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Jones named as unvaxxed Blue

DEFENDER Liam Jones is the senior Carlton AFL player who is yet to have his COVID-19 vaccinations. The Blues are not commenting after it emerged on Tuesday one of their players was holding out against the AFL’s vaccination guidelines. Under the league’s schedule, AFL players must have had their second shots by...

Blue refuses COVID jab

A CARLTON AFL player is refusing to have his COVID-19 vaccinations ahead of the club starting pre-season training. It is understood the unnamed player is the only Blue to not have agreed to being vaccinated. He would be the first AFL player to refuse his jabs. The news comes after Adelaide announced last...

New deals for Eagles greats

WEST Coast has given a strong indication about their AFL premiership aspirations for 2022, re-signing veteran duo Shannon Hurn and Josh Kennedy on one-year contracts. The Eagles missed the finals this year for the first time in seven seasons, finishing ninth with a 10-12 record, and detractors have tipped them to...

More surgery for Freo skipper

FREMANTLE star Nat Fyfe will miss the start of the AFL club’s pre-season training block after undergoing further surgery to repair his injured right shoulder. Fyfe underwent season-ending reconstructive surgery in late July and had recently “plateaued” in his recovery, according to Dockers football manager Peter Bell. The setback prompted a scan...

Dew set finals task

GOLD Coast chief executive Mark Evans expects the club to contend for a first-ever AFL finals appearance next season as he weighs up the future of coach Stuart Dew. The Suns have been repeatedly linked to a play for coaching legend Alastair Clarkson, who is taking a year off in 2022...

Wood calls time

WESTERN Bulldogs premiership captain Easton Wood has announced his retirement from the AFL, citing the effect of injuries on his body as the reason behind his decision. The 32-year-old defender played 188 games for the Bulldogs across 14 seasons in a career that included a club best-and-fairest award and All Australian...

AFL mandates COVID vaccinations

All AFL and AFLW players will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by mid-February or they will be barred from playing and training. The AFL has released its long-awaited vaccination policy, with clubs to ultimately determine action on staff who refuse the jab. If players do not have a medical exemption,...

Tiger tests positive to COVID

A RICHMOND AFLW player has tested positive for COVID-19. The Tigers confirmed a player had returned a positive result after a pre-training rapid antigen test on Saturday, with a subsequent PCR test also positive. As per AFLW protocols, Saturday’s scheduled training session did not proceed. But as Richmond also trained last Thursday, all...

New deal for Tiger Stack

RICHMOND defender Sydney Stack has signed a one-season contract extension after winning back the trust of his teammates and coaches, but North Melbourne is set to delist veteran defender Shaun Atley. Stack’s AFL career was at the crossroads late last year after he spent the Christmas holidays in a Perth prison...
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