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2021 May
  • Sun, May 16, 2021
    Richmond fans have voted against Marvel Stadium with their feet as only a small crowd turned up for the win over Greater Western Sydney.
  • Sun, May 16, 2021
    Daniel Rioli had to convince Damien Hardwick to let him play and ultimately paid back the Richmond coach's faith with a late goal that sealed victory over GWS.
  • Sat, May 15, 2021
    Unbeaten Melbourne have focused plenty of this week's planning around Harry McKay and Patrick Cripps as they prepare to take on an unpredictable Carlton side.
  • Sat, May 15, 2021
    Dustin Martin kicked four goals and Daniel Rioli booted the match-winner as Richmond overcame a 28-point deficit to beat Greater Western Sydney in the AFL.
  • Sat, May 15, 2021
    Brisbane's 73-point AFL derby demolition of Gold Coast was particularly galling for the Suns with former player Jarryd Lyons the best player for the Lions.
  • Sat, May 15, 2021
    Last-placed North Melbourne have notched their first AFL win since round nine last season with a nail-biting seven-point victory over Hawthorn in Launceston.
  • Sat, May 15, 2021
    St Kilda coach Brett Ratten has hit out at the umpiring in the Saints' AFL defeat to Geelong, saying he is confused by the holding-the-ball interpretation.
  • Sat, May 15, 2021
    Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew fears the Suns may have lost trust with the competition and their supporters after an AFL derby thrashing by Brisbane.
  • Fri, May 14, 2021
    Hawthorn can snare their third win of the AFL season against winless North Melbourne but coach Alastair Clarkson is wary of the Kangaroos' senior players.
  • Fri, May 14, 2021
    Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge says he's moved to reassure Rhylee West after his father, club great Scott West, criticised his selection policy.
  • Fri, May 14, 2021
    AFLW strugglers Gold Coast and Geelong will both receive two first-round priority draft picks while three other clubs have received draft concessions.
  • Fri, May 14, 2021
    Hawthorn's Jack Gunston has had a setback with his back issues, with coach Alastair Clarkson saying turning to the draft won't guarantee a quick turnaround.
  • Fri, May 14, 2021
    Having been given a warning in a preseason match, Brisbane coach Chris Fagan says his AFL team is more than wary ahead of Saturday's derby with Gold Coast.
  • Fri, May 14, 2021
    Sydney defender Robbie Fox is relishing a chance to tackle close friend Brody Mihocek, especially after a finger injury ruined the start of his AFL season.
  • Fri, May 14, 2021
    Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says Peter Ladhams will replace banned ruck Scott Lycett for Saturday night's AFL game against the Western Bulldogs.
  • Fri, May 14, 2021
    Young key defender Sam Taylor will be directing traffic among an incredibly inexperienced back line in GWS's AFL clash with Richmond at Marvel Stadium.
  • Fri, May 14, 2021
    Richmond coach Damien Hardwick expects a fierce response from his players against GWS after the Tigers were embarrassed by flag rivals Geelong last week.
  • Thu, May 13, 2021
    Richmond gun Shai Bolton's superb grab against Geelong is expected to be in the mix for AFL mark of the year but fans didn't vote it mark of round eight.
  • Thu, May 13, 2021
    Nathan Buckley admits his team will miss injured defender Jordan Roughead in their AFL clash with Sydney but backs his smaller men to do the job.
  • Thu, May 13, 2021
    Carlton coach David Teague says Patrick Cripps is "fine" amid a report that the Blues co-captain has been playing with a fractured back this AFL season.
  • Thu, May 13, 2021
    Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin has confirmed key forward Sam Weideman will play his first AFL game of the season when the Demons clash with Carlton.
  • Thu, May 13, 2021
    Young ruckman Kieren Briggs will complete a journey from young fan to senior player when he makes his AFL debut for Greater Western Sydney against Richmond.
  • Thu, May 13, 2021
    David Noble believes the back half of North Melbourne's AFL season will determine whether his struggling club deserves a priority draft pick.
  • Thu, May 13, 2021
    Port Adelaide's untested ruckman Sam Hayes is jostling to make an AFL debut this weekend, with the Power forced to replace the suspended Scott Lycett.
  • Thu, May 13, 2021
    Tough St Kilda midfielder Zak Jones has been sidelined with a ruptured quadriceps as his AFL club prepares for a showdown with red-hot Geelong.
  • Wed, May 12, 2021
    AFL Players Association president Patrick Dangerfield has blasted "d***head" members of the public who disrespect footballers in attempt to cause a reaction.
  • Wed, May 12, 2021
    Coach Leon Cameron says GWS must be creative and smart as they attempt to cover the absence of Lachie Keeffe and other key players amid an AFL injury crisis.
  • Tue, May 11, 2021
    Geelong coach Chris Scott is the latest high-profile name to express his concern about the toll brutal cost cuts to football departments are having on the AFL.
  • Tue, May 11, 2021
    Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett has declared the Hawks will awake from their post-golden era slumber in 2023 when they re-emerge as an AFL force.
  • Tue, May 11, 2021
    Ruckman Tom Hickey says Sydney are is still working out how best to manage his knee injury, having remarkably returned to AFL action weeks ahead of schedule.
  • Tue, May 11, 2021
    Shai Bolton's involvement in a nightclub fight will not hurt the Richmond star's AFL contract negotiations, Tigers chief executive Brendon Gale says.
  • Mon, May 10, 2021
    Collingwood vice-captain Taylor Adams has come out in support of Jordan De Goey after reports of a rift between the inconsistent star and senior teammates.
  • Mon, May 10, 2021
    Sydney coach John Longmire says the AFL went too far in asking clubs to cut $3 million in football-department spending, now staff are feeling the impact.
  • Mon, May 10, 2021
    Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir was left frustrated by a subdued first-half that cost them any chance of beating Brisbane in a second-straight AFL loss.
  • Mon, May 10, 2021
    Collingwood will be without Jeremy Howe until late in the AFL season due to hamstring surgery, while Jordan Roughead is out of the Magpies' clash with Sydney.
  • Mon, May 10, 2021
    Tough midfielder Jack Viney is on track to return from a foot injury for the back half of the AFL season in a boost to Melbourne's premiership chances.
  • Mon, May 10, 2021
    Jaidyn Stephenson has joined North Melbourne's lengthy injury list after having wrist surgery, while Essendon have suffered a double hamstring injury blow.
  • Sun, May 09, 2021
    Simon Goodwin's red-hot Melbourne are 8-0 for the first time since 1965 after a gritty win over Sydney but have their eyes set on a much bigger AFL prize.
  • Sun, May 09, 2021
    Brisbane have been at their methodical best in a 24-point defeat of Fremantle at the Gabba with Hugh McCluggage and Charlie Cameron leading the way.
  • Sun, May 09, 2021
    A look at round eight of the AFL season, where the contrasting fortunes of Melbourne and North Melbourne continued at opposite ends of the ladder.
  • Sat, May 08, 2021
    The AFL's match review officer has given Geelong captain Joel Selwood the all clear after scrutinising his collision with Richmond's Rhyan Mansell.
  • Sat, May 08, 2021
    The Western Bulldogs will attempt to rebound from their first AFL loss of the season against Carlton, who have been a bogey team for Luke Beveridge's men.
  • Sat, May 08, 2021
    Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has praised Jordan De Goey for responding from a week of scrutiny to boot six goals in the Magpies' crucial AFL win.
  • Sat, May 08, 2021
    Tom McDonald and Ben Brown starred in attack as Melbourne extended their AFL winning streak to eight matches with a gritty nine-point victory over Sydney.
  • Sat, May 08, 2021
    GWS have emerged with a two-point victory over Essendon after a dramatic finish at Giants Stadium, making it four AFL wins in five weeks.
  • Sat, May 08, 2021
    GWS coach Leon Cameron has praised Jeremy Finlayson's composed third quarter in the AFL win over Essendon, which came after the Giants star was reported.
  • Sat, May 08, 2021
    Boom recruit Jeremy Cameron kicked six goals in a dangerous forward combination with Tom Hawkins and Gary Rohan as Geelong belted Richmond by 63 points.
  • Sat, May 08, 2021
    All-Australian midfielder Shane Edwards faces a nervous wait to learn the severity of his ankle injury after Richmond's 63-point hammering from Geelong.
  • Sat, May 08, 2021
    Collingwood have eased some of the pressure on under-fire coach Nathan Buckley, doing enough to defeat winless North Melbourne by 18 points at Marvel Stadium.
  • Sat, May 08, 2021
    West Coast are yet to win on the road this season, and they'll be without seven A-grade players in Sunday's AFL clash with Hawthorn at the MCG.
  • Fri, May 07, 2021
    Fremantle forward Sam Sturt has undergone surgery on his knee, while Heath Chapman will go under the knife for his season-ending shoulder injury.
  • Fri, May 07, 2021
    Jeremy Cameron, Tom Hawkins and Gary Rohan combined for 15 goals as Geelong thumped reigning AFL premiers Richmond by 63 points at the MCG.
  • Fri, May 07, 2021
    Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks says captain Rory Sloane will return after four matches out with an eye injury in Saturday night's AFL game against Port Adelaide.
  • Fri, May 07, 2021
    GWS star Lachie Whitfield has detailed his three-month path back to the AFL after a nasty collision resulted in a bruised liver and blood in his lungs.
  • Fri, May 07, 2021
    GWS coach Leon Cameron says his injury-riddled AFL side pride themselves on being adaptable, which will be key when they tackle Essendon without Jesse Hogan.
  • Fri, May 07, 2021
    Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley and his Adelaide counterpart Matthew Nicks say the bitter rivalry between their clubs is good for the AFL and South Australia.
  • Fri, May 07, 2021
    Three of Sydney coach John Longmire's assistants have been given the all-clear to fly to Melbourne despite visiting a hotspot near the Swans' headquarters.
  • Thu, May 06, 2021
    Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has hit out at "inaccurate" reporting around Jordan De Goey, declaring the dynamite forward has his full support.
  • Thu, May 06, 2021
    Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says the Magpies will go "back to what we know" ahead of their crunch AFL clash with winless North Melbourne.
  • Thu, May 06, 2021
    The AFL has swapped the start time of two matches on Saturday to allow Essendon to charter flights in and out of Sydney around their clash with GWS.
  • Thu, May 06, 2021
    The iconic 'Batmobile' - synonymous with Hawthorn's 1991 grand-final triumph over West Coast at Waverley Park - has returned ahead of their MCG meeting.
  • Thu, May 06, 2021
    Brisbane midfielder Jarrod Berry is still not fit to return for the side's AFL clash with Fremantle on Sunday, which has been moved to the Gabba.
  • Thu, May 06, 2021
    With four points or less splitting their past four encounters, St Kilda coach Brett Ratten is expecting another heart-stopping AFL contest against Gold Coast.
  • Thu, May 06, 2021
    Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge insists he will only play Jamarra Ugle-Hagan when the No.1 draft pick is truly ready to make his AFL debut.
  • Wed, May 05, 2021
    Greater Western Sydney star Toby Greene, who has extended his contract to the end of the 2026 AFL season, says Jesse Hogan will be an asset for the Giants.
  • Wed, May 05, 2021
    Melbourne have locked away Christian Petracca until the end of the 2029 AFL season, with the gun midfielder leading the Demons' list of big-name re-signings.
  • Wed, May 05, 2021
    Geelong coach Chris Scott won't try to reinvent the wheel as he searches for a formula to beat premiers Richmond in Friday night's AFL heavyweight clash.
  • Tue, May 04, 2021
    The Western Bulldogs are yet to strike a new deal with out-of-contract captain Marcus Bontempelli, who is an unrestricted free agent in the AFL this year.
  • Tue, May 04, 2021
    Unbeaten ladder-leaders Melbourne have received a huge boost after in-form forward Bayley Fritsch was cleared to play in Saturday's clash with Sydney.
  • Tue, May 04, 2021
    Fremantle have suffered more injury setbacks with Sam Sturt, Ethan Hughes and Heath Chapman sidelined, and Joel Hamling's return further delayed.
  • Tue, May 04, 2021
    Former St Kilda forward Paddy McCartin has apologised for his off-the-ball punch in a VFL match that left his opponent dazed.
  • Tue, May 04, 2021
    Brisbane's Lincoln McCarthy has been a quiet achiever for the Lions as they find ways to overcome injuries to key players in the early stage the AFL season.
  • Tue, May 04, 2021
    Port Adelaide's Charlie Dixon has been held goal-less three times in seven AFL games, but his captain says it's folly to judge the spearhead purely on scoring.
  • Mon, May 03, 2021
    AFL ladder leaders Melbourne have confirmed a season-ending injury to Adam Tomlinson after the popular defender went down in Sunday's win over North Melbourne.
  • Mon, May 03, 2021
    Important Melbourne forward Bayley Fritsch is likely to miss the unbeaten Demons' AFL clash with Sydney after being offered a one-game suspension.
  • Mon, May 03, 2021
    West Coast will be without Tom Barrass, Shannon Hurn, and Jeremy McGovern for at least another week, leaving them short ahead of their clash with Hawthorn.
  • Mon, May 03, 2021
    Three-time Richmond premiership defender Dylan Grimes has been ruled out of the Tigers' AFL grand-final rematch after suffering a delayed concussion.
  • Mon, May 03, 2021
    Sydney coach John Longmire says Paddy McCartin is remorseful about the behind-the-play blow that resulted in him being referred directly to the VFL tribunal.
  • Mon, May 03, 2021
    Sydney coach John Longmire says co-captain Dane Rampe and superstar forward Lance Franklin are in the mix to return in the AFL club's clash with Melbourne.
  • Sun, May 02, 2021
    The AFL has agreed with Geelong coach Chris Scott, saying the umpires got it wrong in the final seconds of the Cats' loss to Sydney.
  • Sun, May 02, 2021
    Fresh off a big comeback victory over Essendon, Carlton coach David Teague has declared the Blues ready for a vital fortnight against the AFL's top two.
  • Sun, May 02, 2021
    Tom Hickey has successfully returned well ahead of schedule, but Lewis Melican's hamstring injury means Sydney's AFL defensive stocks have taken a fresh hit.
  • Sun, May 02, 2021
    A look at round seven of the AFL season, where a mark not paid to Geelong forward Jeremy Cameron in the dying seconds against Sydney became a big talking point.
  • Sun, May 02, 2021
    Defender Adam Tomlinson's serious knee injury has marred Melbourne's 30-point AFL win over North Melbourne in Hobart, where Bayley Fritsch kicked six goals.
  • Sat, May 01, 2021
    Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge admits he is becoming frustrated by questions surrounding the potential debut of No.1 draft pick Jamarra Ugle-Hagan.
  • Sat, May 01, 2021
    The heat has intensified again on out-of-contract coach Nathan Buckley after Collingwood suffered a fifth consecutive AFL loss at the hands of Gold Coast.
  • Sat, May 01, 2021
    Essendon face a tough call on who will handle Carlton key forward Harry McKay while coach Ben Rutten is reluctant to use a tag on in-form Blue Sam Walsh.
  • Sat, May 01, 2021
    Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron is calling on the AFL to lead a discussion about the spate of injuries at all clubs this season.
  • Sat, May 01, 2021
    West Coast defender Shannon Hurn has injured his calf at training, and will join fellow stars Tom Barrass, Jeremy McGovern, and Liam Ryan on the sidelines.
  • Sat, May 01, 2021
    Sydney have recorded a two-point AFL win over Geelong at the SCG, where young forward Hayden McLean booted four goals for the hosts.
  • Sat, May 01, 2021
    St Kilda have emerged from their early AFL season slumber to transform back into the 2020 version and crush Hawthorn by 69 points at Marvel Stadium.
  • Sat, May 01, 2021
    Dustin Martin is expected to fit straight back into a victorious Richmond team but Trent Cotchin will miss at least two weeks with a hamstring injury.
2021 April
  • Fri, Apr 30, 2021
    Essendon have been sparked by a plethora of exciting young players this season and will unleash a sixth AFL debutant against Carlton.
  • Fri, Apr 30, 2021
    Matildas all-time leading goalscorer Lisa De Vanna is among 26 players selected for an Australian-based camp under assistant coach Melissa Andreatta.
  • Fri, Apr 30, 2021
    West Coast and Fremantle both have injury concerns heading into Sunday's AFL derby, with a crowd of 45,000 permitted for the game despite the recent lockdown.
  • Fri, Apr 30, 2021
    Sydney's Callum Mills says his injury-hit AFL side must focus on applying more pressure as ruckman Tom Hickey prepares to make a shock return against Geelong.
  • Fri, Apr 30, 2021
    In need of a settling influence as he sought to reboot an AFL career at the crossroads, GWS recruit Jesse Hogan found happiness in Shane Mumford's backyard.
  • Fri, Apr 30, 2021
    After a high-pressure brand of football undid Sydney last weekend, Gold Coast AFL coach Stuart Dew expects his team to go hard again against Collingwood.
  • Thu, Apr 29, 2021
    The Western Bulldogs will have to stand up to Richmond's renowned pressure game if they are to maintain their unbeaten start to the AFL season on Friday night.
  • Thu, Apr 29, 2021
    Fremantle forward Travis Colyer has never experienced a western derby win, but he hopes that will change on Sunday against West Coast at Optus Stadium.
  • Thu, Apr 29, 2021
    West Coast's humiliating 97-point loss to Geelong has raised questions about their young leaders, but Shannon Hurn is confident of what the club possesses.
  • Thu, Apr 29, 2021
    Brisbane coach Chris Fagan has encouraged Port Adelaide to test his AFL side physically, insisting they've recovered well from a brutal win over Carlton.
  • Thu, Apr 29, 2021
    Paddy Ryder - a key cog in St Kilda's rise last year - will return from a long absence as the Saints aim to turn around their stuttering AFL campaign.
  • Thu, Apr 29, 2021
    Sydney co-captain Josh Kennedy says his AFL side must assist their depleted defence by limiting the quantity and quality of entries to Geelong's star forwards.
  • Wed, Apr 28, 2021
    Collingwood haven't shifted their AFL finals focus despite a four-match losing streak that has left them with a 1-5 record before their clash with Gold Coast.
  • Wed, Apr 28, 2021
    Richmond will support their sidelined AFL star Dustin Martin as he makes a trip to New Zealand to see his exiled father for the first time in more than a year.
  • Wed, Apr 28, 2021
    Tom Lynch has kicked just 10 goals in six AFL matches this season but Richmond coach Damien Hardwick is happy with the high-profile forward's output.
  • Wed, Apr 28, 2021
    The North Melbourne and Melbourne AFL fixture in Hobart will go ahead as originally planned after the Tasmanian government eased border restrictions with WA.
  • Wed, Apr 28, 2021
    Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew is challenging his players to meet the standard set in their AFL win over Sydney every week, starting against Collingwood.
  • Tue, Apr 27, 2021
    Richmond veteran Shane Edwards feels the reduced cap on interchanges has resulted in players commonly spending up to eight minutes on the bench during games.
  • Tue, Apr 27, 2021
    Gold Coast's ruck stocks have been devastated and coach Stuart Dew would love nothing more than to snare a tap specialist from a rival AFL club.
  • Tue, Apr 27, 2021
    West Coast coach Adam Simpson is refusing to shy away from a damning assessment of the Eagles' horror AFL loss to Geelong, which he described as "weak".
  • Tue, Apr 27, 2021
    Greater Western Sydney's Lachie Whitfield has recovered from a liver injury in time to face Adelaide but defender Nick Haynes is out with a hamstring strain.
  • Mon, Apr 26, 2021
    Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks insists the Crows' use of the medical substitute went exactly as planned and says criticism of Tom Lynch is "unwarranted".
  • Mon, Apr 26, 2021
    St Kilda's Brett Ratten has joined a number of AFL coaches expressing concern at the length of games increasing the number of injuries to players.
  • Mon, Apr 26, 2021
    St Kilda utility Daniel McKenzie has been handed a one-match AFL suspension for engaging in rough conduct against Port Adelaide ace Ollie Wines.
  • Mon, Apr 26, 2021
    The Western Bulldogs will be without Josh Dunkley for most of the AFL home and away season, with the midfielder requiring a full shoulder reconstruction.
  • Mon, Apr 26, 2021
    The Tasmanian government hopes to make a call in the next few days about whether North Melbourne's AFL match against Melbourne can be held in Hobart.
  • Sun, Apr 25, 2021
    Essendon got their second win of the season - a thrilling 24-point victory over Collingwood as Darcy Parish delivered a career-best performance.
  • Sun, Apr 25, 2021
    Darcy Parish has been a whipping boy for Essendon fans, but the former No.5 draft pick shook off that tag with a spellbinding Anzac Day performance.
  • Sun, Apr 25, 2021
    Melbourne's explosive midfielder Christian Petracca stood up to be counted in the impressive AFL win over Richmond, outshining Richmond superstar Dustin Martin.
  • Sun, Apr 25, 2021
    The AFL Anzac Day clash at the MCG showed why it is one of the premier events on the Australian sporting calendar, drawing a post-COVID record crowd of 78,113.
  • Sun, Apr 25, 2021
    Fremantle skipper Nat Fyfe had another wayward day in front of goal, but the Dockers still beat North Melbourne by 51 points for their third win on the trot.
  • Sun, Apr 25, 2021
    North Melbourne have been given an exemption to continue training and playing after returning to Victoria following Saturday night's AFL loss in Perth.
  • Sun, Apr 25, 2021
    A snapshot of round six of the AFL season, with three games taking place on Anzac Day, including the traditional MCG clash between Collingwood and Essendon.
  • Sun, Apr 25, 2021
    A snapshot of Essendon's AFL victory over Collingwood in the 2021 Anzac Day blockbuster at the MCG, with Bombers midfielder Darcy Parish best-on-ground.
  • Sat, Apr 24, 2021
    Geelong have embarrassed West Coast, securing a thumping 97-point win with the Cats kicking 20 of the last 22 goals of their round-six AFL game.
  • Sat, Apr 24, 2021
    Jesse Hogan is set to be thrust into an AFL debut for injury-hit GWS against the Crows after being given a glowing commendation from Leon Cameron.
  • Sat, Apr 24, 2021
    Collingwood defender Jordan Roughead is looking forward to more out-of-body experiences like what happened in his first Anzac Day blockbuster in 2019.
  • Sat, Apr 24, 2021
    Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew believes last week's AFL humbling by the Western Bulldogs provided the spark that lead to the Suns' 40-point win over Sydney.
  • Sat, Apr 24, 2021
    He's just kicked the first five-goal bag of his AFL career but Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew insists there's no rush to heap pressure on young forward Ben King.
  • Sat, Apr 24, 2021
    The Western Bulldogs have continued their brilliant start to the season but injuries to Josh Dunkley, Tim English and Lin Jong has removed a bit of the shine.
  • Fri, Apr 23, 2021
    A happy Charlie Curnow at Carlton training is a welcome sight for Blues fans but the AFL club will not rush the forward's return after a near two-year absence.
  • Fri, Apr 23, 2021
    West Coast haven't won at Geelong's home fortress since 2006 and their growing injury list means they'll face a battle to end that hoodoo this Saturday.
  • Fri, Apr 23, 2021
    Questions remain over Melbourne's legitimacy as an AFL flag contender this season as they prepare to take on reigning premiers Richmond on Saturday night.
  • Fri, Apr 23, 2021
    Isaac Heeney will miss just one game because of a broken hand, having been rushed back as one of five inclusions for Sydney's AFL clash with Gold Coast.
  • Thu, Apr 22, 2021
    Crowds of up to 85,000 could flock into the MCG for two blockbuster AFL games this weekend with Victorian health authorities allowing increased capacity.
  • Thu, Apr 22, 2021
    Stephen Hill is still at least six weeks away from resuming his AFL career but Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir is backing the veteran to return.
  • Thu, Apr 22, 2021
    Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has downplayed the battle between the game's best player Dustin Martin and Demons star Christian Petracca on Saturday night.
  • Thu, Apr 22, 2021
    St Kilda coach Brett Ratten has welcomed the return of key duo Rowan Marshall and Zak Jones for Sunday's clash against St Kilda.
  • Thu, Apr 22, 2021
    Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says he will not be sitting down with new club president Mark Korda about what he needs to secure another AFL contract.
  • Thu, Apr 22, 2021
    Port Adelaide's Lachie Jones is having ankle surgery and two other key players are battling injury ahead of the Power's AFL game against St Kilda.
  • Thu, Apr 22, 2021
    Sam Reid says Sydney's game plan and potent start to this AFL season was not built purely on the brilliance of injured stars Lance Franklin and Isaac Heeney.
  • Thu, Apr 22, 2021
    Carlton coach David Teague remains unperturbed by growing frustration about the AFL club's underwhelming start to the season after a week of heavy scrutiny.
  • Thu, Apr 22, 2021
    Adelaide's in-form forward Taylor Walker has been cleared of injury but the Crows are bracing to lose young midfielder Sam Berry because of a rolled ankle.
  • Wed, Apr 21, 2021
    New tools on Instagram will help AFL players to filter out abusive messages and make it easier to block people who harass them on the social media platform.
  • Wed, Apr 21, 2021
    Brianna Davey turned her back on soccer in 2016 to focus on AFLW and says winning the league's best and fairest award confirms she made the right call.
  • Wed, Apr 21, 2021
    Adelaide's in-form forward Taylor Walker is expected to play against Hawthorn on Sunday despite carrying a low-grade calf strain into the AFL match.
  • Wed, Apr 21, 2021
    Melbourne are yet to decide whether to call on one of Ben Brown or Sam Weideman against Richmond but Steven May is poised to make a timely return from injury.
  • Wed, Apr 21, 2021
    Matt Flynn will replace Shane Mumford for Greater Western Sydney clash with the Western Bulldogs while Jesse Hogan may play his first AFL game for the Giants.
  • Wed, Apr 21, 2021
    West Coast coach Adam Simpson says his AFL side's previous success against Geelong's prized recruit Jeremy Cameron will count for nothing this weekend.
  • Wed, Apr 21, 2021
    Jon Patton, who has retired and apologised for inappropriate behaviour towards women, was in good spirits while catching up with former AFL teammates in Sydney.
  • Tue, Apr 20, 2021
    The AFL has fined Collingwood $20,000 for illegal phone use, despite Magpies coach Nathan Buckley blaming the in-game infraction on Jordan De Goey's concussion.
  • Tue, Apr 20, 2021
    Being entrusted to play on Lance Franklin was the latest step in GWS defender Sam Taylor's return from the nasty health scare that ruined his 2020 AFL season.
  • Mon, Apr 19, 2021
    Eagles swingman Oscar Allen has set tongues wagging after his stunning start to the AFL season, with his latest heroics a five-goal haul against Collingwood.
  • Mon, Apr 19, 2021
    Before his 300th AFL game, Melbourne's Nathan Jones says he is still driven by the dream of an elusive flag that pushed him through the Demons' dark years.
  • Mon, Apr 19, 2021
    Young midfielder Tom Green says GWS are keen to avoid a repeat of the lack of discipline that undermined their bid to beat AFL rivals Western Bulldogs in 2020.
  • Mon, Apr 19, 2021
    Captain Scott Pendlebury says Collingwood are "at the mercy of the AFL" after injured duo Jordan De Goey and Jeremy Howe used their phones during a game.
  • Mon, Apr 19, 2021
    In-form Demon Christian Petracca could go head-to-head with AFL superstar Dustin Martin in Melbourne's AFL litmus test against Richmond.
  • Sun, Apr 18, 2021
    Carlton fell well short against Port Adelaide and face three in-form teams in the next month, with coach David Teague saying they must seize their opportunity.
  • Sun, Apr 18, 2021
    Joe Daniher's first outing against his former club went as Brisbane coach Chris Fagan thought it would after dinner with the former Bomber earlier in the week.
  • Sun, Apr 18, 2021
    Fremantle have defeated Adelaide by 12 points in their AFL game at Adelaide Oval with both coaches heaping praise on the Dockers' 35-year-old David Mundy.
  • Sat, Apr 17, 2021
    Brisbane's AFLW premiership winning coach Craig Starcevich has hosed down calls from Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett to expand the competition from next season.
  • Sat, Apr 17, 2021
    While Adelaide lick their wounds after their AFLW grand final defeat to Brisbane, the Crows are now waiting to hear if Erin Phillips will play on in 2022.
  • Sat, Apr 17, 2021
    Fremantle midfielder Andrew Brayshaw has struggled to deal with tight tags over the past fortnight, and he's set to cop further close attention from Adelaide.
  • Sat, Apr 17, 2021
    Kysaiah Pickett has sparked Melbourne's attack this season but Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson is wary of the Demons' multi-pronged forward line.
  • Sat, Apr 17, 2021
    Port Adelaide have backed up their win over Richmond by easing past a wasteful Carlton by 28 points - bringing the Blues back down to earth in the process.
  • Sat, Apr 17, 2021
    GWS have stormed home to snatch a victory over Sydney in their AFL derby at the SCG, where Josh Kelly kicked the match-winning goal with 66 seconds remaining.
  • Sat, Apr 17, 2021
    The Brisbane Lions have won their first AFLW grand final at the third time of asking, recording an 18-point victory over the Crows at Adelaide Oval.
  • Sat, Apr 17, 2021
    Sydney believe Tom Hickey, who had been a key part of the AFL club's strong start to the season, hurt his posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in their derby loss.
  • Fri, Apr 16, 2021
    It has been nine years since Sydney crushed GWS in their maiden AFL derby, when plucky Swan Luke Parker was floored by a bump that ignited genuine animosity.
  • Fri, Apr 16, 2021
    Adelaide superstar Erin Phillips received leg treatment before training but the Crows expect she'll be fit for Saturday's AFLW grand final against Brisbane.
  • Fri, Apr 16, 2021
    Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan has backed Joe Daniher's "steady character" to come through in Saturday's AFL clash against former club Essendon.
  • Fri, Apr 16, 2021
    Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says his side are excited to tackle Carlton at the MCG, where they haven't played an AFL game in almost two years.
  • Fri, Apr 16, 2021
    St Kilda coach Brett Ratten has backed Bradley Hill to turn around his indifferent start to the AFL season after the Saints copped a massive loss to Richmond.
  • Fri, Apr 16, 2021
    Key forward Harry Himmelberg says GWS will draw confidence from their recent AFL form at the SCG as they prepare to tackle an undefeated Sydney Swans.
  • Fri, Apr 16, 2021
    Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge says star defender Hayden Crozier will make his return from shoulder surgery in Saturday's AFL game against Gold Coast.
  • Thu, Apr 15, 2021
    Geelong fans will have to wait at least another week to see prized recruit Jeremy Cameron return from a hamstring injury and make his debut for the club.
  • Thu, Apr 15, 2021
    Dockers ruckman Rory Lobb has stunned the club's medical staff by the pace of his recovery from a knee injury, and he could line up against Adelaide on Sunday.
  • Thu, Apr 15, 2021
    West Coast goalsneak Liam Ryan has a stress reaction in his shin and will miss Friday night's clash with Collingwood in Perth.
  • Thu, Apr 15, 2021
    St Kilda have been slow starters in the AFL's opening month and coach Brett Ratten says that needs to change ahead of a huge clash with Richmond.
  • Wed, Apr 14, 2021
    Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew says defender Charlie Ballard is recovering from an ankle injury and could play against AFL pacesetters Western Bulldogs.
  • Tue, Apr 13, 2021
    Adelaide's AFLW captain Chelsea Randall says she's gutted that the new 12-day concussion rule will force her to miss the grand final against Brisbane.
  • Tue, Apr 13, 2021
    Star North Melbourne midfielder Ben Cunnington has won a challenge to a rough conduct charge at the AFL Tribunal and his one-match ban has been overturned.
  • Tue, Apr 13, 2021
    Coach Nathan Buckley says Collingwood need to quickly turn things around after a rough first month and a big trip to Perth to face West Coast.
  • Tue, Apr 13, 2021
    Lachie Neale says he isn't operating at full capacity due to a nagging back complaint but won't use it as an excuse for his and Brisbane's slow AFL start.
  • Tue, Apr 13, 2021
    North Melbourne's injury-plagued vice-captain Luke McDonald will miss at least 10 weeks of the AFL season because of a torn pectoral muscle.
  • Tue, Apr 13, 2021
    Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has confirmed Sydney Stack will return via limited VFL minutes in his first game since he was suspended last year.
  • Mon, Apr 12, 2021
    Four Hawthorn players have copped either fines or suspensions after getting caught up in several incidents during the club's AFL loss to Fremantle on Sunday.
  • Mon, Apr 12, 2021
    Former Carlton star Kade Simpson is keen to make an AFL comeback, with the 36-year-old saying he's in shape and ready to be picked up in the mid-season draft.
  • Mon, Apr 12, 2021
    Sydney midfielder Oliver Florent says complacency is the most dangerous thing for his AFL side to combat as they seek to extend an undefeated start to the year.
  • Sun, Apr 11, 2021
    Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks says the Crows will not be resetting their expectations despite already matching their win-tally from last year by round-four.
  • Sun, Apr 11, 2021
    Chris Scott could call on all three of Jeremy Cameron, Patrick Dangerfield and Gary Rohan against North Melbourne to kickstart Geelong's AFL season.
  • Sun, Apr 11, 2021
    After Collingwood slipped to a rough loss to GWS, coach Nathan Buckley said there's a need for change - potentially at the selection table.
  • Sun, Apr 11, 2021
    Melbourne beat Geelong by 25 points to start the AFL season with four wins for the first time since 1994 but could be without Steven May for several weeks.
  • Sun, Apr 11, 2021
    The Western Bulldogs are set to be without gun half-back Caleb Daniel against Gold Coast after he received a one-match suspension for a dangerous tackle.
  • Sun, Apr 11, 2021
    Fremantle veteran David Mundy and skipper Nat Fyfe have played key roles to lead the Dockers to a 15-point victory against Hawthorn at Optus Stadium.
  • Sun, Apr 11, 2021
    Stuart Dew has warned his Gold Coast team that a performance like Saturday's AFL defeat to Carlton will be calamitous against a red-hot Western Bulldogs.
  • Sat, Apr 10, 2021
    Carlton have edged Gold Coast in a scrappy AFL match at Metricon Stadium, claiming a 9.16 (70) to 8.11 (59) victory over the Suns.
  • Sat, Apr 10, 2021
    GWS have snared their first win of the AFL season, with stand-in skipper Toby Greene booting five goals in a gutsy 30-point victory over Collingwood.
  • Sat, Apr 10, 2021
    Adelaide have beaten Melbourne to reach the AFLW grand final, but the Crows are poised to lose Chelsea Randall as they chase a third premiership in five years.
  • Sat, Apr 10, 2021
    After Clayton Oliver struggled with a tag against GWS, Melbourne are prepared for Geelong to unleash tagger Mark O'Connor on their star AFL midfielder.
  • Sat, Apr 10, 2021
    The Brisbane Lions have the chance to get their AFL season back on track, with five of their next seven games in Queensland.
  • Sat, Apr 10, 2021
    Fremantle's young midfield brigade will be aiming to bounce back from last week's shellacking against Carlton when they confront Hawthorn in Perth on Sunday.
  • Sat, Apr 10, 2021
    Winless North Melbourne will need to become more resilient if they are to pull themselves out of their current AFL rut, Kangaroos coach David Noble says.
  • Sat, Apr 10, 2021
    West Coast coach Adam Simpson was left struggling to find positives after the Eagles squandered a 33-point lead during the third quarter to lose to St Kilda.
  • Sat, Apr 10, 2021
    St Kilda have stormed over the top of West Coast, overturning a 33-point deficit midway through the third quarter to win the AFL contest by 20 points.
  • Sat, Apr 10, 2021
    Richmond coach Damien Hardwick reckons there's no purpose in delving into two controversial incidents during their 79-77 AFL loss to Port Adelaide.
  • Fri, Apr 09, 2021
    Josh Bruce is coming off a career-best 10-goal haul, but Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge is keeping expectations low for the rejuvenated forward.
  • Fri, Apr 09, 2021
    Fremantle will unleash powerfully-built key forward Josh Treacy in Sunday's AFL clash with Hawthorn in Perth, while Nat Fyfe is also set to play.
  • Fri, Apr 09, 2021
    Gold Coast midfielder Touk Miller says competitive defeats such as last week's loss to Adelaide are the "almost" games the AFL club needs to turn into wins.
  • Thu, Apr 08, 2021
    Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks says midfielder Matt Crouch, yet to play an AFL premiership game this season, faces at least another month on the sidelines.
  • Thu, Apr 08, 2021
    After the trauma of his injury-marred start to life as an AFL footballer, Gold Coast forward Izak Rankine is now out to become vital part of the Suns' future.
  • Thu, Apr 08, 2021
    Geelong star Shaun Higgins will undergo surgery on a fractured thumb, with coach Chris Scott saying the veteran will be out of action for the medium term.
  • Thu, Apr 08, 2021
    St Kilda have been hit by more injuries to veterans Dan Hannebery and Jarryn Geary but will regain ruckman Rowan Marshall for their clash with West Coast.
  • Thu, Apr 08, 2021
    Carlton speedster Adam Saad has been on light duties and trained away from the main group but the Blues still expect him to line-up against Gold Coast.
  • Thu, Apr 08, 2021
    Sydney have announced gun utility Nick Blakey as well as midfield duo James Rowbottom and Chad Warner have signed contract extensions with the AFL club.
  • Thu, Apr 08, 2021
    Richmond will play two Friday night games at the MCG, including the grand-final rematch against Geelong, with the AFL confirming the next batch of fixtures.
  • Wed, Apr 07, 2021
    Essendon's 75-point win over St Kilda last week set tongues wagging but they will face a stern test of their credentials against Sydney at the SCG.
  • Wed, Apr 07, 2021
    Brianna Davey has struggled with a tag against Brisbane but Collingwood coach Steve Symonds expects a different result in the AFLW preliminary final.
  • Wed, Apr 07, 2021
    Damien Hardwick says he'd like to see a soccer-style loan system introduced in the AFL, citing young Richmond ruckman Samson Ryan as a potential beneficiary.
  • Wed, Apr 07, 2021
    Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew is confident he still has options in the ruck department despite co-captain's Jarrod Witts' AFL season-ending knee injury.
  • Wed, Apr 07, 2021
    Hawthorn defender Kyle Hartigan is free to play against Fremantle on Sunday after he escaped an AFL suspension for his high strike on Geelong's Tom Hawkins.
  • Wed, Apr 07, 2021
    The MCG, Adelaide Oval and the Gabba have been selected as the three potential venues for the stand-alone 2021 AFLW grand final.
  • Wed, Apr 07, 2021
    Nathan Buckley has put the spotlight on Collingwood's poor ball use going inside 50 but is unlikely to swing wholesale changes against Greater Western Sydney.
  • Tue, Apr 06, 2021
    West Coast are still waiting on the results of scans for Luke Shuey, but the Eagles expect him to miss up to four weeks with a hamstring injury.
  • Tue, Apr 06, 2021
    Gold Coast co-captain Jarrod Witts has torn his ACL and will miss the rest of the AFL season, leaving the club short on rucking options.
  • Tue, Apr 06, 2021
    Sydney are well placed to play finals for the first time since 2018, but Callum Mills says the team isn't daring to dream of a September return just yet.
  • Mon, Apr 05, 2021
    Geelong have given their fans some late nervous moments for the second week in a row, holding on to defeat rivals Hawthorn by five points at the MCG.
  • Mon, Apr 05, 2021
    Geelong speedster Isaac Smith fell ill and almost missed his first game against Hawthorn since his high-profile off-season switch from the Hawks.
  • Sun, Apr 04, 2021
    West Coast midfielder Luke Shuey is expected to spend the next three weeks on the sidelines after suffering yet another hamstring injury.
  • Sun, Apr 04, 2021
    Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir admits the Dockers let Andrew Brayshaw down as Carlton targeted the ace midfielder in their round-three AFL contest.
  • Sun, Apr 04, 2021
    Hawthorn do not intend on giving Isaac Smith a nice welcome onto the MCG in the star Geelong recruit's first game against his former AFL team.
  • Sat, Apr 03, 2021
    Melbourne will face Adelaide in an AFLW preliminary final after making the most of blustery conditions to beat Fremantle by 17 points in their qualifying clash.
  • Sat, Apr 03, 2021
    GWS veteran Phil Davis says the criticism and critique of coach Leon Cameron after their 0-2 start to the AFL season has been offensive and not nuanced enough.
  • Sat, Apr 03, 2021
    Brett Ratten says St Kilda's 75-point loss to Essendon was a "wake-up call", after a horror display compounded by a season-ending injury for Jade Gresham.
  • Sat, Apr 03, 2021
    Star West Coast midfielder Luke Shuey faces another frustrating stint on the sidelines after being cut down by a hamstring injury in his side's win over Port.
  • Sat, Apr 03, 2021
    Gold Coast are set to lose injured co-captain Jarrod Witts for an extended period after he suffered a knee injury in a 10-point loss to Adelaide.
  • Sat, Apr 03, 2021
    Essendon turned in a brilliant performance to thump St Kilda by 75 points and get their AFL season off the mark at Marvel Stadium.
  • Fri, Apr 02, 2021
    Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says the AFL hitout statistic is a "furphy" after ruckman Brodie Grundy dominated against Brisbane but the Magpies still lost.
  • Fri, Apr 02, 2021
    Essendon will be without a host of key players as they attempt to notch their first win of the season when they take on St Kilda at Marvel Stadium.
  • Fri, Apr 02, 2021
    Brisbane's Lincoln McCarthy has been offered a $2000 fine striking for striking Collingwood's Jordan Roughead in Friday night's AFL match.
  • Fri, Apr 02, 2021
    Geelong AFL coach Chris Scott says the details of his confrontation with Brisbane players are less important than the need for him to set an example.
  • Fri, Apr 02, 2021
    Brisbane coach Chris Fagan says the Lions will build belief from their resilient one-point AFL victory over Collingwood off the back of a difficult week.
  • Fri, Apr 02, 2021
    Collingwood will investigate an incident where security held back a yelling fan near the umpires' race in the wake of their AFL loss to Brisbane.
  • Fri, Apr 02, 2021
    North Melbourne coach David Noble has called for the AFL club to stay calm in the wake of a humiliating 128-point thrashing against the Western Bulldogs.
  • Fri, Apr 02, 2021
    Port Adelaide spearheads Mitch Georgiades and Todd Marshall will play together for just the third time when they line up for the AFL clash with West Coast.
  • Fri, Apr 02, 2021
    Dane Rampe says nobody in the AFL has figured out how to curb Dustin Martin's influence as Sydney prepare to tackle the game-breaking superstar at the MCG.
  • Fri, Apr 02, 2021
    Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir says concern over playing too many talls in attack was part of the reason for overlooking spearhead Josh Treacy against Carlton.
  • Thu, Apr 01, 2021
    GWS coach Leon Cameron says a poor loss to Fremantle will prove a blip, backing his 0-2 side to bounce back against Melbourne in round three of the AFL season.
  • Thu, Apr 01, 2021
    The AFL has given Geelong coach Chris Scott a $10,000 suspended fine for his quarter-time confrontation with Brisbane players during last Friday night's game.
  • Thu, Apr 01, 2021
    Essendon will unveil two AFL debutants in their clash with St Kilda, but Bombers skipper Dyson Heppell won't be able to return from his back issue.
  • Thu, Apr 01, 2021
    High-profile St Kilda recruit Brad Crouch will slot straight into the Saints' midfield after the former Adelaide midfielder served his two-match AFL ban.
  • Thu, Apr 01, 2021
    Sydney superstar Lance Franklin has been rested and will miss the Swans' eagerly-anticipated MCG clash with fellow undefeated AFL side Richmond.
  • Thu, Apr 01, 2021
    Brisbane lost their first two games of the AFL season but coach Chris Fagan likes what he has seen ahead of their big clash with Collingwood.
  • Thu, Apr 01, 2021
    Richmond coach Damien Hardwick says Saturday's MCG opponents Sydney boast plenty of threats in their forward line even without Lance Franklin.
  • Thu, Apr 01, 2021
    Patrick Cripps has endured an underwhelming start to the AFL season but Carlton coach David Teague has full faith in the Blues co-captain returning to form.
2021 March
  • Wed, Mar 31, 2021
    North Melbourne coach David Noble has demanded a response after a tough start to the AFL season, while Ben Cunnington will return against the Western Bulldogs.
  • Wed, Mar 31, 2021
    Star Eagles midfielder Andrew Gaff has been unusually quiet during the first two rounds, but coach Adam Simpson says the 28-year-old will soon bounce back.
  • Wed, Mar 31, 2021
    GWS leader Matt de Boer says footage of his AFL side's loss to Fremantle was shocking and embarrassing, but coach Leon Cameron should not shoulder the blame.
  • Wed, Mar 31, 2021
    Brisbane hope to secure exemptions for more players to travel to Victoria while coach Chris Fagan says a lack of VFL games could prove an issue going forward.
  • Wed, Mar 31, 2021
    Gold Coast chief executive Steve Mitchell says the Titans COVID-enforced shift to Sydney will come at a cost, but it's worth it to keep the NRL going.
  • Tue, Mar 30, 2021
    Greater Western Sydney have confirmed that Sam Reid will submit a guilty plea and accept a two-game AFL ban for his high bump on Fremantle skipper Nat Fyfe.
  • Tue, Mar 30, 2021
    Geelong recruit Isaac Smith won't receive a friendly AFL welcome from his former Hawthorn teammates when they clash for the first time on Easter Monday.
  • Tue, Mar 30, 2021
    Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy and forward Jordan De Goey have both received negative COVID-19 test results before the Magpies' AFL clash with Brisbane.
  • Tue, Mar 30, 2021
    West Coast star Nic Naitanui says he has already felt both positive and negative impacts on his game from the reduced amount of stoppages this season.
  • Tue, Mar 30, 2021
    Gold Coast defender Connor Budarick's 2021 AFL season is over after it was confirmed he ruptured an ACL late in the Suns' win over North Melbourne.
  • Mon, Mar 29, 2021
    Fremantle skipper Nat Fyfe will miss at least one game through concussion, but Michael Walters and Josh Treacy are expected to be named against Carlton
  • Mon, Mar 29, 2021
    Greater Western Sydney have plenty of problems after their flop against Fremantle saw them drop to a 0-2 record ahead of their clash with Melbourne.
  • Mon, Mar 29, 2021
    Brisbane star Lachie Neale struggled under close attention from Geelong's Mark O'Connor and may face a similar AFL tagging challenge against Collingwood.
  • Mon, Mar 29, 2021
    An AFL blockbuster between Brisbane and Collingwood has been switched to Melbourne because of a COVID-19 outbreak in the Queensland capital.
  • Sun, Mar 28, 2021
    North Melbourne coach David Noble admits a 59-point thrashing by Gold Coast is unacceptable but he is adamant better days are ahead for the AFL club.


2021 May