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Young Crows recruit Luke Brown suffered damaged teeth in an assault at a city venue on Saturday night.
The Lions got a boost with star midfielder Jack Redden poised to sign new deal to stay in Brisbane.
High expectations. Top four contenders. Challengers for the flag. This is one team that can be summed up in several words.
Troubled Collingwood forward Andrew Krakouer has made a surprise return to training in a massive boost to the injury-ravaged Magpies.
Bombers forward Leroy Jetta has been charged with a level one offence following the round one NAB Cup match between Essendon and Fremantle.
Freo’s game plan under new coach Ross Lyon is significantly different to what the players experienced under Mark Harvey and it may take the entire NAB Cup to adjust to the changes, according to defender Michael Johnson.
Cats coach Chris Scott says his squad for Friday night’s NAB Cup matches will be light on for senior players but still a strong line-up.
Suns superstar Gary Ablett crashed through the $1 million mark last season – but the AFL won’t reveal his exact salary.
Greater Western Sydney:
Former Western Bulldogs coach Rodney Eade says critics should not write off GWS recruit Israel Folau.
Hawks star Lance Franklin turned in a strong performance from the wing in his team’s NAB Cup win over North Melbourne on Friday night, but coach Alastair Clarkson says the dual Coleman medallist won’t be moved from the forward line “too often” this season.
Demons ruckmen Max Gawn and Jake Spencer have been placed on the long-term injury list.
North Melbourne forward Lindsay Thomas has accepted a reprimand after being cited by the AFL Match Review Panel for striking.
He was the skinny draft smokey who arrived at Port Adelaide with little fanfare. But five days out from the Power’s NAB Cup openers, exciting teenager Brendon Ah Chee has made the club’s match committee stand up and take notice.
Tigers midfielder Trent Cotchin says Damien Hardwick is unfazed about the speculation surrounding his coaching contract.
Ross Lyon says he still has flashbacks of the scoring opportunities missed by St Kilda players when he coached them to a narrow defeat in the 2009 AFL grand final.
Defenders Ted Richards and Nick Smith – products of Melbourne private schools Xavier and Scotch College – have been added to the Sydney Swans’ leadership group for the upcoming AFL season.
Midfielder Chris Masten says West Coast will be aiming to reach the NAB Cup final on the back of a favourable draw and two dominant wins to open their pre-season campaign.
The Bulldogs’ potentially fragile ruck department could actually develop into one of the best big-man combinations in the AFL, says former Dogs ruckman Luke Darcy.