AFL preseason wrap: Big names return
Some of football's most loved players returned as AFL clubs began pre-season matches on the weekend.
Dustin Martin slams Australian Government
It's almost been a year since the father of Richmond star Dustin Martin was deported and now the Tigers star has hit out at the 'stupid' deportation.
Watts fighting for Demons spot - Gawn
Star forward Jack Watts' pre-season form won't have guaranteed him a spot in Melbourne's round-one AFL side, with teammate Max Gawn conceding he is fighting for his spot.
Shiels cleared after stray elbow, Frost suspended
Jack Forst will be missing from Brisbane's round-one AFL line-up because of a sling tackle on Gold Coast forward Brandon Matera.
'A car accident injury' - Sun out for 2017
Gold Coast football operations boss Marcus Ashcroft says Sam Day is likely to miss the majority of the AFL season with a dislocated hip.
Sam Day injured in win, North beat Swans.
The Gold Coast Suns horror injury run continues, with Sam Day struck down with what appears to be a dislocated hip, in their solid win over Brisbane. North Melbourne snuck past Sydney although both sides were missing key players.
Roos edge Swans in AFL preseason clash
North Melbourne have overturned a 20-point quarter-time deficit to beat Sydney by two points in an AFL pre-season game in Coffs Harbour
Lewis stars as Demons spoil Murphy's return
Melbourne got a glimpse into what season 2017 might hold with star recruit Jordan Lewis enjoying a fine debut as the Demons spoiled Bob Murphy's Bulldogs return.
Phillips gives Adelaide thrilling AFLW win over Carlton
A 60-metre bomb from captain Erin Phillips has given Adelaide a three point, come from behind, win over Carlton in Sunday's AFL Women's game.
Demons down Dogs for second AFLW win
Melbourne have kept their AFL Women's grand final hopes alive with a 14-point win over the Western Bulldogs at Whitten Oval.
Unbeaten Lions down Magpies in AFLW thriller
Brisbane have scored their third AFLW win, a four-point victory over Collingwood highlighted by a stunning Kate McCarthy goal.
Patton stars in Giants' AFL pre-season win
Key forward Jon Patton has kicked three goals and looked sharp in Greater Western Sydney's 33-point AFL pre-season win over West Coast in country NSW.
Hawks down Cats in preseason thriller
Jarryd Roughead's much-anticipated return has been overshadowed by Hawthorn's desperate late surge to snatch a four-point victory over Geelong in their AFL pre-season clash.
Gun Crow set to miss entire AFL preseason
Adelaide star Rory Sloane has suffered a fractured eye socket in a training mishap and will miss the AFL pre-season competition.
AFL suffers loss but boss gets a pay rise
The AFL suffered a net loss last year on the back of costs associated with buying Etihad Stadium and launching the AFL Women's competition.
Pies' Sinclair rips hamstring in AFL trial
Collingwood have confirmed defender Ben Sinclair will undergo surgery after tearing his hamstring during the Magpies' AFL pre-season win over Essendon.
GWS, Freo post first AFLW draw
Greater Western Sydney and Fremantle have played out the first AFLW draw, finishing 43-43 at Blacktown
Watson stars as Magpies down Dons in AFL
Jobe Watson has given Essendon fans plenty to smile about in his AFL return but couldn't stop Collingwood from stealing a 11-point preseason win.
Murphy, ex-Dons picked for Dogs vs. Dees
Popular Western Bulldogs skipper Bob Murphy heads the list of notable inclusions for the opening weekend of the AFL pre-season competition.
Hickey, Dunstan re-sign with AFL's Saints
St Kilda have re-signed Tom Hickey and Luke Dunstan for another two AFL seasons.
Fitzpatrick steps down as AFL chairman
Richard Goyder will replace Mike Fitzpatrick as head of the AFL Commission.
What does AFLW mean for men?
Much has been made about the cultural significance of the AFLW league for females. What this new competition could mean for their male counterparts may be just as powerful.
Banned Dons set for AFL pre-season return
Essendon have named seven previously banned players to face Collingwood in Thursday's AFL pre-season clash with Collingwood.
Fyfe named Dockers skipper
Fremantle's skipper for the 2017 AFL season will be Nat Fyfe who has edged out David Mundy.
New captain 'lives and breathes St Kilda trademarks' - Riewoldt
St Kilda's new captain Jarryn Geary is the perfect man to lead St Kilda into a new era, ex-skipper Nick Riewoldt says.
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