AFL

Wed 1 Apr 2020

Isolated SuperCoach Pig winning the internet

premium_icon Isolated SuperCoach Pig winning the internet

AFL players have turned to many weird and wonderful things in to cut through the boredom of coronavirus isolation, but one player has taken it next level.

Season on hold but Tigers teen remains focused on debut

premium_icon Season on hold but Tigers teen remains focused on debut

A Sunshine Coast teenager should have been in Melbourne with his teammates this week but is instead in his hometown waiting for their campaign to resume.

NRL legend blasts ‘stupid’ AFL great

NRL legend blasts ‘stupid’ AFL great

A cross-code war of words has erupted between NRL hardman Mark Geyer and Kane Cornes after a stinging accusation the AFL great is “irrelevant”.

Tue 31 Mar 2020

‘Bloody disappointing’: Top Roo slams Tassie rumours

premium_icon ‘Bloody disappointing’: Top Roo slams Tassie rumours

North Melbourne chairman Ben Buckley hasn’t missed suggestions his club could be on the move, calling it unnecessary and unwarranted rumour-mongering.

Will all 18 clubs survive? Gill answers tough question

premium_icon Will all 18 clubs survive? Gill answers tough question

It is in the back of the mind for all footy fans. Will my club survive the COVID-19 hiatus?

Mon 30 Mar 2020

AFL secures credit line from major banks to ensure survival

premium_icon AFL secures credit line from major banks to ensure survival

The AFL has breathed a collective sigh of relief after it was able to ensure its immediate financial future thanks to a deal with the major banks.

Robinson: Coronavirus crisis a double blow for rising Bombers

premium_icon Robinson: Coronavirus crisis a double blow for rising...

Just when Essendon was getting its head above water after the drugs ban debacle, it’s now counting the human cost of yet another crisis.

Fri 27 Mar 2020

Cousins’ brutal answer to drug question

Cousins’ brutal answer to drug question

Former AFL star Ben Cousins was asked a simple “yes or no” question about his drug use and gave an excruciating 30-second response.

Thu 26 Mar 2020

What next for sacked footy coaches, staff?

premium_icon What next for sacked footy coaches, staff?

AFL coaches who have become victims of the savage cost cutting caused by the coronavirus shutdown have been told to apply for welfare payments or a job in manual...

Lions stand down 90 per cent of staff in 24 hours

premium_icon Lions stand down 90 per cent of staff in 24 hours

Brisbane CEO Greg Swann says coronavirus is hitting society 'like a wrecking ball'.

Wed 25 Mar 2020

T20 World Cup and footy codes on collision course

premium_icon T20 World Cup and footy codes on collision course

The coronavirus crisis has opened up the possibility cricket’s World Cup could clash head-on with the football codes in October.

Riewoldt slams AFL legend for attack on players

premium_icon Riewoldt slams AFL legend for attack on players

AFL legend Leigh Matthews was taking no prisoners when he lambasted the playing group over the ongoing pay dispute. And Tiger star Jack Riewoldt has responded.

Tue 24 Mar 2020

Eddie bites the bullet: ‘It’s all over’

Eddie bites the bullet: ‘It’s all over’

Eddie McGuire says the AFL can’t “screw” the players as the league and clubs try to figure out how to survive amid the coronavirus crisis.

Mon 23 Mar 2020

Australia gobsmacked by footy arrogance

Australia gobsmacked by footy arrogance

Dave Hughes and the rest of Australia are stunned by the NRL’s call to keep playing despite coronavirus forcing the country into lockdown.

Inside the biggest decision in the AFL’s history

premium_icon Inside the biggest decision in the AFL’s history

And the troubles are only just beginning, writes Mark Robinson.

Sun 22 Mar 2020

Blues coach ‘devastated’ by AFLW call

Blues coach ‘devastated’ by AFLW call

Carlton had made it through to a AFLW preliminary final. Just hours later, their finals hopes were dashed due to the AFL’s call to rule season null and void.

How did Kangaroos pull that off?

premium_icon How did Kangaroos pull that off?

At halftime at Marvel Stadium St Kilda’s fleet of recruits were running all over a flat North Melbourne. An hour later the Roos had pinched a thrilling win.

‘He kicked me’: Roos star in hot water

‘He kicked me’: Roos star in hot water

After slipping and dropping a mark, North Melbourne defender Jasper Pittard stuck out his foot, tripping a St Kilda opponent at Marvel Stadium.

AFL 2020 premiership officially postponed

AFL 2020 premiership officially postponed

As the coronavirus outbreak worsens, CEO Gillon McLachlan confirmed the AFL premiership had been postponed until late May.

AFL season in doubt, ‘clubs could go under’

AFL season in doubt, ‘clubs could go under’

The AFL season could be shut down for two months or more after new government restrictions come into force.

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