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Big V overrun All-Stars for big win

THE ‘Big V’ has reigned supreme again, Dustin Martin starring on the big stage for Victoria who have come from behind to smash the All-Stars by 46 points in the AFL’s bushfire relief match at Marvel Stadium. A crowd of 51,052 turned out on Friday night to watch the Vics overcome a...

Dees win, Brazill hurt for Magpies

CROSS-code star Ash Brazill appears set for a lengthy stint on the sidelines after becoming the latest AFLW player to suffer a suspected serious knee injury in Collingwood’s 20-point defeat to Melbourne. The Magpies’ defender and Diamonds netballer twisted her left knee and slumped to the turf in the back pocket...

Lightning strikes as Dons hold off Eagles

TIM Kelly’s debut for West Coast and a six-goal haul from Josh Kennedy were overshadowed by a rare lightning break as a depleted Essendon posted an eight-point pre-season win in Perth. The Bombers were leading by 13 points when play was stopped five minutes into the second term because of an...

Farmer diagnosed with CTE

GRAHAM “Polly” Farmer has become the first Australian rules footballer to be diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Farmer has been posthumously diagnosed with Stage III CTE following tests on tissue from the former ruck’s brain at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. The AFL legend, who played 101 games...

Eagles to unleash Kelly

PRIZED West Coast recruit Tim Kelly will be the major drawcard when he makes his Eagles debut in Thursday’s AFL pre-season clash with Essendon in Perth. The Eagles gave Geelong a first-round pick, two second-round picks and a future first-round selection as part of the expensive deal to secure Kelly. The former...

Pie brings Origin zeal to Bushfire clash

COLLINGWOOD star Brodie Grundy isn’t quite in the ‘Kick a Vic’ camp but the proud South Australian is hellbent on helping the All-Stars to a win over Victoria in the AFL’s bushfire relief game. Grundy spoke to reporters on Wednesday at CFA Headquarters where he was on hand to unveil the special...

New deal for Mayne

COLLINGWOOD has handed reinvigorated utility Chris Mayne an AFL contract extension, a little more than two years after they attempted to get rid of him and his hefty pay packet. The new deal will see Mayne, who was already contracted for 2020, remain at the Magpies until at least the end of...

Dons hopeful of swift McKenna return

CONOR  McKenna could return to Essendon as soon as next week with the Bombers confident the Irish defender could yet line up against Fremantle in round one of the AFL. McKenna flew back to Belfast this month after a bout of homesickness but has maintained his fitness levels while away and is...

Roo offered ban for Richards bump

NORTH Melbourne’s Marley Williams has been offered a two-game ban by the AFL’s match review officer for a head-high bump. And Brisbane captain Dayne Zorko, teammate Connor McFadyen and Adelaide’s Matt Crouch have been offered fines after being cited for weekend incidents. Match review officer Michael Christian’s ruling on Williams’ contact on Western...

Roo banned for Richards bump

NORTH Melbourne’s Marley Williams has been offered a two-game ban by the AFL’s match review officer for a head-high bump. And Brisbane captain Dayne Zorko, teammate Connor McFadyen and Adelaide’s Matt Crouch have been offered fines after being cited for weekend incidents. Match review officer Michael Christian’s ruling on Williams’ contact on Western...

Motlop primed to fire: Rocky

ENIGMATIC utility Steven Motlop is finally primed to leave a lasting AFL imprint at Port Adelaide, teammate Tom Rockliff says. Motlop was recruited along with Rockliff for the 2018 season but the ex-Geelong speedster has struggled to maintain selection in the Power side. But after Motlop’s three goals and 21 disposals in...