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Star Roo dodges tribunal date

NORTH Melbourne onballer Ben Cunnington has dodged a date with the AFL tribunal but Sydney and Gold Coast are both set to lose players to suspension. Match review officer Michael Christian has ruled Cunnington has no case to answer for an incident involving Essendon opponent Zach Merrett. The star Kangaroo appeared to make...

Surgery for star Giant

GWS star Stephen Coniglio will undergo knee surgery on Tuesday, putting the rest of his AFL season in doubt. While it is a major blow, the damage in the top midfielder’s left knee is to the cartilage, not the anterior cruciate ligament, and he hopes to return for the finals. The Giants...

Buddy’s 300th on hold

LANCE Franklin’s 300th AFL game could have to wait for three more rounds while Sydney’s most experienced player, Jarrad McVeigh, will be out for another month after suffering a calf injury. Superstar Franklin has been stuck on 299 games for the past three weeks due to a hamstring injury. Swans coach Longmire said...

Brisbane thrashes Port to climb ladder

BRISBANE has pulverised Port Adelaide by 48 points in a win created by a stunning seven-goal burst which will send shudders through AFL rivals. The Lions booted seven-consecutive goals in the initial 22 minutes of Sunday’s 14.13 (97) to 6.13 (49) victory on a rain-soaked Adelaide Oval. Brisbane rise to third on the...

Dogs overcome Dees to stay in touch with top eight

JOSH Dunkley has delivered a supreme performance to drive the Western Bulldogs to a tense eight-point win over Melbourne and keep the Dogs in the AFL finals hunt. Sunday’s 10.14 (74) to 9.12 (66) arm-wrestle victory at Marvel Stadium lifts the Dogs to 10th on the ladder, four points shy of sixth-placed...

Coniglio hurt as Tigers beat GWS

RICHMOND has continued the MCG misery for GWS, who have lost star onballer Stephen Coniglio to a knee injury early in their 27-point AFL loss. The Tigers opened their seven-game MCG stretch on Sunday with a convincing 13.16 (94) to 9.13 (67) win in sodden conditions. While Richmond is on a three-game winning...

Crows maul insipid Suns

ADELAIDE has made the most of a woeful Gold Coast performance to charge back into the AFL winner’s list. Defeated by Geelong and rivals Port Adelaide in the past two weeks, the Crows couldn’t have had a more gracious opponent in the Suns as they charged to a 23.13 (151) to 8.8...

Loss to Cats adds pressure on Saints

GEELONG has overcome a spirited St Kilda by 27 points at GHMBA Stadium in a result that could yet prove fatal to Alan Richardson’s coaching tenure. Saturday night’s 12.12 (84) to 8.9 (57) win puts the Cats eight points clear at the top of the AFL ladder and fully extinguishes any slim...

Late goal seals big Bombers win

ANTHONY McDonald-Tipungwuti’s snapped goal with 17 seconds left has snatched a critical five-point AFL win for Essendon over North Melbourne. In a pulsating Saturday twilight duel at Marvel Stadium, it was the only Essendon goal of the last quarter as they won 12.14 (86) to 12.9 (81). Kangaroos key forward Ben Brown was...

Hawks finals hopes stay alive

HAWTHORN has kept its AFL top-eight hopes alive and dealt Fremantle’s finals chances a blow with a gritty 31-point win in Launceston. The Hawks fended off a Nat Fyfe-inspired comeback from the Dockers, who conceded the first five goals in a low-scoring clash on Saturday afternoon. They got within a point midway through the...

Blues stun Swans in Sydney

THE Carlton AFL revival has continued with a seven-point win over Sydney at a windswept SCG on Saturday. The Blues had a 19-point final quarter lead slashed to seven, but held on to record a 9.15 (69) to 8.14 (62) win, their third in five games under caretaker coach David Teague. It...