Dogs square the ledger

THE Western Bulldogs have beaten a fast-finishing Gold Coast by 19 points to claim consecutive victories for the first time in 2022 and get their AFL season firmly back on track. Luke Beveridge’s Bulldogs have struggled for consistency all season but in front of a buzzing crowd in Ballarat, snatched the...

Cats break away to beat Power

GEELONG has broken Port Adelaide’s four-game AFL winning streak, withstanding a fierce early challenge to win easily by 35 points. The Cats kicked seven goals to two after halftime on Saturday at GMHBA Stadium and won 11.16 (82) to 7.5 (47). Geelong improved to 6-4 and won two in a row for...

Curnow stars as Blues outlast Swans

CHARLIE  Curnow has starred with six goals as Carlton survived a huge fightback to strengthen their grip on an AFL top-four spot with a 15-point win over Sydney. The Blues prevailed 15.12 (102) to 13.9 (87) at Marvel Stadium on Friday night in a contest between fourth and fifth on the...

Bomber calls time

ESSENDON cult hero Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti has retired from the AFL, effective immediately. The dynamite small forward has been dealing with personal issues and has not played for the Bombers since Round 21 last year. McDonald-Tipungwuti’s 126-game career ends after it started in 2016 when he was given a chance when the Bombers...

Pay rise for AFLW players

AFLW players have had their pay almost doubled under a new one-season deal struck with the AFL. Announced on Thursday, the deal covers the seventh season of the AFLW competition, which has been brought forward to start in late August. It will feature 10 home-and-away rounds plus an expanded four-week finals series,...

Power resist rushing back Dixon

A WEEK after almost suiting up for West Coast in the WAFL, Port Adelaide forward Charlie Dixon will return to the more familiar surroundings of the SANFL in a bid to prove he is ready for an AFL return. Dixon hasn’t featured at AFL level since undergoing ankle surgery in February...

Adam keen to see out days at Dogs

HAVING spent time at three clubs, in-form AFL star Adam Treloar has declared he wants to end his career with the Western Bulldogs. The hardworking midfielder will bring up his 200th AFL game on Saturday when he runs through the Bulldogs’ banner with daughter Georgie ahead of the clash with Gold...

Adam wants to be a Bulldog to the end

HAVING spent time at three clubs, in-form AFL star Adam Treloar has declared he wants to end his career with the Western Bulldogs. The hardworking midfielder will bring up his 200th AFL game on Saturday when he runs through the Bulldogs’ banner with daughter Georgie ahead of the clash with Gold...

Dees face selection squeeze

ANGUS Brayshaw’s emergence as an elite defender has given Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin an AFL selection headache as he prepares to reintegrate a key pair next month. The Demons sit a game clear on top of the ladder despite the ongoing absence of premiership stars Christian Salem (knee) and Michael Hibberd...

Pickett to miss Dreamtime Game

RICHMOND’S Marlion Pickett will not run out onto the MCG in the Tigers’ Indigenous jumper he designed with his partner after failing to overturn an AFL suspension at the tribunal. Pickett was offered a one-match ban for a high bump on Hawthorn livewire Dylan Moore during Saturday’s round-nine encounter. But the charge...

Long-term deal for star Hawk

STAR Hawthorn defender James Sicily has turned his back on free agency and signed a five-year contract extension, tying him to the club until the end of 2027. After missing the second half of the 2020 campaign and all of 2021 while recovering from a knee reconstruction, the 27-year-old Sicily has...