Live scores
Live Commentary
Richmond : 17.19 (121)
Carlton : 15.5 (95)
| Q4 - 32:00

Must See Video

The latest sporting highlights from The Roar TV More Videos

From the experts

The low down from those in the know
Thursday night forecast: Richmond vs Carlton

Footy. It’s back. Welcome.

60 Have your say

23 crazy, fearless predictions for the 2018 AFL season

The longest preseason in the AFL’s history ends tonight. And after the torrent of frankly bizarre statements and news stories about the league and its whiteboarding sessions over the past week, it is not before time.

64 Have your say

The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 1

A far too long preseason is finally over… it’s time for Round 1, and the first expert tips column of the year.

14 Have your say

How to watch the 2018 AFL season on TV and live stream online

The AFL season is upon us, with the season opener set to be played on Thursday, March 22 between the Richmond Tigers and Carlton Blues at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. This is The Roar‘s guide to streaming every match of the season online and watching them on TV.

1 Have your say

Tigers Houli, Prestia to miss opener

Richmond say they remain the hunters rather than hunted as they look to open their AFL premiership defence with a win over Carlton on Thursday night at the MCG.

0 Have your say

AFL start time: When does the 2018 AFL season start? First bounce, fixtures, key information

The AFL is one of Australia’s biggest sporting competitions and the Richmond Tigers will be looking to go back-to-back in 2018. They will play the opening game of the season against the Carlton Blues with the first bounce scheduled for 7:25pm (AEDT) on Thursday, March 22 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

2 Have your say

Unburdened by expectation, can the Bulldogs climb back into contention?

The year after the ultimate victory, premiers often go into single games needing to beat multiple opponents.

32 Have your say

AFL preview series: Sydney Swans – 1st

There are two ways to look at the Sydney Swans.

102 Have your say

We need to talk – openly and honestly – about AFL player movement

Last week, the AFL announced another major plank in its seemingly insatiable desire to renovate and alter the competition.

33 Have your say

Magpies players suit style says Buckley

Despite missing the AFL finals since 2013, Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says they don’t need to budge from their “grunt” brand of football.

1 Have your say

AFL preview series: Adelaide Crows – 2nd

Adelaide were a dominant force through much of 2017, renowned for posting big scores in commanding wins. They were frequently referred to as clearly the best team of the year, a comment that went unquestioned among most.

84 Have your say

Ablett in, Danger still in doubt for Cats’ opener

Chris Scott has declared Gary Ablett a certain starter in Geelong’s round one clash against Melbourne, but the Cats coach isn’t so sure if Patrick Dangerfield will play.

1 Have your say

AFL preview series: Port Adelaide Power – 3rd

In 2017, Port achieved the unique feat of finishing second for both points for and points against, yet still couldn’t find a spot in the top four at the end of the season.

60 Have your say

The Roar’s 2018 AFL ladder prediction – as voted by you!

This weekend we asked you to vote on who finished were on the AFL Ladder in 2018. Well, the results are in! Check out The Roar’s 2018 AFL ladder prediction as voted by you.

218 Have your say

Lions won’t look back ahead of this year’s AFLW grand final

Brisbane’s 2018 AFLW premiership tilt won’t be about making up for the disappointment of last year’s bitter grand final disappointment.

2 Have your say

Dogs into AFLW GF with win over Demons

The Western Bulldogs are the first team into the AFLW grand final after they scored a stunning two-point win over Melbourne on Saturday night.

1 Have your say

Jackson Trengove

38 Have your say

0 Have your say

2 Have your say


0 Have your say

Aaron Francis Essendon

0 Have your say

Damien Hardwick Trent Cotchin Richmond Tigers AFL Grand Final 2017

137 Have your say

Andrew Gaff West Coast Eagles AFL

23 Have your say

Jordan De Goey

4 Have your say

Amanda Farrugia GWS AFLW

18 Have your say

The Roar of the crowd

Your sports opinion. Write your own article
Richmond Tigers vs Carlton Blues: AFL live scores, blog

A record crowd looks set to descend on the MCG as the AFL home-and-away season launches with the traditional battle between the Richmond Tigers and the Carlton Blues. Join The Roar for live scores, coverage and analysis from 7.25pm (AEDT).

240 Have your say

2018 AFL season: Round 1 preview

By mastermind5991, Today
2018 AFL season: Round 1 preview

Six months have passed since Richmond won their eleventh VFL/AFL flag at the MCG last September, and now 17 other clubs will be out to ensure they don’t repeat as premiers in 2018.

7 Have your say

A Collingwood supporter’s season preview: A tale of two fans

When people find out I am a Collingwood supporter, besides having a sense of bewilderment that I have all my teeth and don’t have any tattoos (yet), the first thing they invariably ask are my thoughts on Nathan Buckley.

2 Have your say

What would the Bombers and Tigers look like if they merged?

The Essendon Bombers and Richmond Tigers are traditional rivals, playing in the important Dreamtime at the G round, but if they merged, the starting 22 would make for intriguing reading.

11 Have your say

AFL Round 1 and AFLW grand final predictions

First of all, I picked the Western Bulldogs to defeat the Brisbane Lions, 33-30, despite playing outside their regular home ground and losing their captain to suspension. Going to stick with that, no reason to change now!

0 Have your say

Jump Ball’s 2018 AFL season eve ramblings

Are these rare insights or the ravings of a madman? Only a season will tell.

1 Have your say

The final, definitive, uItimate prediction for AFL 2018! Maybe

Each year, I gather the widest range possible of predictions for the sports I cover and write about in Australia and the United States. Then I weight those predictions as best I can (random YouTubers don’t carry the gravitas of, say, Cameron Rose), and combine them into one grand meta-forecast.

0 Have your say

AFL Top 100: Two Tigers’ captains slip down the list

On top of the unique achievement of retaining every player who played in the 2017 premiership, Richmond currently has seven of their eight top 100 all-time matches played leaders competing in Round 1.

0 Have your say

A random prediction of the 2018 AFL season

While many use their intellect and analytical skills to deduce the most likely of the various outcomes prior to the AFL season, I prefer to leave it to chance and justify the results of a randomised list after the fact.

50 Have your say

Crows set to soar in 2018

By Patrick Moran, 21 Mar 2018
Crows set to soar in 2018

Having been battered and humiliated by Richmond on the AFL’s biggest stage, the Crows will come out on Friday night with an added determination to right the wrongs of 2017.

6 Have your say

Ten things I want from you in 2018, Collingwood

By Les Zigomanis, 21 Mar 2018
Ten things I want from you in 2018, Collingwood

With the home-and-away season a day away, here are ten things I want to see from Collingwood in 2018.

5 Have your say

2018 AFL Women’s grand final preview

By mastermind5991, 21 Mar 2018
2018 AFL Women’s grand final preview

After seven rounds of jam-packed action, impressive team performances and spectacular individual showings, only one match is left to be played in the 2018 AFL Women’s season.

4 Have your say

AFL Top 100: Players on pace to break Carlton’s games played records

When he runs out on to the ground in the opening game of Round 1, Kade Simpson will play his 287th match for Carlton – equalling the record of Justin Madden. The mark will tie Madden’s place for fifth-most games played in the club’s history.

0 Have your say

What would the Demons and Kangaroos look like if they merged?

If these two Melbourne teams were to merge, it create an interesting combination.

11 Have your say

Carlton will be in a better spot in 2018

By Michael Thompson, 20 Mar 2018
Carlton will be in a better spot in 2018

It’s been a massive two years for the Carlton football club, and the rebuild has been the biggest it has ever been at Ikon Park.

15 Have your say

What would the Blues and Magpies look like if they merged?

My reason for merging the Carlton Blues and the Collingwood Magpies is the fact that they are fierce rivals. How could I resist?

37 Have your say

Brett Deledio GWS Giants AFL 2017

8 Have your say

Phil Davis GWS Giants Lance Franklin Sydney Swans AFL 2016

11 Have your say

Erin Phillips

53 Have your say

Brooke Lochland

2 Have your say

Richard Douglas AFL Adelaide Crows 2017

17 Have your say


55 Have your say

Andrew Gaff West Coast Eagles AFL

62 Have your say

Amanda Farrugia

52 Have your say

Simon Goodwin Melbourne Demons AFL 2017

3 Have your say