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GWS ruckman Lobb floored by crack in back

Greater Western Sydney have suffered another major injury setback, with Rory Lobb out for at least four weeks because of a back injury.

Key Kangaroo Waite set to face Bulldogs

JARRAD WAITE of the Kangaroos celebrates a goal during the AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Hawthorn Hawks at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

North Melbourne forward Jarrad Waite is set to resume his AFL season after a three-week spell with a calf complaint.

Woolworths Mark of the Year | Round 13, 2018 | AFL

Suns must trust their AFL method: Ah Chee

CALLUM AH CHEE of the Suns kicks the ball during the AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and Gold Coast Suns at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Gold Coast's under-pressure squad need to trust each other more when the game's on the line, according to fit-again forward Callum Ah Chee.

Port unlikely to back Jack for AFL return

Jack Watts of the Demons and TOM JONAS of the Power compete for the ball during the AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Port Adelaide Power at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Despite a strong performance in the SANFL, Port Adelaide recruit Jack Watts is unlikely to return against his old side Melbourne.

Coates Hire Goal of the Year | Round 13, 2018 | AFL

Deledio says he and GWS can fire in AFL

BRETT DELEDIO of the Giants carries the ball during the AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Melbourne Demons at UNSW Canberra Oval in Canberra, Australia.

GWS are outside the top eight, but injured star Brett Deledio is upbeat about what can be achieved this season.

Slick West Coast not scared of the wet

ELLIOT YEO of the Eagles celebrates kicking a goal during an AFL match at Etihad Stadium in Australia.

West Coast will be aiming to bounce back from last week's loss to Sydney when they take on Essendon in Perth on Thursday night.

Wet and wild conditions in Melbourne effects VFL and junior games | 2018 | AFL

Blues boss urges fans to keep faith in AFL

Blues coach BRENDON BOLTON looks on during a Carlton Blues AFL Media Opportunity at Highgate Reserve in Melbourne, Australia.

Carlton's appalling first half on the weekend against Fremantle has Blues fans worried.

McCarthy sidelined again with AFL injury

LINCOLN MCCARTHY of the Cats handballs during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Geelong Cats at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Geelong forward Lincoln McCarthy has only managed 29 senior games since his 2012 debut.

Tiger Callum Moore's incredible VFL goal | 2018 | AFL

Family helps Deledio cope with AFL injury

BRETT DELEDIO of the Giants poses after a Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL training session at WestConnex Centre in Sydney, Australia.

Brett Deledio's children and the death of a nephew have put his latest injury setback into perspective.

Eagles not scarred by losses to Swans: Yeo

ELLIOT YEO of the Eagles celebrates kicking a goal during an AFL match at Etihad Stadium in Australia.

West Coast have already lost to Sydney twice this year, but they aren't scared of facing them again.

Cold conditions for many of the games but still numerous defenders getting burnt!

Cold conditions for many of the games but still numerous defenders getting burnt!

Bombers must buck bye trend against Eagles

AFL clubs are always happy to reach their mid-season bye rounds for a well-earned rest, but they are struggling to win on their return to action this year.

Cats, Tigers set to welcome back AFL stars

Cats head coach CHRIS SCOTT walks from the field prior to the First AFL Preliminary Final match between the Adelaide Crows and the Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Defending premiers Richmond and Geelong are set to welcome back several key players following a well-earned week off after their thrilling MCG clash.

'They are in no-man's land': Access All Areas | Round 13, 2018 | AFL

'They are in no-man's land': Access All Areas | Round 13, 2018 | AFL

Dustin fined for AFL umpire contact

PATRICK DANGERFIELD of the Cats looks on during the 2017 AFL Second Semi Final match between the Geelong Cats and the Sydney Swans at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Richmond star Dustin Martin has escaped with a fine for making contact with an AFL umpire.

Blues' Murphy nears decision on AFL future

MARC MURPHY of the Blues runs with the ball during the AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Hawthorn Hawks at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Carlton skipper Marc Murphy is nearing a decision on where he will finish up his AFL career as speculation continues to build.

'Ridiculous' to pick on champs: In Case You Missed It | Round 13, 2018 | AFL

There was plenty of rain, but Damien Hardwick wants the discussions about diving to disappear.

Hardwick fumes over AFL staging focus

ALEX RANCE of the Tigers runs with the ball during a Richmond Tigers AFL training session at ME Bank Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick is sick of the current focus on staging in the AFL, particularly when it comes to star Tigers defender Alex Rance.

Ellis wears armband in AFL to honour Dixon

ALEX RANCE, DUSTIN MARTIN and BRANDON ELLIS of the Tigers run during a Richmond Tigers AFL training session at Punt Road Oval in Melbourne, Australia.

Richmond player Brandon Ellis grew up in the same commission flats as Eurydice Dixon, whose death last week rocked Melbourne.

The 10: Best moments | Round 13, 2018 | AFL

Shaun Burgoyne, Jade Gresham and Todd Marshall all were involved in emotional moments in round 13 in 2018.

Tigers top, Cats positive after AFL loss

CHRIS SCOTT, Senior Coach of the Cats addresses his players during the 2017 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and Port Adelaide Power at Simonds Stadium in Geelong, Australia.

Richmond climbed back to the top of the AFL ladder with an 18-point win over Geelong at the MCG.

Snapshot of round 13 of the AFL season

A snapshot of what happened in round 13 of the AFL season.

Geelong v Richmond Highlights | Round 13, 2018 | AFL

Geelong v Richmond Highlights | Round 13, 2018 | AFL

Tigers shade Cats in classic AFL clash

DUSTIN MARTIN of the Tigers runs with the ball during the JLT Community Series AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Richmond Tigers at Norm Minns Oval in Wangaratta, Australia.

Richmond kicked four goals to one in the last quarter and returned to the top of the ladder as they closed on the record MCG winning streak.

Saints' VFL side held goalless in big loss

St Kilda's VFL affiliate side Sandringham has failed to kick a goal for an entire game.

Lynch almost certainly out at Suns: Eade

TOM LYNCH of the Suns and PATRICK AMBROSE of the Bombers compete for the ball during the AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Gold Coast Suns at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Gold Coast star Tom Lynch is almost certainly on the move from the struggling AFL club, according to ex-coach Rodney Eade.

Curnow bristles at ex-Blue's culture jab

Carlton's Ed Curnow isn't happy with former teammate Rhys Palmer after he took a pot shot at the AFL club's culture.

Crisis-hit Crows look for answers in AFL

DON PYKE, Senior Coach of the Crows addresses his players during the 2017 AFL First Preliminary Final match between the Adelaide Crows and the Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Adelaide suffered their fourth loss in a row when Hawthorn inflicted a 56-point defeat on them at the MCG.

Hawks coach hopes Burgoyne plays on in AFL

ALASTAIR CLARKSON, Coach of the Hawks looks on during the 2017 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at the University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston, Australia.

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson is backing Shaun Burgoyne to continue his AFL career next season, saying he's still got some good footy in him.

Dew slams Suns' final quarter fadeouts

Suns coach STUART DEW smiles during a Gold Coast Suns AFL training session at Bond University AFL Field in Gold Coast, Australia.

Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew has asked his players why they don't want to win an AFL game after yet another fourth-quarter nightmare against St Kilda.

Crows in crisis as Hawks storm to AFL win

Hawthorn have continued Adelaide's disastrous run of AFL losses with a 56-point thumping at the MCG.

Hamstrung Dogs skipper out for 12 weeks

EASTON WOOD of the Bulldogs in action during the 2017 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Melbourne Demons at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

The Western Bulldogs suffered a disastrous injury toll in their 57-point loss to Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.

Saints snatch vital AFL win from Suns

St Kilda have snatched a dramatic two-point AFL win over Gold Coast as the Suns' final quarter woes deepen.

Rare win for Dockers away from Perth

Fremantle have won on the road for the first time in the 2018 AFL season.

Blues' goalless first half in AFL loss

Fremantle have claimed their first road win of the AFL season by thumping Carlton at Etihad Stadium.

Eagles coach happy with Gov's job on Buddy

ADAM SIMPSON, coach of the Eagles addresses the team at quarter time during the 2018 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia.

West Coast coach Adam Simpson says his defenders did a good job containing star forward Lance Franklin, especially given the enforced omission of Tom Barrass.

AFL premiership hype means zero: Longmire

Swans coach JOHN LONGMIRE looks on during the Sydney Swans AFL pre-season training session at Lakeside Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney coach John Longmire says it didn't matter how highly AFL pundits rated his side three weeks ago - and it doesn't matter now.

Tigers face tall task against Cats backs

Geelong have the No.1-ranked defence in the AFL going into their much-anticipated clash against Richmond at the MCG.

Swans topple AFL ladder-leading Eagles

LANCE FRANKLIN of the Swans kicks during the AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney have recorded a 15-point win over West Coast at the SCG, snapping the AFL ladder leader's 10-match winning streak.

Silk sells Burgoyne's AFL career short

SHAUN BURGOYNE of the Hawks runs with the ball during the AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Port Adelaide Power at University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston, Australia.

On Saturday night, Hawthorn star Shaun Burgoyne will become only the 16th AFL/VFL player to reach 350 games.

Saints part ways with AFL list manager

St Kilda have announced AFL list manager Tony Elshaug will not continue in the role.

Hardwick, Scott back shorter AFL games

DAMIEN HARDWICK, coach of the Tigers looks on during the AFL JLT Community Series match between the Richmond Tigers and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Ikon Park in Melbourne, Australia.

The push for shorter AFL games continues to receive backing from some of the competition's most influential figures.

Embattled Saints coach demands response

JACK NEWNES of the Saints looks dejected after AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the St Kilda Saints at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

St Kilda will be looking for their first win since round one of the AFL season when they face Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium.

Malthouse rips into Pert over new AFL role

Former Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse has laid bare his dislike of new Melbourne chief executive Gary Pert.

Hawks hope for Rioli AFL return this year

CYRIL RIOLI of the Hawks looks on during a Hawthorn Hawks AFL training session at Waverley Park in Australia.

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson is unsure when star forward Cyril Rioli will return from his personal leave in the Top End.

Blues won't change Cripps' AFL style

LEVI CASBOULT of the Blues and Zaine Cordy of the Bulldogs in action during the 2018 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Carlton Blues at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Carlton star Patrick Cripps needs to play a key role for the Blues in their round-13 AFL clash with Fremantle at Etihad Stadium.

Rioli finally returns for Tigers in AFL

DAMIEN HARDWICK Senior Coach of the Tigers during the 2017 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Richmond Tigers at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Forward Daniel Rioli and Brownlow medallist Dustin Martin will return for Richmond in their big AFL clash against Geelong.

Dogs bruised but coach bursting with pride

Bulldogs coach LUKE BEVERIDGE looks on during a Western Bulldogs AFL training session at Whitten Oval in Melbourne, Australia.

Luke Beveridge says the Western Bulldogs did themselves proud despite giving Port Adelaide a five-goal head start and suffering six injuries during the match.

Unheralded Grundy set for 250th AFL game

HEATH GRUNDY of the Swans looks to pass the ball during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Sydney Swans at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Sydney veteran Heath Grundy will play his 250th game when the Swans host top-of-the-table West Coast in an AFL blockbuster at the SCG.

Tigers add Martin, Rioli to AFL squad

DUSTIN MARTIN of the Tigers runs with the ball during the JLT Community Series AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Richmond Tigers at Norm Minns Oval in Wangaratta, Australia.

Daniel Rioli is the only member of Richmond's premiership team yet to play in the AFL this season.

Power strike down injury-ravaged Dogs

JACK MACRAE of the Bulldogsin action ahead of Andrew Phillips of the Blues during the 2018 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Carlton Blues at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

The Western Bulldogs' season of horror has gone from bad to worse with six injuries compounding their brutal AFL loss to Port Adelaide.

Pert takes over as CEO at Demons in AFL

Former Collingwood chief executive Gary Pert will have the same role at Melbourne, succeeding Peter Jackson.

AFL round-13 preview panel

West Coast will aim to extend their winning run to 11 matches when they take on Sydney at the SCG.

Swans' dour defence ready for AFL test

Sydney host West Coast in an AFL blockbuster at the SCG, with the club's highly-rated defence facing a tough test in the top-four showdown.

Docker Cam McCarthy set to face AFL Blues

Fremantle forward Cam McCarthy will have plenty to prove when he lines up for the Dockers' AFL clash with Carlton.

AFL recruiting is art, science and luck

The day after Shaun Burgoyne plays his 350 match, a trio of high-profile former Melbourne players will turn out for Port Adelaide in the SANFL.

Taggers vital in AFL blockbuster at SCG

West Coast tagger Mark Hutchings and Sydney counterpart George Hewett have big jobs to play in the Eagles-Swans AFL blockbuster at the SCG.

Reduce the length of AFL game: Dangerfield

PATRICK DANGERFIELD of the Cats looks on during the 2017 AFL Second Semi Final match between the Geelong Cats and the Sydney Swans at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

As the AFL's hierarchy grapple with the look of the game, Patrick Dangerfield has thrown up the concept of reducing the time players are on the field.

Fyfe makes me look good in AFL: Sandilands

NAT FYFE of the Dockers marks the ball during an AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Fremantle skipper Nat Fyfe will notch his 150-game AFL milestone in the Dockers' clash with Carlton at Etihad Stadium.

Suns optimistic about Kolodjashnij's tests

KADE KOLODJASHNIJ of the Suns gets tackled by Kade Simpson and Marc Murphy of the Blues during the AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Gold Coast Suns at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Gold Coast defender Kade Kolodjashnij has received some positive news as he tries to rid himself of concussion dramas that have stalled his AFL career.

Manager talks up De Goey's AFL contract

JORDAN DE GOEY of the Magpies marks the ball before warm up during the AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Jordan De Goey has put a rough start to the year - on and off the field - behind him and is in strong form for Collingwood.

Crows fail to come up for Hawks AFL clash

TOM LYNCH of the Crows celebrates after kicking a goal during the AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Adelaide Crows at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Adelaide have made four changes plus duo Rory Laird and Tom Lynch have failed to prove their fitness for the crucial AFL clash with Hawthorn at the MCG.

Tread carefully on AFL changes: Dogs coach

Bulldogs coach LUKE BEVERIDGE looks on during a Western Bulldogs AFL training session at Whitten Oval in Melbourne, Australia.

Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge isn't a fan of some of the more radical changes suggested to help improve the spectacle of AFL games.

West Coast worry about Buddy, not stats

ADAM SIMPSON, Senior Coach of the Eagles chats to Mark LeCras of the Eagles during the 2017 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

West Coast coach Adam Simpson knows his team face a tough ask curbing the influence of Lance Franklin in their AFL blockbuster at the SCG.

Eagles legend Cox lifts Swans: Longmire

Swans coach JOHN LONGMIRE looks on during the Sydney Swans AFL pre-season training session at Lakeside Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney coach John Longmire says Dean Cox has been a great addition to the AFL club, having joined them after ending an 18-year connection with West Coast.

Preview of Power-Bulldogs AFL clash

Port Adelaide and the Western Bulldogs open round 13 in the AFL with a Thursday night match.

Eagles to unveil another AFL debutant

ADAM SIMPSON, coach of the Eagles addresses the team at quarter time during the 2018 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia.

West Coast forward Jarrod Brander will become the club's seventh AFL debutant this year when he lines up against Sydney at the SCG.

Dogs make four changes for Port AFL clash

Bulldogs coach LUKE BEVERIDGE talk to players during the AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Western Bulldogs at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

The Western Bulldogs emerge from their bye week determined to turn their AFL season around, starting with a win against Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.

Picken's AFL future under concussion cloud

LIAM PICKEN of the Bulldogs runs with the ball during the AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Melbourne Demons at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge is unsure if or when Liam Picken will return to the field as he continues to struggle with concussion.

Fremantle's AFL injury crisis easing

NAT FYFE of the Dockers is chased by Hamish Hartlett and Darcy Byrne-Jones of the Power during the 2018 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Fremantle Dockers at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Fremantle are set to welcome back a host of stars over the next month, with Nat Fyfe and Aaron Sandilands to return this Saturday.

AFL boss McLachlan backs embattled Suns

Senior coach STUART DEW during a Gold Coast Suns AFL training session at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

AFL boss Gillon McLachlan has backed the Gold Coast Suns as the embattled expansion club continues to come under fire over their disastrous results.

Sydney Swans mull changes, Jack to return

KIEREN JACK of the Swans handpasses the ball during a Sydney Swans AFL training session at Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney are yet to name an unchanged team this AFL season, with that trend to continue ahead of their blockbuster against West Coast at the SCG.

Crows, AFLPA slam racist slur at Betts

AFLPA CEP PAUL MARSH speaks during the AFL Players' MVP Awards at Shed 14 Central Pier in Melbourne, Australia.

Adelaide and the AFLPA have slammed a racist social media comment directed at Crows star Eddie Betts.

Coach's bench feedback an AFL boon for GWS

Giants coach LEON CAMERON looks on during a Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL training session at Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia.

Greater Western Sydney's Jacob Hopper says he's enjoyed receiving direct feedback from coach Leon Cameron on the bench during recent AFL games.

Power drop Watts for AFL clash with Dogs

JACK WATTS of the Demons marks during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Lack of form has prompted Port Adelaide to drop recruit Jack Watts for their AFL clash with the Western Bulldogs at Adelaide Oval.

Power set to lose Jonas for AFL clash

Jack Watts of the Demons and TOM JONAS of the Power compete for the ball during the 2017 AFL round 18 match between the Melbourne Demons and the Port Adelaide Power at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Tom Jonas played out Friday night's win over Richmond, but a hamstring injury has him in doubt for the match against the Western Bulldogs

Picken reveals AFL concussion struggles

Bulldogs coach LUKE BEVERIDGE looks on during a Western Bulldogs AFL training session at Whitten Oval in Melbourne, Australia.

Western Bulldogs premiership player Liam Picken has outlined his struggles with post-concussion syndrome.

Hawks trial AFL rule changes at Etihad

The AFL invited Hawthorn to have a training session at Etihad Stadium so potential rule changes could be trialled.

Surgery set to end Magpie Wells AFL season

DANIEL WELLS of the Magpies marks the ball during the 2017 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Brisbane Lions at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Collingwood veteran Daniel Wells will undergo foot surgery that will likely end his AFL season.

Tigers get Martin back for Cats AFL clash

DUSTIN MARTIN of the Tigers runs with the ball during the JLT Community Series AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Richmond Tigers at Norm Minns Oval in Wangaratta, Australia.

Richmond are set to be boosted by the return of star AFL midfielder Dustin Martin from a calf strain ahead of their MCG showdown with Geelong.

Demons veteran Jordan Lewis cops AFL fine

AFL match review officer Michael Christian has handed out one suspension after completing his assessment of round 12.

Real concerns raised at AFL Chief's dinner

AFL CEO GILLON MCLACHLAN speaks to media in Melbourne, Australia.

AFL boss Gillon McLachlan has hosted all 18 senior coaches for an informal meeting about the state of the game.

Swans, Eagles set to reignite AFL rivalry

Sydney and West Coast will clash in an SCG blockbuster, with Swans great Jude Bolton saying it's the biggest game between the rivals since the 2006 grand final.

AFL great Burgoyne keen to keep playing

ALASTAIR CLARKSON, Senior Coach of the Hawks looks on during the 2017 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Hawthorn Hawks at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Hawthorn great Shaun Burgoyne is surely one of few players who can joke about annoying coach Alastair Clarkson in his office.

Suns chair lashes Melbourne's AFL media

Gold Coast Suns chairman Tony Cochrane has slammed the Melbourne media's treatment of star free agent Tom Lynch, claiming it is breaking him and the club.

Knee surgery stalls Morris AFL comeback

DALE MORRIS listens as Matthew Boyd speaks to media after announcing his retirements during a Western Bulldogs AFL press conference at Whitten Oval in Melbourne, Australia.

The Western Bulldogs say Dale Morris' knee operation is unrelated to the partial ACL tear he suffered earlier this year.

Hawks grant AFL star Rioli family time

MARTIN GLEESON of the Bombers is tackled by CYRIL RIOLI of the Hawks during the AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Hawthorn Hawks at MCG Melbourne, Australia.

Hawthorn forward Cyril Rioli has travelled to Darwin to be with his family after being given time off by the AFL club.

Suns' Cochrane bites at AFL club's critics

Gold Coast chairman Tony Cochrane has launched a passionate defence of the struggling AFL club while calling for a review of the draft.

Family ties fire up American Pie in AFL

MASON COX of the Magpies hydrates with a drink during the JLT Community Series AFL match between Collingwood Magpies and the Western Bulldogs at Ted Summerton Recreational Reserve in Moe, Australia.

Collingwood's Mason Cox starred with five goals in an emphatic Queen's Birthday win over Melbourne.

Speculation won't distract Saints coach

Saints head coach ALAN RICHARDSON walks away from talking to his players during the AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the St Kilda Saints at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

St Kilda coach Alan Richardson says speculation over his future won't distract him as he attempts to turn around his side's AFL season.

Demons come up well short against Magpies

Melbourne have had their six-match AFL winning streak ended by a red-hot Collingwood outfit at the MCG.

Snapshot of round 12 of the AFL season

A snapshot of what happened in round 12 of the AFL season.

Weller wants to show the way for Suns

LACHIE WELLER of the Dockers handpasses the ball under pressure from Andrew Gaff of the Eagles during the 2017 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Gold Coast's Lachie Weller has called for unity and patience as the AFL club tries to find a way back after two horror losses in the past fortnight.

Dockers star Walters slapped with AFL ban

MICHAEL WALTERS of the Dockers attempts to mark the ball on the boundary line during the JLT Community Series AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles at HBF Arena in Perth, Australia.

Fremantle star Michael Walters has been offered a one-match AFL ban for a striking incident during the Dockers' upset win over Adelaide.

AFL coaches freeze to fight MND

Demons head coach SIMON GOODWIN gives instructions during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Every AFL coach has taken part in the annual Big Freeze fundraiser at the MCG on Queen's Birthday Monday.

Eagles' Barrass not scarred by Franklin

LANCE FRANKLIN of the Swans kicks during the AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia.

West Coast are aiming for a slice of revenge when they take on Sydney in their AFL clash at the SCG.

McLachlan to host AFL coaches for dinner

AFL CEO GILLON MCLACHLAN speaks to media in Melbourne, Australia.

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan and many of the game's senior coaches will have plenty to talk about when they meet for their annual dinner.

Cox stars for Magpies in big AFL win

NEALE DANIHER (R) speaks to media alongside Kevin Sheedy during an Essendon Bombers AFL media and training session at True Value Solar Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Collingwood have snapped Melbourne's six-game winning streak with a commanding Queen's Birthday victory at the MCG.

Docker Johnson to sweat on AFL selection

MICHAEL JOHNSON of the Dockers breaks clear of Elliot Yeo of the Eagles during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Fremantle veteran Michael Johnson is no certainty to earn an AFL recall despite Alex Pearce suffering a broken thumb.

Andrews shines as Lions lament misses

HARRIS ANDREWS of the Lions kicks during the AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Essendon Bombers at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Despite another frustrating loss, Brisbane fullback Harris Andrews' stocks continue to rise after another convincing effort against Essendon in the AFL.

Roos, AFLPA fuming after Ziebell injury

JACK ZIEBELL of the Kangaroos kicks whilst being tackled by Sebastian Ross of the Saints during the AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the St Kilda Saints at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Kangaroo Jack Ziebell's cuts from field signage followed similar incidents earlier in the year involving Geelong pair Mark Blicavs and Zach Tuohy.

Cox boots four, Dockers beat Crows in AFL

EDDIE BETTS of the Crows celebrates a goal during the 2018 AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Adelaide Crows at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Adelaide goalsneak Eddie Betts has booted a wayward 2.6 as the Crows suffered a three-point AFL loss to Fremantle in Perth.

Heppell all clear after Hodge collision

DYSON HEPPELL of the Bombers in action during the 2018 AFL ANZAC Day match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Essendon Bombers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Essendon captain Dyson Heppell has been given the all-clear from his coach after missing more than half of his side's win against Brisbane.

Scott backs ideas to stop AFL congestion

CHRIS SCOTT, Senior Coach of the Cats addresses his players during the 2017 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and Port Adelaide Power at Simonds Stadium in Geelong, Australia.

Geelong coach Chris Scott is open to measures such as a cap on interchange rotations and 16 per side.

Wasteful Lions made to pay by Bombers

Brisbane's errant kicking cost them but Essendon weren't much better as they held on to win by 22 points at the Gabba on Sunday.

Demons, Pies ponder 'why not?' in AFL

As Melbourne and Collingwood prepare for their Queen's Birthday AFL clash, both sides sense something special is possible this season.

Saints coach says they must lift in AFL

Saints head coach ALAN RICHARDSON walks away from talking to his players during the AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the St Kilda Saints at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Alan Richardson is realistic enough to know that he and many others will be on notice unless St Kilda improve.

Swans smash Saints, eye Eagles in AFL

Sydney will take on AFL ladder leaders West Coast after their 71-point drubbing of St Kilda at Etihad Stadium.

Slick Swans smash sloppy Saints in AFL

A first-quarter blitz by Sydney has set up a 71-point AFL drubbing of St Kilda at Etihad Stadium.

Losses to shape Lynch's AFL future: Brown

TOM LYNCH of the Crows celebrates after kicking a goal during the AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Adelaide Crows at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Former Brisbane captain Jonathan Brown says Gold Coast's lopsided losses will be weighing on the mind of in-demand skipper Tom Lynch.

Kangaroos' Ziebell cuts knees on lighting

JACK ZIEBELL of the Kangaroos kicks whilst being tackled by Sebastian Ross of the Saints during the AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the St Kilda Saints at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

North Melbourne skipper Jack Ziebell has cut his knees on the LED lighting on the fence at GMHBA Stadium.

Two Giants hurt in huge AFL win over Suns

Greater Western Sydney have smashed Gold Coast by 108 points but Rory Lobb and Daniel Lloyd have both been injured in the AFL club's victory.

Ablett stars in Cats' big AFL win

GARY ABLETT of the Gold Suns poses for a portrait at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Gary Ablett and Tom Hawkins were among the stars as Geelong downed North Melbourne by 37 points in their AFL clash.

Lions brace for AFL life without Cameron

CHARLIE CAMERON during an Adelaide Crows AFL Grand Final training session at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Brisbane will battle on without star recruit Charlie Cameron while Essendon have a point to prove in their Gabba clash on Sunday.

Crows hope to sing in AFL rain v Dockers

Dockers head coach ROSS LYON walks off at quarter time during the AFL match between North Melbourne v Fremantle at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Adelaide are aiming to snap a two-match losing run when they take on Fremantle in what's expected to be a wet clash at Optus Stadium.

Dusty a certain starter next week: Tigers

DUSTIN MARTIN of the Tigers celebrates kicking a goal during the AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Carlton Blues at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Richmond star Dustin Martin will return to AFL action against Geelong next week after missing the Tigers' 14-point loss to Port Adelaide because of injury.

Port's Wingard strikes back in AFL victory

CHAD WINGARD of the Power kicks the ball during the AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the West Coast Eagles at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley has lauded Chad Wingard's performance in the Power's 14-point AFL win over premiers Richmond at Adelaide Oval.

Westhoff stars as Port down Tigers in AFL

Port Adelaide have defeated premiers Richmond by 14 points in their round 12 AFL clash, with Justin Westhoff's three goals triggering a Power scoring avalanche.

Shy Griffen set for 250th AFL game

RYAN GRIFFEN poses during a Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL portrait session in Sydney, Australia.

Greater Western Sydney's Ryan Griffen was too shy to attend the AFL draft, now he's preparing to play a 250th game.

Dockers recall two for Crows AFL clash

Fremantle will face Adelaide at Optus Stadium without star AFL pair Nat Fyfe and Aaron Sandilands.

Axed Billings backed to bounce back in AFL

JACK BILLINGS of the Saints handballs whilst being tackled by Marley Williams during an AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the St Kilda Saints at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

St Kilda forward Jack Billings has been sent back to find some form in the VFL after a disappointing AFL season to date.

AFL considers options in war on congestion

BRAD SCOTT coach of the Kangaroos speaks to his team during a quarter time break with Jack Ziebell of the Kangaroos during an AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Fremantle Dockers at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

The AFL has met key industry figures and will continue to canvass opinions as it looks at ways to improve the spectacle of the game.

Dockers Sandilands fails concussion test

PADDY RYDER of the Power tackles AARON SANDILANDS of the Dockers during the 2017 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Fremantle Dockers at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Fremantle ruckman Aaron Sandilands has failed a concussion test and won't play in the Dockers' AFL clash with Adelaide in Perth.

Swan ready for AFL clash with ex-housemate

JAKE LLOYD of the Swans marks during the round 14 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Essendon Bombers at Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia.

Jake Lloyd and Tim Membrey started their AFL careers together as housemates, now the latter will be trying to deliver St Kilda an upset win over Sydney.

Concussed Coniglio may have played Sunday

STEPHEN CONIGLIO of the Giants celebrates after kicking a goal during the AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron says Stephen Coniglio may not have been an enforced omission if the AFL club had another day off between games.

Kangaroos embracing AFL premiership hype

JARRAD WAITE of the Kangaroos celebrates a goal during the AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Hawthorn Hawks at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott is happy people are speaking so highly of the Roos, as long as his players don't buy into the hype.

Demons learn from last AFL loss to Magpies

SIMON GOODWIN the coach of the Demons looks on during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin says his team learnt lessons from their last loss to Collingwood, which saw them miss a finals berth.

Miles replaces Martin for Tigers in AFL

DUSTIN MARTIN of the Tigers handpasses the ball under pressure during the JLT Community Series AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Richmond Tigers at Norm Minns Oval in Wangaratta, Australia.

Ball magnet Anthony Miles has replaced Dustin Martin in the Richmond AFL line-up to take on Port Adelaide.

Pendlebury relishing new AFL midfield role

SCOTT PENDLEBURY of the Magpies runs with the ball during the AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Essendon Bombers at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury is enjoying the occasional opportunity to nullify a star opposition midfielder.

Port AFL coach backs misfiring Dixon

KEN HINKLEY the coach of the Power looks on during a Port Adelaide Power AFL training session at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says hard work from Charlie Dixon is the only way to reverse his AFL form slump.

AFL round-12 preview panel

Port Adelaide will be aiming to bounce back from last week's AFL loss to Hawthorn when they host Richmond in a crucial Friday night clash.

Jones backs Demons defence to fire in AFL

NATHAN JONES of the Demons leads his team out during the AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Melbourne Demons at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Jake Lever's season-ending knee reconstruction is a major blow to the Melbourne defence.

In-form Francis nears AFL return for Dons

AARON FRANCIS of the Bombers kicks the ball during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Essendon Bombers at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

After needing time off earlier this year, Essendon player Aaron Francis is nearing an AFL return.

Pendlebury says Pies have AFL self-belief

SCOTT PENDLEBURY of the Magpies runs with the ball during the AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Essendon Bombers at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

This will be the first time Melbourne and Collingwood have boasted such strong form going into their Queen's Birthday AFL blockbuster.

Daniher an AFL inspiration: Nathan Jones

NATHAN JONES of the Demons leads his team out during the AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Melbourne Demons at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne co-captain Nathan Jones says it's inspiring how his former coach Neale Daniher continues to fight despite suffering MND.

Dockers appoint Cooper as new AFLW coach

Fremantle's new AFLW coach Trent Cooper will attempt to end the club's finals drought next season after being appointed on a two-year deal.

Tiger star Martin to miss AFL away game

DUSTIN MARTIN of the Tigers runs with the ball during the JLT Community Series AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Richmond Tigers at Norm Minns Oval in Wangaratta, Australia.

Richmond's Brownlow medallist Dustin Martin will miss Friday night's AFL match against Port Adelaide because of a calf injury.

Chris Scott impressed with the Kangaroos

HARRY TAYLOR of the Cats celebrates a goal during the AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Richmond Tigers at Simonds Stadium in Geelong, Australia.

Harry Taylor is among a group of experienced Geelong players unlikely to return to AFL action until after the mid-season bye.

Port summon Pittard to face Tigers in AFL

JASPER PITTARD of the Power handballs whilst being tackled David Zaharakis of the Bombers during the AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Port Adelaide Power at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Port Adelaide will recall defender Jasper Pittard for Friday night's AFL match against Richmond at Adelaide Oval.

Coach backs Matt Crouch as Crows captain

MATT CROUCH of the Crows kicks whilst being tackled by Cyril Rioli of the Hawks during the AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Adelaide Crows at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Adelaide's 23-year-old midfielder Matt Crouch is set to captain the AFL club for the first time when the Crows head west to face Fremantle in Perth.

Saints dump Billings for Sydney AFL clash

DUSTIN MARTIN of the Tigers runs with the ball during the JLT Community Series AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Richmond Tigers at Norm Minns Oval in Wangaratta, Australia.

St Kilda have dropped Jack Billings and lost skipper Jarryn Geary to injury for their home AFL match against Sydney.

Giants must maintain AFL rage: Shiel

DYLAN SHIEL poses during the Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL media day in Sydney, Australia.

Greater Western Sydney midfielder Dylan Shiel says his AFL team's breakthrough win over Adelaide will count for nothing if they can't repeat the effort.

AFLW to set up competition committee

After the stunning success of the first two seasons, the women's league will have a competition committee to look at where it goes next.

Crows braced for Lynch loss in AFL

TOM LYNCH of the Crows celebrates after kicking a goal during the AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Adelaide Crows at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Two of Adelaide's key players are in grave doubt to play the AFL match against Fremantle this weekend.

Dons' Daniher unsure when he's back in AFL

JOE DANIHER of the Bombers runs with the ball during the AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Geelong Cats at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Essendon full forward Joe Daniher has been out of action since round seven because of osteitis pubis.

Was Ross Lyon flossing in AFL coach's box?

Dockers head coach ROSS LYON looks on while players warm up during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Hawthorn Hawks at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has come under pressure on several fronts this season, with flossing the latest debate.

Banned Fyfe out of AFL Brownlow contention

JARRYN GEARY of the Saints handpasses the ball under pressure from Nat Fyfe of the Dockers during an AFL match at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Fremantle star Nat Fyfe is out of Brownlow Medal contention after he failed to convince the AFL tribunal to throw out his striking charge.

AFL Docker Bennell escapes calf injury

HARLEY BENNELL of the Suns handballs during the AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the St Kilda Saints at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Fremantle midfielder Harley Bennell might play in the WAFL this weekend despite his recent calf scare.

Eagle Darling to miss 4-6 weeks in AFL

JACK DARLING looks on during a West Coast Eagles AFL training session at Subiaco Oval in Perth, Australia.

West Coast will need to rely heavily on forward Josh Kennedy over the next month after fellow spearhead Jack Darling injured his ankle.

AFL ramps up health check on state of game

AFL General Manager Football Operations STEVE HOCKING was announced as the new AFL General Manager of Football Operations at AFL House in Melbourne, Australia.

The AFL will continue canvassing opinions on the state of the game when officials meet with key industry heavyweights.

Matt de Boer set to return for GWS Giants

MATT DE BOER of the Giants looks to pass the ball during the AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Greater Western Giants at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Greater Western Sydney are likely to recall Matt de Boer for their AFL clash with Gold Coast, while vice-captain Stephen Coniglio isn't a certain starter.

Lions' Cameron to miss rest of AFL season

CHARLIE CAMERON during an Adelaide Crows AFL Grand Final training session at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Brisbane have lost one of their brightest sparks for the rest of the season, with Charlie Cameron to have surgery on a torn ankle ligament next week.

Grundy, Gawn set to lock horns in AFL ruck

Magpies head coach NATHAN BUCKLEY speaks to his players during the JLT Community Series AFL match between Collingwood Magpies and the Western Bulldogs at Ted Summerton Recreational Reserve in Moe, Australia.

Magpies coach Nathan Buckley is excited by ruckman Brodie Grundy's duel with in-form Max Gawn in Collingwood's clash with Melbourne on Monday.

AFL to experiment with four umpires

AFL General Manager Football Operations STEVEN HOCKING addresses the media after Steve Hocking was announced as the new AFL General Manager of Football Operations at AFL House in Melbourne, Australia.

The AFL will trial having four umpires on the field for all games during rounds 13 and 14.

McDonald extends AFL deal with Demons

TOM MCDONALD of the Demons kicks during theAFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Melbourne Demons at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

In-form forward Tom McDonald is off the free agency market after re-signing with Melbourne until the end of the 2022 AFL season.

Suns' Miller urges fans to stick around

TOUK MILLER of the Suns runs the ball during the AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Gold Coast Suns at The Gabba on April 22, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia.

Suns midfielder Touk Miller has urged Gold Coast fans to stick with the side despite their Metricon Stadium horror show on Saturday.

Rance fined as AFL toughens up on staging

ALEX RANCE of the Tigers runs with the ball during a Richmond Tigers AFL training session at ME Bank Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Richmond star Alex Rance was fined for staging by AFL match review officer Michael Christian.

Fyfe banned by tribunal, out of Brownlow

NAT FYFE of the Dockers is chased by Hamish Hartlett and Darcy Byrne-Jones of the Power during the 2018 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Fremantle Dockers at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Fremantle have failed to keep Nat Fyfe's Brownlow Medal chances alive at the AFL tribunal.

Sydney Swans focused on Saints, not Eagles

Swans coach JOHN LONGMIRE looks on during the Sydney Swans AFL pre-season training session at Lakeside Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney coach John Longmire says St Kilda's most recent AFL quarter, in which they kicked seven goals to one against West Coast, shows how potent they are.

Suns' May faces six week injury lay-off

STEVEN MAY of the Suns kicks the ball during the AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Gold Coast Suns at Adelaide Oval in Australia.

Gold Coast defender and co-captain Steven May will miss at least four weeks with an ankle injury in another blow for the embattled Suns.

Lions' Cameron faces long AFL injury stint

CHARLIE CAMERON during an Adelaide Crows AFL Grand Final training session at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

In-form Brisbane Lion Charlie Cameron is facing at least six weeks on the sideline with a suspected midfoot injury.

Swans have 'got the message' on staging

CALLUM SINCLAIR of the Swans celebrates kicking a goal during AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Carlton Blues at Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney coach John Longmire says ruckman Callum Sinclair, who was fined $1000 for trying to milk a 50m penalty, has now got the message when it comes to staging.

AFL Midseason Report Card

A report card at the midseason mark of the AFL season.

Bulldogs all but out of finals contention

Bulldogs coach LUKE BEVERIDGE talk to players during the AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Western Bulldogs at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

The Western Bulldogs look unrecognisable from the team which won the 2016 AFL flag in such thrilling fashion.

Crows eye fourth captain after Lynch hurt

MATT CROUCH of the Crows handballs during the NAB Challenge AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Adelaide Crows at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Adelaide midfielder Matt Crouch is likely to be the Crows' fourth captain this AFL season amid a spate of injuries to the club's leadership group.

Dockers backing Bennell for AFL return

HARLEY BENNELL of the Dockers handballs during the 2016 NAB Challenge match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Geelong Cats at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon is upbeat about Harley Bennell, despite his latest calf injury setback.

Brownlow fave Fyfe given one-game AFL ban

NAT FYFE of the Dockers is chased by Hamish Hartlett and Darcy Byrne-Jones of the Power during the 2018 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Fremantle Dockers at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe will challenge his one-match ban for striking, when he heads to the AFL Tribunal on Tuesday.

Crows brace to lose injured Lynch in AFL

TOM LYNCH of the Crows celebrates after kicking a goal during the AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Adelaide Crows at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Adelaide forward Tom Lynch is having scans on a side strain and could miss a chunk of the AFL season.

Giants' Greene to miss another AFL month

TOBY GREENE poses during the Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL media day in Sydney, Australia.

Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron says forward Toby Greene is likely to miss another month of the AFL due to a foot injury.

AFL coaches to take icy slide against MND

Dockers head coach ROSS LYON looks on while players warm up during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Hawthorn Hawks at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon and Collingwood counterpart Nathan Buckley know all too well about the toll of motor neuron disease.

Pies primed for AFL test against Demons

NATHAN BUCKLEY, Senior Coach of the Magpies addresses his players during the 2017 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Essendon Bombers at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Collingwood are on a three-game winning streak and now face top-four side Melbourne in their annual Queen's Birthday blockbuster.

Kangaroos are worthy AFL finals contenders

BRAD SCOTT coach of the Kangaroos speaks to his team during a quarter time break with Jack Ziebell of the Kangaroos during an AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Fremantle Dockers at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

North Melbourne notched their seventh win of the AFL season - a 54-point win over Brisbane - in round 11 action.

GWS stun Crows with upset AFL win

RYAN GRIFFEN poses during a Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL portrait session in Sydney, Australia.

Greater Western Sydney have downed Adelaide by 16 points to record their first win over the Crows in the South Australian capital.

Snapshot of round 11 of the AFL season

A snapshot of round 11 of the AFL season.

Wounded Lions take heart from brave loss

CHRIS FAGAN, Senior Coach of the Lions looks on during the Brisbane Lions AFL pre-season training session at University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston, Australia.

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan was pleased with the way his team fought out a 54-point loss to North Melbourne after losing three players in the first half.

Fyfe to come under AFL scrutiny after rout

SAM LLOYD of the Tigers avoids being tackled by NATHAN FYFE of the Dockers during the AFL NAB Challenge match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Richmond Tigers at Rushton Park in Mandurah, Australia.

Fremantle captain Nathan Fyfe, the Brownlow Medal favourite, will probably escape suspension for a crude high forearm.

Scans confirm Lever's worst AFL fears

JAKE LEVER of the Demons marks during a Melbourne Demons AFL pre-season training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Scans on Melbourne defender Jake Lever show he needs a knee reconstruction and will miss the rest of the AFL season.

Kangaroos cruise past wounded Lions in AFL

JED ANDERSON of the Kangaroos in action during the AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and Port Adelaide Power at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

North Melbourne have consolidated their spot in the top eight with a 54-point AFL win over a depleted Brisbane outfit at Etihad Stadium.

Rance savaged for milking free kick in AFL

ALEX RANCE of the Tigers runs with the ball during a Richmond Tigers AFL training session at ME Bank Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Wayne Carey and Paul Roos are unimpressed with Alex Rance's free kick in the big Richmond win over Essendon.

Suns count cost of injuries in AFL loss

TOM LYNCH of the Suns and PATRICK AMBROSE of the Bombers compete for the ball during the AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Gold Coast Suns at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Gold Coast Suns suffered their heaviest loss of the AFL season on Saturday night and it was further soured by several injuries to important players.

Bombers cross fingers on Zaharakis in AFL

In-form Essendon midfielder David Zaharakis suffered a suspected broken collarbone on Saturday night.

Hardwick rapt with Riewoldt's AFL form

JACK RIEWOLDT of the Tigers marks during a Richmond Tigers AFL training session at ME Bank Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Jack Riewoldt had a quiet game in Richmond's thumping win over Essendon, with coach Damien Hardwick impressed with his season.

Saints hope they have turned the corner

Saints head coach ALAN RICHARDSON walks away from talking to his players during the AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the St Kilda Saints at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

St Kilda forward Tim Membrey exorcised some demons when he kicked six straight goals against the Eagles at Optus Stadium.

Eagles sweat on Darling injury during bye

JACK DARLING looks on during a West Coast Eagles AFL training session at Subiaco Oval in Perth, Australia.

West Coast forward Jack Darling will be sweating on the result of scans after injuring his ankle against St Kilda on Saturday night.

Darling hurt as Eagles beat Saints in AFL

JOSH KENNEDY of the Eagles competes for the ball against Michael Hartley of the Bombers during the AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

West Coast forward Josh Kennedy has booted four goals in the third quarter to help guide his side to an easy victory over St Kilda at Optus Stadium.

Richmond thrash Essendon in AFL Dreamtime

Essendon were once again terrible in the third quarter as Richmond dominated the annual Dreamtime At The 'G match.

Hinkley laments AFL Port's ill-discipline

KEN HINKLEY the coach of the Power looks on during a Port Adelaide Power AFL training session at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Despite a dominant opening quarter, Port Adelaide went down to Hawthorn by three points in Launceston.

Docker Bennell suffers another calf injury

HARLEY BENNELL of the Suns handballs during the AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the St Kilda Saints at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Fremantle midfielder Harley Bennell has been struck down by another calf setback, but the club is hopeful it's not too serious.

Ablett leads way for Geelong in AFL rout

GARY ABLETT during a Gold Coast Suns AFL training session at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Gary Ablett has played a prominent role for Geelong, kicking three goals in the Cats' 85-point AFL win over Gold Coast.

Dogs uneven again in AFL loss to Demons

Bulldogs coach LUKE BEVERIDGE talks to players during the AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Western Bulldogs at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

The Western Bulldogs put in another inconsistent effort in their 49-point AFL loss to Melbourne at Etihad Stadium.

Hawks hold on, edge Port in AFL thriller

Hawthorn are back on the winner's list after a tense three-point win over Port Adelaide in Launceston.

Demons down Dogs, lose Lever to AFL injury

JAKE LEVER of the Crows in action ahead of Rhys Stanley of the Cats during the 2017 AFL First Preliminary Final match between the Adelaide Crows and the Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Melbourne star Jake Lever has suffered a major knee injury early in the Demons' 49-point AFL win over the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium.

Crouch injured ahead of Crows match vs GWS

Adelaide midfielder Brad Crouch will have groin surgery as the Crows prepare to host Greater Western in Sunday's AFL match at Adelaide Oval.

Crows' Crouch to have groin surgery

Adelaide's Brad Crouch has succumbed to his groin injury and will have surgery next week.

Halftime spray woke Swans from AFL slumber

ISAAC HEENEY poses during a Sydney Swans AFL portrait session in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney star Isaac Heeney says his AFL side, given a spray at halftime of a scrappy win over Carlton, must lift if they're to challenge the likes of West Coast.

Roos' guns to test young Lions defence

Lions coach CHRIS FAGAN looks on during the AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Geelong Cats at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Lions coach Chris Fagan says Darcy Gardiner has taken big steps in defence but knows he'll be tested by the AFL's golden boot leader Ben Brown on Sunday.

Young Dockers could cop Magpie hiding

AARON SANDILANDS of the Dockers handballs during the AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Fremantle Dockers at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Fremantle will field another two debutants plus a host of other inexperienced players in Sunday's AFL clash with Collingwood at the MCG.

Swans extend AFL streak, beat Blues by 30

Sydney have rolled Carlton by 30 points in the AFL clash at the SCG, where Isaac Heeney was awarded the Goodes-O'Loughlin medal.

Wells in for Pies, Dockers wield AFL axe

DANIEL WELLS of the Magpies marks the ball during the 2017 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Brisbane Lions at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Collingwood veteran Daniel Wells is one of several key inclusions in the latest AFL teams to be announced.

Axe comes down on Dockers veterans in AFL

DANYLE PEARCE of the Dockers kicks the ball during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Gold Coast Suns at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Former Port Adelaide midfielder Danyle Pearce faces a fight to win back his spot in Fremantle's side after being axed for tje AFL clash with Collingwood.

Demons trying to shut out AFL finals hype

SIMON GOODWIN the coach of the Demons looks on during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne AFL coach Simon Goodwin says while the spotlight is on his in-form team the Demons are trying to downplay the hype around their recent success.

Eagles axe Sheed for returning Shuey

DOM SHEED of the Eagles runs with the ball during the AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the West Coast Eagles at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

West Coast midfielder Dom Sheed will be forced to play in the WAFL on Monday after surprisingly being axed for Saturday's clash with St Kilda.

Tigers' Caddy ready to stop Bombers raid

JOSH CADDY of the Tigers marks the ball during a Richmond Tigers AFL training session at Punt Road Oval in Melbourne, Australia.

Richmond's Josh Caddy is happy to have Jack Riewoldt back but is putting up his hand for more time forward against Essendon in their annual Dreamtime clash.

Stage two awaits for Weller's Suns

LACHIE WELLER of the Dockers handpasses the ball under pressure from Andrew Gaff of the Eagles during the 2017 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Finally, after returning to his junior club from Fremantle in October, Gold Coast midfielder Lachie Weller will finally get to run out on his home ground.

Saints must be bold against Eagles: coach

Saints head coach ALAN RICHARDSON talks to his players during the AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

St Kilda will be looking for their first AFL win since round one when they take on West Coast in Perth.

Hawks must fire up against Power: coach

ALASTAIR CLARKSON, Senior Coach of the Hawks addresses his players during the 2017 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Hawthorn Hawks at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Hawthorn will be trying to avoid a fourth straight AFL loss when they face Port Adelaide in Launceston.

Port's travel record a key to AFL finals

KEN HINKLEY the coach of the Power looks on during a Port Adelaide Power AFL training session at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Port Adelaide's record in away games will be a crucial factor in the club's AFL finals ambitions, coach Ken Hinkley says.

Stewart, three young Cats sign AFL deals

TOM STEWART of the Cats warms up for the AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Fremantle Dockers at Simonds Stadium in Geelong, Australia.

Tom Stewart is among four Geelong players to sign new contracts with the AFL club

AFL cellar dwellers' Friday night delight

BRENDON BOLTON, Senior Coach of the Blues looks on during the AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Carlton Blues at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Carlton coach Brendon Bolton isn't complaining about the AFL cellar dwellers' latest exposure to the big stage of Friday night football.

Long-awaited return for McCarthy

LINCOLN MCCARTHY of the Cats palms the ball to Steven Motlop during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Geelong Cats at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Injury-plagued Lincoln McCarthy is back in the Geelong lineup for his first AFL game since early 2017.