Williams to miss up to 12 weeks

CARLTON is hopeful Zac Williams will return to provide a late boost to its AFL finals bid after scans confirmed he has a high-grade calf strain. Williams is expected to be sidelined for the next 10-12 weeks, having sustained the injury during the opening quarter of the Blues’ 30-point win over...

Dog leaning fellow No.1 pick

JAMARRA Ugle-Hagan has received support from Sydney defender and fellow former No.1 draft pick Paddy McCartin as he navigates the pressure that comes with the title. The Western Bulldogs forward was the top selection in 2020 but has played just 11 games, and was dropped after featuring in the first six...

Dog leaning on fellow No.1 pick

JAMARRA Ugle-Hagan has received support from Sydney defender and fellow former No.1 draft pick Paddy McCartin as he navigates the pressure that comes with the title. The Western Bulldogs forward was the top selection in 2020 but has played just 11 games, and was dropped after featuring in the first six...

Sweet 16 for Demons

MELBOURNE’S newfound love affair with Perth continued as it posted a 74-point AFL win over West Coast at Optus Stadium. The Demons kicked six goals to one in the opening term of Sunday’s match to set up the 16.16 (112) to 5.8 (38) victory in front of 27,488 fans. The result marked...

Blues spoil Cameron farewell

CARLTON survived a spirited Greater Western Sydney fightback to spoil Leon Cameron’s farewell with a 30-point victory at Giants Stadium on Sunday. The Giants were looking to send Cameron off in style in his 193rd and final game as head coach but it was the Blues who looked more inspired as...

Suns shine in rain to down Dockers

GOLD Coast has halted Fremantle’s six-game AFL winning run, claiming an impressive 36-point upset win over the Dockers at Metricon Stadium. In wet conditions, the Suns restricted the high-flying Dockers to just four goals as they backed up last weekend’s win over Sydney at the SCG with a 10.9 (68) to...

Cameron stars as Lions down Crows

BRISBANE livewire Charlie Cameron has torched his former AFL club Adelaide with four goals in a 36-point away victory for the Lions. Brisbane came from 15 points down in the second quarter to overpower the Crows, winning 16.6 (102) to 9.12 (66) at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night. Cameron, Brownlow medallist Lachie...

Franklin inspires Swans to victory

SYDNEY has bounced back from consecutive losses on their home deck to thump Essendon by 58 points at the SCG. Superstar forward Lance Franklin again haunted the Bombers and was instrumental when the match was on the line to help set up the 14.21 (105) to 6.11 (47) victory on Saturday...

Ryder stars as Saints overrun Cats

A STUNNING third quarter blitz and Paddy Ryder’s ruck-forward masterclass have helped St Kilda improve their AFL finals credentials with a 10-point win over Geelong. The Saints prevailed 13.12 (90) to 11.14 (80) at Marvel Stadium on Saturday in the only round-nine contest between two top-eight sides. But it came at a...

Tigers hold off Hawks

RICHMOND has survived a late scare to beat Hawthorn by 23 points in their AFL clash at the MCG. A four-goal run from the Hawks reduced the deficit to 10 points with less than three minutes left, but Richmond steadied and won 17.15 (117) to 14.10 (94). As the Hawks pressed, Jason...

AFL Round 9 – North Melbourne vs. Port Adelaide

IN-form Port Adelaide has inflicted more pain on an under-fire North Melbourne with a 69-point AFL win at Blundstone Arena in Hobart. Despite missing skipper Tom Jonas in defence due to health and safety protocols, the Power pocketed their fourth straight victory on the back of a six-goal-to-one first quarter. Tall forwards...