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2021 September
  • Sat, Sep 18, 2021
    Manly hooker Lachlan Croker is backing Des Hasler's meticulous preparation to make sure the Sea Eagles are able to deliver in Friday's NRL preliminary final.
  • Sat, Sep 18, 2021
    Parramatta's right edge combination of Will Penisi and Blake Ferguson must hold their own for the Eels to prosper in the NRL semi-final against Penrith.
  • Sat, Sep 18, 2021
    His "craziest" NRL season as a head coach has come to an end but Sydney Roosters mentor Trent Robinson is adamant the club will be better for their 2021 ordeal.
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    Penrith coach Ivan Cleary has batted away questions about his war of words with Wayne Bennett, as well as Peter V'landys' claims it is good for the NRL.
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    Parramatta coach Brad Arthur has urged his NRL team to stay in the fight for as long as possible as they aim to clear the semi-final hurdle at a fourth attempt.
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    Penrith coach Ivan Cleary rejects the idea that his young side is feeling the fatigue of a long NRL season ahead of their semi-final clash with Parramatta.
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    Manly centre Brad Parker joked he needs teammate Tom Trbojevic to soften up Sydney Roosters veteran Josh Morris, who is one of the NRL's best defenders.
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    A Tom Trbojevic-inspired Manly have run riot in Mackay to thrash the Sydney Roosters 42-6 and move into their first NRL preliminary final in eight years.
  • Thu, Sep 16, 2021
    Will Penisini was coached by Brad Arthur when he played for Rouse Hill and years later is set to play the biggest game of his league career for Parramatta.
  • Thu, Sep 16, 2021
    Queensland back-rower Felise Kaufusi has thrown his support behind Billy Slater becoming the next Maroons coach, saying the legendary No.1 will be a "good fit".
  • Thu, Sep 16, 2021
    Manly enforcer Marty Taupau is hoping his milestone 200th NRL game on Saturday against the Sydney Roosters coincides with his elusive first-ever finals win.
  • Wed, Sep 15, 2021
    Parramatta prop Reagan Campbell-Gillard has made a return from a groin injury just in time to face former club Penrith in a sudden-death NRL semi-final.
  • Wed, Sep 15, 2021
    Nine years after turning James Graham into the NRL's biggest ball player, Des Hasler is now running with five small men as playmakers at Manly in 2021.
  • Tue, Sep 14, 2021
    Canterbury have sacked Lachlan Lewis, tearing up the final month-and-a-half of his NRL contract after he allegedly placed a club speaker for sale online.
  • Tue, Sep 14, 2021
    Penrith star Nathan Cleary is not fussed by the extra attention he cops, saying tough kick pressure is to be expected against the best NRL teams.
  • Tue, Sep 14, 2021
    Once both considered central to Gold Coast's NRL rebuild, Ashley Taylor and Tyrone Peachey have been released by the club.
  • Mon, Sep 13, 2021
    Parramatta coach Brad Arthur is in no doubt his team has to improve on their win over Newcastle if they're to avoid another NRL finals second-week exit.
  • Mon, Sep 13, 2021
    Sydney's COVID-19 crisis has cost the city from hosting its most number of finals matches in seven years, with five of the six teams coming from NSW's capital.
  • Mon, Sep 13, 2021
    NRL head of football Graham Annesley has defended the decision not to penalise the Sydney Roosters for a controversial 'wall' in their win over Gold Coast.
  • Mon, Sep 13, 2021
    Sydney Roosters will contest a high contact charge for Sam Verrills at the NRL judiciary with hopes he'll be free to play the NRL semi-final against Manly.
  • Mon, Sep 13, 2021
    Sydney Roosters fullback James Tedesco expects Manly star Tom Trbojevic will be fired up for their NRL semi-final after the Sea Eagles' loss to Melbourne.
  • Sun, Sep 12, 2021
    Parramatta's round-24 win over Melbourne has given Brad Arthur the belief the Eels can stand up to the pressure of overturning their horror NRL finals record.
  • Sun, Sep 12, 2021
    They played a vital role getting Newcastle to the NRL finals but Knights' trio Kalyn Ponga, Mitchell Pearce and Bradman Best failed to fire against Parramatta.
  • Sun, Sep 12, 2021
    The NRL's desire to let Melbourne play on the Sunshine Coast in week one of the finals has set them a tall order to win TV ratings against the AFL grand final.
  • Sun, Sep 12, 2021
    South Sydney have claimed a massive advantage heading into their fourth straight NRL preliminary final, having fallen at the hurdle for the past three years.
  • Sun, Sep 12, 2021
    Daly Cherry-Evans says Manly will learn a lot from their big loss to Melbourne as they prepare for a sudden-death semi-final against the Sydney Roosters.
  • Sat, Sep 11, 2021
    A season hinged on a glistening attack, Gold Coast's defensive lapses have cost them an upset win over the Sydney Roosters in their first final since 2016.
  • Sat, Sep 11, 2021
    Newcastle coach Adam O'Brien says scars from last year's finals exit are still burning the Knights, who will face Parramatta in Sunday's NRL elimination final.
  • Sat, Sep 11, 2021
    Star Manly rookie Josh Schuster has avoided a ban for his dangerous throw on Jahrome Hughes in the Sea Eagles' finals loss to Melbourne.
  • Sat, Sep 11, 2021
    Brad Arthur has confirmed that Ryan Matterson will not come back into Parramatta's NRL team for their elimination final against Newcastle, making him 18th man.
  • Sat, Sep 11, 2021
    South Sydney captain Adam Reynolds is daring to dream of a glorious NRL exit from Redfern, confident the Rabbitohs have the talent to secure the premiership.
  • Sat, Sep 11, 2021
    Sydney Roosters captain James Tedesco has indicated he wants "controlled" fire from returning lock Victor Radley in their NRL final against Gold Coast.
  • Sat, Sep 11, 2021
    Queensland legend Billy Slater has confirmed he's weighing up the opportunity to coach the State of Origin side next season following Paul Green's exit.
  • Sat, Sep 11, 2021
    South Sydney have been able to bring Taane Milne into their squad for the qualifying final against Penrith, despite not naming him in their 21 on Tuesday.
  • Sat, Sep 11, 2021
    South Sydney have qualified for their fourth preliminary final in as many years after shocking Penrith 16-10 in the first week of the finals.
  • Sat, Sep 11, 2021
    Melbourne have been handed some welcome news with Brandon Smith confirming he has avoided a facial fracture after his head clash to start the NRL finals.
  • Fri, Sep 10, 2021
    South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett has lit the fuse for a fiery NRL qualifying final, accusing Penrith of training for illegal block plays to protect kickers.
  • Fri, Sep 10, 2021
    Gold Coast coach Justin Holbrook learned a lot under Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson, but that friendship is on hold heading into Saturday's NRL final.
  • Fri, Sep 10, 2021
    Canterbury have torn up the contract of embattled forward Adam Elliott after his latest indiscretion added to a growing rap sheet of off-field troubles.
  • Fri, Sep 10, 2021
    Having been an unused interchange player in last year's NRL grand-final triumph, Melbourne's Nicho Hynes is determined to erase that hurt in 2021.
  • Fri, Sep 10, 2021
    NRLW players have landed a big win in their battle for more financial support from the NRL following the postponement of the 2021 season to early next year.
  • Fri, Sep 10, 2021
    The Sydney Roosters have overcome a nightmare year to reach their eighth NRL finals series in nine seasons, but they have no interest in an underdogs tag.
  • Thu, Sep 09, 2021
    Billy Slater has the backing of his long-time Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy, who says the Maroons great has the right attributes to succeed as Queensland coach.
  • Thu, Sep 09, 2021
    Penrith's Paul Momirovski has played for four clubs in as many years but lessons from the game's biggest stars helped him finally nail down a starting spot.
  • Thu, Sep 09, 2021
    The Warriors finally have some stability and will spend a third-straight year in Australia with Redcliffe to be their base for the 2022 NRL season.
  • Thu, Sep 09, 2021
    Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has trusted Cameron Munster to make the right call on whether to play in Friday's NRL final against Manly with a busted knee.
  • Thu, Sep 09, 2021
    Ten years have passed since the Battle of Brookvale, and while tensions have cooled between Melbourne and Manly the NRL rivalry has not been forgotten.
  • Wed, Sep 08, 2021
    Stung by their recent NRL finals exits, Parramatta are ready to prove a point but won't be taking unheralded Newcastle lightly in a sudden-death play-off.
  • Wed, Sep 08, 2021
    Cameron Smith has poured cold water on his Queensland Origin coaching ambitions, instead suggesting good mate Billy Slater is the man for the job.
  • Wed, Sep 08, 2021
    Rookie South Sydney No.1 Blake Taaffe has told Nathan Cleary to bring on the bombs, adamant he is more than ready to defuse them in their NRL qualifying final.
  • Wed, Sep 08, 2021
    Sydney Roosters star James Tedesco is in no doubt impressive Gold Coast youngster Jayden Campbell is a threat to his team in Saturday's NRL elimination final.
  • Tue, Sep 07, 2021
    Parramatta's Junior Paulo says the Eels backed the call to rest in the last round and focus on their NRL finals campaign which opens against Newcastle.
  • Tue, Sep 07, 2021
    Coach Paul Green has paid the price for Queensland's 2021 State of Origin series loss, with the Maroons confirming they will not renew his contract.
  • Tue, Sep 07, 2021
    Prolific tryscorer Josh Addo-Carr has been ruled out of Melbourne's NRL qualifying final against Manly as uncertainty surrounds Cameron Munster's fitness.
  • Tue, Sep 07, 2021
    Josh Morris' NRL career began with Preston Campbell as his opposite number and he is determined to ensure it's not ended by the former Gold Coast star's son.
  • Tue, Sep 07, 2021
    Brandon Smith admits a long-term friendship has helped nurture a unique on-field combination with Harry Grant that could prove a huge NRL finals advantage.
  • Mon, Sep 06, 2021
    Melbourne might be the front-runners but Sydney Roosters captain James Tedesco is not writing off any of the teams in the hunt for the NRL premiership.
  • Mon, Sep 06, 2021
    The NRL will revise a complicated 'downtown' rule at the end of the season after being forced to admit officials got a call wrong against Newcastle.
  • Mon, Sep 06, 2021
    A long-time campaigner for Suncorp Stadium, ARL Commission member Kate Jones says a call on the NRL grand final venue will be made this week.
  • Mon, Sep 06, 2021
    A decision could be made on Michael Maguire's coaching future within a week with Wests Tigers' chairman admitting a disconnect in funding, roster and results.
  • Mon, Sep 06, 2021
    Gold Coast needed a final-round win to make the NRL top eight but having reached the finals they are keen on upsetting some more highly-fancied opponents.
  • Mon, Sep 06, 2021
    Daly Cherry-Evans has endorsed Tom Trbojevic's season as one of greatest in the NRL as Manly prepare for a finals showdown with minor premiers Melbourne.
  • Sun, Sep 05, 2021
    South Sydney must find the best answer to Nathan Cleary's torpedo bombs in the NRL qualifying final as they decide who will replace Latrell Mitchell at No.1.
  • Sun, Sep 05, 2021
    St George Illawarra coach Anthony Griffin has confirmed that NRL and NSW State of Origin star Tariq Sims has been told he can look elsewhere.
  • Sun, Sep 05, 2021
    Melbourne star Cameron Munster admits he's unsure if he'll be fit for the Storm's NRL finals opener against Manly on Friday after surgery on an infected knee.
  • Sun, Sep 05, 2021
    Gold Coast coach Justin Holbrook says the Sydney Roosters are beatable but has praised their phenomenal season ahead of Saturday's NRL final.
  • Sun, Sep 05, 2021
    Manly coach Des Hasler believes the dominoes have fallen perfectly for a blockbuster showdown between his side and Melbourne in game one of the NRL finals.
  • Sun, Sep 05, 2021
    Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire is under more pressure to keep his job after an embarrassing 38-0 loss to Canterbury in the last game of the NRL season.
  • Sun, Sep 05, 2021
    Melbourne wrapped up the minor premiership while Manly secured a top four finish as Gold Coast stormed into the top eight for the NRL finals opening week.
  • Sat, Sep 04, 2021
    Despite a loss to Penrith, Parramatta coach Brad Arthur insists it was the right call to rest most of his NRL side to have the Eels refreshed for the finals.
  • Sat, Sep 04, 2021
    Three seemingly-meaningless consolation tries early in the season have Gold Coast chasing for-and-against points to make the NRL top eight against the Warriors.
  • Sat, Sep 04, 2021
    Coach Kevin Walters has predicted a bright NRL future for Brisbane after their upset 35-22 season-ending win over finals-bound Newcastle at Suncorp Stadium.
  • Sat, Sep 04, 2021
    Despite a 35-22 loss to Brisbane, Newcastle coach Adam O'Brien is surprisingly upbeat ahead of their NRL elimination finals clash with Parramatta.
  • Sat, Sep 04, 2021
    Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has revealed Cameron Munster is battling a knee complaint while Josh Addo-Carr is "touch and go" for next week's NRL finals clash.
  • Sat, Sep 04, 2021
    Cronulla will wait anxiously on the result of the regular season's penultimate game to see if they play in the NRL finals in what's been a tumultuous campaign.
  • Sat, Sep 04, 2021
    South Sydney's likely next No.7 Lachlan Ilias has made an impression on debut, but Wayne Bennett is still weighing up the No.1 jersey for the 2021 NRL finals.
  • Fri, Sep 03, 2021
    Wayne Bennett and Des Hasler claim the defence's 10- metre retreat has got skinnier headed into the NRL's finals, with set restarts hitting an all-time low.
  • Fri, Sep 03, 2021
    Manly winger Reuben Garrick has the chance to become the first player to score 300 points in a regular season, with 14 more needed against North Queensland.
  • Fri, Sep 03, 2021
    The NRL will take at least two games to regional venues in the first week of the finals with Townsville poised to host a double-header in week one.
  • Fri, Sep 03, 2021
    Sam Walker is expected to return to the Sydney Roosters halves for the NRL finals, but coach Trent Robinson has kept his cards close to his chest on selection.
  • Fri, Sep 03, 2021
    Melbourne stretched out in the second half to beat Cronulla 28-16 and secure the NRL minor premiership in a result that leaves the Sharks' hopes vulnerable.
  • Thu, Sep 02, 2021
    Melbourne's Craig Bellamy feels he has room in his NRL finals line-up for all of his stars, with the versatility of Brandon Smith the key to their selection.
  • Thu, Sep 02, 2021
    Having led Cronulla to the verge of the NRL finals, interim coach Josh Hannay says the Sharks have shown enough resilience in 2021 to deserve a top-eight berth.
  • Thu, Sep 02, 2021
    Penrith coach Ivan Cleary isn't worried about cohesion within his NRL team come the finals despite a rusty performance against the Wests Tigers last weekend.
  • Wed, Sep 01, 2021
    Penrith halfback Nathan Cleary could hit historic levels of individual success this NRL season, but says he has his teammates to thank for it.
  • Wed, Sep 01, 2021
    Canterbury centre Will Hopoate will play his final match in the blue and white before heading to England's Super League to join St Helens.
  • Wed, Sep 01, 2021
    NRL players with two prior offences this season will still face finals bans for minor offences this round, despite a rule designed to give them another chance.
  • Wed, Sep 01, 2021
    Sydney Roosters chairman Nick Politis has taken a direct shot at the NRL, warning fans will leave in droves if set restart rules aren't revoked.
  • Wed, Sep 01, 2021
    Trent Robinson has accepted NRL fines but the Sydney Roosters coach insists he wouldn't change his views of the bunker's failure to send off Latrell Mitchell.
2021 August
  • Tue, Aug 31, 2021
    More than 25 fit players will miss the final round of the season after Melbourne, Parramatta, South Sydney and Newcastle opted to rest some of their big names.


2021 September
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    Richmond have locked away ruckman Ivan Soldo on a new three-year contract as they prepare for the loss of Mabior Chol and likely Callum Coleman-Jones.
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    Essendon will tackle the ongoing trauma of the AFL club's controversial supplements saga head on in 2022 as the Bombers celebrate their 150-year anniversary.
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    Veteran Geelong chief executive Brian Cook will take on the same role at Carlton in a major boost for the Blues, a week after Cain Liddle left the role.
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge says his ruckman Stefan Martin's duel with Melbourne skipper Max Gawn will be critical to deciding the AFL premiership.
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    AFL grand finalists Melbourne have quarantined coach Simon Goodwin, who was a notable absentee from Friday's training after feeling sick in the morning.
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    The 'Curse of Norm Smith' has hovered over AFL grand finalists Melbourne since the legendary coach's shock sacking midway through the 1965 season.
  • Thu, Sep 16, 2021
    It has been 25 years since Melbourne were on the cusp of a merger, while the Western Bulldogs also fought back from the brink to play in this AFL grand final.
  • Thu, Sep 16, 2021
    Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge says Alex Keath and Laitham Vandermeer are likely to overcome hamstring injuries and be available for the AFL grand final.
  • Thu, Sep 16, 2021
    Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge is disappointed footage of his players drinking beer after their AFL preliminary final win was leaked to the public.
  • Thu, Sep 16, 2021
    West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui was the runaway winner of the club's best and fairest award, easily beating midfielders Dom Sheed and Andrew Gaff.
  • Thu, Sep 16, 2021
    The off-field drama continues at Collingwood, with contentious board appointment Bridie O'Donnell resigning from the post after only four months.
  • Thu, Sep 16, 2021
    It wasn't that long ago that Melbourne were a laughing stock of the AFL, but all that has changed following a stunning run to the 2021 grand final.
  • Thu, Sep 16, 2021
    Hawthorn are locked in to play home games in Launceston for at least another year as Tasmania waits on a decision from the AFL about a club in the Apple Isle.
  • Wed, Sep 15, 2021
    Another lockdown in response to Melbourne's COVID-19 outbreak means success-starved Demons fans could see their AFL premiership drought end while under curfew.
  • Wed, Sep 15, 2021
    Ruckman Mabior Chol will join Gold Coast as a free agent and Richmond teammate Callum Coleman-Jones could soon follow him out the door at Punt Road.
  • Wed, Sep 15, 2021
    Geelong veteran Isaac Smith says the end of last Friday night's preliminary final loss to Melbourne was the most embarrassing 45 minutes of his AFL career.
  • Tue, Sep 14, 2021
    Former Collingwood midfielder Adam Treloar will be chasing his first AFL premiership with the Western Bulldogs when they take on Melbourne in the grand final.
  • Tue, Sep 14, 2021
    The only grand final between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs, in 1954, has entered footy folklore with Dogs captain-coach Charlie Sutton a key character.
  • Tue, Sep 14, 2021
    St Kilda free agent Jack Billings has committed his future to the AFL club for another four years while ruckman Paddy Ryder has signed on for another season.
  • Mon, Sep 13, 2021
    Western Bulldogs recruit Adam Treloar says the support he received from family, friends, and people at the club helped him get through a tough week.
  • Mon, Sep 13, 2021
    Michael Hibberd will become the first of the 'Essendon 34' to feature in an AFL grand final if he is picked in Melbourne's team to face the Western Bulldogs.
  • Mon, Sep 13, 2021
    Craig McRae will have a pair of familiar faces alongside him at Collingwood in 2022 after the appointment of Justin Leppitsch and Brendon Bolton to his staff.
  • Mon, Sep 13, 2021
    Melbourne boasted 10 goalkickers in the win against Geelong, and they will be aiming for a similar spread in the grand final against the Western Bulldogs.
  • Sun, Sep 12, 2021
    Two AFL grand finals have been moved away from Melbourne during the COVID-19 pandemic and both have resulted in showdowns between rival Victorian clubs.
  • Sun, Sep 12, 2021
    Port Adelaide fell short in another preliminary final, with captain Tom Jonas hopeful the pain will help lift the AFL club to greater heights next season.
  • Sun, Sep 12, 2021
    Coach Luke Beveridge's delight at the Western Bulldogs reaching the AFL grand final has been tempered by injuries and potential selection headaches.
  • Sun, Sep 12, 2021
    Third-year Western Bulldogs midfielder Bailey Smith has cemented his reputation as a bonafide star of the AFL with a series of big finals performances.
  • Sun, Sep 12, 2021
    A look at week three of the AFL finals as Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs dominated their preliminary finals, winning by a record combined margin.
  • Sun, Sep 12, 2021
    Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has blasted the "vindictive" critics who had aimed barbs at his AFL preliminary final match-winner Adam Treloar.
  • Sat, Sep 11, 2021
    Melbourne haven't won the AFL premiership since 1964, and coach Simon Goodwin says the club's long-suffering fans are motivating them to win the flag.
  • Sat, Sep 11, 2021
    Melbourne defender Steven May is set to undergo scans on his right hamstring after suffering tightness in the preliminary final win over Geelong.
  • Sat, Sep 11, 2021
    Popular Melbourne stalwart Nathan Jones will miss the Demons' first grand final since 2000, opting to return to Victoria to be with his pregnant wife.
  • Sat, Sep 11, 2021
    Stefan Martin hasn't played an AFL game since June but the ruckman shapes as a key part of the Western Bulldogs' preliminary final clash with Port Adelaide.
  • Fri, Sep 10, 2021
    Carlton's year from hell has seen another key figure depart, with chief executive Cain Liddle joining sacked coach David Teague in leaving the Blues.
  • Fri, Sep 10, 2021
    Veteran defender Grant Birchall has retired from the AFL after winning four premierships and playing 287 games, first at Hawthorn and then Brisbane.
  • Fri, Sep 10, 2021
    Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge expects Marcus Bontempelli to play well in the preliminary final and says he would never risk the health of his captain.
  • Fri, Sep 10, 2021
    Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says his club's preparation for Saturday night's AFL preliminary final against the Western Bulldogs has been ideal.
  • Fri, Sep 10, 2021
    Emerging Sydney star Jordan Dawson has rejected the AFL club's offer of a contract extension citing his desire to return home to South Australia.
  • Thu, Sep 09, 2021
    The grand final parade has already been scrapped, and the AFL won't put on any other events they deem too risky in the lead-up to the 2021 premiership decider.
  • Thu, Sep 09, 2021
    Geelong coach Chris Scott says both negative and positive aspects of the last meeting with Melbourne will be revisited ahead of their AFL preliminary final.
  • Thu, Sep 09, 2021
    Western Bulldogs captain Marcus Bontempelli is racing to prove his fitness for Saturday night's preliminary final with coach Luke Beveridge growing in optimism.
  • Thu, Sep 09, 2021
    Melbourne and Geelong bring poor preliminary final records into their clash at Optus Stadium but Demons coach Simon Goodwin says his side is ready.
  • Thu, Sep 09, 2021
    Western Bulldogs captain Marcus Bontempelli is set to play against Port Adelaide after being named in the team for the preliminary final despite a knee injury.
  • Thu, Sep 09, 2021
    Port Adelaide's Mitch Georgiades, troubled by a hamstring strain, has been ruled out of Saturday night's AFL preliminary final against the Western Bulldogs.
  • Wed, Sep 08, 2021
    Geelong are set to resist the urge to send a defensive role player to one of Melbourne's gun midfielders from the first bounce in their AFL preliminary final.
  • Wed, Sep 08, 2021
    Melbourne midfielder Jack Viney says the Demons are embracing the low-key build-up to Friday night's AFL preliminary final clash with Geelong.
  • Wed, Sep 08, 2021
    Tom Stewart is considered a chance to be fit for the AFL grand final if Geelong get there, with coach Chris Scott confident in his medical staff's prowess.
  • Wed, Sep 08, 2021
    Former West Coast premiership captain and coach John Worsfold and 2006 Norm Smith medallist Andrew Embley have been handed key roles for the 2021 grand final.
  • Tue, Sep 07, 2021
    The Brisbane Lions are strong enough to remain an AFL premiership contender even if star midfielder Lachie Neale returns to Fremantle, captain Dayne Zorko says.
  • Tue, Sep 07, 2021
    Port Adelaide utility Dan Houston says Orazio Fantasia and Robbie Gray aren't in doubt for the AFL preliminary final despite being put on light training duties.
  • Mon, Sep 06, 2021
    Isaac Smith says limiting the influence of Melbourne duo Jake Lever and Steven May will be crucial to Geelong's chances in their AFL preliminary final.
  • Mon, Sep 06, 2021
    Brisbane Lions star Lachie Neale is weighing up a shock AFL return to Fremantle with the Brownlow medallist wanting to be closer to his wife's family in Perth.
  • Sun, Sep 05, 2021
    Western Bulldogs captain Marcus Bontempelli will have scans on a sore knee he hurt in the an epic one-point AFL semi-final win against the Brisbane Lions.
  • Sun, Sep 05, 2021
    Tom Hawkins kicked five goals in Geelong's semi-final victory and shapes as a key to their chances of toppling Melbourne in their AFL preliminary final.
  • Sun, Sep 05, 2021
    A fractured finger is making life tough for Patrick Dangerfield but the Geelong star is bravely battling on in a bid to land an elusive AFL flag.
  • Sun, Sep 05, 2021
    The AFL is considering whether to make COVID-19 vaccinations compulsory for players and club staff, as more stars throw their support behind the push.
  • Sun, Sep 05, 2021
    Brisbane coach Chris Fagan hopes another tough exit galvanises his young group, who have now earned a 1-5 record across the last three AFL finals campaigns.
  • Sun, Sep 05, 2021
    A look at week two of the AFL finals as the Western Bulldogs beat Brisbane in a thriller and Geelong eased their way into another preliminary final.
  • Sat, Sep 04, 2021
    Geelong will head into an AFL preliminary final showdown with Melbourne confident gun defender Tom Stewart is a chance to return if they can prevail.
  • Fri, Sep 03, 2021
    Brisbane coach Chris Fagan has refused to let his Lions be defined by another possible AFL finals failure as they prepare to face the Western Bulldogs.
  • Fri, Sep 03, 2021
    The AFL and its players appear at loggerheads over whether it should be mandatory for players and club staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Fri, Sep 03, 2021
    Gold Coast football boss Jon Haines has followed assistant coach Josh Francou out the door, with senior coach Stuart Dew under pressure after a tough season.
  • Fri, Sep 03, 2021
    Melbourne will become the fifth youngest AFL premiership team of the modern era if the Demons can break through for their first flag since 1964.
  • Fri, Sep 03, 2021
    Geelong sharpshooter Tom Hawkins has turned the tables on GWS opponent Sam Taylor with a five-goal haul as the Cats claimed a 35-point victory in Perth.
  • Fri, Sep 03, 2021
    Port Adelaide have received a boost ahead of their AFL preliminary final with emerging forward Mitch Georgiades fully fit after suffering a hamstring strain.
  • Fri, Sep 03, 2021
    GWS coach Leon Cameron has praised Shane Mumford's stoicism in what has been the veteran ruckman's third AFL season since coming out of retirement.
  • Thu, Sep 02, 2021
    Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge is happy his team can train at the Gabba on Friday as they prepare to face the Brisbane Lions in their AFL knockout final.
  • Thu, Sep 02, 2021
    Harry Perryman, who signed a contract extension when Jeremy Cameron left AFL club GWS, expects a lot of chat between the forward and his ex-teammates in Perth.
  • Thu, Sep 02, 2021
    Brisbane Lions ruckman Oscar McInerney could be used differently in Saturday's AFL semi-final as they look to replace tall forward Daniel McStay.
  • Thu, Sep 02, 2021
    The heat will be on Geelong this Friday night as last year's grand finalists attempt to avoid a straight-sets finals exit when they take on GWS in Perth.
  • Thu, Sep 02, 2021
    Ross Lyon, who was hot favourite to become Carlton's new AFL coach, has pulled out of the race to become the Blues' replacement for David Teague.
  • Thu, Sep 02, 2021
    Tim Taranto, who booted four goals as a makeshift forward during Toby Greene's previous AFL ban, looms as a key player in the AFL final between GWS and Geelong.
  • Wed, Sep 01, 2021
    GWS star Toby Greene may be sidelined for more than three matches after the AFL chose to appeal the length of his suspension for intentional umpire contact.
  • Wed, Sep 01, 2021
    Western Bulldogs talent Bailey Dale has transformed into an All-Australian defender in the space of six months and looms as a key to their AFL finals hopes.
  • Wed, Sep 01, 2021
    GWS captain Stephen Coniglio says his AFL side, having dug deep for a range of reasons this season, are ready to cause a finals upset without Toby Greene.
  • Wed, Sep 01, 2021
    Gillon McLachlan says the AFL plans to "aggressively" advocate for people to get vaccinated, recognising it's the key to getting big crowds back in Melbourne.
2021 August
  • Tue, Aug 31, 2021
    A huge mural in downtown Brisbane featuring Lions AFL star Charlie Cameron is a sign of how the code is growing in the rugby league-mad Queensland capital.


2021 September
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    Ellyse Perry has revealed how a summer with less bowling has left her more driven to evolve her game again, some 15 years into her international career.
  • Thu, Sep 16, 2021
    Cricket Australia has announced the first fortnight of the Women's Big Bash League will be played in Tasmania due to mainland COVID-19 outbreaks.
  • Wed, Sep 15, 2021
    Alyssa Healy's vision is for Australia to host a women's cricket Test every summer, with the star hopeful that further nations will follow India's lead.
  • Mon, Sep 13, 2021
    Darcie Brown says she and fellow inexperienced members of Australia's young pace attack are ready to step up in the absence of spearhead Megan Schutt.
  • Mon, Sep 13, 2021
    Matthew Hayden will venture into international coaching for the first time with the former Test opener to be part of Pakistan's Twenty20 World Cup campaign.
  • Mon, Sep 13, 2021
    Tim Paine is set to miss the start of Tasmania's domestic season because of neck surgery but the Test skipper is adamant he will be fit for the Ashes series.
  • Fri, Sep 10, 2021
    Tim Paine wants Hobart to host part of this summer's Ashes, while Australia's Test skipper also has doubts on Afghanistan playing in the Twenty20 World Cup.
  • Fri, Sep 10, 2021
    Steve Smith and David Warner have linked up with their Indian Premier League franchises, with both batsmen keen for a hit after a winter spent in lockdown.
  • Tue, Sep 07, 2021
    Sam Billings, who remains in the mix to be selected in England's Ashes squad, has signed a new contract to link up with BBL side Sydney Thunder this summer.
  • Mon, Sep 06, 2021
    Tasmania Premier Peter Gutwein has concerns about Hobart hosting an Australia-Afghanistan cricket Test, seeking advice from the local Hazara community.
  • Fri, Sep 03, 2021
    James Faulkner has accused the Hobart Hurricanes of disrespecting him, saying an embarrassing contract offer led to his messy departure from the BBL club.
  • Fri, Sep 03, 2021
    Usman Khawaja, who will soon bid for a Test recall, says bubble fatigue and scheduling uncertainty will be part of life for Australian cricketers this summer.
  • Wed, Sep 01, 2021
    Marnus Labuschagne says it's vital for England players' mental health and welfare that families are able to be part of this summer's Ashes tour.
2021 August


2021 September
  • Sat, Sep 18, 2021
    In danger of slipping from top spot of rugby's world rankings, South Africa have left no stone unturned ahead of Saturday's rematch with the Wallabies.
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    The Wallabies can move to third in the world rankings and allow New Zealand to reclaim top spot if they can beat world champions South Africa again on Saturday.
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    The Wallabies will play Japan in Oita on October 23 to kick-start their Spring Tour and could face a name familiar to Australian rugby fans.
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    The defending champion Springboks are hoping to use their set piece to restore order against Australia and stay in the mix for another Rugby Championship title.
  • Thu, Sep 16, 2021
    Wallabies coach Dave Rennie says James O'Connor is close to a Wallabies recall potentially alongside fellow Australian rugby prodigal son Quade Cooper.
  • Thu, Sep 16, 2021
    Michael Hooper will surpass George Gregan as Australia's most-capped Wallabies captain in Saturday's Rugby Championship clash with South Africa in Brisbane.
  • Tue, Sep 14, 2021
    Wallabies star Quade Cooper has thanked the public for its push in an Australian citizenship bid after the federal government seemingly cleared his path.
  • Tue, Sep 14, 2021
    New Wallaroos coach Jay Tregonning is open to working with the Sevens program and even other football codes to boost Australia's Rugby World Cup hopes.
  • Mon, Sep 13, 2021
    Wallabies coach Dave Rennie sees no reason Quade Cooper can't lead the side into the 2023 World Cup after his fairytale return against the Springboks.
  • Mon, Sep 13, 2021
    Wallabies prop Taniela Tupou and hooker Feleti Kaitu'u, who debuted, can expect more game time as Australia bids for successive wins over the Springboks.
  • Sun, Sep 12, 2021
    Quade Cooper has kicked a long-range penalty after the siren in his Wallabies Test return to clinch a 28-26 win over South Africa in the Rugby Championship.
  • Sun, Sep 12, 2021
    The All Blacks have piled on five unanswered tries in a 39-0 bonus-point win over Argentina in the first game of Sunday's Rugby Championship double-header.
  • Sat, Sep 11, 2021
    Backrower Sean McMahon will be the latest Wallaby to be lured back into the fold under the relaxed Giteau Law, set to join the squad next week.
  • Fri, Sep 10, 2021
    Former Wallaby Lote Tuqiri says injured winger Suliasi Vunivalu faces a bigger mental challenge than a physical one as he battles a recurring hamstring issue.
  • Fri, Sep 10, 2021
    Playmaker Quade Cooper will start his first Test for the Wallabies in four years after being recalled for the Rugby Championship clash with South Africa.
  • Thu, Sep 09, 2021
    Former Wallaby Lote Tuqiri has implored Australian coach Dave Rennie to start wrecking ball prop Taniela Tupou in Sunday's Test against South Africa.
  • Wed, Sep 08, 2021
    South African backrower Duane Vermeulen and Faf de Klerk will start in their return from injury against the Wallabies in Sunday's Rugby Championship Test.
  • Wed, Sep 08, 2021
    Dependable utility Reece Hodge wonders what it might take to crack a starting role in a Wallabies team he says is guilty of not learning from mistakes.
  • Tue, Sep 07, 2021
    Brad Thorn has opened up on his international coaching aspirations after accepting a two-year Super Rugby extension at the title-winning Queensland Reds.
  • Tue, Sep 07, 2021
    The Wallabies have shifted their base to Queensland ahead of four Tests in four weeks, but winger Suliasi Vunivalu isn't likely to feature in any of them.
  • Sun, Sep 05, 2021
    The Wallabies have lost the Bledisloe Cup series 3-0 after giving up another two intercept tries in their 38-21 loss to the All Blacks at Optus Stadium.
  • Sat, Sep 04, 2021
    The Wallabies will be aiming for revenge when they host the All Blacks in front of about 60,000 fans at Perth's Optus Stadium on Sunday.
  • Fri, Sep 03, 2021
    Explosive centre Samu Kerevi will make his Wallabies return in Perth while Dave Rennie has backed his youngsters in the third Test against the All Blacks.
  • Thu, Sep 02, 2021
    Suliasi Vunivalu has opened up on his struggles with injury, a dragged-out court case and time away from his family as he hunts a Wallabies debut.
  • Thu, Sep 02, 2021
    Emotions are set to run high when the Wallabies and All Blacks lock horns in the rescheduled Bledisloe Cup clash at Perth's Optus Stadium.
  • Wed, Sep 01, 2021
    Tom Lynagh, the 17-year-old son of World Cup winning Wallaby Michael, has begun life as a Queensland Reds players after making the "bold" call to leave England.


2021 September
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    Australia's representative hockey teams are grounded until next July, missing a number of international tournaments due to strict travel restrictions.
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    The 70.3 triathlon world championship in Utah will be Lauren Parker's first race since she narrowly missed out on a gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    Australian boxing star Tim Tszyu will place his unbeaten record on the line against Japan's Takesh Inoue in November as he builds up for his world title shot.
  • Wed, Sep 15, 2021
    Morgan Cibilic's fairytale run to a surfing world title in his rookie season wasn't to be, the Australian out in the first round of the new finals format.
  • Wed, Sep 15, 2021
    Retired surf champion turned commentator Mick Fanning has joked he would be blamed for a shark interrupting the men's WSL title final after his famous attack.
  • Tue, Sep 14, 2021