AFL

Sun 24 May 2020

AFL planning three blockbusters for first round back

premium_icon AFL planning three blockbusters for first round back

The AFL is looking at a trio of marquee games for the season reboot. See what the league is planning for footy’s return, and when the draw will be released.

Speed demon among Irishmen flown back

premium_icon Speed demon among Irishmen flown back

Six Irish AFL players have touched down in Australia and an emerging speedster was among them. And flying him back was a show of faith in the emerging prospect.

Top Cat says Steven stabbing details will come out

premium_icon Top Cat says Steven stabbing details will come out

The football world has been waiting to find out what happened to Jack Steven. And answers might not be far away.

NRL boss has cheeky dig at the AFL

NRL boss has cheeky dig at the AFL

Peter V’landys was widely scrutinised when he announced the NRL would return in late May, but the bold move has proved a masterstroke.

Fri 22 May 2020

McGuire wants answers on Steven stabbing story

premium_icon McGuire wants answers on Steven stabbing story

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire has demanded Geelong come clean about Jack Steven’s mysterious stabbing.

Robinson: No excuses for Lions not to deliver

premium_icon Robinson: No excuses for Lions not to deliver

Mitch Robinson says Brisbane Lions will have no excuses not to be at full tilt when football returns next month

Thu 21 May 2020

AFL hero Pickett forced to apply for financial aid

premium_icon AFL hero Pickett forced to apply for financial aid

Richmond premiership hero Marlion Pickett has been hit hard by the AFL’s salary squeeze and has applied for financial assistance.

Why Rance could return at a new AFL club

premium_icon Why Rance could return at a new AFL club

Richmond assistant coach Justin Leppitsch has revealed the full story behind an aborted bid to trade Alex Rance to Hawthorn

Swan makes explosive De Goey prediction

premium_icon Swan makes explosive De Goey prediction

Collingwood champ Dane Swan says he wishes he could have played in shortened games and a shorter season.

Coach addresses mystery of stabbed AFL star

Coach addresses mystery of stabbed AFL star

Geelong coach Chris Scott has spoken about Jack Steven’s situation after the AFL star was stabbed and hospitalised on the weekend.

Eddie fumes over AFL ’insult’

Eddie fumes over AFL ’insult’

Eddie McGuire has torched the AFL over a “snub” he says he has never forgotten, saying he’ll play the long game to get his way.

Wed 20 May 2020

Magpie star set to miss Tigers showdown

premium_icon Magpie star set to miss Tigers showdown

Collingwood midfield jet Adam Treloar is the latest casualty of AFL’s training reboot after scans revealed an injury setback.

Injury setback for Port Power star Gray

premium_icon Injury setback for Port Power star Gray

Port Adelaide star Robbie Gray is suspected to have injured himself during a weights mishap. All that and more in today’s rolling AFL coverage.

Tue 19 May 2020

Olympian booted off oval by footy club

Olympian booted off oval by footy club

A Melbourne oval was not big enough for both Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley and Olympic sprinter Morgan Mitchell during a bizarre run-in.

Scrap the flag? Lions skipper responds to shock call

premium_icon Scrap the flag? Lions skipper responds to shock call

While one of the most respected voices in AFL says the premiership and Brownlow shouldn’t be awarded, Lions skipper Dayne Zorko has a very different opinion.

Riewoldt urges Steven to ’straighten up’

premium_icon Riewoldt urges Steven to ’straighten up’

St Kilda legend Nick Riewoldt has urged former teammate Jack Steven to finish his football career on a high after being caught up in a stabbing incident.

Mon 18 May 2020

Temperature checks as AFL players hit training track

premium_icon Temperature checks as AFL players hit training track

AFL players have returned to their clubs as preparations for the season’s restart ramp up.

Stabbed AFL star refuses police queries

Stabbed AFL star refuses police queries

AFL star Jack Steven has reportedly refused opportunities to inform police how he ended up in hospital with alleged stab wounds.

How AFL clubs are protecting their stars from COVID-19

premium_icon How AFL clubs are protecting their stars from COVID-19

Players are back at clubs today but not as we know it. Clubs want to take a strategic approach to training

Robinson: Cats will not abandon Steven

premium_icon Robinson: Cats will not abandon Steven

Steven arrived at Geelong from St Kilda with baggage, but that doesn’t mean his new club will abandon him at the first hint of trouble, writes Mark Robinson.

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