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AFL Changes – Round 12

HAWTHORN have dropped Ty Vickery for Saturday’s AFL clash with Gold Coast, replacing him with youngster Tim O’Brien. The former Richmond big man has struggled since joining the Hawks during the off-season, playing just six games for his new club. Alastair Clarkson’s men badly need more wins to stand a chance of making...

Schache re-signs with Lions

HOMESICK young gun Josh Schache has made the surprise call to stay at the Brisbane Lions, knocking back a chance to return to Melbourne by re-signing with the AFL battlers for another two seasons. The Lions had been sweating on a response from the in-demand key forward after the 2015 national...

AFL Changes – Round 12 (Thursday night)

SYDNEY ruckman Kurt Tippett has been dropped and Western Bulldogs key forward Travis Cloke recalled for Thursday’s AFL clash at the SCG. Tippett has struggled for form and fitness this season and has been replaced by Sam Naismith, while Kieren Jack has also been recalled with Oliver Florent omitted. Cloke is one of...

Sandilands to miss Dockers’ clash with Lions

FREMANTLE coach Ross Lyon will resist the temptation to debut young ruckman Sean Darcy against Brisbane, despite Aaron Sandilands being ruled out for a third straight AFL match. Veteran Sandilands will miss Saturday night’s clash at the Gabba due to an ongoing hamstring injury. The Dockers need to win to remain in the...

Fewer AFL injuries but concussion rate up

THE AFL has downplayed a spike in the number of games which players missed due to concussion despite overall injury rates decreasing. The league’s annual injury survey, released on Tuesday, shows players missed an average of 5.6 matches across the 18 clubs as a result of concussions last season, up from 4.2...

Surgery for Giant veteran

THE 2017 season of Greater Western Sydney midfielder Ryan Griffen appears all-but over after re-injuring his ankle. Griffen is facing three months on the sidelines following surgery yesterday. The veteran had been nearing a return from a syndesmosis injury suffered in Round 3. “Ryan was progressing really well from his initial ankle injury...

The Butler does it

HE might have taken more than two years after being drafted to make his AFL debut, but Richmond’s Dan Butler is making the most of the opportunity before him, named the Rising Star nominee for Round 11. Butler kicked two goals from his 13 possessions in the Tigers’ Saturday night win...

Sun charged with drink-driving

Gold Coast will be without Jarrod Harbrow when they play Hawthorn this week after the veteran defender was charged with drink driving on Monday morning. Harbrow was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol by Queensland Police after he recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.108. The 28-year-old had been drinking...

Match Review Panel – Round 11

GEELONG will have until tomorrow morning to decide whether it will challenge the one-week suspension offered to Tom Hawkins for striking Adelaide’s Matt Crouch at Simonds Stadium on Friday night. The Match Review Panel has assessed the incident as intentional conduct with low impact to the head, attracting a two-game ban,...

Daniher focusing on footy, not new deal

ESSENDON star Joe Daniher is remaining tight-lipped over what coach John Worsfold insists is the most pressing issue facing the AFL club – getting the key forward to sign a new contract. Daniher, 23, is enjoying a career-best season in 2017, having slotted 30 goals in 11 matches. He comes out of contract...