AFL Headlines from Elsewhere

AFL 2017: Six banned Bombers picked to return alongside No.1 draft pick Andrew McGrath

Melbourne Age Realfooty - 26 min 32 sec ago
​There will be a mix of the old and the new for Essendon in their captivating round one clash against Hawthorn with No.1 draft pick Andrew McGrath joining six previously banned Bombers in the line-up.

MRP: Travis Varcoe and Bernie Vince face one-match suspensions

Melbourne Age Realfooty - 10 hours 28 min ago
​Collingwood utility Travis Varcoe and Melbourne defender Bernie Vince face one- game suspensions after the AFL's opening round.

Melbourne Demons say Jesse Hogan will play against Carlton

Melbourne Age Realfooty - 11 hours 9 min ago
Melbourne expect star forward Jesse Hogan to play in Sunday's AFL match against Carlton, despite being on crutches after their win over St Kilda.

AFL 2017: New-era Hawks take time

Melbourne Age Realfooty - 11 hours 24 min ago
Post-Mitchell/Lewis Hawthorn will take time to gel. The question is how much time and whether a season can slip away before the connections are made.

Super footballer, super mum, Erin Phillips is officially MVP

Melbourne Age Realfooty - 12 hours 25 min ago
When Erin Phillips accepted her third major gong in 48 hours, she gave insight into how she's managed to mother, train and, in the past two months, blitz on footy fields.

If scoring is king the Fremantle Dockers will end up as paupers

Melbourne Age Realfooty - 13 hours 8 min ago
The ship has well and truly sailed on Ross Lyon's high pressure, low scoring, defensive game plan.

AFL injury news: Long Waite continues on Jarrad

Melbourne Age Realfooty - 15 hours 43 min ago
Injury prone North Melbourne forward Jarrad Waite injured his shoulder in the loss to West Coast on Sunday and will undergo surgery.

Adelaide's Erin Phillips wins MVP award for AFLW season

Melbourne Age Realfooty - 15 hours 44 min ago
Erin Phillips has been voted by her peers as the most valuable player in the first AFLW season.

Freakish fall: Dane Rampe breaks his arm after fall while running

Melbourne Age Realfooty - 15 hours 44 min ago
Sydney will be without star defender Dane Rampe for several weeks after he broke his arm while running.

New AFL third-man-up rule takes effect - and the sky doesn't fall

Melbourne Age Realfooty - 15 hours 50 min ago
One ruck contest, two big units, no third man. Adds up to good rule change.

Codes win or lose as snowball effect shows hyperbole rules for better or worse

Melbourne Age Realfooty - 15 hours 52 min ago
The hysterical tone gripping coverage of both the AFL women's competition and Super Rugby proves there is little room for rationality when the snowball effect takes over.

Chris Judd: The key in the early rounds is as simple as skill levels

Melbourne Age Realfooty - 16 hours 14 min ago
Skill level, and its spread across a team, will be the difference between winning and losing in the early rounds of the season.

Crows co-captain wins players' choice award after stellar first AFLW season

ABC Grandstand Sportsdesk - 17 hours 34 min ago

Adelaide Crows premiership co-captain Erin Phillips caps off her impressive AFLW season by being voted by her peers as the most valuable player.

Swans coach 'couldn't believe' how Rampe broke his arm at training

ABC Grandstand Sportsdesk - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 11:37pm

Sydney Swans star Dane Rampe breaks his arm while trying to jump over a chain during a morning run at training.

AFL 101: Three things we learned from round one of the 2017 AFL season

Melbourne Age Realfooty - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 11:30pm
Our crack(pot) panel returns to run the rule over round one of the 2017 AFL season.

Stranger things: What AFL round-one upsets tell us

Melbourne Age Realfooty - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 10:45pm
Do we write off some of the surprises of the season opening as aberrations, or do we read great significance into them?

Will the passion for the AFLW inaugural season live on?

ABC Grandstand Sportsdesk - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 10:27pm

The AFLW faces some real challenges beyond its inaugural season, writes Neil Cross, most obviously whether it can truly become an elite competition and get the public paying and filling seats.

McLachlan says parity in AFL behind record crowd tally

ABC Grandstand Sportsdesk - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 9:47pm

Gillon McLachlan says the prospect of a highly competitive AFL season drove the fans through the gates in record numbers in round one.

Dockers coach Lyon defends ex-Cat Kersten

Melbourne Age Realfooty - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 9:40pm
Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has defended the form of recruit Shane Kersten, saying the former Cat deserves his spot in the side and isn't far away from making a significant impact.

Aces back in pack, rebuilt Bombers can blitz

Melbourne Age Realfooty - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 7:20pm
Essendon can’t be sure how this year will pan out. But Saturday night's win over Hawthorn provided at least some concrete evidence that the new-look Bombers' best can be pretty impressive.
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