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AFL Premiership

AFL Toyota PremiershipThe AFL competition consists of 18 teams from the states of Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, and West Australia, with teams playing 23 home and away rounds before a four week final series that culminates in September.

The 2014 Toyota Premiership AFL season is full of debatable talking points. Will Hawthorn be able to remain dominant after the loss of key-forward Lance Franklin? Is there anything left in the tank for former contenders Geelong? Will Fremantle continue to improve? And can the Suns and Giants finally make an impact on the competition?

AFL Articles

AFL clubs: We want Good Friday football

by , 19 Apr 2014

AFL on Good Friday appears inevitable. Now it’s just a matter of holier-than-thou clubs squabbling for the right to play like seagulls over a chip. With the Andrew Demetriou regime to finish at the end of this season, the league’s reluctance to schedule a match on the Christian day of remembrance is expected to also […]

Riewoldt praised after Tigers win

by , 19 Apr 2014

Jack Riewoldt booted four goals in Richmond’s much-needed AFL win over Brisbane, but his leadership impressed teammate Daniel Jackson just as much. Riewoldt, given more room to move and extra responsibility in the forward line after the omission of Tyrone Vickery, helped power the Tigers to a 43-point victory on Thursday night at the Gabba. […]

Swans look to rebound after worst season start in 10 years

by , 19 Apr 2014

Under pressure and under the pump, Sydney recognise they can’t carry any passengers for Saturday’s SCG clash with Fremantle. A 1-3 record represents their worst start to an AFL season since 2006. Dual premiership winner Ryan O’Keefe and Gary Rohan were dropped, with Craig Bird and Brandon Jack recalled and young midfielder Jake Lloyd named […]

Homophobia can no longer be just ‘part of the game’

Homophobia can no longer be just ‘part of the game’

by , 18 Apr 2014

In 1993, with his shirt raised and his middle finger pointed squarely at his stomach, Nicky Winmar told us that racism wasn’t welcome in sport and should no longer be accepted as ‘part of the game’. Despite initial resistance, and two years before the AFL codified this expectation, a movement was born. Australian sport can […]

Kangaroos, Bulldogs deserve a Good Friday blockbuster

Kangaroos, Bulldogs deserve a Good Friday blockbuster

by , 18 Apr 2014

I have always been a traditionalist when it comes to Australian Rules football – I hope there is never a night grand final, and I also hope that the AFL never schedule a game on Good Friday. Both, however, appear to be inevitable. Outgoing CEO Andrew Demetriou has long been an opponent of Good Friday […]

Roos is the right man for the Dees

Roos is the right man for the Dees

by , 18 Apr 2014

Paul Roos entered the 2014 season coaching a depleted Melbourne Demons outfit, desperate for any sign that life at the struggling club would get easier. He said 2014 was not about the wins, it was about education. Melbourne won its first pre-season match against Richmond, with Bernie Vince and Jay Kennedy-Harris impressing. Roos again said […]

Richmond break Lions’ hearts in Gabba AFL

Richmond break Lions’ hearts in Gabba AFL

by , 18 Apr 2014 Video

The only milestone Brisbane marked was winning their first quarter of the year as Richmond surged to a scrappy 15.16 (106) to 9.9 (63) AFL win at the Gabba on Thursday night. Tigers captain Trent Cotchin (32 touches) worked harder to respond to a well-documented last-round shocker, while Jack Riewoldt’s four goals ensured the Lions’ […]

Eagles teammates call Shuey selfish

by , 18 Apr 2014

West Coast midfielder Luke Shuey wants to prove he’s not a selfish player, but he knows there’s only one way to do it – by staying out of trouble. The 23-year-old missed last week’s 75-point shellacking at the hands of Geelong after copping a one-match AFL ban for striking St Kilda’s Tom Curren. Shuey’s absence […]

[VIDEO] Brisbane Lions vs Richmond Tigers: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

[VIDEO] Brisbane Lions vs Richmond Tigers: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

by , 17 Apr 2014 Popular article! Video

We’ve made it to Round 4 and we’re starting off with a Thursday night battle at the Gabba when the Brisbane Lions host the Richmond Tigers. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:50pm (AEST). For both clubs, the early part of this season hasn’t gone to plan. Tonight is a chance to […]

Mitch Clark is the real Captain Courageous

Mitch Clark is the real Captain Courageous

by , 17 Apr 2014

We’ve played just four rounds of football in season 2014, yet there has been highlights aplenty. Hawthorn’s continued dominance, Geelong doing what they’ve done for the best part of the last decade, Port Adelaide improving on their incredible 2013 campaign, and Greater Western Sydney’s young guns coming of age – they are just a few […]


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