• Bell Post Hill premiership trio Dylan Witney (pictured), Caleb Bacely and Beau McNamara have all impressed since joining Grovedale in the off-season. Picture: AL PACKER

    Panther trio impress at Tigers

    GROVEDALE coach Craig McCaughan says Bell Post Hill recruits Dylan Witney, Beau McNamara and Caleb Bacely will be “good, solid players” in the GFL. The focus has been squarely on the...

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    Suns down Lions in scrappy AFL win

    THE sight of Gary Ablett in full kit on the sidelines was the closest Gold Coast got to greatness in their scrappy 25-point NAB Challenge pre-season win over fellow battlers Brisbane....

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    Crows thump Eagles in NAB Challenge

    EDDIE Betts has shown why he’s the most dangerous small forward in the AFL, helping Adelaide to a thumping 100 point win over an inexperienced West Coast outfit in the NAB...

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    Franklin quiet for Swans in pre-season cup

      LANCE Franklin has made a quiet return to action, but Swans’ youngster Callum Mills has justified the early noise about his potential in a NAB Challenge victory over Port Adelaide...

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    Saints’ McCartin hurts hamstring

    No.1 draft pick Paddy McCartin gave St Kilda a scare when he hurt his hamstring during their AFL pre-season loss to North Melbourne. The preliminary finalists for the past two years...

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    Dockers outclass inexperienced Tigers

    Fremantle goalsneak Hayden Ballantyne faces a race against time to be fit for the start of the AFL season after injuring his hamstring in Friday’s 60-point NAB Challenge win over Richmond...

  • AFL News

    Franklin set to let boots do his talking

    LANCE Franklin is in a good head space and ready to let his boots do the talking. Superstar forward Franklin was named on Thursday in the Swans’ 29-man squad for their...

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    Hawks battle past Blues

    THREE goals from Luke Breust have helped guide Hawthorn to a 21-point win over Carlton in the opening game of the AFL pre-season competition. The reigning premiers on Thursday night posted...

  • AFL News

    Former Roo bounds to Bombers

    NATHAN Grima is confident his back woes are behind him after becoming Essendon’s ninth top-up signing. Grima, who played 86 games in seven seasons with North Melbourne before retiring during the...

  • AFL News

    Baptism of fire for Bolton

    THE first significant on-field step in the big Carlton rebuild takes place in Launceston on Thursday night when the new-look Blues square off against Hawthorn in the opening match of the...

  • AFL News

    Jacobs, Douglas join Crows leaders

    EXPERIENCED Adelaide duo Sam Jacobs and Richard Douglas have been elevated to leadership roles for the Crows’ 2016 AFL campaign. They join Taylor Walker, Rory Sloane, Scott Thompson, Nathan van Berlo...

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    Scott shock at potential Grima comeback

    SUCH was the seriousness of the back injury which forced Nathan Grima into retirement last year that North Melbourne coach Brad Scott admits he was surprised to learn the key defender...

  • AFL News

    Richmond recruit sidelined

    Richmond recruit Chris Yarran won’t be lining up for the Tigers in round one, and could be waiting as long as round eight to make his debut in the yellow and...

  • AFL News

    Clarkson confirms deal

      HAWTHORN coach Alastair Clarkson has signed a three-year contract extension as the challenge looms of regenerating the AFL powerhouse. Clarkson has confirmed speculation of an additional three years, keeping him...

  • AFL News

    Star Eagle sidelined

    STAR West Coast midfielder Chris Masten looks set to miss the first month of the AFL season after suffering an ankle injury in last weekend’s intraclub practice match. A high sprain...

  • AFL News

    Betting ban for AFL media

    MEMBERS of the AFL media will be banned from betting on games they are working on. New conditions have been added to accreditation for 2016 where media covering a match can’t...

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    AFL get involved with Legends Game

    THE EJ Whitten Legends Games has found a new home on the weekend between Round 23 and the start of the AFL finals. Following the split between the EJ Whitten Foundation...

  • AFL News

    Concussion sidelines Lion indefinitely

    The AFL future of Justin Clarke is up in the air after the Brisbane Lions defender was sidelined indefinitely due to ongoing concussion issues. Lions football manager Matt Francis said the...

  • AFL News

    McVeigh to make Swans coaching debut

    SYDNEY co-captain Jarrad McVeigh will make his first move towards a coaching career on Saturday, taking the reins for the Swans’ NAB Challenge match against Port Adelaide. In a club first,...

  • AFL News

    Murphy to lead Blues again

    MARC Murphy has been reappointed as Carlton captain for a fourth successive AFL season as the Blues look to rebuild under new coach Brendon Bolton. Carlton have overhauled the remainder of...

  • AFL News

    Power go retro to mark 20 years

    PORT Adelaide will go retro to open 2016 The Power, who are entering their 20th season in the AFL, will wear a replica of the jumper they wore against Collingwood in...

  • AFL News

    New deal for uncapped Roo

    NORTH Melbourne draftee Ryan Clarke hasn’t played an AFL game, but he’s done enough already to earn a one-year contract extension. Taken with pick 31 from TAC Cup club Eastern Ranges,...

  • AFL News

    Malthouse up for mentoring banned Dons 34

    LEGENDARY AFL coach Mick Malthouse says he has a proposal to coach the banned past and present Essendon players through their year-long suspension away from their clubs. The banned players, found...

  • AFL News

    AFL wages bill tops $200m

    AFL combined player wages topped more than $200 million for the first time in 2015, with two players topping $1.2 million alone. The AFL has released its total player payment summary...

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    AFL to induct 16 new life members

    THE number of AFL Life Members will swell by 16 next month. 11 players, two umpires and three officials will be inducted at the AFL’s Annual General Meeting. An involvement in...

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    New deal for Cameron

    LEON Cameron has been rewarded for guiding Greater Western Sydney to its best ever result in 2015 with a two-year contract extension. The new deal will see the 43-year-old take charge...

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