Freo back in form

FREMANTLE has returned to form and bolstered their AFL top-four hopes, dismantling the disappointing Western Bulldogs by 17 points at Marvel Stadium. Rory Lobb, who has been linked with an off-season move to the Bulldogs, was the game-breaker for the Dockers with four goals, all of them coming from long-range. The Dockers...

Proud Giants stun in-form Essendon

GWS has responded to a week of intense focus and strong internal criticism with a rousing 27-point AFL triumph over Essendon at Giants Stadium. The fired-up Giants were looking to bounce back after an insipid performance last week but were unable to shake off the Bombers until slamming on seven consecutive...

Hawks hold off Suns fightback

HAWTHORN has all but snuffed out Gold Coast’s AFL finals hopes, holding off a final-quarter Suns fightback for a seven-point win in the milestone match of skipper Ben McEvoy. Veteran Hawk Jack Gunston picked up five goals in Launceston on Saturday afternoon in the 10.10 (70) to 8.15 (63) result in...

Magpies in an MCG epic

Jamie Elliott has kicked four goals in his 150th game to help Collingwood upset Melbourne by seven points and stamp themselves as a genuine AFL premiership threat. The lead swung on the last five goals of a pulsating contest at the MCG on Friday night before the Magpies prevailed 15.6 (96)...

Dockers plot Dogs’ downfall

FREMANTLE coach Justin Longmuir has urged his players to regain their hunter mentality as the Dockers attempt to keep their top-four hopes alive. A three-match winless run has resulted in Fremantle dropping to sixth and it will likely need to win its remaining three games and rely on other results to...

AFL defends Crows camp probe

GILLON McLachlan has defended the handling of the AFL’s investigation into Adelaide’s infamous 2018 camp as the fallout of Eddie Betts’ startling revelations continues. The AFL chief executive has publicly apologised to the former Carlton and Adelaide champion after Betts detailed disturbing accounts of the Crows’ ill-fated pre-season trip to the...

Fit Brown to boost Demons

A FORTNIGHT on the sidelines has primed Melbourne forward Ben Brown for a big finish to the AFL season as he prepares to return in Friday night’s blockbuster clash with Collingwood. Brown, who has battled knee issues in recent years, sat out the last two games in an attempt to overcome...

Setback for Grundy

COLLINGWOOD is unsure whether Brodie Grundy will be fit to make his AFL comeback before the finals following the star ruckman’s latest injury setback. Grundy returned from three months on the sidelines with a knee injury through the VFL last week and was hopeful of breaking into the Magpies’ side for...

Crows apologies for camp trauma

ADELAIDE chief executive Tim Silvers has publicly and privately apologised to Eddie Betts for the trauma the AFL great suffered during the Crows’ ill-fated pre-season camp. Silvers told reporters at the club’s West Lakes headquarters that he had reached out to Betts via text on Wednesday morning after bombshell revelations about...

Crows apologise for camp trauma

ADELAIDE chief executive Tim Silvers has publicly and privately apologised to Eddie Betts for the trauma the AFL great suffered during the Crows’ ill-fated pre-season camp. Silvers told reporters at the club’s West Lakes headquarters that he had reached out to Betts via text on Wednesday morning after bombshell revelations about...

Motlop makes retirement call

PORT Adelaide forward Steven Motlop says he will look back on his AFL career with fondness despite falling agonisingly short of featuring in a grand final. Motlop announced his AFL retirement on Tuesday, effective immediately, following a career that spanned 217 games across 14 seasons. Remarkably, the 31-year-old played in five losing...