There’s no new AFL rules in 2022 but a big crackdown is coming on a couple of existing ones.
The AFL has asked umpires and players to adjust to two new interpretations for the 2022 season and you can expect an increase in free kicks for holding the ball.
The Brisbane Lions’ preparations for the 2022 AFL season remain relatively unscathed despite a third of the squad having tested positive to Covid-19.
The start of the new AFL season is a bridge too far but Brisbane coach Chris Fagan says forward Eric Hipwood is tracking for a May return from his ACL injury.
Inspirational skipper Hayley Miller has led Fremantle to a 32-point win over GWS in their AFLW match.
Adelaide captain Chelsea Randall has hurt a hamstring in the Crows' AFLW 13-point win against North Melbourne.
Gold Coast have kicked the last five goals of a low-scoring game to beat West Coast and score their first AFLW win since round six, 2020.
Gerald Tanner, the oldest living player ever to pull on the Richmond guernsey, has passed away at the age of 100.
Experienced Carlton had to strive right to the final siren to shake off a young, eager Geelong in a low-scoring AFLW second-round duel.
Brittany Bonnici has led the way for Collingwood as they overcame a difficult week to comfortably beat St Kilda by 27 points in the AFLW.
Nat Fyfe’s new look isn’t the only significant change the captain has made over the off-season, with the Fremantle champion unveiling a substantial accuracy improvement.
Sports media legend Scot Palmer, whose columns kept generations of readers informed and entertained for more than five decades, has passed away aged 84.
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In all the years former Dockers great Aaron Sandilands spent helping sick kids as a Starlight Foundation ambassador, he never dreamt his own family would also come to rely on the charity.
The deaths of former Fremantle forwards Harley Balic and Shane Yarran mean Peel Thunder have lost two players from their inaugural 2016 premiership team.
Dual Peel premiership coach Cam Shepherd has called for a re-think of the national draft in the wake of the death of former Fremantle forward Harley Balic, saying most footballers were drafted too young.
Fremantle’s Caleb Serong opens up about the method behind the madness in his role as a tagger, what the drought-breaking derby win meant to him and what lit the fire in the belly for the Dockers.
Melbourne coach Mick Stinear says COVID-19 absences will test the depth and squad mentality of AFLW teams this season.
Melbourne proved too strong for the fast-starting Richmond, winning their AFLW clash by 17 points.
Grand final border breacher Hayden Burbank reportedly shared a cell with a senior Comancheros bikie while serving a three-month jail sentence in a WA prison.
West Coast have ramped up pre-season training with strong match simulation but the absence of Elliot Yeo all week has been a talking point.
Collingwood's Irish defender Mark Keane has quit the AFL after five senior games to remain at home in Ireland.
It’s one round for one win each for Melbourne and Richmond, but the two clubs will send out vastly different teams for their AFLW clash as COVID protocols bite.
The AFLW teams of the Western Bulldogs and Brisbane Lions have been struck by COVID-19, forcing the league into a late fixture switch.
After months of build-up, promoters confirmed on Thursday that Barry Hall and Sonny Bill Williams would come to blows in the ring.
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