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2020 April
  • Fri, Apr 10, 2020
    Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold has revealed the NRL is looking at the possibility of inserting more rivalry matches in a new-look schedule.
  • Fri, Apr 10, 2020
    Former Rugby League Players' Association representative James Graham says fans should be cautious about the mooted May 28 resumption of the NRL.
  • Fri, Apr 10, 2020
    The Warriors have a host of questions around their involvement in a revamped NRL, including the possibility of bringing families with them to Australia.
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    The International Rugby League board will meet on Thursday to discuss a range of issues, including the possibility of Israel Folau playing for Tonga.
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    Darren Lockyer has credited a "sliding doors" moment for saving his representative career and launching one of the most dominant seasons in rugby league.
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    Former NRL prop Mose Masoe has managed to walk on crutches at hospital in England as he continues his recovery from a serious spinal injury.
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    The Warriors are prepared to upend their lives for four months and participate in a remodelled NRL competition, according to chief executive Cameron George.
  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020
    Sacked Canterbury players Jayden Okunbor and Corey Harawira-Naera will appeal their NRL deregistration following Canterbury's schoolgirl sex scandal.
  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020
    Former State of Origin stars Braith Anasta and Corey Parker believe starting the NRL season with State of Origin would be a mistake.
  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020
    Darren Lockyer says he will be forever thankful that Greg Inglis chose Queensland, admitting there would be no Maroons State of Origin dynasty if he picked NSW.
  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020
    South Sydney hooker Damien Cook says he is ready to live in a "bubble" for months away from his young family if it means the NRL competition can resume.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    Sam Burgess has called on NRL clubs to get over their egos and scrap the results of the NRL's opening two rounds ahead of a potential new competition in 2020.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    The NRL has moved to assure its female stars they have not been forgotten by the game as NRLW remains in limbo over the coronavirus shutdown.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    Maintaining mental well-being for players and their families must be considered should the NRL isolate teams when the season resumes, a wellbeing expert says.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    Twenty years after the infamous "hand grenade", Darren Lockyer says NSW's 2003-05 run - not Bryan Fletcher's post try celebration - sparked a Maroons dynasty.
  • Mon, Apr 06, 2020
    Phil Gould has been backed by Matthew Johns to step up as NRL CEO amid speculation the former NSW coach is being discussed as Todd Greenberg's replacement.
  • Mon, Apr 06, 2020
    Paul Gallen says players will struggle living in a compound away from their families under an NRL proposal to resume the competition by June.
  • Mon, Apr 06, 2020
    NSW coach Brad Fittler's call for State of Origin eligibility to be relaxed this year so Tongans can play has been rejected by Queensland mentor Kevin Walters.
  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020
    Newcastle captain Mitchell Pearce is running NRL skills sessions for bored rugby league fans through social media while in coronavirus isolation.
  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020
    Cronulla prop Braden Hamlin-Uele almost quit the NRL 16 months ago before the likes of Andrew Fifita convinced him to give it another chance.
  • Sat, Apr 04, 2020
    The NRL's plans for the season to resume in a bubble amid the COVID-19 pandemic will be finalised soon, with players facing the prospect of regular tests.
  • Sat, Apr 04, 2020
    Melbourne football boss Frank Ponissi has backed a proposal to organise NRL teams in four conferences in a bid to return to the field in 2020.
  • Sat, Apr 04, 2020
    ARL Commission chairman Peter V'landys has been hailed for the leadership he's shown during the game's fight for survival during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Sat, Apr 04, 2020
    Australian Rugby League Commission chairman Peter V'landys says decreasing coronavirus infection rates has him feeling confident of a June 1 NRL return.
  • Fri, Apr 03, 2020
    Brisbane Broncos NRLW boss Tain Drinkwater believes the time is right for the NRL to consider funding the NRLW salary cap to help the women's game survive.
  • Fri, Apr 03, 2020
    Andrew Johns has given some old school advice to NRL players on how to avoid off-field scandals after the recent Canterbury controversy.
  • Fri, Apr 03, 2020
    A veteran English rugby league coach says games should be split into quarters and go for just an hour to make the Super League viable during the coronavirus.
  • Fri, Apr 03, 2020
    NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg has no guarantees on his future beyond October but said he does not feel like a dead man walking.
  • Fri, Apr 03, 2020
    The Rugby League Players Association are open to the option of players being housed in isolation on an island to help restart the 2020 NRL season.
  • Thu, Apr 02, 2020
    The NRL, and all 16 of its clubs, are expected to apply for JobKeeper funding for its stood down staff due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Thu, Apr 02, 2020
    The boss of the Queensland resort proposing to house all 16 NRL teams during the COVID-19 crisis has outlined how he hopes to save the 2020 season.
  • Thu, Apr 02, 2020
    Rugby league great Laurie Daley says players should be "ready to go" as soon as the NRL is given the green light for a return from the coronavirus shutdown.
  • Thu, Apr 02, 2020
    South Sydney chief executive Blake Solly believes the NRL needs to explore more efficient ways to spend money before dropping the salary cap next season.
  • Thu, Apr 02, 2020
    Melbourne prop Christian Welch has taken it upon himself to contact aging NRL fans to check on their well-being during the coronavirus pandemic shutdown.
  • Thu, Apr 02, 2020
    Melbourne NRL coach Craig Bellamy says he's trying to fill in his days with no competition or club training but admits he's bored without the game.
  • Wed, Apr 01, 2020
    John Quayle says the NRL must emerge from the coronavirus pandemic stronger than ever as the game faces a bigger challenge than the Super League war.
  • Wed, Apr 01, 2020
    Rugby League Players' Association director Joel Thompson believes NRL stars need to face up to reality and cop their pay cuts during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Wed, Apr 01, 2020
    The Rugby League Players Association has responded to suggestions next year's salary cap could be drastically reduced from $9.9 million to $5.9 million.
  • Wed, Apr 01, 2020
    If the NRL is able to restart in 2020, it will be a different format to maximise revenue. The ARLC is considering a number of variations to the calendar.
2020 March
  • Tue, Mar 31, 2020
    Ex-NRL forward Mose Masoe has been asked to leave his UK hospital and continue his spinal injury recovery at home to make room for coronavirus patients.
  • Tue, Mar 31, 2020
    The NRL's minimum-wage players will be eligible for the government's JobKeeper funding should the rest of the season be wiped out by the coronavirus.
  • Tue, Mar 31, 2020
    The RLPA has found funds to subsidise the Australian Jillaroos marquee player payments, while the NRL has put the NRLW back on the table for 2020.
  • Tue, Mar 31, 2020
    Penrith CEO Brian Fletcher says he fears for NRL players after they were offered two months pay potentially to last the rest of the season due to the pandemic.
  • Tue, Mar 31, 2020
    Penrith CEO Brian Fletcher admits his NRL club will not be able to maintain its multi-million dollar junior development due to the coronavirus shutdown.
  • Mon, Mar 30, 2020
    The ARL Commission has told NRL clubs they will get just $2.5 million each to survive the coronavirus crisis should the entire season be wiped out.
  • Mon, Mar 30, 2020
    St George Illawarra have confirmed they want to play on in the NRLW in 2020 as pressure mounts on the NRL to make a decision on the competition's future.
  • Sun, Mar 29, 2020
    Braith Anasta has had a crack at Shane Richardson, saying Sam Burgess wasn't the only one at South Sydney who didn't get along with the ex-football boss.
  • Sun, Mar 29, 2020
    Melbourne winger Sandor Earl is helping his teammates during the competition postponement after having already experienced life forced out of the NRL.
  • Sun, Mar 29, 2020
    Anthony Seibold and Paul Gallen have warned players could be injured if they aren't given enough of a pre-season before the NRL restarts after the coronavirus.
  • Sun, Mar 29, 2020
    The Rugby League Players' Association want to ensure the viability of all 16 NRL clubs during the coronavirus in Monday's crunch meeting of stakeholders.
  • Sun, Mar 29, 2020
    The future of the NRLW competition looks in doubt with the Roosters and Warriors reportedly pulling the pin on the 2020 season should it go ahead.
  • Sun, Mar 29, 2020
    Queensland coach Kevin Walters is confident the 2020 State of Origin will played, saying it will be a matter of when - not if - the series is held.
  • Sat, Mar 28, 2020
    Australia hasn't had a dual international going from rugby to league since Scott Gourley in 1991 but ex-Wallabies coach Michael Cheika believes more may try.
  • Sat, Mar 28, 2020
    Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy and chief executive Dave Donaghy are among those taking big pay cuts to help keep the club afloat during the NRL shutdown.
  • Fri, Mar 27, 2020
    Brisbane's Darius Boyd is in a good space if the coronavirus shutdown ends his NRL career, and he aims to continue helping people with their mental health.
  • Fri, Mar 27, 2020
    Brisbane have told players to prepare for a September 1 NRL re-start as they deal with the financial fallout of the coronavirus shutdown, Ben Ikin says.
  • Fri, Mar 27, 2020
    St George Illawarra assistant Shane Flanagan has offered some advice to players on how to endure the NRL season postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Fri, Mar 27, 2020
    Andrew Johns has warned the gap between the best and the rest will only become greater after the coronavirus pandemic unless the NRL adopts a 12-team model.
  • Fri, Mar 27, 2020
    The NRL has confirmed Magic Round will remain in Brisbane until 2022 after this season's event was officially cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Thu, Mar 26, 2020
    NRL clubs backed by leagues clubs are the most vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic according to Todd Greenberg, with Canberra the latest lay off staff.
  • Thu, Mar 26, 2020
    Mal Meninga is holding hope the Kangaroos tour of Great Britain can still go ahead at the end of the year, even if the NRL competition can't restart for 2020.
  • Thu, Mar 26, 2020
    NRL clubs are fighting to keep giving their sponsors exposure as a leading sports lawyer warned they could walk away en masse during the coronavirus shutdown.
  • Thu, Mar 26, 2020
    Warriors players are showing their support by donating their own money to the NRL club's office staff who face a bleak future while the competition is on hold.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    All the talking points from round two of the NRL, including the continual impact coronavirus and the Sydney Roosters losing their first two games.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    Parramatta have ensured the longest current losing streak in the NRL has continued by thrashing Gold Coast 46-6, while jumping to the top of the table.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    The NRL is confident it can continue the 2020 season despite the AFL postponing its competition as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    The NRL has promised heavy penalties for players who break self-isolation guidelines, but that could still be up for debate with the players' union.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson knows Luke Keary and Kyle Flanagan can get his team's attack firing again after a slow start to their NRL title defence.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    Tom Trbojevic missed 12 of the 52 tackles he attempted in 2019. Now he's been the best defensive fullback in the NRL over the opening two rounds of 2020.
  • Sat, Mar 21, 2020
    South Sydney's Wayne Bennett says he can't guarantee his players will follow radical safety measures set to be introduced under an NRL self isolation policy.
  • Sat, Mar 21, 2020
    Brisbane NRL coach Anthony Seibold says Tom Dearden is in line to replace injured No.7 Brodie Croft despite Kotoni Staggs impressing as a makeshift halfback.
  • Sat, Mar 21, 2020
    St George Illawarra are in danger of suffering their worst ever start under Paul McGregor when they face last year's grand finalists Canberra next week.
  • Sat, Mar 21, 2020
    South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett admits he may switch Latrell Mitchell back to the centres after his fullback display in their 22-18 NRL loss to Brisbane.
  • Sat, Mar 21, 2020
    Gold Coast coach Justin Holbrook has targeted a fast start in Sunday's NRL clash with Parramatta as they look to rectify a horror run at home.
  • Sat, Mar 21, 2020
    The Warriors have received a welcome boost with winger Patrick Herbert returning to Australia before the government's travel ban on non-citizens kicked in.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    Sydney Roosters second-rower Angus Crichton has overcome a chest infection and is expected to be fit to take on Manly at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday night.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    They are down on troops but inexperienced co-captain Patrick Carrigan says Brisbane aren't lacking the necessary aggression to counter South Sydney.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    Lachlan Lewis was hooked in the second half of Canterbury's loss to North Queensland but coach Dean Pay insists he's got his playmakers right.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    International rugby league has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with an Oceania Cup Test between the Kiwis and a Tongan XIII postponed from its June date.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    Clint Newton will take over as new chief executive of the Rugby League Players' Association and will start by helping to finalise the self-isolation protocol.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    Ahead of their first game-day flight in history, Melbourne say they're trying to keep things normal as they prepare for the round-two NRL clash with Cronulla.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    North Queensland's hectic schedule meant Jason Taumalolo missed his pre-game nap before facing Canterbury, but ran more than 300 metres in the Cowboys' NRL win.
  • Thu, Mar 19, 2020
    Penrith fullback Dylan Edwards could return from an ankle blow as early as round three for the Panthers, after initially being expected to miss five NRL games.
  • Thu, Mar 19, 2020
    Paul Green demands North Queensland focus on the few certainties that await as they prepare to play in an empty stadium against the Bulldogs in the NRL.
  • Thu, Mar 19, 2020
    Canberra NRL recruit George Williams says he's been taking classes in Raiders' history, including the starring role coach Ricky Stuart had as a player.
  • Wed, Mar 18, 2020
    Canterbury players Jayden Okunbor and Corey Harawira-Naera have been granted an extension to respond to NRL breach notices and intend to fight for their jobs.
  • Wed, Mar 18, 2020
    Canterbury coach Dean Pay is not concerned about a lack of attack heading into the NRL's second round, saying his team will be built on defence in 2020.
  • Wed, Mar 18, 2020
    Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold says playing in front of an empty stadium due to coronavirus fears will be nothing new to his junior squad.
  • Wed, Mar 18, 2020
    Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold says Tevita Pangai does not need to change his technique, he just needs to learn to play smarter after copping yet another ban.
  • Tue, Mar 17, 2020
    St George Illawarra will be without Tariq Sims against Penrith on Friday after he copped a one-game NRL ban for dangerous contact.
  • Tue, Mar 17, 2020
    NRL players have started taking their own precautions as the coronavirus pandemic escalates, including a Manly star fronting media wearing a face mask.
  • Tue, Mar 17, 2020
    Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says plans by the NRL to use charter flights will safeguard the players' health while he also feels it will benefit his team.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    St George Illawarra forward Tariq Sims will have to contest a grade-one dangerous charge at the NRL judiciary to avoid a one-game suspension.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    Jahrome Hughes set up two tries to help Melbourne to their 18-4 win over Manly after his first pre-season in the halves for the NRL club.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor likes the idea of all 16 teams playing games in one city to ensure the continuation of the NRL season.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    Penrith star Viliame Kikau says he thought his season was over after hearing his shoulder crack in the Panthers' opening-round upset of the Sydney Roosters.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    Staying in Australia amid the coronavirus outbreak to play on in the NRL left the Warriors scrambling for everything from footballs to strapping tape.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    Brisbane's Darius Boyd says the NRL is doing the right thing playing on behind closed doors and that the coronavirus shutdown could provide unexpected benefits.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    NZ Warriors coach Stephen Kearney is tipping the escalating nature of the coronavirus outbreak will force the NRL to resolve the competition's immediate future.
  • Sun, Mar 15, 2020
    The Rugby League Players Association admits players are anxious about travelling and about the health of their families during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Sun, Mar 15, 2020
    Melbourne have beaten Manly 18-4 at Lottoland, with ballkids wearing gloves and the NRL match balls being cleaned with bleach due to the coronavirus pandemic.


2020 April
  • Fri, Apr 10, 2020
    RU Australia boss Raelene Castle has promised to take another 15 per cent pay cut in a bid to break the deadlock in talks with the country's players.
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    No agreement has been reached on pay cuts for the nation's elite rugby players before Easter, but officials are confident a deal will be made before next week.
  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020
    Ex-Wallabies wanting Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle overthrown are damaging the sport further, according to former All Blacks great John Kirwan.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    Global Rapid Rugby has upgraded its season status from postponed to cancelled for the year due to the travel restrictions in place.
  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020
    Retired Wallabies halfback Will Genia says he's saddened by rugby's infighting and more compassion should be shown with warring parties working together.
  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020
    Rugby Australia says it has had positive and robust talks with the Rugby Union Players' Association and made good progress in negotiating a pay deal.
  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020
    World Cup-winning captain Nick Farr-Jones has continued his public campaign to push for changes to Rugby Australia, which is in a financial black hole.
  • Sat, Apr 04, 2020
    The Rugby Union Players' Association has welcomed the release of financial data from Rugby Australia as Sunday talks loom regarding the coronavirus shutdown.
  • Fri, Apr 03, 2020
    As appeals for greater transparency grow, Rugby Football Union boss Bill Sweeney says national unions are collaborating on ways to help Rugby Australia.
  • Fri, Apr 03, 2020
    Melbourne Rebels captain Dane Haylett-Petty is growing tired of the protracted coronavirus-related pay cut talks between Rugby Australian and its players.
  • Fri, Apr 03, 2020
    The Super W rugby finals series have been scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic with unbeaten minor premiers NSW declared champions.
  • Thu, Apr 02, 2020
    Former Wallaby-turned commentator Drew Mitchell has had plenty of time to assess the current state of rugby as he waits to resume his career in New York.
  • Wed, Apr 01, 2020
    New Zealand Rugby will distribute $250,000 to each of its five Super Rugby teams to keep them operating until the competition restarts.
  • Wed, Apr 01, 2020
    Super Rugby clubs have taken action to withstand the financial hit that will come with the COVID-19 pandemic, while negotiations with players continue.
2020 March
  • Tue, Mar 31, 2020
    Rugby Australia will stand down 75 per cent of its staff for the next three months as it braces for a potential $120 million hit due to the coronavirus.
  • Mon, Mar 30, 2020
    Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle is taking a 50 per cent pay cut and has foreshadowed cuts in other areas as she prepares to meet the players' union tomorrow,
  • Sun, Mar 29, 2020
    The topic of player wages is set to be discussed at Monday's Rugby Australia AGM, with the code expected to follow other sports in advocating significant cuts.
  • Sat, Mar 28, 2020
    New Zealand Rugby's austerity measures are starting to take effect, with new All Blacks coach Ian Foster revealing he has taken a pay cut.
  • Fri, Mar 27, 2020
    Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says he loved his five years in charge despite harbouring regrets about not winning the Bledisloe or World Cup.
  • Wed, Mar 18, 2020
    Super Rugby teams the Chiefs and Crusaders will undergo voluntary self-isolation following a recommendation from the New Zealand Government.
  • Tue, Mar 17, 2020
    Rugby Australia have postponed their media rights process and says coronavirus-related restrictions may place the code under extreme financial pressure.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    On top of the Australian conference and second overall, the Brumbies are hopeful the Super Rugby competition isn't called off this year due to the coronavirus.


2020 April
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    Essendon mentor John Worsfold will enjoy a run in the sunshine on Thursday after completing his two weeks at home in isolation under government orders.
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    Melbourne defender Michael Hibberd has paid a moving tribute to his missing brother, Geoffrey, as the clubs wraps its arms around the Hibberd family.
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    Conor McKenna is back home in Ireland amid the AFL season suspension and the Bombers speedster hopes to make that move permanent within the next two years.
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    Melbourne are hopeful they will be able to resume AFL group training sessions on May 4 but are prepared to alter that plan according to government regulations.
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    Former St Kilda defender Sam Gilbert has accepted a two-year ban for an anti-doping violation that occurred last year, after he had retired from the AFL.
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    GWS are in ongoing talks with Giants Stadium management, but the AFL club expects the venue will be able to host games throughout October and November.
  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020
    Gold Coast vice-captain Touk Miller says Izak Rankine is back on track after a hamstring injury prevented the young star from making his AFL debut in round one.
  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020
    Sydney star Luke Parker, who has been busy training and doing renovation and volunteer work, is hoping the AFL's next update brings some sort of certainty.
  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020
    Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks says his club is asking the AFL to provide some direction on the future of the soft salary cap amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020
    Essendon coach John Worsfold is confident Conor McKenna will return from Ireland to play with the Bombers again when the AFL season is cleared to resume.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield has described this year's disjointed AFL premiership battle as the "ultimate war of attrition" amid coronavirus restrictions.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    Sydney star Isaac Heeney believes the Swans can do something special if they can hang on to what he rates as an exciting and talented list of players.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    Women's football trailblazer Susan Alberti has no doubt the AFLW competition will survive the financial disaster brought on by the coronavirus shutdown.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    The AFL is considering playing round-robin matches in centralised quarantine hubs but Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield is not sure the plan is realistic.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    Players' Association boss Paul Marsh says clubs should think twice about cutting lists as the AFL ponder drastic changes to get the 2020 season back underway.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    Carlton coach David Teague is open to the idea of AFL quarantine hubs but believes the Blues would allow players to opt out if they weren't comfortable.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    David Teague says Carlton's decision to cut ties with Northern Blues is a sad reflection of the financial pressures AFL clubs are facing.
  • Mon, Apr 06, 2020
    The AFL is exploring the option of returning to action after the coronavirus shutdown with its 18 teams quarantined in up to four separate locations.
  • Mon, Apr 06, 2020
    AFLW players have expressed fears for the future of the competition as the AFL attempts to navigate its way through an unprecedented financial crisis.
  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020
    Veteran Essendon AFL defender Michael Hurley has put his hand in his own pocket to help out a Bombers fan who had been struggling to pay her membership.
  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020
    Geelong superstar and AFL Players' Union president Patrick Dangerfield isn't sure about shortened quarters or reduced player lists, saying nothing's decided.
  • Sat, Apr 04, 2020
    Dayne Beams worries the coronavirus pandemic will further contribute to mental health issues in the AFL and wider society but is finding peace outside the game.
  • Sat, Apr 04, 2020
    AFL powerhouse Richmond faces the prospect of losing many of its competitive advantages under tighter financial controls to be enforced by league headquarters.
  • Fri, Apr 03, 2020
    AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan and the game's administrators face a series of big decisions in the coming weeks as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
  • Fri, Apr 03, 2020
    AFL boss Gillon McLachlan says the governing body will work with lower levels of the game in an attempt to steer them through the financial crisis.
  • Fri, Apr 03, 2020
    AFL whistleblowers will take a 50 per cent pay cut until the end of May, rising to 70 per cent if the competition's shutdown is extended.
  • Fri, Apr 03, 2020
    Western Bulldogs AFLW coach Nathan Burke has pleaded with the AFL to make sure the national women's competition thrives beyond the coronavirus crisis.
  • Thu, Apr 02, 2020
    The AFL's return date could yet be pushed past June 1 but chief executive Gillon McLachlan is adamant a 17-round season could still be completed this year.
  • Thu, Apr 02, 2020
    AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan says club members are entitled to ask for refunds as the season is suspended due to COVID-19.
  • Thu, Apr 02, 2020
    AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan says he is committed to ensuring all 18 clubs survive the coronavirus crisis and remain in their current locations.
  • Thu, Apr 02, 2020
    Former AFL No.1 draft pick Paddy McCartin is reportedly free of symptoms relating to repeated concussions, sparking hope he could make a return with St Kilda.
  • Wed, Apr 01, 2020
    AFL clubs have reportedly applied for the Federal Government's JobKeeper package in the face of massive financial pressure caused by the coronavirus shutdown.
  • Wed, Apr 01, 2020
    Richmond are excited by the prospect of seeing gun midfielder Monique Conti in full flight when AFLW returns on the other side of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Wed, Apr 01, 2020
    West Coast board member and long-time fan Justin Langer has revealed the message he delivered to players on the eve of the 2020 AFL season.
  • Wed, Apr 01, 2020
    St Kilda is on board with the push for AFL matches to be played at Melbourne's suburban venues to work around an impending clash with cricket.
2020 March
  • Tue, Mar 31, 2020
    AFL boss Gillon McLachlan and Cricket Australia counterpart Kevin Roberts have little interest in start a turf war as uncertainty continues to cloud 2020.
  • Tue, Mar 31, 2020
    Carlton director of high performance Andrew Russell says AFL clubs will need to have access to substitute players during games to manage the extra workload.
  • Tue, Mar 31, 2020
    Carlton remain unsure exactly when AFL forward Charlie Curnow will fully recover from multiple injuries to the same knee but are happy with his recent progress.
  • Tue, Mar 31, 2020
    North Melbourne boss Ben Buckley has fired back at suggestions that several AFL clubs want the Kangaroos to shift to Tasmania in the current financial crisis.
  • Mon, Mar 30, 2020
    The AFL has secured a lifeline from banks which will allow it to continue operating through the coronavirus crisis and potentially save clubs from extinction.
  • Mon, Mar 30, 2020
    Port Adelaide's chief executive Keith Thomas admits the Port Magpies - South Australia's most successful Australian rules team - may not survive beyond 2020.
  • Sat, Mar 28, 2020
    AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan says the league must be agile and flexible in its thinking, including the timing and venue for this season's grand final.
  • Sat, Mar 28, 2020
    A week of tense negotiations between the AFL and the AFLPA has resulted in a new pay deal aimed at ensuring all 18 clubs survive the coronavirus shutdown.
  • Fri, Mar 27, 2020
    Fremantle captain Kara Antonio has told of the pain she felt upon realising the Dockers' AFLW premiership dream had been ripped away from them this year.
  • Fri, Mar 27, 2020
    Brisbane chief executive Greg Swann says cutting 75 Lions staff members as a result of the COVID-19-forced AFL shutdown was the worst day of his working life.
  • Thu, Mar 26, 2020
    Key AFL figures including playing and coaching legend Malcolm Blight believe clubs will never be the same as they were before the coronavirus shutdown.
  • Thu, Mar 26, 2020
    Carlton have ended their alignment with the Northern Blues, effectively meaning the VFL club originally known as Preston will fold after 138 years.
  • Thu, Mar 26, 2020
    Geelong coach Chris Scott says Mark Blicavs realises he made a grave mistake in having a group of teammates over to his house amidst the coronavirus crisis.
  • Thu, Mar 26, 2020
    Hawthorn remain hopeful of fulfilling their obligations in Tasmania this year despite the AFL competition being put on hold because of coronavirus.
  • Thu, Mar 26, 2020
    North Melbourne recruit Josh Walker has been cleared of major damage after a horrific fall during his side's opening round AFL win over St Kilda last Sunday.
  • Thu, Mar 26, 2020
    AFL legend Leigh Matthews has led a chorus of criticism of current players during the ongoing pay dispute, which Geelong coach Chris Scott says has been unfair.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says football has to take a back seat during the coronavirus pandemic after the AFL's decision to suspend games until June.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    Geelong coach Chris Scott has criticised the AFL in the past but he says now is the time for him and everyone involved in the sport to fall in line.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    Goal celebrations were notably muted during West Coast's victory over Melbourne after the AFL announced it would go on break until at least June.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    GWS coach Leon Cameron says Lachie Ash and others are in the mix for a call-up should Adam Kennedy be an enforced omission come round two of the AFL season.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    Hawthorn won their round-one contest against Brisbane by 28 points as the AFL announced mid-game that the competition would be suspended until at least June.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    Gillon McLachlan has revealed the AFL had considered awarding the AFLW premiership to one of the four teams still in contention after cancelling the season.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    Despite an impressive 47-point win over Gold Coast in their AFL season opener, Port Adelaide will head back to South Australia nursing some key injuries.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    North Melbourne have kicked six goals to one in the second half despite being down to one man on the bench to overrun St Kilda in a two-point AFL thriller.
  • Sat, Mar 21, 2020
    Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has raised concerns over some of the limits put on players by the AFL during the coronavirus crisis.
  • Sat, Mar 21, 2020
    North Melbourne coach Scott Gowans wants an AFLW premier to be crowned even if the season is unable to be completed amid the coronavirus crisis.
  • Sat, Mar 21, 2020
    Touted as big AFL improvers this year, St Kilda and North Melbourne will face off in round one at Marvel Stadium with hyped recruits and fresh coaches.
  • Sat, Mar 21, 2020
    Port Adelaide have made a convincing start to the AFL season, defeating Gold Coast by 47 points at Metricon Stadium, but the Power have several injury concerns.
  • Sat, Mar 21, 2020
    Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley believes shorter quarters this AFL season will create a more contested game that will play right into his side's hands.
  • Sat, Mar 21, 2020
    Toby Greene and Harry Perryman have kicked four goals each to help GWS record a 32-point win over Geelong in round one of the AFL season.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    Carlton ruckman Matthew Kreuzer will miss four months, with the Blues confirming he will need surgery after fracturing his foot in the AFL season opener.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    The lack of an atmosphere at the MCG didn't stop the AFL's best season opening crowds for four years from tuning in, but the NRL lacked the same success.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    North Melbourne's Majak Daw will play his first AFL game since 2018, completing a fairytale comeback from career-threatening hip and pelvic injuries.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    Carlton's Joanne Doonan is leaving Melbourne for Ireland ahead of the AFLW finals amid fears she won't be able to return home later due to the coronavirus.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    All-Australian ruckman Brodie Grundy dominated as Collingwood posted an impressive 52-point win over the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium on Friday night.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    Fremantle will start as hot favourites in their AFLW finals clash with Gold Coast on Saturday, but skipper Kara Antonio isn't taking the Suns lightly.
  • Thu, Mar 19, 2020
    As the AFL braces for a financial hit from the coronavirus crisis, AFLPA boss Paul Marsh believes players have the "whole industry on their shoulders".
  • Thu, Mar 19, 2020
    Collingwood president Eddie McGuire says federal Health Minister Greg Hunt "won the day" in convincing the AFL to play amid the coronavirus crisis.
  • Thu, Mar 19, 2020
    Gold Coast have never made finals during their nine seasons in the AFL, but the Suns' women's team has qualified for the post-season after just one.
  • Thu, Mar 19, 2020
    Sydney co-captain Dane Rampe says flying together on a charter flight and other COVID-19 precautions can help his team bond during this unique AFL season.
  • Wed, Mar 18, 2020
    An AFL season that "will not look like any other" will start on time when Richmond host Carlton at the MCG on Thursday night in a coronavirus-affected schedule.
  • Wed, Mar 18, 2020
    The AFLW's last two rounds will not be played, with the competition going straight into finals mode this weekend amid the coronavirus crisis.
  • Wed, Mar 18, 2020
    The AFL is set to make a definitive call on Wednesday about whether round one of the 2020 season will go ahead amid the coronavirus crisis.
  • Wed, Mar 18, 2020
    Carlton coach David Teague says recruits Jack Martin and Jack Newnes will debut for the Blues if their AFL season-opener against Richmond goes ahead.
  • Wed, Mar 18, 2020
    Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says Tyler Brown will make his AFL debut in round one against the Western Bulldogs if the match goes ahead.
  • Tue, Mar 17, 2020
    Essendon coach John Worsfold expects Tom Bellchambers, Jake Stringer and Conor McKenna to be in the frame to play against Fremantle in round one.
  • Tue, Mar 17, 2020
    Tigers AFLW captain Katie Brennan is all but certain to miss the last two games of the regular season as she continues to suffer from concussion symptoms.
  • Tue, Mar 17, 2020
    Brisbane chief executive Greg Swann says playing all their AFL home matches behind closed doors in 2020 would cost the Lions up to $5 million.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    The AFL's 2020 season will be cut from 23 rounds to 17, but Thursday's kick-off remains in doubt and pay cuts loom as the sport contends with the coronavirus.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    Travis Boak has signed on for two more seasons at Port Adelaide, joining teammate Robbie Gray in shunning AFL free agency to remain at Alberton beyond 2020.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    Sydney will be without Lance Franklin for their first two AFL games while Sam Reid is also in doubt for this week's clash with Adelaide.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    Taylor Adams and Jaidyn Stephenson have been given the green light to play in their AFL round one fixture against Western Bulldogs.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley expects more AFL players to be tested for coronavirus after Magpies captain Scott Pendlebury experienced cold symptoms.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    The AFL has put all state leagues and elite talent programs on hold until at least May 31 as questions remain over the 2020 season amid the coronavirus crisis.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    Dual Richmond premiership coach Damien Hardwick is keen to get the Tigers' AFL flag defence up and running against Carlton at the MCG on Thursday.


2020 April
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    PGA Tour star Marc Leishman says he will do everything he can to play in this year's Australian Open, which will sit amongst a crowded calendar.
  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020
    In what would have been Masters week, Australian peers recall the pain of Greg Norman's collapses and near-misses, but also his resilience.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    Jason Day is excited that golf's three US-based major championships will take place later this year, but the British Open has been cancelled.
  • Mon, Apr 06, 2020
    In what should have been Masters week, Marc Leishman recounts his experience playing alongside Adam Scott during his fellow Australian's 2013 win at Augusta.
  • Thu, Apr 02, 2020
    Golf Australia has admitted confusion over the closure of courses due to the coronavirus but stands by its position that they should be closed for play.
  • Wed, Apr 01, 2020
    Victoria is the only state to follow Golf Australia's advice to close golf courses after NSW Golf backflipped on a decision so play is now permitted.
2020 March


2020 April
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    Super Netball is considering a range of options for its 2020 season including bringing teams travelling to the one location to play off in a World Cup format.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    Netball Australia hope to appoint a new national coach by August, although internationals remain a potential casualty in an increasingly crowded calendar.
  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020
    Jeff Horn is acutely aware the clock is ticking on his outstanding boxing career, but is also optimistic about the future of the sport in Australia.
  • Fri, Apr 03, 2020
    Alex Volkanovski still hopes his first UFC featherweight title defence will be in Australia even if June's scheduled show in Perth is ultimately postponed.
  • Thu, Apr 02, 2020
    Neither Jeff Horn or the manager of his rival Tim Tszyu are sold on the idea of a behind closed doors situation for the postponed domestic superfight.
2020 March
  • Tue, Mar 31, 2020
    With the start of the Super Netball season deferred until at least the end of June, some of the international stars have opted to return home.
  • Mon, Mar 30, 2020
    Turf managers are appealing for their industry to be deemed essential, fearing $5 billion worth of sports assets are at risk due to the coronavirus lockdown.
  • Sun, Mar 29, 2020
    Diamonds defender Jo Weston says the drastic cut to Super Netball player salaries will make it tough financially for many after the season was postponed.
  • Sat, Mar 28, 2020
    Melbourne punter Dane Roy's plan to chase his NFL dream in the United States has been thrown into chaos by the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Fri, Mar 27, 2020
    Broadcasters and sporting organisations are attempting to dress up replays of classic matches to help fans pass time while isolating amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Thu, Mar 26, 2020
    The NRL and AFL are yet to settle on a figure for player pay cuts in the wake of the halts to their seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    The AFL is suspended, AFLW abandoned and the other football codes face a growing challenge as state governments announce shutdown measures to combat COVID-19.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    A shooting that wounded a man in Melbourne last year is still under investigation as police look for a car believed to be linked to the attack.
  • Tue, Mar 17, 2020
    The April 22 super welterweight boxing fight between Jeff Horn and Tim Tszyu has been postponed with promoters planning to reschedule it to a later date.


2020 April
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020