri, Jul 17, 2020
    Collingwood star Jordan De Goey will have surgery on an injured finger following his five-goal virtuoso AFL performance against Geelong.
  • Fri, Jul 17, 2020
    Port Adelaide's Sam Mayes will play his first AFL game in more than two years when he makes his club debut against Carlton on Sunday.
  • Fri, Jul 17, 2020
    Struggling spearheads Jack Riewoldt and Ben Brown will attempt to break the defensive shackles when Richmond meets North Melbourne on Saturday night.
  • Fri, Jul 17, 2020
    With Toby Greene sidelined, junior boxing champion Jye Caldwell brings the aggression developed in the ring to GWS' midfield for their AFL clash with Brisbane.
  • Thu, Jul 16, 2020
    AFL players will justifiably ask for certainty about their futures in exchange for the looming season squeeze, Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge says.
  • Thu, Jul 16, 2020
    GWS captain Stephen Coniglio will be retained in his AFL side, but coach Leon Cameron admits the leader and his star-studded midfield need to find some form.
  • Thu, Jul 16, 2020
    Melbourne aren't worried about playing off four-day breaks, with former EPL fitness guru Darren Burgess to lead them through the AFL's jam-packed schedule.
  • Thu, Jul 16, 2020
    Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe is likely to miss a few games after he was ruled out of the AFL's western derby against West Coast at Optus Stadium.
  • Thu, Jul 16, 2020
    After Lachie Hunter made his AFL return from suspension, Luke Beveridge hasn't ruled out the winger becoming an official leader at the Western Bulldogs again.
  • Wed, Jul 15, 2020
    AFL boss Gillon McLachlan hasn't ruled a line through the MCG hosting this year's grand final, but a historic interstate decider is growing more likely.
  • Wed, Jul 15, 2020
    The AFL grand final is likely to be played outside Victoria for the first time as Melbourne deals with another COVID-19 lockdown.
  • Wed, Jul 15, 2020
    AFL boss Gillon McLachlan says the league is eyeing off hosting games in north Queensland, Darwin and Tasmania after relocating all Victorian clubs.
  • Wed, Jul 15, 2020
    GWS ruckman Shane Mumford is ready to shift into a hub if required this AFL season, having invited a teammate to move into his granny flat because of COVID-19.
  • Wed, Jul 15, 2020
    Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew is fully focused on "getting the work done" at the Suns after signing a two-year contract extension with the AFL club.
  • Wed, Jul 15, 2020
    Brisbane midfielder Lachie Neale says he's ready to step up against GWS whether or not the Giants send ex-teammate Matt de Boer to tag him the AFL on Saturday.
  • Tue, Jul 14, 2020
    Tim Taranto is on track to return against Brisbane, but GWS will be without AFL star Callan Ward for up to six weeks because of a knee injury.
  • Tue, Jul 14, 2020
    Essendon star Dylan Shiel will miss two matches and St Kilda's Ben Long three after being found guilty of rough conduct charges by the AFL tribunal.
  • Tue, Jul 14, 2020
    Joe Daniher has suffered a minor calf strain that will push back his injury rehabilitation at Essendon while Conor McKenna faces surgery on his fractured hand.
  • Tue, Jul 14, 2020
    Fremantle star Nat Fyfe is still bothered by a hamstring injury and will undergo a fitness test as he seeks to prove he is ready to face AFL rivals West Coast.
  • Tue, Jul 14, 2020
    GWS youngster Nick Shipley has shifted from his family home in western Sydney, declared a COVID-19 hotspot by Queensland, into teammate Shane Mumford's house.
  • Tue, Jul 14, 2020
    Steele Sidebottom's role as vice-captain was not discussed when he met up with Collingwood's leadership group on Sunday, according to coach Nathan Buckley.
  • Tue, Jul 14, 2020
    AFL club Sydney could receive some much-needed relief amid their injury crisis, with Sam Reid, Tom McCartin and Callum Sinclair a chance of returning this week.
  • Mon, Jul 13, 2020
    The AFL has confirmed round eight will feature Richmond and GWS facing off in a competitive match for the first time since last year's grand final.
  • Mon, Jul 13, 2020
    Carlton's decision to give Eddie Betts a homecoming is already reaping rewards with the veteran boosting a forward line which has struggled in recent years.
  • Mon, Jul 13, 2020
    Essendon star Dylan Shiel will contest his two-match suspension for a bump on North Melbourne's Curtis Taylor when he appeals to the AFL tribunal on Tuesday.
  • Mon, Jul 13, 2020
    Isaac Heeney and co-captain Josh Kennedy added their names to Sydney's growing injury list in Sunday's eight-point AFL defeat to reigning premiers Richmond.
  • Mon, Jul 13, 2020
    Carlton are in relatively unfamiliar territory in the AFL top eight but defender Liam Jones believes the Blues have shown they can compete with any team.
  • Mon, Jul 13, 2020
    Collingwood's Steele Sidebottom will undertake charity work following the biosecurity-busting drinking session that saw him banned by the AFL for four matches.
  • Mon, Jul 13, 2020
    Sydney coach John Longmire has urged AFL coaches not to criticise other clubs after Richmond's Damien Hardwick apologised for post-match comments on Sunday.
  • Mon, Jul 13, 2020
    Struggling Sydney's already-lengthy injury list has grown with Isaac Heeney out for the season and Josh Kennedy to miss six to eight weeks.
  • Mon, Jul 13, 2020
    Bachar Houli says his mother is in intensive care battling coronavirus and others should heed the warning to take precautions and test if needed.
  • Mon, Jul 13, 2020
    Port Adelaide assistant coach Michael Voss says the AFL's ladder leaders have a new-found maturity, partly because of coronavirus uncertainty.
  • Sun, Jul 12, 2020
    Port Adelaide and GWS had to sacrifice their Sunday morning sleep-ins for their AFL match on the Gold Coast, and the early start showed on the field.
  • Sun, Jul 12, 2020
    Carlton have kicked the biggest AFL score since round two after crushing the Western Bulldogs by 52 points in a free-flowing clash at Metricon Stadium.
  • Sun, Jul 12, 2020
    With main goal threats Jake Stringer and Joe Daniher missing, David Zaharakis finding his AFL scoring form against North Melbourne was timely for Essendon.
  • Sun, Jul 12, 2020
    Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin is convinced his inconsistent AFL club is capable of playing outstanding football after their win over Gold Coast on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jul 12, 2020
    Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has called out overly defensive tactics after his side overcame Sydney by eight points in an AFL slugfest at the Gabba.
  • Sun, Jul 12, 2020
    Hawthorn forward Jonathon Patton was left visibly distressed after tearing his hamstring during his team's loss to Collingwood on Friday night.
  • Sun, Jul 12, 2020
    Port Adelaide have moved a game clear on the top of the AFL ladder with a fourth-quarter burst delivering a 9.9 (63) to 6.10 (46) win over GWS on Sunday.
  • Sun, Jul 12, 2020
    North Melbourne coach Rhyce Shaw is confident it's only a matter of time before spearhead Ben Brown's effort is rewarded with an AFL form reversal.
  • Sun, Jul 12, 2020
    Gold Coast AFL coach Stuart Dew will keep giving exciting forward Izak Rankine licence to take the game on despite twice being penalised for holding the ball.
  • Sat, Jul 11, 2020
    Melbourne have kicked the last three goals to score a 17-point AFL win over Gold Coast, with debutant Izak Rankine having a big game for the Suns.
  • Sat, Jul 11, 2020
    Fremantle have overcome a poor start and a late challenge by St Kilda to score a thrilling six-point win at Metricon Stadium.
  • Sat, Jul 11, 2020
    Alastair Clarkson says his low scoring Hawthorn side could lose a lot of AFL games if they don't find a way to improve their sub standard ball flow.
  • Sat, Jul 11, 2020
    Alastair Clarkson and Nathan Buckley have joined the increasing number of prominent AFL people who support the idea of more interchange players.
  • Sat, Jul 11, 2020
    West Coast's Nic Naitanui gifted Reilly O'Brien a new phone on the field after his side's loss in a good-natured conclusion to the Crow's accidental sledge.
  • Sat, Jul 11, 2020
    Scans have confirmed Collingwood youngster Will Kelly has a fracture above his left elbow from an awkward fall in the Magpies' AFL win over Hawthorn.
  • Sat, Jul 11, 2020
    Coach Nathan Buckley says coming to Sydney proved timely for Collingwood as they emerged from a turbulent fortnight with a strong AFL win over Hawthorn.
  • Sat, Jul 11, 2020
    Richmond, scoring their first win last week since the AFL season restart, have been forced to make five changes for their clash with Sydney at the Gabba.
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    Geelong's Gary Rohan has escaped with a fine and Cats captain Joel Selwood has avoided any sanction following incidents during their AFL win against Brisbane.
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    Geelong coach Chris Scott is hopeful Mitch Duncan and Quinton Narkle avoided serious injury after tweaking their hamstrings in the AFL side's win over Brisbane.
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks says ruckman Reilly O'Brien is ready to be stirred by West Coast in Saturday's AFL game for his sledge of Eagles star Nic Naitanui.
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir has told his players to keep their focus on the job at hand heading into Saturday's AFL clash with St Kilda.
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield says raising the number of players on benches could prevent an injury spike if the AFL reduces the break between matches.
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    Richmond forward Tom Lynch has been named to play in Sunday's AFL clash with Sydney at the Gabba despite undergoing surgery on his broken right hand on Monday.
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    AFL coaches say they're prepared to meet the challenges of shorter turnarounds between games as league hierarchy discuss fixturing problems.
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    North Melbourne coach Rhyce Shaw says it is time for the Kangaroos to "turn the tables" and end a losing streak in their AFL rivalry with Essendon.
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    Hawthorn's challenging start to the AFL season continues against Collingwood on Friday night but coach Alastair Clarkson hopes settling into Sydney will help.
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    Carlton forward Mitch McGovern has copped stinging criticism over last week's quiet performance but will play in Sunday's AFL clash against Western Bulldogs.
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    Richmond star Jack Riewoldt believes players will be happy to play more games off shorter breaks while in AFL hubs if it helps to get the season completed.
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin says his underperforming team has largely blocked out the wave of criticism that has come its way during a poor run of AFL form.
  • Thu, Jul 09, 2020
    AFL umpires were strict on holding-the-ball calls in round five and Luke Beveridge says the league 'flinched' on Alastair Clarkson's complaint about the rule.
  • Thu, Jul 09, 2020
    Essendon will be missing their leading goalkickers from the last six AFL seasons when they clash with North Melbourne at Metricon Stadium on Saturday night.
  • Thu, Jul 09, 2020
    Geelong star Tom Hawkins is thrilled Lincoln McCarthy has revived his AFL career at Brisbane but hopes his former teammate has a quiet game on Thursday night.
  • Thu, Jul 09, 2020
    Adelaide ruckman Reilly O'Brien has mistakenly posted his game notes on Twitter in which he describes West Coast's Nic Naitanui as "lazy and unfit".
  • Thu, Jul 09, 2020
    Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir says he has tapped into the knowledge of former Saint Blake Acres ahead of Saturday's clash with St Kilda.
  • Thu, Jul 09, 2020
    Collingwood have endured two difficult weeks on and off the field but Hawthorn won't underestimate the Magpies in Friday night's AFL clash.
  • Thu, Jul 09, 2020
    This time last year Dougal Howard was trying to keep his spot in Port Adelaide's forward line, but he's now one of St Kilda's most reliable defenders.
  • Thu, Jul 09, 2020
    Geelong guns Patrick Dangerfield and Gary Ablett have helped their AFL side to complete a come-from-behind victory over Brisbane by 27 points at the SCG.
  • Wed, Jul 08, 2020
    Brisbane coach Chris Fagan says five rounds isn't enough evidence to assess which teams are the AFL pacesetters as he plots Geelong's downfall in Sydney.
  • Wed, Jul 08, 2020
    AFL stars Tom Hawkins and Jack Riewoldt admit they're uneasy about being in hubs as their respective young families confront the coronavirus crisis in Victoria.
  • Wed, Jul 08, 2020
    Richmond forward Tom Lynch says he will train on Friday to try to overcome a broken finger and play against Sydney in their AFL game on the Gold Coast.
  • Tue, Jul 07, 2020
    Captain Max Gawn says Melbourne need to lift their intensity at training if they are to fix the skill issues that have led to a 1-3 record this AFL season.
  • Tue, Jul 07, 2020
    Port Adelaide assistant coach Jarrad Schofield says spending time together living in an AFL hub is a factor in his side being ladder-leaders after five rounds.
  • Tue, Jul 07, 2020
    Gold Coast are not willing to risk young gun Matt Rowell's long-term health and will likely undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, Suns coach Stuart Dew says.
  • Tue, Jul 07, 2020
    Gold Coast young gun Matt Rowell will undergo surgery on his injured right shoulder, with the AFL club expecting him to be sidelined for at least three months.
  • Tue, Jul 07, 2020
    Sydney are unsure when young forward Tom McCartin will return from concussion, having confirmed he will miss their round-six AFL clash with Richmond.
  • Tue, Jul 07, 2020
    Hopes of a 60,000 capacity crowd for next week's western derby could be dashed if the WA government decides against easing COVID-19 restrictions on July 18.
  • Mon, Jul 06, 2020
    Just as they were on their way to winning last year's flag, Richmond will be forced to cope without several star players for an extended period this AFL season.
  • Mon, Jul 06, 2020
    GWS coach Leon Cameron says his AFL side must start generating more Inside-50s, even if it failed to stop them finding form over the past fortnight.
  • Mon, Jul 06, 2020
    Bachar Houli has confirmed he will miss Richmond's next five AFL matches for family reasons as the reigning premiers head north to their Queensland hub.
  • Mon, Jul 06, 2020
    Adelaide ruckman Reilly O'Brien is ruling out hubs and the controversial 2018 pre-season camp as any factors in his club's winless start to this AFL season.
  • Mon, Jul 06, 2020
    The western derby crowd at Optus Stadium on July 19 could be drastically cut as WA premier Mark McGowan insists "AFL comes a distant second" to public health.
  • Mon, Jul 06, 2020
    Brisbane captain Dayne Zorko is confident his AFL early-season injury concerns are behind him as he prepares to return to action against Geelong.
  • Sun, Jul 05, 2020
    Speaking after more details of Adelaide's controversial 2018 training camp emerged, first-year coach Matthew Nicks insists the Crows are now in a good space.
  • Sun, Jul 05, 2020
    North Melbourne's Ben Cunnington copped a knock to his back early in the 49-point defeat to the Western Bulldogs and was unable to see out the match.
  • Sun, Jul 05, 2020
    Adelaide were left ruing poor accuracy in front of goal as Fremantle won the battle of the AFL's bottom two sides by 20 points on Sunday.
  • Sun, Jul 05, 2020
    GWS forwards Jeremy Finlayson and Harry Himmelberg have kicked four goals each to help their side defeat Hawthorn by 34 points in round five of the AFL season.
  • Sun, Jul 05, 2020
    Richmond have returned to the AFL winners list for the first time since March, but their 27-point victory over Melbourne has been soured by four new injuries.
  • Sun, Jul 05, 2020
    Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley admits their 37-point loss to an impressive Brisbane was a wake-up call after four wins to begin the AFL season.
  • Sun, Jul 05, 2020
    The mass migration of Victorian AFL clubs to hubs in Queensland and NSW has begun, with Richmond saying at least two senior players are unlikely to travel.
  • Sat, Jul 04, 2020
    The AFL has conceded a controversial free kick paid in the final quarter of Essendon's upset win against Collingwood on Friday night was a mistake.
  • Sat, Jul 04, 2020
    As Victorian clubs play their last games in the state for the foreseeable future, Dogs coach Luke Beveridge wants to the AFL to open hubs to players' families.
  • Sat, Jul 04, 2020
    Essendon star Jake Stringer will miss at least a month with an ankle injury after going down late in the Bombers' upset win against Collingwood on Friday night.
  • Sat, Jul 04, 2020
    Former St Kilda forward Josh Bruce has kicked six goals as the Western Bulldogs took North Melbourne to the cleaners in a big AFL win at Marvel Stadium.
  • Sat, Jul 04, 2020
    Geelong have overcome a scare from Gold Coast to record their third win of the AFL season in Joel Selwood's 300th and Gary Ablett's 350th AFL match.
  • Sat, Jul 04, 2020
    Brisbane have kicked six goals in a brilliant second quarter for their fourth-straight AFL win - a 37-point Gabba victory over ladder leaders Port Adelaide.
  • Sat, Jul 04, 2020
    Collingwood's Travis Varcoe has been racially vilified in a Facebook post, which also included deplorable comments about fellow Magpie Mason Cox.
  • Sat, Jul 04, 2020
    Irish defender Conor McKenna could make his AFL return on the Gold Coast next week after a strong showing for Essendon's reserves in a practice match.
  • Sat, Jul 04, 2020
    GWS defender Lachie Keeffe, the journeyman who was dropped for last year's AFL grand final, is determined to make the most of his first call-up this season.
  • Sat, Jul 04, 2020
    Geelong's Joel Selwood and Gary Ablett celebrated their milestone matches in style together, beating the Suns in their 300th and 350th AFL games respectively.
  • Sat, Jul 04, 2020
    When it comes to Sydney's AFL struggles, for coach John Longmire, size does matter with seven 194cm-plus players out injured before the loss to West Coast.
  • Sat, Jul 04, 2020
    The circus around Steele Sidebottom's off-field indiscretion was no excuse for Collingwood's poor display against Essendon, coach Nathan Buckley says.
  • Sat, Jul 04, 2020
    Matt Rowell will travel to Sydney with his Gold Coast AFL teammates but will await scans on a shoulder injury suffered early in their 37-point loss to Geelong.
  • Fri, Jul 03, 2020
    All 10 Victorian AFL clubs will leave the state and enter hubs in either WA, NSW or Queensland, with the league saying "everyone has to shoulder the load".
  • Fri, Jul 03, 2020
    The Western Bulldogs and North Melbourne typically enjoy hard-fought clashes and Luke Beveridge expects more of the same when they play on Saturday night.
  • Fri, Jul 03, 2020
    Dane Rampe's fear of flying was the last thing on his mind when Sydney's plans for round five of the AFL season changed to a game-day flight to Gold Coast.
  • Fri, Jul 03, 2020
    Former Carlton star Bryce Gibbs is still struggling to get a game at AFL club Adelaide, but coach Matthew Nicks says the midfielder's chance will come in 2020.
  • Fri, Jul 03, 2020
    Jake Stringer kicked three goals but limped off with an ankle injury in the dying stages of Essendon's 15-point AFL win over Collingwood on Friday night.
  • Thu, Jul 02, 2020
    Fremantle recruit Blake Acres will play in a scratch match this weekend while he builds up form and fitness following two leg injuries.
  • Thu, Jul 02, 2020
    St Kilda have backed up their upset victory over reigning premiers Richmond by notching up an 18-point win over slow-starting Carlton at Marvel Stadium.
  • Thu, Jul 02, 2020
    Premiership star Lewis Jetta has been omitted as one of four changes for West Coast as they attempt to break out of their AFL form slump.
  • Thu, Jul 02, 2020
    Collingwood president Eddie McGuire says Steele Sidebottom "just had a bad night" and the Magpie will remain vice-captain after serving a four-game ban.