Jamie Elliott will have to undergo surgery on an ankle injury. The Magpie forward presented with soreness at training on Friday, and a scan confirmed he will need surgery. Elliott will likely be out of action until late January.
AFLX is officially here. The modified version of Aussie Rules will be played in three round robins across three nights in February 2018. Adelaide, Port Adelaide, Collingwood, West Coast, Fremantle and Geelong will play in the inaugural series in Adelaide on February 15. The second series will be held between Melbourne, North Melbourne, St Kilda, […]
Chad Wingard has defended the toughness of modern AFL players. When Sportsday caller Boris claimed modern-day players are less “gutsy” than in previous eras, he may not have realised Wingard was on the line as well. The Port Adelaide star told Dwayne Russell the AFL is right to try and minimise collisions in the modern […]
The AFL’s new-look “respect and responsibility” policy will streamline the process for complaints against AFL employees. Kate Jenkins, the architect of the policy, told Tom Elliott the existing procedures were confusing. “The AFL needs to do a better job at making clear where people can go to,” she said on Thursday. Click PLAY above for […]
Ray Chamberlain supports getting rid of the bounce. Chamberlain told Sportsday it will result in better decision-making. “Our error rates go up after a cooked bounce,” he said. Chamberlain said umpires spend too much time focusing on getting their bounces right. “I’ve known of guys taking medication to help with their anxiety in relation to […]
Sam Docherty has ruptured his ACL. The Blues rebounder injured his knee at a pre-season training session on Wednesday. Docherty, 24, will undergo traditional surgery shortly. Docherty has played 79 games for Carlton since moving from Brisbane in 2014. He was Carlton’s best and fairest in 2016, and was named in the 2017 All-Australian team.
Ty Vickery has retired. He has told Hawthorn he wants to explore other opportunities away from football. Vickery played 119 games for Richmond and six for Hawthorn, booting 160 goals. “It hasn’t been an easy call to make,” Vickery said
Western Bulldogs defender Matt Suckling has the NFL in his sights, Mitch Cleary says. The Sportsday newsbreaker says the 29-year-old could be considering code-hopping. He said he has a year left on his contract. “He has a strong belief he could become an NFL punter,” he said. “He has been telling people he wants to […]
Joel Selwood can’t guarantee his spot in the centre when the first ball is bounced in 2018. With the arrival of Gary Ablett, Geelong now has more star midfielders than can fit at a centre bounce. Sportsday host Dwayne Russell asked the Cats’ skipper to name the four players who will start in the middle at […]