Crows fans concerned about the club’s back six can rest easy. Budding defender Lewis Johnston insists there is no need to panic despite All-Australian full back Ben Rutten battling a foot injury and Phil Davis now heading up Greater Western Sydney’s backline.
The long wait in cotton wool continues for Josh Drummond after the injury-plagued Brisbane Lions dangerman was ruled out of the AFL’s regular season opening round.
An eye-catching performance by star ruckman Matthew Kreuzer was one of the highlights of Carlton’s intra-club practice match on Friday.
Magpies defender Alan Toovey has predicted the return from injury of Nathan Brown will make for some fierce competition for backline spots at the AFL club this year.
Bombers veteran Mark McVeigh has warned fans not to expect a repeat of last year’s strong NAB Cup campaign as the club gets set to take on West Coast and Fremantle in Perth.
Michael Barlow was a surprise omission from Fremantle’s squad for Sunday’s round one NAB Cup clashes against West Coast and Essendon after suffering soreness in the leg he broke.
The Cats have taken a new defensive approach to its pre-season training under assistant coach Blake Caracella.
With its second NAB Cup campaign a little more than a week away, Guy McKenna says his young Gold Coast team is growing up fast.
Greater Western Sydney:
It might not be played until well into this year, but the GWS Giants team song is sure to split the AFL community.
Jack Gunston set himself a tough task coming into this pre-season, and as training morphs into games tonight with the start of the NAB Cup, he can confidently say ”mission accomplished”.
Former Brisbane player Mitch Clark will not get a free passage when Melbourne play the Lions in NAB Cup.
Todd Goldstein says he and Hamish McIntosh can form a ruck combination to rival West Coast.
Just nine weeks since his sensational training dust-up with teammate Jackson Trengove, Power forward Jay Schulz predicted tensions would again reach boiling point in tonight’s internal trial at Alberton.
Tigers spearhead Jack Riewoldt says he has his “body language” issues in check, admitting he was out of line at times during the 2011 season.
Langwarrin Park Primary School was given a rare insight into what it takes to become a leader at an AFL club when St Kilda star Leigh Montagna paid them a a visit.
Armed with his new five-year contract extension, young key forward Sam Reid shook off some cobwebs and showed off his improved physique in the Sydney Swans’ intra-club match on Friday.
According to thewest.com.au’s AFL writer Craig O’Donoghue, the Eagles should be adding some more silverware to the trophy cabinet in a few weeks.
Veteran utility Robert Murphy expects the Bulldogs to be more competitive under Brendan McCartney.