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Hill blow for Dockers

SOME of the gloss has been taken off Fremantle’s thrilling one-point win over North Melbourne on Saturday night following news midfielder Stephen Hill will up to four weeks with a hamstring injury. Hill suffered the injury late in the final term of the Dockers third-straight victory. “Stephen had scans on Sunday and...

Power look into alleged hotel brawl

BY STEVE LARKIN PORT Adelaide utility Jackson Trengove has arrived at training with a black eye after allegedly being involved in a pub brawl. Port is investigating the incident on Saturday night and is awaiting video footage of a fight outside a hotel at beachside Glenelg. The AFL club is refusing to confirm the...

AFL Changes – Round 5 (Monday/Tuesday)

MELBOURNE has made four changes for Monday night’s ANZAC Day eve clash with Richmond at the MCG. Jesse Hogan returns from a two-week suspension, former Bomber Michael Hibberd will play his first game for the club, Tim Smith has been recalled, and Jay Kennedy-Harris will make first appearance of the season. They...

Final AFL Changes – Round 5

BY JASON PHELAN HAWTHORN have overlooked free agent signing Ty Vickery for their AFL clash with West Coast at the MCG. Vickery, who crossed from Richmond at the end of last season, struggled in his first three games for the Hawks before missing last week’s 86-point loss to Geelong with back tightness. The 26-year-old...

AFL Changes – Round 5

BY MICHAEL RAMSEY WEST Coast midfielder Sam Mitchell has been ruled out of facing Hawthorn in Sunday’s AFL clash at the MCG. The four-time premiership player initially feared he had broken his leg, when he injured his ankle last week against Sydney, but had been hopeful of recovering in time to face...

Demon fined for misleading AFL on gambling

BY JASON PHELAN Melbourne midfielder Jake Melksham has been fined for misleading AFL investigators conducting a gambling probe. Melksham was slapped with a $10,000 sanction after he was found to have given misleading answers to questions about his betting account. An investigation was launched after it appeared a third party had been using...

Season over for Bundy

BY LAINE CLARK A FRUSTRATED Brisbane will demand answers after Allen Christensen was ruled out for the rest of the AFL season due to a broken metal plate on his troublesome collarbone. The unlucky Lions midfielder received the devastating news after pulling up sore from a NEAFL game on the weekend – his...

No regrets over Bennell recruitment

BY WARREN BARNSLEY FREMANTLE is weighing up punishment for wayward AFL star Harley Bennell as coach Ross Lyon defends his recruitment. Lyon says the club is still establishing facts around his weekend indiscretion where he was asked to leave a flight from Melbourne to Gold Coast shortly after boarding. Bennell, who was embroiled...

Injured Crameri also hits the wall

BY ROGER VAUGHAN STEWART Crameri has joined his former Essendon teammates in hitting the wall, with a new hip injury sidelining him for as many as three AFL matches. Crameri’s fresh injury further depletes the Western Bulldogs’ attack, which coach Luke Beveridge says will be quite different for Saturday’s Etihad Stadium game...

Double blow for Cats

GEELONG youngster James Parsons is facing a fortnight on the sidelines for his errant elbow to the jaw of Hawthorn veteran Luke Hodge during the Cats’ mauling of the Hawks yesterday. Parsons is one of two Geelong players reported during the Easter Monday clash, with Sam Menegola offered one week for...