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Star Swan escapes with fine

SYDNEY’S Luke Parker has escaped with a fine after AFL match review officer Michael Christian’s assessment of his bump on GWS defender Matt Buntine. Parker left the ground and made contact with Buntine’s head during the Swans’ win over GWS at...

Finals could open with MCG foursome

THE AFL finals could open with an unprecedented four matches at the MCG. The league is prepared to play a Sunday final for the first time since 2015 if Victorian clubs host all four games in week one from September 6-9. Minor...

Season over for Doedee

ADELAIDE’S AFL Rising Star contender Tom Doedee will miss his club’s last game of the season because of a broken collarbone. But the Crows hope his injury won’t hurt his chances of winning the Rising Star award. Doedee is one of few...

Crows end North’s finals hopes

ADELAIDE survived a late scare in a tense nine-point win against North Melbourne which leaves the Kangaroos needing a miracle to reach the AFL finals. Midfielder Matt Crouch was outstanding with 46 disposals as the Crows triumphed 12.14 (86) to 11.11...

Dees lock away a finals berth

WEST Coast’s bid to land a top-two berth faces a nervy test after they suffered a 17-point AFL loss to Melbourne at Optus Stadium on Sunday. Eagles forward Jack Darling lasted just 10 minutes before being forced out of the game...

Dogs hold off Blues challenge

THE Western Bulldogs have out-scrapped Carlton, pulling clear in the last quarter for a 17-point AFL win. After nine lead changes, the Bulldogs kicked four goals to two in the last quarter and finally put away the bottom side 10.6 (66)...

Lions scrape home in fiery QClash

BRISBANE has narrowly prevailed over the Gold Coast with Queensland’s AFL rivalry continuing to grow in the four-point win. The Lions rallied from nine points down in the final term to pip the Suns 10.18 (78) to 11.8 (74) and overturn...

Hawks hold off brave Saints

HAWTHORN has held off an outstanding challenge from St Kilda to win by four points, setting up a massive AFL clash next week with Sydney. The Saints rallied from a week of intense scrutiny to nearly pull off one of the...

Swans overrun Giants

A BARNSTORMING Lance Franklin has lifted Sydney to a 20-point victory over GWS at Spotless Stadium, booting five goals and spearheading a second-half comeback that could have major ramifications in the race to the AFL finals. The Swans trailed for most of...

Cats smash woeful Freo

RUTHLESS Geelong kicked a record 23 successive goals against lamentable Fremantle at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday to record a 133-point victory that propelled the Cats back into the AFL top eight. The 13th-placed Dockers actually had the best of the opening...