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AFL Round 11 – Sydney vs. Richmond

SYDNEY survived a spirited challenge from Richmond and a controversial free kick after the siren to cement its place in the top eight with a six-point triumph at the SCG. The Swans overran the Tigers with 10 goals to three in a second-half surge after trailing by as much as 33...

Swans overrun Richmond

SYDNEY survived a spirited challenge from Richmond and a controversial free kick after the siren to cement its place in the top eight with a six-point triumph at the SCG. The Swans overran the Tigers with 10 goals to three in a second-half surge after trailing by as much as 33...

Simpson backs Shuey to play on

WEST Coast coach Adam Simpson is optimistic Luke Shuey will play on next year despite the captain’s injury troubles. Shuey has been plagued by hamstring injuries over the past three years, with the North Smith medallist restricted to just 25 games since the start of 2020. The 226-game veteran turns 32 next...

Injuries catch-up with Magpie

KEY Collingwood defender Jordan Roughead has retired from the AFL after a gruelling run with injury. The 31-year-old bows out after 201 games, 63 of them with the Magpies after playing 138 for the Western Bulldogs. Roughead made just one appearance this season after battling shoulder problems, playing against the Brisbane Lions...

Crows forwards sidelined

STRUGGLING Adelaide has lost its two most dangerous forwards, Taylor Walker and Josh Rachele, for its AFL trip to Geelong. Walker is sidelined by COVID protocols while rookie Rachele is battling a corked thigh and will be rested from Saturday’s away game. Walker (18 goals) and Rachele (15 goals) top Adelaide’s goalkicking...

Ratten relaxed over contract talks

ST KILDA coach Brett Ratten says he is “very relaxed” about his future at the AFL club amid ongoing contract talks between the two parties. Leon Cameron’s departure from GWS was the first domino to fall this year in a move that could kick-start the coaching merry-go-round. Clubs are keeping tabs on...

Swan set for extended spell

SYDNEY coach John Longmire says Josh Kennedy will do everything in his power to play again this year after the veteran was ruled out for eight to 10 weeks with a serious hamstring injury. Kennedy tore his right hamstring while attempting a clumsy spoil as Sam Docherty went for a mark...

Pies super sub sinks Dockers

COLLINGWOOD’S teenage super sub Oliver Henry has amplified Fremantle’s wet weather worries as the Magpies bucked the odds to post a 36-point AFL win at Optus Stadium. The Dockers struggled for fluency in last week’s 36-point loss to Gold Coast in the wet, and a pre-match downpour on Sunday ensured another...

Hawks upset Lions

HAWTHORN has overturned a big margin to snap their four-match AFL losing streak with a stunning five-point upset of Brisbane. The Hawks looked gone when they conceded four consecutive goals out of the half-time break and trailed by 22 points midway through the third term. But with returning star Tom Mitchell (36...

Giants make sound start under McVeigh

GREATER Western Sydney has started its new era under Mark McVeigh in style with a 52-point thumping of West Coast at Giants Stadium. The Giants outclassed the undermanned Eagles from the opening bounce to give McVeigh the best possible start as interim coach with a 21.12 (138) to 13.8 (86) victory...