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Cats hold off tenacious Suns

GOLD Coast’s AFL trip to Geelong has proved a costly one, with young gun Matt Rowell injured in a 37-point loss at GMHBA Stadium. The Suns delivered a tenacious performance – with three on the bench after Rowell’s first-quarter shoulder injury – but faded late on Saturday evening to go down...

Eagles crush Swans to snap losing streak

WEST Coast has snapped their AFL losing streak, bouncing back to form with a much-needed 34-point win over Sydney on the Gold Coast. After three straight defeats in the Queensland hub, the Eagles overcame the early loss of captain Luke Shuey to a hamstring injury to claim a 11.11 (77) to...

De Goey charged by police

COLLINGWOOD star Jordan De Goey has been charged with one count of indecent assault relating to an incident five years ago. The Magpies confirmed the dynamite forward was charged on Saturday for a historical incident in 2015. The club said De Goey was investigated by the AFL integrity unit and Victoria Police in...

Varcoe racially vilified

COLLINGWOOD is looking to identify a person who racially vilified Travis Varcoe and directed abuse at fellow Magpie Mason Cox. A derogatory post appeared on social media during Collingwood’s upset 15-point AFL loss to Essendon at the MCG on Friday night. The club has established the author of the Facebook comment is not...

Stringer hurt as Bombers upset Pies

ESSENDON overcame a slow start and survived a late Collingwood fightback to give their AFL finals push a massive boost with a stunning 15-point upset of the premiership fancies on Friday night. Dylan Shiel was everywhere with 29 disposals and seven clearances as Jake Stringer kicked three goals in the 10.3 (63)...

Footy to farewell Victoria

ALL 10 Victorian-based AFL sides will leave the state later this week to enter hubs in either Western Australia, Queensland or NSW – possibly for the rest of the season. Round 5 will go ahead as planned, but the AFL has been forced to change their fixtures for rounds six and...

Attacking Saints blitz Blues

ST KILDA will leave Victoria as one of the AFL’s in-form teams after downing a slow-starting Carlton by 18 points on Thursday night As Melbourne-based teams prepare to relocate to interstate quarantine hubs, the Saints produced another scintillating display under the roof at Marvel Stadium. After taking care of reigning premiers Richmond...

Bittersweet milestone for Joel

GEELONG skipper Joel Selwood admits playing his 300th AFL game will be a more bittersweet experience than he had ever expected thanks to COVID-19 restrictions. Selwood will reach the impressive milestone when the Cats host Gold Coast at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday afternoon. He shares the occasion with Gary Ablett, who will...

Vic clubs await hub clarity

AS Victoria’s AFL clubs prepare to hit the road, Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin says the Demons are still uncertain exactly when and where they’ll be sent into interstate hubs. The 10 clubs are expected to relocate to interstate hubs – potentially as early as next week – with NSW and Western Australia...

Confused Magpie faces AFL ban

COLLINGWOOD coach Nathan Buckley says a “confused” Steele Sidebottom doesn’t have a clear recollection of his COVID-19 breach after drinking too much alcohol. Sidebottom and teammate Lynden Dunn broke protocols by catching an Uber late on Saturday night following a visit to the house of injured defender Jeremy Howe. The pair were there...

Dons consider McKenna call-up

ESSENDON is taking a risk versus reward approach with Conor McKenna, who is in the mix to make his AFL return against Collingwood on Friday night. The Irishman is free to face the Magpies after a one-match ban for breaching AFL coronavirus protocols – which he served by missing Saturday’s loss to...