Brisbane Lions end Geelong's six-match AFL winning streak with 44-point triumph

Joe Daniher kicked four goals for the Lions on Thursday night, while Charlie Cameron booted three as Brisbane moved ahead of the Cats to third on the ladder with the 13.16 (94) to 7.8 (50) win.

Daniher and Cameron were ably supported by ex-Cat Lincoln McCarthy and Eric Hipwood, who kicked two goals each.

The victory is Brisbane's sixth straight win at the Gabba and only its second victory over the Cats since 2013, while the result ends Geelong's six-match winning run.

AFL confirms positive test at Marvel Stadium

All patrons who were sitting on Level 1 in-between Aisles 5 and 28 or Level 3 in-between Aisles 6 and 29 are being contacted by the Victorian Government and asked to immediately get tested and isolate until they receive a negative test.

The Department of Health are also asking anyone else who attended the game and were seated outside of the area's listed to monitor for symptoms and to get tested if symptoms develop.

Demons on cloud nine after extending winning streak

McDonald was at the centre of everything as Melbourne kept Carlton at a constant arm's length in a comfortable 26-point victory at the MCG. His three goals came from 18 disposals and five marks and included 10 score involvements in another commanding display.

He had come to life when Melbourne needed him, booting all three of his majors in a spell where the Demons kicked six of seven goals on either side of quarter time. It helped turn an early 12-point deficit into a 19-point lead late in the half.


Hamstring injury set to sideline top Tiger for 'some weeks'

 Cotchin is set to miss "some weeks" after coming from the field in the dying stages of his side's 22-point win over the Dogs, where he was substituted out of the match and replaced by Patrick Naish.

It soured an otherwise impressive night for the Tigers, who kicked five unanswered goals on either side of half-time to storm from 25 points behind to secure a thrilling victory over the in-form Bulldogs.

Ex-Roo locked in for Demon debut against old mates

After having knee surgery in February, Brown has worked his way into form during three VFL games and will slot into the Demons side for Sunday's clash at Hobart's Blundstone Arena.

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin said the 28-year-old deserved his chance and would boost Melbourne even further after the club's best start to a season in 56 years.

"We're going to play Ben Brown, that is something we will do," Goodwin said.

"We think we can improve our team and he deserves a spot so we're going to pick him.

Pandemic sports crowd world record set as 78,113 attend Australian Rules match

The crowd of 78,113 on Sunday topped the 67,000 who attended a Twenty20 cricket international between India and England at Ahmedabad last month.

The annual Anzac Day match is one of the traditional highlights of the AFL season, when sport combines with a solemn national commemoration. Anzac Day – April 25 – is the day on which Australians commemorate those who served in both world wars and in other conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

The match did not take place last year because of the pandemic and crowds since have been down on previous years.

Giants to play it safe on Hogan despite successful return

The Giants' prized recruit had his first competitive hitout for his new club against Sydney's VFL team in a practice match on Friday, getting through the game unscathed and impressing the GWS coaching staff with how he performed.

The 26-year-old played more than 80 minutes and showed no signs of the quad injury that struck him down in late February, moving well throughout the match and covering plenty of ground.

Suns coach quits after winless campaign

Lake has been coach of the Suns since March 2019 and led the club to its its first-ever finals campaign in 2020.

The Suns finished the 2021 NAB AFL Women's season with the wooden spoon after failing to win a match.

Due to family and work commitments, Lake has made the decision to step down and Suns CEO Mark Evans recognised him for his efforts.

"I'd like to thank David for his efforts during his two years at the club and particularly the role he played in establishing our AFLW team from scratch," Evans said.

Ultimate flag hero set to snub free agency, sign long-term deal

Sheed, who has started the season in brilliant form, was due to reach free agency at the end of this year but understands a new contract of up to four years is close for the Eagles gun.
It would take the West Australian midfielder through to the end of 2025 with the club, and see the Eagles lock away one of their most prized signings for this season.
Sheed has been a key part of the Eagles' midfield since being a first-round NAB AFL Draft pick in 2013 and has played 122 senior games.

Scott cops suspended $10K whack for heated exchange with Lions

Scott and other coaches have been warned of serious consequences should a similar incident occur in the future.

Scott exchanged words with Brisbane players at the first break of last Friday night's fixture, after an incident between Geelong speedster Gary Rohan and Brownlow medalist Lachie Neale. Rohan later received a two-match ban for his high shot on Neale (watch it below).

The Cats coach has apologised and accepted the suspended fine, the AFL's general manager football operations Steve Hocking said.