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New deal for Hawk young gun

TALENTED Hawthorn youngster Ryan Burton has re-signed with the club until the end of 2020. The 20-year-old has put pen to paper on a new three-year deal and is keen to be part of a new era at the Hawks. “I feel like we’re a totally different team from the first four...

Scott to coach Australia

IT will be a family affair for the Scott brothers in this year’s International Rules Series with Chris appointed Australia’s new coach and twin Brad one of his two assistants. Chris Scott served as an assistant to Hawthorn mentor Alistair Clarkson for the past two International Rules campaigns in 2014 and...

Surgery for Pendlebury

SCOTT Pendlebury’s broken finger could be a major blow for Collingwood and coach Nathan Buckley as they aim for a strong finish to the AFL season. The Magpies captain will undergo surgery on Monday to have a pin inserted in the finger after suffering the injury in Saturday night’s win over...

AFL Match Review Panel – Round 17

DUSTIN Martin remains eligible for the Brownlow Medal but will walk a tightrope for the rest of the season after being offered fines for separate incidents in Richmond’s win over Brisbane at Etihad Stadium. The Match Review Panel has hit the star midfielder with a $1500 sanction for making unnecessary contact...

Fyfe to see out career at Freo

FREMANTLE captain Nat Fyfe insists he never seriously considered joining a Melbourne-based club before re-signing with the Dockers until the end of 2023. Fyfe is set to be a Docker for life after agreeing to a six-year contract extension. It’s the longest contract extension in Fremantle’s AFL history, with the deal reportedly...

Five-goal forward Dangerfield stuns AFL

IS there anything Patrick Dangerfield can’t do? Not on the evidence of the Brownlow Medallist’s five-star performance against Hawthorn. Geelong fans at the MCG on Saturday – and Dangerfield himself – had their hearts in their mouth when the star on-baller fell to the ground in the first term on the receiving end...

AFL Final Changes – Round 17

DAMIEN Hardwick has reacted savagely to Richmond’s poor performance in Round 16 by making four unforced changes for Sunday’s clash with Brisbane at the MCG. Taylor Hunt, Connor Menadue, Sam Lloyd and Tyson Stengle have all been axed, replaced by Nick Vlastuin, Ivan Soldo, Anthony Miles and Nathan Broad. A week after...

Senior AFL executives resign

AFL football manager Simon Lethlean and commercial boss Richard Simkiss have resigned after admitting to inappropriate workplace relationships. AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan announced their departures on Friday, saying the pair had “inappropriate relationships with younger women that work in the AFL industry”. Lethlean was appointed to his role in March this...

AFL Changes – Round 17

Essendon have made a huge selection call for their Friday night AFL clash against in-form St Kilda, resting former captain Jobe Watson. The Bombers have recalled Craig Bird for his first senior game this season to take Watson’s place. It will be the second time this season that the Bombers will rest...

Scott says he’s committed to Roos

SO long as North Melbourne want him, that’s where Brad Scott will be in the AFL. The Kangaroos coach has dismissed speculation he could go to Collingwood or Gold Coast if those embattled clubs decide it’s time for a change. The Magpies have guaranteed Nathan Buckley’s job until the end of the season,...