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Teague gets gig as Blues coach

DAVID Teague has completed a meteoric and improbable rise to become Carlton’s new fulltime AFL coach. The former North Melbourne and Blues defender has signed a three-year deal after guiding the Blues to five wins in nine games since replacing the sacked Brendon Bolton on a caretaker basis after round 11. Teague, 38,...

Cats denied GMHBA Final

GEELONG coach Chris Scott has backed the right of the AFL to schedule his side’s home finals at the MCG and not at GMHBA Stadium. But Scott has suggested it could set a precedent for future finals being taken away from poorly-drawing clubs. The issue of where to play Geelong’s home finals has...

Woosha hits back at ‘cheap shots’

BESIEGED Essendon coach John Worsfold has bristled at “cheap shots” from AFL critics, insisting he is constantly evolving to get the best out of his players. The injury-ravaged Bombers’ finals hopes hang in the balance after last week’s deplorable 104-point loss to the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium, where Worsfold came under...

Sandilands calls time

TOWERING Fremantle ruckman Aaron Sandilands will play his 271st and final AFL match against Essendon at Optus Stadium on Saturday night. The 211cm Sandilands, who holds the AFL record of 8466 hitouts, will finish his career in third spot on the Dockers’ list for most games played, behind only Matthew Pavlich...

No Roos rejection for Higgins

NORTH Melbourne star Shaun Higgins has scotched the suggestion he’s holding his AFL home to ransom for longer job security. A Channel Seven report has linked the 31-year-old to a surprise switch to Geelong in the off-season, despite the in-form midfielder having a year to run on his deal at Arden Street. Higgins...

Roughy retires with no regrets

FOUR-time Hawthorn premiership star Jarryd Roughead is thrilled he will retire as a one-club player and has no regrets he chose to stay with the Hawks for what would be his 15th and final AFL season. The 32-year-old fronted a packed press conference at the AFL club on Tuesday after announcing...

Fearless Lions prepare for Geelong test

LEARNING to be comfortable with the uncomfortable has allowed Alex Witherden to flourish in Brisbane, where once the defender thought he had no AFL future. The 20-year-old will play his 50th game on Saturday, when the Lions could replace Geelong at the top of the ladder by beating them at the Gabba. With...

Roughy to get AFL farewell

HAWTHORN champion Jarryd Roughead has called time on his AFL career and will be given a farewell game against Gold Coast. The four-time premiership player has largely been confined to the VFL this season but will be recalled to the senior team for Sunday’s clash at Marvel Stadium. A two-time All-Australian, Coleman Medallist...

300 no factor in Buddy’s return

GETTING Lance Franklin to his much delayed 300th AFL game before the season ends won’t be a factor in whether he plays in Sydney’s final round home match, Swans coach John Longmire says. Franklin has been stuck on 299 since round 14, having missed the past seven matches with hamstring issues and...

Eagle keep top-two hopes alive

WEST Coast has overcome a plucky Adelaide by 10 points to stay in the race for a top-two AFL berth. The Eagles led by 27 points late in Sunday’s third quarter, and withstood a late Crows comeback to secure the 13.12 (90) to 12.8 (80) win at Optus Stadium. Brisbane’s 91-point win over...

Tigers hold off Blues at wet MCG

PREMIERSHIP hero Jack Graham has booted four goals to help Richmond to consolidate its spot in the AFL’s top four with a 28-point win over old rivals Carlton. Sunday’s 11.7 (73) to 6.9 (45) wet-weather victory at the MCG cements the Tigers’ status as the form team of the competition heading into...