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Roos cruise past Giants

NORTH Melbourne has clambered into the AFLW’s top six, hammering GWS by 27 points in humid conditions at Arden Street Oval. Sunday’s contest at the Kangaroos’ spiritual home in Melbourne started with one of the more powerful scenes of this weekend’s Pride Round when Dani Laidley tossed the coin. The hosts proceeded...

Freo wins, star Tiger hurt

RICHMOND’S 30-point AFLW defeat against red-hot Fremantle has been further soured by a suspected ACL injury to key defender Harriet Cordner. Despite taking it up to the undefeated Dockers in the first-ever clash between the teams, the Tigers came off second best in an entertaining contest at the Swinburne Centre on...

Harris power Dees to victory

STAR forward Tayla Harris has helped AFLW premiership contenders Melbourne survive a massive scare from St Kilda, running away from the brave Saints by 41 points. Winless and still without their best player Georgia Patrikios, St Kilda were given virtually no chance of victory at Casey Fields on Saturday. But the Saints...

Crows grind out win over Eagles

AFLW premiership fancy Adelaide has taken care of a plucky West Coast unit by 33 points in sweltering conditions. Playing a home game at Richmond’s Swinburne Centre, due to Western Australia’s border closure, the winless Eagles took it up the Crows for more than a half. But the class of established stars...

Pies prevail over tough Cats

Collingwood have survived a massive fright against winless Geelong on Friday night to emerge from GMHBA Stadium with a hard-fought 11-point AFLW win. The Cats were rank outsiders heading into the contest, but paid little regard to the Magpies’ status as one of the premiership favourites. For the third week in a...

Magpies end De Goey exile

JORDAN De Goey’s three-month Collingwood exile is over after the AFL star agreed to a court settlement over his run-in with the law in New York. De Goey, who had been stood down since October 31, has been reinstated in Collingwood’s AFL program and is set to return to training on...

Dogs sidelined again

THE Western Bulldogs have been hit with a second cancelled AFLW game in as many weeks due to COVID-19. Two Pride Round games will not proceed as planned this weekend as three clubs deal with players in the league’s health and safety protocols. The Q Clash between the Brisbane Lions and Gold...

Shuey keen to remain captain

WEST Coast veteran Luke Shuey says he will consider relinquishing the captaincy if he endures another injury-marred season in 2022. Shuey is expected to be confirmed as skipper for a third straight season when the players hold their annual vote. The 31-year-old is a highly respected figure at the club, but he...

Pendles remains Pies skipper

SCOTT Pendlebury has set himself the task of mentoring Collingwood’s next wave of AFL leaders this year after being appointed skipper for the ninth straight season. Pendlebury is already Collingwood’s longest-serving captain (183 matches) and he has played a club record 334 games for the Magpies since being drafted with pick...

Plea deal likely for De Goey

AFL star Jordan De Goey will likely be offered a plea deal that downgrades his charges over an incident at a New York bar, a US court has heard. The Collingwood utility on Wednesday appeared, via video link from Melbourne, in a US court on assault charges. The charges stem from an...

Lion eyeing May return

BRISBANE coach Chris Fagan has quashed any speculation Eric Hipwood will return from injury for Round 1 of the AFL season but admits the forward is eyeing a sooner-than-expected comeback. Hipwood ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in Round 17 against St Kilda last July and was expected to miss 12 months. The...