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Johnson in doubt for Giants

BY ADRIAN WARREN STEVE Johnson is battling to be fit for Greater Western Sydney’s AFL clash with Port Adelaide in Canberra, but two other key men are set to play. Johnson’s knee flared up after last weekend’s win over North Melbourne and he couldn’t train on Wednesday. GWS coach Leon Cameron said Johnson had...

Cats ready for Hawks to bounce back

BEWARE the wounded Hawks. Unbeaten Geelong is well aware modern-day arch-rival Hawthorn will be no pushover on Easter Monday despite making a winless start to 2017, which included Sunday’s listless 86-point hiding at the hands of Gold Coast. “I imagine they’ll bounce back,” Cats’ forward Daniel Menzel said. “I’d be shocked if...

Port bans fan in latest racism row

BY STEVE LARKIN THE AFL admits it can do more to stop racism as saddened indigenous players say they’re fed up with vilification in the sport. As Port Adelaide says it’s sickened by racism cases including a Power fan who admits calling Adelaide’s Eddie Betts an ape, league hierarchy are pledging to find...

Port, Crows in racism row

  BY STEVE LARKIN AFL club Port Adelaide is investigating racism cases, including a woman who admits to calling Adelaide’s indigenous forward Eddie Betts an ape. Port is also investigating claims their indigenous ruckman Paddy Ryder was racially abused by a Crows supporter during Saturday night’s match between the South Australian clubs. A 31-year-old...

Max Gawn for three months

BY ROGER VAUGHAN Melbourne will be without their All-Australian ruckman Max Gawn until well into the second half of the AFL season. In a massive blow for the Demons, Gawn’s hamstring injury is worse than expected and he will undergo surgery on Tuesday to fix a tendon. Gawn said the surgery would sideline...

AFL Match Review Panel – Round 3

PORT Adelaide looks set to be without ruckman Paddy Ryder for Saturday’s clash with Greater Western Sydney in Canberra after being offered a one-week suspension by the Match Review Panel. Ryder was reported during the final quarter of the Power’s loss to Adelaide for striking Crow Riley Knights. The MRP assessed the...

Final AFL Changes – Round 3

BY JASON PHELAN Carlton have axed ex-Geelong forward Billie Smedts after just two games and will unveil yet another AFL debutant when they take on Essendon on Sunday. The moves were confirmed when extended squads for Sunday’s AFL matches were trimmed on Friday afternoon. Smedts, a first-round draft pick in 2010, joined the...

AFL Changes – Round 3

BY JASON PHELAN Adelaide’s Josh Jenkins has lost his fight to play in Saturday night’s top-of- the-table AFL clash against Port Adelaide. The second-placed Crows have ruled out the centre half-forward with the bruised ribs he suffered against Hawthorn last week and replaced him with young defender Jake Lever. The unbeaten Power also...

Scott stays out of Ablett speculation

GEELONG coach Chris Scott has refused to be drawn to speculation Gary Ablett will again wear the Hoops in 2018. Ablett, who is reported to have tried to return to the Cats at the end of 2016, is now said to be on his way out of the Gold Coast at...

Cats stay out of Ablett speculation

GEELONG coach Chris Scott has refused to be drawn to speculation Gary Ablett will again wear the Hoops in 2018. Ablett, who is reported to have tried to return to the Cats at the end of 2016, is now said to be on his way out of the Gold Coast at...