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Giants smash Blues

THE blowtorch is back on AFL cellar dwellers Carlton after they suffered a demoralising 93-point loss away to GWS Giants on Sunday. The 20.18 (138) to 7.3 (45) result represented the Blues’ (1-8) biggest loss of the season, while the Giants (6-3) moved back up to third with their largest victory of...

Tigers overcome injury-hit Hawks

A STAR turn by Dustin Martin has fired Richmond to a 36-point win over an injury-depleted Hawthorn at the MCG. The Brownlow Medal winner was influential from the outset on Sunday, finishing with 37 possessions and two goals in a 14.11 (95) to 8.11 (59) win in front of 64,936 fans. The...

Power overcomes a plucky Suns

PORT Adelaide has banked a slogging 38-point win against Gold Coast to climb back into the AFL’s top eight. The Power prevailed 13.11 (89) to 7.9 (51) on Sunday on a rain-soaked Adelaide Oval to rise from 11th spot to seventh. Port’s second-gamer Billy Frampton and Kane Farrell kicked three each and ex-captain...

Ankle concern for star Cat

PATRICK Dangerfield is in doubt for Geelong’s next couple of AFL matches after spraining his right ankle late in Saturday’s 44-point win over the Western Bulldogs. Otherwise, it’s pretty much all blue skies for the table-topping Cats. They had mature-aged debutant Darcy Fort boot three goals as they kicked their highest score...

Swans deny Roos in Hobart thriller

AN undermanned and inspired Sydney has turned North Melbourne’s Hobart fortress into a house of pain, prevailing by five points in a spiteful AFL encounter. Already missing Lance Franklin, Sydney scratched Josh Kennedy (quad) from Saturday night’s game, lost Zak Jones to a hamstring injury before halftime and were without young...

Dons hold off late Docker surge

STAR recruit Dylan Shiel has booted two late goals to help Essendon to a nail-biting seven-point AFL win over Fremantle at Marvel Stadium. Shiel kicked his first two majors for the Bombers during a pressure-packed final term on Saturday night, but the Dockers stormed home with the last three goals to...

Fort’s night as Cats put away Dogs

MATURE-aged recruit Darcy Fort has made a dream AFL debut with three goals for fast-finishing Geelong who have downed the Western Bulldogs by 44 points at GMHBA Stadium to remain a game clear atop the ladder. The 25-year-old Fort has taken the long road to the top level, beginning his career...

Lions hold on to claim a thriller over Crows

BRISBANE has survived an Adelaide comeback to claim a one-point AFL win over the Crows at the Gabba on Saturday. The Lions appeared to be cruising to victory when they opened up a 26-point lead in the final quarter, but the Crows booted four unanswered goals to fall to an agonising 13.15...

Pies swoop late to roll Saints

STEELE Sidebottom has starred for Collingwood who have stormed clear in the last quarter for a 41-point win over St Kilda at the MCG. After a solid challenge from the Saints, Collingwood kicked six goals to one in Saturday afternoon’s final term for a comfortable 17.10 (112) to 10.11 (71) win. The Saints...

Eagles overcome plucky Dees

LIAM Ryan has produced a mark of the year contender to help lift West Coast to a 16-point win over Melbourne at Optus Stadium. The Demons were on track to post an upset victory after opening up a 19-point lead late in the third quarter of Friday night’s clash. West Coast booted...

Boyd announces retirement

WESTERN Bulldogs premiership player Tom Boyd has retired from the AFL, effective immediately. One of the heroes of the Bulldogs’ remarkable 2016 flag said after five years of injuries and mental health issues, he no longer enjoys the game. Boyd was the 2013 No.1 draft pick and the following year he left GWS...