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Heartwarming scenes as season wraps up

Adelaide has farewelled departing veterans Tom Lynch and David Mackay in fine style, the Crows ending a disappointing season on a high note with a convincing 44-point win over North Melbourne on Sunday. Despite claiming their first wooden spoon since 1972 in round 22, the Kangaroos had been playing an encouraging brand of football since […]

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AFL’s cruel parting gift for veteran

The AFL has hit Gold Coast Suns veteran Jarrod Harbrow with a $2000 fine in his last ever game. Match review officer Michael Christian charged Harbrow, a member of the Suns’ foundation squad, with forceful front-on contact after the 33-year-old collided with a rival in Saturday’s loss to the Swans. Watch every 2021 Toyota AFL […]

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Season over for AFL’s pretenders

The Fremantle Dockers’ huge loss to St Kilda on Sunday afternoon ended their finals hopes and also confirmed which eight teams would contest this year’s play-offs. A number of top-eight scenarios had been possible leading into round 23 — any one of Geelong, Port Adelaide and Melbourne could have finished as minor premiers, while Fremantle, […]

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Surprising response to ‘inexcusable’ loss

Geelong coach Chris Scott was quick to downplay the significance of his side conceding the last eight goals to Melbourne, losing the match at GMHBA Stadium and the minor premiership in the process. Scott, a past master in sending a positive message to Cats fans and players in a crisis, said the 48-point turnaround and […]

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Microphone picks up star’s epic final quip

Emotions were running high after the full time siren at the MCG as Shaun Burgoyne, Bachar Houli and David Astbury walked off the field for the final time after their clash finished in a bonkers draw. Richmond kicked the last five goals to snatch an extraordinary draw from Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson and veteran Burgoyne […]

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AFL club’s final round team list says it all

In a move that sums up its injury-ravaged season to a tee, Richmond has been forced to make an almost record-breaking number of changes to its team list ahead of this week’s game. Ten players have been forced out of the Tigers’ side to face Hawthorn — six of whom will ride the pine through […]

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Hotel-bound Bulldogs not ‘pulsing’

Up to 20 Western Bulldogs players will stay in a hotel this week as all players and staff endure three Covid tests before Friday’s top-four showdown with Port Adelaide as part of strict rules. But coach Luke Beveridge, who opted to stay at home, which in turn meant his wife, a nurse, took unpaid leave […]

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‘Use your voice’ – Eddie’s lasting message

The next chapter of Eddie Betts’ life could be more important than his stellar 17-year AFL career with Carlton and Adelaide that will come to a close this weekend. Betts, who has kicked 638 goals across his 349 games, announced his retirement on Monday night and in addressing his teammates urged them to “use your […]

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Report: AFL dancing on Tigers’ grave after ‘war’

Richmond’s demise is reportedly being celebrated as a victory at AFL headquarters after claims the two parties have been at war over “loathed” behaviour. Reports of a deteriorating relationship between the reigning premiers and the governing body surfaced again earlier this year following the Tigers’ nightclub incident which concluded with a $20,000 fine being handed […]